Over 1,000 jobs at Manchester Airport will be available to jobseekers at the hub’s annual Jobs Fair.
Approximately 25 employers are expected at the event, hosted at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket stadium on Thursday 12th March, from 10am to 3pm. In addition to Manchester Airport seeking staff, other organisations advertising vacancies at the jobs fair include Jet2, Swissport and the Clayton Hotel.
Positions on offer range from vacancies for cabin crew, security and baggage handling, as well as customer service and engineering.
The Jobs Fair will also give prospective apprentices and graduates a chance to discuss the opportunities available to them, with programmes on offer at the airport’s in-house academy and through its graduate placement scheme.
Brad Miller, Chief Operating Officer at Manchester Airport, said:
Our previous jobs fairs have proven to be a very effective way of highlighting the opportunities available at the airport and finding talented people to fill those vacancies, so we’re pleased to be holding this event for a fifth consecutive year.
“The number and variety of positions advertised at this year’s event clearly demonstrates that the airport’s growth is providing a catalyst for job creation, and we are determined that our neighbouring communities will see the full benefit of that.
“More than 12,000 people from Greater Manchester and 3,000 from Cheshire are already employed at the airport and we hope to see that figure continuing to rise as our transformation project moves forward.”
Manchester Airport is already one of the largest centres of employment in the North, with around 25,000 people directly employed on site, supporting a further 45,000 jobs in the region.
This summer will see the latest phase of its £1bn transformation programme become a reality when a major extension to Terminal Two opens, increasing the size of the terminal by 150% and creating 32 new shops, bars and restaurants.
Those planning to attend the event at Manchester Airport are asked to visit the jobs fair’s website and choose a one hour timeslot in advance.