Continued growth at Manchester Airport leads to the creation of more than 1000 new jobs

More than 1,000 jobs are being created at Manchester Airport, as it gears up for its busiest ever summer.

Job-seekers across the region are being invited to attend a special event on February 22 at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s The Point complex from 10am to 4pm, to learn more about the roles.

Positions on offer include bus drivers, meet and greet drivers, receptionists and security officers. Full training programmes will be offered to successful applicants.

Those wishing to attend can register for an hour’s time slot by visiting www.manchesterairport.co.uk/jobs-fair .

As well as roles with Manchester Airport other employers recruiting include Swissport, Gate Gourmet, Menzies Aviation, Broderick’s and SSP.

The airport is also working with local authorities across Greater Manchester to hold a number of local events across the region in the coming weeks, so more people can find out about the jobs on offer at the airport.

Ken O’Toole, Manchester Airport CEO, said: “Manchester Airport plays a vital role in providing international connectivity for the North and we are pleased to have delivered 34 consecutive months of growth, offering leisure and business passenger a broader choice of destinations than ever before in our history.

"But what is particularly pleasing about this growth is that it creates employment and training opportunities for people across the region, as well as a number of wider economic benefits.

“This year is set to be Manchester Airports busiest ever to date and the recruitment for these roles demonstrates the positive impact our growth has.

"We are looking forward to staging this jobs fair, along with other events across the region, to give as many people as possible access to employment at the airport.

Manchester Airport is already one of the largest centres of employment in the North West with more than 21,500 people directly employed on site, supporting a further 45,000 jobs in the region.