Hundreds of Manchester Airport roles are available at a jobs fair next week

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Jobseekers in the Altrincham area will have the chance to speak to more than a dozen employers based at Manchester Airport at an upcoming jobs fair, with hundreds of roles available.

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has arranged the event in partnership with Manchester City Council, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Manchester Airport Academy.

The jobs fair will take between 10am and 1pm on Tuesday 24th May at Wythenshawe Forum.

Hundreds of positions are available in airport security alone, and MAG is also looking to recruit for a range of other posts including engineers, traffic marshals and hospitality chefs.

Aviation service providers due to be in attendance include Mitie, dNata, Stobart Aviation, ICTS Security and Menzies Aviation, with roles including check-in, baggage handling, retail and food and beverage.

There will also be numerous roles with Manchester Airport-based retailers and eateries such as Costa Coffee, Pret a Manger, Greggs, Barburrito, WHSmith, JD Sports, World Duty Free, Travelex and airport restaurant operator SSP.

Guests at the jobs fair will also be able to speak to a representative from the Airport Academy, a walk-in facility run in partnership with Trafford College. The Airport Academy provides free tailored training programmes and CV-writing workshops to help those who have been unemployed back into work.

A jobs fair at Wythenshawe Forum earlier this year

Passenger numbers at Manchester Airport have already returned to around 80% of pre pandemic levels, up from 40% in January. Further growth is expected into the summer with package holiday providers such as Jet2.com and Tui increasing their offering from Manchester.

Ian Costigan, Interim Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “The last two years have been challenging for us but the outlook for this summer is much more positive and we are looking forward to helping our guests get away on their well-earned breaks once more.

“To do that, we need to bring more people into our operation, and the event at Wythenshawe Forum will give jobseekers in our neighbouring communities an opportunity to find out more about the wealth of career options on their doorstep.

“We are making good progress in our recruitment drive. More than 1,600 people applied for jobs here in April alone and around 200 new starters are expected to join the operation this month, which will allow us to open additional security lanes during peak periods and improve customer service.

“We still need to expand our team further, though, so if you’re enthusiastic, customer-oriented and looking for the opportunity to do something different, we’d love to hear from you.”

To book a free place at the Wythenshawe Forum jobs fair, visit the Eventbrite page.

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