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News Report Page 4 of 27
Publication Date:- 2018-02-24
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Flying Careers for Hugh Baird College Students

LAST week a group of Hugh Baird College Cabin Crew students attended a careers event hosted by Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The event was created by Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) in order to give students the opportunity to speak with staff from the many different departments within the airport about their roles and how they began their career in aviation.

Departments who attended included Air Traffic Control, Air Service Development, HR & Community and The Airport Police. All gave a 10 minute talk on how they began their careers and what a typical day is for them.

After talks with the LJLA employees, the students took part in a career marketplace which allowed the students to receive 1 to 1 advice about what their next steps should be. The marketplace gave the students the chance to link in with major travel brands Ryanair and EasyJet.

Hugh Baird College Level 3 Cabin Crew Student, Michael Elson said:- "The careers event at Liverpool John Lennon Airport was great, really informative and helped me to realise what career I want within the aviation sector. I can't wait to start my career"

Andrea Currie, Curriculum Coordinator said:- "This experience was eye opening for the students, the opportunity to speak with all of the departments allowed them to realise what area of aviation they would like to go into after college. On behalf of Hugh Baird College, I would like to thank the staff at the airport for taking the time to work with our learners."


2018 Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride Celebrates 25 Years of Pedal Power

Liz Chandler, Director of Corporate Development at Merseytravel; Claire Bear, Claire House Children's Hospice Mascot; Mark Sandamas, Director of Pennine Events Ltd

RETURNING for its landmark 25th year, the hugely successful Liverpool Chester Liverpool (LCL) bike ride is a non-competitive event for all the family, with courses aimed at all age groups and cycling abilities.

The LCL bike ride will take place, on Sunday, 1 July 2018, and each participant can choose their own route ranging from a 5 Mile Family Tunnel to the 100 Mile Liverpool Challenge, with each route taking in some of the North West's top attractions and picturesque landscapes.

This year, after consultation with Merseytravel, to mark the bike ride's special birthday the finish line will now be at the end of the Liverpool Dock Branch Exit, facing the world heritage site of the waterfront and the Royal Liver Buildings.

Speaking at the LCL bike ride launch event, Liz Chandler, Director of Corporate Development at Merseytravel, said:- "We are pleased to be a part of the LCL bike ride again for its' 25th year, offering cyclists a unique opportunity to ride through Liverpool's iconic Mersey Tunnels.  Passengers travelling in and around the Liverpool City Region should be aware that local transport services will be busier than normal as people make their way to and from the start and finish lines, so please plan ahead, check timetables before you travel and allow plenty of time for your journeys."

Tony Snell, BBC Radio Merseyside’s Breakfast Team Presenter with Claire Bear, Claire House Children's Hospice Mascot

Ian Critchley, Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, added:- "We are looking forward to working with the event organisers once again, to ensure that everyone is safe and has a fun, if not tiring, time. Merseyside Police, as part of the Road Safety Partnership, has a commitment to reduce the number of cycling injuries on our roads and I hope that as many as possible of my colleagues and our partners will take part in the LCL bike ride."

Claire House Children's Hospice returns as the chosen charity for the eighth consecutive year. In this time, cyclists have raised more than ₤220,000 to support their local children's hospice. These vital funds have enabled Claire House to provide the best specialist nursing care to local families going through the toughest of times.

Mark Pearson, Claire House Children's Hospice Events Fundraising Manager, commented:- "We are proud to return as the official charity of the LCL bike ride.  Every year, cyclists pedal from between 5 to 100 miles for their local children's hospice and the money that they raise makes such a massive difference to families. Over the last 5 years the number of children that we look after has risen by more than 60% so we need more cyclists than ever before to get on their bikes this summer."

 (left to right): Daniel Holdsworth of Merseyside Police and the Safer Roads Team; Dave Parry, Bike Factory – Official Event Mechanics; Mark Sandamas, Director of Pennine Events Ltd; Graham Ward, Thatto Cycles/Bikes you Like – Official Event Mechanics; Tri for Life Team

Amongst the cyclists who have already signed up to take part in this year's event, is BBC Radio Merseyside's Breakfast Team Presenter, Tony Snell. Tony said:- "I'm really looking forward to my 1st ever LCL bike ride. Hopefully we will be blessed with good weather, to match the good company, either way I can't wait!"

The Bike Factory will also be returning to provide mechanical support to any cyclists at the ride that might require it.

(left to right): Daniel Holdsworth of Merseyside Police - Safer Roads Team, Mersey Tunnels Police; Liz Chandler, Director of Corporate Development at Merseytravel; Dave Parry, Bike Factory – Official Event Mechanics; Claire Bear, Claire House Children's Hospice Mascot; Mark Sandamas, Director of Pennine Events Ltd – organisers of the LCL Bike Ride; Ian Critchley, Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police; Graham Ward, Thatto Cycles/Bikes you Like – Official Event Mechanics

Event organisers Pennine Events are expecting that 2018 will be the biggest year yet with more than 3,000 people estimated to take part.

As places for the bike ride are being booked up fast, people are advised to register now to avoid disappointment. For more information, including how to book a place, please visit:- LiverpoolChesterLiverpool.Com.

 
      
 
   
 
 
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