Travel & Tourism student nominated work experience student of the year

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Travel & Tourism student nominated work experience student of the year

06 December 2017

Sean Brownlee

Sean Brownlee studying Travel & Tourism at Bracknell & Wokingham College was nominated for a spark! Award as work experience student of the year by British Airways. They were extremely impressed with his performance throughout his placement.

Sean loved his time at British Airways, “It was great, every single day was brilliant.” 

Whilst he was there he checked in passengers, handled luggage, labelled the bags, helped board the passengers and hosted flight connections.

The best part of his time there was boarding the craft flight, he said:

 “I had an adrenaline rush throughout it, I knew what I was doing, and I loved it.”

He said that he would love to go back if the opportunity arose. He learnt so much from his time there, “I learnt the systems and practised scenarios with my mentor.”

He says he feels like he’s had a lot of support from the College and he loves his course,

    “the College has helped me massively with what I want to do, for example Katie is an excellent teacher and she has stretched me to do the distinctions on the Level 2 and Natalie has helped and because of that it’s really developed me to try to do distinctions on the Level 3.”

Sean would like to pursue a career in cabin crew or work on the customer service representative desks as customer service is his favourite unit from his Travel & Tourism Level 3 course.

When asked how it made him feel to be nominated for the award he said:

“I felt ecstatic, I was just on an all time high that week.”

His advice to future candidates would be to arrive 15-30 minutes early, notify them when you’re there, don’t talk too much or too little and involve other people as it shows
good team work skills.

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