Manchester Airport creates 1,000 new jobs
Hundreds of new travel jobs will be created at Manchester Airport as part of a major recruitment drive, it has been announced.
In total, more than 1,000 new roles will be made available with positions including customer service agents, cabin crew, baggage handlers, lounge agents, drivers and security officers, as well as apprenticeship, graduate and managerial opportunities.
The full range of roles will be presented at a special event at Lancashire County Cricket Club's The Point complex on Thursday 7th March which will also include vacancies from other employers such as Jet2.com, Swissport, Dnata, Boots and the Clayton Hotel.
Manchester Airport is said to be one of the largest employment bases in the North West, with more than 25,000 travel jobs onsite and a further 45,000 roles supported across the region.
Speaking about the recruitment plans, Brad Miller, Chief Operating Officer at Manchester Airport, said: "The airport is gearing up for another busy summer and that means there are hundreds of jobs being created, both directly with ourselves and with the many other organisations we work with on our campus.
"It is really pleasing to see that, as we grow, so do the benefits delivered to communities and the region as a whole.
"Our last few jobs fairs have proved hugely successful with thousands of people securing work across the site and we're looking forward to another great event this year."
The airport saw a record year in 2018 with more than 28 million people passing through its three terminals, while an extra 1,300 people are currently employed specifically as part of its £1 billion transformation project.
Heathrow Airport has also reported positive figures with passenger numbers in January rising for the 27th consecutive month.
A total of 5.9 million people passed through the airport during the month, which was up by 2.1 per cent from January 2018, with Morocco (up 40 per cent), China (up 27 per cent), Ethiopia (up 27 per cent), Nigeria (up 13 per cent) and South Africa (up 12 per cent) seeing the biggest increases in passengers.
By Owen Mckeon