Graduate lands place on top aviation scheme

A London Met graduate has recently gained a position on a graduate scheme with Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation company.

Date: 25 September 2017

BSc Airline, Airport and Aviation Management graduate, Francesco Rabita, will be based at Luton Airport as part of the two-year scheme, in a terminal specifically for private jets. He will spend the first six months dealing with customer relations, before moving onto working in the operation control room.

“Being selected for this role has been a fantastic experience,” he said. “The amazing thing is that over the two years I will be gaining different skills and knowledge and getting a full picture of the business.”

In the second year of the scheme, Rabita will be sent to one of the company’s bases in either Britain or another European country. He will then have the fantastic opportunity to gain a management role within the organisation.

London Met has been instrumental in Rabita securing a place on the graduate scheme. “The course had a significant role in helping me get where I am today,” he explained. “The teaching quality and the various topics covered pushed me to make aviation the number one priority in my life.”

During his time at London Met, Rabita was an active member of the Aviation Society. The society gave him the opportunity to attend European conferences and to learn from and meet industry leaders, including Emirates’ UK Vice President, Laurie Berryman.

Rabita’s advice for future students is: “Do not stop at the teaching material provided by the teachers – expand your knowledge by reading online, use LinkedIn, subscribe to various free aviation and learn how to network.”