Two Job Successes at Our Manchester Airport Internship

Posted on the 6th November 2020

Manchester Airport Supported Interns Jonathan and Nathan have successfully secured paid work! The two are now working as Train Cleaning Operatives for Mitie at Manchester Piccadilly. Their role is cleaning and sanitising trains between journeys.Of course this is a job that is more important than ever right now.


Nathan began his internship journey last year when he had a placement as a Trolley Operator. He proved to be a hard worker and was successful in applying for a retail job in the airport. This position unfortunately fell through when the country went into lockdown soon after. Despite this set-back he showed determination and perseverance, earning him the role he has today.

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I joined the Supported Internship, because I really wanted to get a paid job to help my family and pay my own way. I am very happy I have got the job, because it will help me to save for my own house and be more independent. I enjoy the job because it incorporates my hobbies (trainspotting) with my work. I want to earn my own money too.

Pure staff has supported me in placement and helped me learn the roles I have tried. Now I have a paid job, they have helped me go through the paperwork and supported me. If I have felt nervous the staff have been there to help me and support me along the way.

Nathan - Supported Intern
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Jonathan, who is on this year’s internship, was so pleased to find his first placement was with Mitie. He impressed so much as a Train Cleaning Operative – the same role as Nathan – that they offered him a paid position. He was overjoyed that he secured the paid job so early on in the course.

Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. While on shift, Jonathan and Nathan are assigned tasks such as wiping down surfaces, moping the floor and sanitising tables. All these jobs are vital in helping to keep passengers safe in these difficult days.

I joined the Supported Internship, because I wanted help to get into paid work and get a job and share my success with my family. I feel amazed that I got a job so soon on the internship and I'm very proud of myself. I love my job and I have got to make new friends and meet new people. The internship has helped me a lot in getting this job. I thought I wouldn’t get one, but with help from the staff I did.

Jonathan - Supported Intern
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The Manchester Airport Supported Internship is a partnership between Pure Innovations, The Manchester College and Manchester Airport.

Congratulations to Jonathan and Nathan! We are sure you will both be fantastic in your roles and we wish you all the best.

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