Travel and Tourism Student Soars Towards Dream Job

Thu 5 Oct 17

Fife College student, Emilee Wardlaw is one step closer to achieving her dream job thanks to some help from the College’s Adam Smith Foundation.

HNC Travel and Tourism student Emilee Wardlaw, (18) from Leven was recognised by her lecturer, Ross Stirling for her passion to her studies and commitment to pursue her dream job as cabin crew. Ross informed her of Flybe’s state-of-the-art Training Academy and put her in contact with the College’s scholarship programme, the Adam Smith Foundation who agreed to fund the placement to help her gain the experience needed to gain employment after her studies.

Emilee travelled down to Exeter during the summer holidays and was given the chance to shadow one of the Flybe cabin crew managers and get a real insight into life as a member of cabin crew. She found the experience fascinating especially when offered the chance to operate an industry standard simulator which involved her landing a plane. She was also given unique tours of the aircraft and the chance to chat to a range of cabin crew staff.

Having studied an NQ in Travel and Tourism last year, which involved completing a cabin crew module, Emilee already had the knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures which gave her a good advantage during her work placement. Emilee said: “I am so grateful to my lecturer Ross who made me aware of this opportunity and put me in touch with Gaynor from the Adam Smith Foundation. This opportunity has given me the experience and confidence that I need to succeed in the industry.

“I would recommend this course to anyone thinking about working in travel and tourism. The modules set you up for a range of occupations in the sector and give you the knowledge and skills required to gain employment or progress on to university.”

Gaynor Jamieson, Trust Fundraiser for the Adam Smith Foundation, said: “Emilee’s passion and commitment to her studies and also her goal and ambition for achieving her dream job was inspiring and she was very deserving of support from the Adam Smith Foundation.

“The Adam Smith Foundation is a unique scholarship programme with the aim to help hundreds of students each year by recognising all their hard work and giving them a helping hand to progress their studies and start their career. Well done to Emilee once again and a huge thank you to Flybe for providing Emilee with such a valuable learning opportunity.”

Applications for a range of scholarships offered by the Adam Smith Foundation is open now. Please visit Fife College’s website for more information or contact Gaynor Jamieson at

HNC Travel and Tourism student Emilee Wardlaw

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