As the UK’s largest single site employer, we’re not just important to the national economy; we’re at the heart of the local community too. Almost half of our people live locally.
We encourage companies operating here to recruit local people and help them gain valuable qualifications.
Working with local schools we raise awareness about airport careers. Our presence on plotr brings the range of opportunities we offer to life, whilst our work experience programmes give students first-hand knowledge of the airport environment.
We’re also a Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Partner. We encourage our colleagues to complete their own award and gain valuable skills, as well as supporting the charity to give young people from all walks of life a chance to shine.
We also work closely with our local community through the Heathrow Academy, helping residents to gain long-term careers at Heathrow through a Pre-Employment programme that provides training and guidance as well as career opportunities with a wide range of business partners. Once settled in their careers, individuals can explore the vast range of development opportunities that the Heathrow Academy offers, including language courses, Team Heathrow inductions, bespoke training and out portfolio of career-building apprenticeships. For more information, you can visit the Heathrow Academy website or plotr page.
We take our corporate responsibility seriously, listening to the concerns of local people and doing everything possible to reduce our impact on communities and the environment in order to be a better neighbour.