Manchester Airport jobs fair to recruit 650 new roles from security to IT and hospitality

From engineering to hospitality there are hundreds of work opportunities opening up at Manchester Airport. Here’s how to get involved.

<p>There are 650 jobs opening up at Manchester Airport. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images</p>

There are 650 jobs opening up at Manchester Airport. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Manchester Airport is hosting a jobs fair in Wythenshawe this Thursday with over 650 jobs openings on offer.

Manchester Airport has positions to fill in many departments, including operations – customer services, security staff, hospitality and car parking – as well as 100 jobs opening in IT, finance, energy, assets, commercial and engineering.

Although passenger numbers are still a bit below the pre-pandemic level, it was a hectic summer at the airport, which saw some passengers waiting in security queues, partly due to staff shortages, though figures show waiting times have improved in the last few months.

The airport is also anticipating a busy winter season with increasing passenger numbers.

Manchester Airport. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said: “After a busy summer where we have flown more than 2.7 million people off on their holidays, it is great to now be focusing on the months ahead with this jobs fair.

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“We’re committed to ensuring that our neighbouring communities share in the benefits of having a major international airport nearby, so it is particularly pleasing to host this jobs fair on our doorstep in Wythenshawe.

“There are a wide range of roles available, both with Manchester Airport and its partners, and I very much look forward to welcoming all successful candidates when they start their career journey here.”

What jobs are on offer at Manchester Airport?

Other companies that operate within the airport, such as Dnata Catering, HMS Host, DHL, Menzies Aviation and Interstate Hotels, will also be at the jobs fair.

Representatives from the airport restaurants and shops will also be on the lookout for new staff. Some of these retailers include Wagamama, Spar, Costa Coffee, Pret a Manger, JD Sports, WHSmith, Boots and KFC

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A TUI aircraft at Manchester Airport. Photo: Anthony Devlin/AFP via Getty Images

The jobs fair will take place on Thursday 22 September between 10am and 1pm at Forum Centre in Wythenshawe.

It is organised by Manchester Airport Academy, together with the Department for Work and Pensions and Manchester City Council.

Mike Kane, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, said: “Aviation is an exciting sector to work in and I’m pleased that my constituents will be part of the team supporting the airport in its recovery after the pandemic. These events are always great, and I’d encourage as many people as possible to attend”

More information can be found on the Manchester Airport website and you can register your interest for the jobs fair via Eventbrite.