Generating £1.5 billion for the local area and region by 2038
We're the biggest single driver of economic growth in the region - that's West and East Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
Our Northern Runway would create growth for businesses onsite and the supply chain. The project would allow existing business to expand. And improved connectivity would attract new businesses to the area.
This would concentrate business activity, create new jobs and increase the region's economy.
Our Economic Value report says a strong Gatwick allows the region to grow and diversify.
We provide significant value to the economy through:
- Our onsite activities
- Our supply chain
- Other businesses located in the region
Boosting our local economy forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.
We're proud of our work so far
Our apprentice programme
We've been offering apprenticeships for over 40 years. In 2020, our Engineering Apprenticeship was voted number two in the UK.
Our support for local business
Our Economic Value report says a strong Gatwick could generate £8.4bn for the South East by 2028. That's the same as 50,000 jobs or 70,000 nurses.
Our work with local schools
In 2019, we hosted 24 school groups at the airport. We support initiatives that promote careers in STEM - science, technology, engineering and maths.
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Our support for local causes
We have a strong programme of community investment. We support a range of initiatives and events across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
Our education programme
We inform, inspire and invest in young people and we open up the world of opportunities to everyone. We offer help in developing the right skills for the right job.