City students flying high at masterclass

A team of students from Sheffield have presented a business idea to managers from British Airways.

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:42 am
Masterclass students

The students, from Sheffield College, travelled on the British Airways flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Heathrow T5, after winning a Young Enterprise Airline Masterclass, sponsored by LBA.

The five aviation students then visited the British Airways headquarters near to Heathrow Airport, where they presented their winning Young Enterprise business idea to British Airways managers. The day also included a tour of Heathrow’s T5, a Heritage Centre tour and a careers presentation.

Alison Chapman, lecturer in Aviation at Sheffield College, who attended the masterclass with the students, said: “The students had an extremely informative day at British Airways. The heritage tour was fascinating and showcased the vintage uniform designs of British Airways throughout the years, the changes in aircraft technology and the formative years of the airline.

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“This was such a unique opportunity for the students ahead of their careers in aviation, and a truly inspiring day.”

Sheffield College was one of nine schools and colleges across the Yorkshire and Humber region to take part in the Young Enterprise regional final Airline Masterclass last July. The were awarded first prize for their business idea and presentation.

Kayley Worsley, PR and public affairs manager at LBA, said: “We’re so proud to be able to support Young Enterprise and jointly organise this fantastic day with British Airways as part of the Airline Masterclass prize. This was a brilliant opportunity for students in the region to showcase their business skills to a major airline.”