Heathrow have launched a plan to make the airport of centre of excellence for sustainability as part of the new Heathrow 2.0 strategy unveiled by CEO John Holland-Kaye.
Heathrow is aiming to create 10,000 apprenticeships by 2030 and has published a roadmap setting out how to transition their supply chain employees onto the London Living Wage. They will also set up a new research and development incubator to help with their ambition to make growth from a new runway carbon neutral while halving late running departures and reducing noise for local communities.
As a key educational provider and the best trainer of future talent in west London, the College welcomes development which will drive skilled employment in the area.
Garry Phillips, West London's College CEO and member of the Heathrow Skills Taskforce also noted the boost it will give to STEM careers:
"The College welcomes one of the major employers in West London supporting and developing STEM careers, along with their investment in R&D and creating a centre of excellence."
Speaking to participants at the BCC conference, Heathrow Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye said:
“Heathrow 2.0. is a step-change for our business, and accelerates the shift in our industry towards a sustainable future for aviation. By focusing on the long-term, and through working together, we can deliver a world-leading economy - innovative, competitive, successful and sustainable. And we can create a future where our business, our people, our communities, our country and our world, can all thrive.”
The full Heathrow 2.0 plan can be found at your.heathrow.com/sustainability/