More than 700 roles available at Manchester Airport jobs fair

Manchester Airport will host a jobs fair at Wythenshawe Forum next week, with hundreds of roles available in everything from airport security to hospitality.

The free event, which will run from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday, 6 March, will give visitors the opportunity to find out more about a career in aviation by speaking directly to more than a dozen employers based at the airport site.

More than 700 roles will be on offer at the event, including around 270 with Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which owns and operates Manchester Airport as well as East Midlands and London Stansted Airports.

Other employers who will be represented at the fair include airlines and aviation service providers, including Jet2.com, Menzies Aviation and Swissport, as well as restaurant and retail operators such as Wagamama, Costa Coffee, Boots, The Restaurant Group (TRG) and HMSHost.

The Airport Academy, which is run in partnership by Manchester Airport and Trafford College, will also be in attendance at the jobs fair promoting its free pre-employment support programmes. These include fully accredited training schemes for those who are on Jobseekers’ Allowance and require additional support before applying for the jobs.

Entry to the event must be booked in advance through Eventbrite, via this link.

Chris Woodroofe, Manchester Airport's Managing Director, said: "This is an exciting time to be embarking on a career at Manchester Airport, with an epic 18 months ahead of us as we welcome a number of new airlines and destinations, overhaul and modernise our security processes, and complete the £1.3bn upgrade to our award-winning Terminal Two. 

“We are proud to serve the North, and that isn’t just through connecting people with the places they want to go to, it’s also through the wider benefits we bring to people in the region, including creating hundreds more jobs as we prepare for another busy and successful summer.” 

Those securing roles with MAG can also take advantage of a wide range of benefits. These include discounts on public transport when travelling to work, free on-site car parking whilst working and when going on holiday, an excellent pension scheme, training programmes, retail discounts plus many more.

Visitors can find out more online at www.manchesterairport.co.uk/recruitment.