Hundreds of jobs on offer at Manchester Airport recruitment drive

More than 650 jobs at Manchester Airport are up for sale at a job fair this week.

The airport’s recruitment campaign – which has been criticized for delays in passengers due to staff shortages – will take place on Thursday 22 September at the Forum Center in Wythenshaw.

The airport offers a range of positions and positions are also available at a number of other businesses operating there, such as retailers and food and beverage outlets.

The job fair is organized by Manchester Airport Academy and is in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions and Manchester City Council.

Jobs include customer service, security guards, hospitality and parking.

In addition to the operational roles, there are also almost 100 jobs in the areas of IT, finance, energy, assets, commercial and engineering.

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Other companies attending and present at the show include Dnata Catering, HMS Host, DHL, Menzies Aviation and Interstate Hotels.

Additionally, retail partners will be on hand to showcase reels available at outlets such as Wagamama, Spar, Costa Coffee, Pret a Manger, JD Sports, WHSmith, Boots and KFC.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with employers, ask applicants questions and learn more about what employers expect from applicants, which will increase their chances of being hired at the airport.

Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “After a busy summer in which we flew over 2.7 million people on holiday, it’s great to now be able to focus on the months ahead with this job fair.

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“We are committed to ensuring that our neighboring communities share in the benefits of having a major international airport nearby, so it is particularly gratifying to have this job fair on our doorstep in Wythenshawe.

“There is a wide range of positions available at both Manchester Airport and its partners and I very much look forward to welcoming all successful candidates as they begin their careers here.”

Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Mike Kane said: “Aviation is an exciting sector to work in and I am delighted that my constituents will be part of the team supporting the airport in its post-pandemic recovery . These events are always great and I want to encourage as many people as possible to attend.”

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Before the pandemic, Manchester Airport was the UK’s third busiest airport, flying almost 30 million passengers annually to more than 210 destinations.

In April this year, however, the airport’s former chief executive, Karen Smart, resigned after criticism of lengthy delays due to staff shortages, particularly in security and baggage handling, which had caused severe disruption and delays.

The airport laid off employees during the pandemic lockdowns when the airline industry virtually ground to a halt.

The job fair on Thursday takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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