Land your dream career at jobs fair

London Stansted is set to host its annual spring jobs fair next month showcasing hundreds of opportunities across the site as it gears up for the busy summer season.

Almost 50 airport companies will attend the event which takes place on Thursday, March 7 between 10am and 2pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Job opportunities on offer, include around 200 roles with MAG Stansted, which owns and operates the airport, plus positions with employers such as Ryanair, Titan Airways, Border Force, Jet2.com, World Duty Free, Harrods Aviation and National Express.

The airport is already the biggest single employment site in the East of England and home to over 12,000 workers but with passenger numbers recently topping 28 million in 2023 and with a busy summer season ahead, hundreds more new jobs are being created.

Each year, the airport holds two on-site job fairs, one in the spring and one in the autumn. Employment and Skills Academy team members also attend several recruitment events throughout the year, and tomorrow, February 29, they will showcase airport careers at the Tottenham Hotspur jobs fair.

MAG’s Group Head of Education and Skills, Marcella MRabety, said:

“Airports offer loads of variety and bags of opportunity, and an employment and skills team that is there to support you. The roles available are perfect for people with strong people skills, a drive for success, and an interest in building an exciting career in aviation.”

“Those who land roles can also take advantage of significant additional benefits including up to 80% off public transport, discounts on airport retail and free holiday parking plus access to dozens of free skills and training programmes.”

One of the roles being advertised will be Aviation Security Officer with the airport’s operator, MAG Stansted.

Jane Long, London Stansted’s People Director, said:

“Whether you are working on the airfield or screening thousands of people at the busy search areas, an Airport Security Officer never has a dull moment. As part of this exciting role, officers are required to conduct searches of passengers and their baggage, as well as assist all types of travellers, from business executives to families.

“If you don't have any previous airport experience, don't worry, a comprehensive training program has been designed to ensure all successful applicants have the skills, knowledge and confidence to perform this vital role. A pro-active attitude, enthusiasm and an ability to provide excellent customer service are all that’s needed.”

The Academy will also be in attendance at the jobs fair promoting its free pre-employment support programmes, including fully accredited training schemes for those who are on jobs seekers allowance, and require additional support before applying for the jobs.

After attending an airport job fair recently, Gosling Jenkins from London enrolled on one of the Academy's courses. He is now employed by MAG as a driver after successfully completing the course.

“Coming to the Stansted Academy was a whole new journey for me, leaving my comfort zone, because I didn't know anything about working at an airport. As soon as I stepped into the aviation environment, something in me began to feel excited about the journey ahead, and the Academy helped me prepare for that journey," said Gosling.

Job seekers interested in finding out more about all the roles at the airport can visit stanstedairport.com/recruitment/ for more details.