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24th Jun, 2022

Solihull students set for take off with British Airways

Sarah Mason 7th Jun, 2022

A PAIR of travel and cabinet crew students are set to take to the skies with British Airways this summer.

Solihull College and University Centre students Francesca Barker, 19, and Georgia-Dee Clifton, 18, are set to take their first flight this September.

After searching for cabin crew roles with many different airlines, both Georgia-Dee and Francesca applied at British Airways and were both offered an online interview.

For Georgia-Dee, this is the career she had dreamed of ever since she was a child,.

She said: “I went on a lot of flights when I was younger and loved travelling. On the plane, I would look at the cabin crew and dreamed to be them one day.

“Everything we’ve been doing at the College is now going to actualise in our dream job. I’m so excited to learn about the different cultures of the world.”

Originally trained as a gymnast at an elite level with the British squad, Francesca doesn’t necessarily feel that it’s an extreme career change.

The 19-year-old said: “I started ballet when I was 18 months old and then became a gymnast at the age of 5.

“I’ve competed internationally as well as nationally and both individually and as a part of GB team.

“As a gymnast, you focus on presentation and that’s what cabin crew is all about.

“I’m now going to be paid to travel and do what I love, I look forward most to helping customers and making sure they have a nice experience with us.”

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