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As the green shoots of Spring emerge, welcome to Gatwick’s first green community newsletter of 2017. With the weather getting warmer, we know many will be planning their summer holidays; did you know that Dubai recently topped our list of winter sun destinations?
 
Whatever you’ve planned for this year, we hope you enjoy reading it and if you would like to forward this informative update to someone who would find it useful, please do so they can sign up to receive it.
 
 
Brighton Dome
 
Making the arts more accessible with Brighton Dome
As a partner of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Gatwick Airport is proud to be sponsoring the organisation’s Family, International and Accessibility programmes this year.
 
Brighton Dome is a registered charity and offers a year-round programme of performing arts as well as the renowned Brighton Festival each May. As an accredited family friendly airport, Gatwick has sponsored the organisation for the past three years and is committed to helping it make the arts accessible to a wider audience in the local community. To find out what’s on at this year’s Brighton Festival, including free events and workshops, click below. 
What's on
 
 
 
Stewart Wingate
 
Celebrating National Appren-ticeship week
As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017  (6th – 10th March) and to tie into Gatwick’s 40th anniversary of apprenticeship recruitment, Gatwick launched a series of ‘Back to the Floor’ sessions with senior members of staff revisiting their apprenticeship roots.
 
  Stewart Wingate, Gatwick’s Chief Executive Officer, Tony Yates, Gatwick’s Head of Engineering and Helen Cowper, Gatwick’s Operations Development Lead, all began their careers as engineering apprentices and were each paired with one of Gatwick’s current apprentices to perform a series of engineering based tasks together across the airport. Watch videos of the senior leaders talking about their experiences below.  
 
Watch now
 
 
 
 
Support for life-saving blood and transplant deliveries
Gatwick Airport has sponsored a new car to the Sussex Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers (SERV) to facilitate secure deliveries around the whole county. At night, the local charity provides a free, rapid and reliable means of transporting emergency blood products, X-rays, patient notes, time-critical laboratory samples and test results
 
SERV
  to hospitals and medical facilities, within the local NHS Trusts. During the day, the charity collects and delivers human donor milk for premature babies throughout London and the South-East and supports the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Nursing Teams in Crawley and Worthing.  All of the charity officers are independently assessed, unpaid volunteers who ensure cover any night of the week, when requested. 

The new hybrid Toyota Prius, provided by the airport, is a welcome addition to the vehicles already owned by the charity and will help ensure its service continues to benefit the South-East. Visit servsussex.org.uk for more information. 
 
 
New recycling plant
  Gatwick’s world class innovative recycling plant  
  Gatwick has become the first airport in the world to dispose of Category 1 waste on site and convert into energy – an issue that costs the aviation sector around £500 million a year.

Category 1 forms the majority of waste from non-EU flights and is defined as food waste or anything mixed with it – such as packaging, cups, meal trays - from international transport vehicles. Its disposal is governed by strict rules that - until now - require specialist processing offsite to protect against the potential spread of disease and infectious material.

However, Gatwick’s new £3.8million processing plant – delivered in partnership with DHL - will not only dispose of this waste safely on site, it will also convert it - and all other organic waste - into energy to power the new plant and heat the North Terminal. Gatwick currently treats 2,200 tonnes of Category 1 waste each year – around 20% of the total generated at the airport (10,500 tonnes) – and the new energy plant will process around 10 tonnes a day.
 
 
 
Work at Gatwick
  Work at Gatwick this summer 1,000 retail jobs available  
  We have a diverse and exciting range of roles to fill this summer at Gatwick Airport. With vacancies for more than 1,000 seasonal summer jobs, we’re committed to boosting employment in the local community.
 
The 40% uplift in seasonal summer jobs at the airport compared to last year, reflects Gatwick’s continued growth as it gets ready to face its busiest summer on record.
 
The jobs are being offered from across the airport’s retail and restaurant portfolio with Accessorize, WHSmith, JD Wetherspoon, Boots, World Duty Free and Dixon’s among the outlets offering opportunities. Come and join the team.
 
 
Apply here
 
 
 
Evening Special
  Evening Special parking - 75% off  
  Night out in London? Live locally to Gatwick Airport? Our flat rate Evening Special parking is just £9.00 - that's up to 75% off our standard price! Park between the hours of 5pm and 2am, hop on the Gatwick Express to Victoria and enjoy your night out.  
 
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