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Our Work With The Academy of St. Nicholas

Reading Buddies & GCSE Mentoring

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has previously partnered with schools such as The Academy of St. Nicholas (previously known as Enterprise South Liverpool Academy/ESLA) between 2014 -2018 providing students with support and resources to aid their learning and development. 

Managers at LJLA regularly took part in a number of initiatives with students from the academy. This included becoming reading buddies to students as well acting as mentors to those undertaking their GCSEs.

We are proud extremely proud that the students who received mentoring from Airport colleagues found they either met or exceeded their predicted grades.


Numeracy Trails

Liverpool Airport has also worked with younger students at the academy, developing a Math’s Trail around the Airport to demonstrate the application of this vital skill in the workplace. Students were set tasks along a Math's trail within the Terminal, solving maths problems along the trail to get to the end. We have helped around 30 students through this project.


Mock Assessment Centres

Assessment Centres are the most prevalent and challenging form of recruitment in the world. We realise the importance of educating young people on the best ways to shine at future job interviews, so we hosted mock assessment days for Sixth Form students in partnership with the Academy.

Holding one Assessment Center per year, toward the end of the school's Academic year, 14 students were invited to Assessment Centres at the Airport, held by various Airport colleagues, overseen by our HR & Community team. Students were asked to write a CV with their teacher and to "apply" online then invited in for their Assessments. All students also undertook their General Intelligence Assessment prior to the day. 

Students were assessed on their CV, Interview and Group Activity techniques.  This assessment is similar to those used by firms advertising for both graduation and school leaver roles. By hosting these events, students were able to better prepare themselves for future employment or higher education.




In addition, we held a unique art competition for students of the Academy. Students were asked to create a piece of artwork for the Airport's Chaplaincy room under the theme of 'Peace'. Our chaplaincy room sees thousands of passengers every month, catering for all religions and none, so it was an ideal way to nurture the talents of our Partner school's artists. Two winners were chosen and their artwork is now proudly displayed in our Airport prayer room.


In addition to this, Liverpool Airport has welcomed students from Hugh Baird College and Wirral Met for Careers Events. In February 2018, Liverpool Airport held the ‘Day in the Life’ Careers Event for the second year.