Posted: Tuesday 20 June 2017

High flying aviation student Jessica Eakins jets off with Thomas Cook

High flying aviation student Jessica Eakins is inspiring her former classmates to reach for the sky, after calling in at Warrington Collegiate before jetting off with Thomas Cook Airlines.

Jessica, who completed her level 2 cabin crew and level 3 aviation operations qualifications at the Winwick Road campus, spoke to current students about her exciting new role as part of the airline’s cabin crew.

Aviation student Jessica EakinsThe 18 year old, from Appleton, told students about the rigorous five-week training she had to complete as part of her induction with the company, and how important her time at Warrington Collegiate was.

“It has been my dream to work as part of cabin crew since I was 15,” said the former Bridgewater High School pupil.

“Doing the aviation and cabin crew courses at Warrington Collegiate definitely helped me to get to this point – I would never have been able to get this job without the knowledge and skills I gained here. My time at Warrington Collegiate put me a step ahead of the competition!

“I’ll be going on my first flight to Cyprus this month. I can’t wait - I’m so excited!”

Jessica is the latest aviation student to secure a top job in the industry after studying at Warrington Collegiate.

Former student Megg Kerr is currently working for security at Manchester Airport, while Ryan Waterworth is working as a passenger service agent for Menzies Aviation.

Other students are now working as ground crew or cabin crew at top companies including Jet 2, Monarch and Thomas Cook. Former cabin crew student Tiki McCormick landed her dream job as a flight attendant with Virgin Atlantic, while former aviation operations student Andy Everest went on to work as part of the ground crew at City Airport & Heliport in Manchester.

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