Job-seekers will today be descending on East Midlands Airport in the hope of landing one of hundreds of roles on offer.
The Castle Donington airport is hosting its annual Big Job Fair event, which takes place inside the check-in hall at its passenger terminal building from 10am to 2pm.
Hundreds of jobs will be up for grabs with a number of different companies based at the airport, which is home to around 7,000 staff working across 80 businesses.
Airlines, check-in agents and hotels will be advertising roles at the event. Airline operator Jet2.com is recruiting check-in agents, while ground and cargo handling services experts, Swissport, are looking for check-in and baggage handling staff.
Attending the recruitment event will also be two of the airports largest international cargo partners – UPS and DHL. They are recruiting various roles for their expanding operations.
A range of jobs are on offer at East Midlands Airport
Job-seekers will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from employers to discuss the available vacancies.
Colleen Hempson, the airport’s corporate social responsibility manager, said: “Airports are exciting places. With thousands of passengers passing through our doors every day flying off to destinations all over the world, it’s a fast paced and dynamic environment in which to work.
“There are jobs to suit many people from customer facing roles to behind the scenes operational work. Partner organisations based nearby also offer a range of jobs that will appeal to people of all ages and experience.”
Entry to the job fair is free and there will also be free parking available for job-seekers in the airport’s Long Stay 1 and 2 car parks, with free courtesy buses to and from the passenger terminal.
As well as providing jobs, the airport also has its own education and training facility called the Airport Academy.
It aims to help unemployed people in the East Midlands develop their skills and give them the opportunity to apply for the vacancies at the airport.
Since its opening in the summer of 2013, the academy has seen hundreds of people undergo training and secure work.
The academy works with partners Stephenson College and Job Centre Plus – and tutors from the college will be on hand at the jobs fair to talk about the academy and how it could benefit those seeking work.
More information on roles at the airport can be found at www.magairports.com/careers/areas-of-opportunity.
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Source: Derby Telegraph