1,000 vacancies on offer at jobs fair
London Stansted and its airport partners are looking to recruit 1,000 new employees to boost their ranks ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer season.
A jobs fair will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on February 7 to showcase almost 200 different job roles in areas such as airport security, customer service, engineering, and retail.
Airport companies looking for new talent include Ryanair, Titan Airways, Border Force, Jet2.com, World Duty Free, HMS Host, National Express, Harrods Aviation, and London Stansted Airport.
Stansted was one of the fastest recovering major airports in the UK from the COVID pandemic, with passenger numbers topping 90% of 2019 levels by summer 2022 and into this winter.
With passenger numbers expected to grow further throughout 2023, companies across the airport are starting to recruit early to ensure they are at full strength in time for the summer peak.
Nathan Mullane, London Stansted’s Employment & Skills Manager, said:
“After a very successful recruitment campaign which we kicked-off early last year to get Stansted ready for summer 2022, we're now looking forward to this summer, which is expected to be even busier as passenger number continue to increase.
“More than 1,000 vacancies are available at the airport, including cabin crew, engineers, retail assistants, and hospitality workers.
“All of these jobs require training before applicants can begin working, so we're beginning the application process now to make sure we're at full strength for the summer.
“Next month’s jobs fair will be an excellent opportunity for those looking for work in the aviation sector to meet employers, find out about job opportunities, and make connections.
“It will also give job seekers a chance to learn more about the various roles available in aviation and gain some insight into what employers are looking for.”
Also at the jobs fair, the Airport Academy will promote its free pre-employment support courses, which include fully accredited training schemes for people on jobseeker’s allowance who need additional assistance prior to applying for jobs.
There will be free public transport and free parking at the venue for visitors attending the event. To find out more and to book a place click here.