Two students from West Cheshire College will be taking to the skies, after landing their dream jobs as cabin crew representing two of Britain’s top travel companies. 

After studying Travel and Tourism, Kate Wicks, 23, and Annie Kilshaw, 18, couldn’t be happier to find out that they have been offered the high-flying roles as cabin crew for Thomas Cook and Jet 2.

Kate said: “I studied Cabin Crew and Aviation at West Cheshire College, because I’ve always known it’s what I wanted to do from a young age. After meeting Claire, one of the College tutors, whilst I was working as a supervisor at the Co-op, she convinced me to finally apply for the course.

“I’ve really enjoyed the past year, especially the insight trips as we were able to visit British Airways, RNLI and Emirates’ training centres in Hoylake and London, which were amazing.”

Kate who takes her first flight as a Thomas Cook cabin crew member later this June continued: “This was my first interview with an airline, however my tutors were fantastic and even helped me prepare for it by holding mock interviews. All their support gave me the confidence I needed to believe in myself. I don’t think I would have got this far without all of their help.”

Claire de grey Homer, Programme Leader for Travel and Tourism at West Cheshire College, said: “I am extremely proud of both girls. Travelling the world is a great way to learn about other cultures and ways of working. Becoming Cabin Crew is a really attractive career route and can be very competitive, therefore Kate and Annie have done so well to get jobs with such top UK companies – they have worked really hard and now that hard work has paid off.”

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