Fight for Peace members pass Employability course with flying colours

14/03/2017 – Seven Fight for Peace members recently passed a CPD Accredited Passenger Service Agent (PSA) Course staged at the London Academy. The course, delivered by airport training providers AviationShake, formed part of Fight for Peace’s Employability Pillar which supports young people to access the job market via training, vocational courses and referrals to employment opportunities. Last year, the Employability Pillar at the London Academy supported 151 young people with 70% progressing into further education, employment and/or training.

Five of the seven Fight for Peace young people who passed this latest course did so with a distinction, gaining a mark of 90% or higher in their assessments. Meanwhile, all of the successful learners will now move on to guaranteed job interviews at airports over the coming weeks.

Being successful on the programme required students to show the dedication to want to work in airport passenger handling and the commitment to complete bespoke customer service training through a variety of different learning activities.

Leila Sofia Cufos, a student on the course, felt that the experience was beneficial not only in equipping her with specific knowledge but also in boosting her motivation and self-esteem. “I am very pleased that I have taken this course at Fight for Peace. This was one of the best opportunities that I had so far and I am glad I have taken it. I learned a lot about the aviation industry and, the most important for me, I have learned a lot about myself. I definitely feel more secure, more comfortable in my shoes and more aware of where I want to go after this opportunity”, explained Leila.

Fight for Peace Employability Coordinator, Jamie Lowe was delighted with the outcome of the course. “I am very pleased with how well all of the young people have done in completing what is a demanding course. The process was made easier by the whole AviationShake team and the support they give all of the students. I know that many of these young people will go on to have great careers in the aviation industry”, said Jamie.