Applications are welcomed from individuals who have career aspirations to progress in this industry and who are prepared to meet the expectations of the industry while also studying a full-time Public Services course.
At times, students will need to be available to travel to East Midlands Airport independently. There are excellent transport links to the airport which include the Skylink bus service. The costs of travel need to be considered by applicants.
When travelling to other airports, students will need to be able to get to pick-up points early in the morning: sometimes at 5am to allow for travel times.
The Academy programme includes:
All students will study a full-time Protective Services qualification alongside the Academy. For further information regarding the content of these programmes, please see our Public Services course pages.
Students will have regular progress meetings as their specific job roles and actions are monitored by Wilson James training staff.
If students do not fulfil the requirements of their full-time study programme, they may be withdrawn from participation in this Academy.
Students are expected to purchase a uniform to wear at College and for practical sessions. The minimum expectation for this is to have plain black T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts etc. A £50 contribution to support the costs of DBS checks, guest speakers, trips and transport should be received by November. In return students will have free gym membership for the academic year once this payment has been received.
ID cards should be worn at all times.
Wilson James will provide uniforms where required when conducting event training at East Midlands Airport.
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.
Alex shoots in the compound bow discipline for Derwent Bowme and is a member of the GB Youth Development Squad and East Midlands Archery Squad. He is currently the international junior champion, East Midlands champion and Derbyshire Champion. He is also a member of the Derbyshire Sport ICON supported athlete programme and is currently training for a competition in France in the New Year ahead of the world trials in Romania next summer.
Alex combines his course at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus with around 20 hours training a week and his ultimate goal is to join the RAF. He said: “I started shooting when I was nine and moved to compound bow nearly two years ago."
“During a competition I can shoot up to 288 arrows which requires a lot of muscular endurance and strength."
“Part of my training involves strength and conditioning and I am able to do much of this at College as part of my Uniformed Public Services course which involves a lot of physical activity.
“I train three times a week in the winter and four times a week in the summer season. Most of my competitions are during the summer which involves me travelling around the country most weekends to get the scores I need to qualify for England and GB.”