Following the easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions, thousands of jobs are now on offer at Manchester Airport as the travel sector gears up for recovery.
Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which operates the airport, is recruiting for security officers, customer service staff, and car park attendants, hospitality and lounge workers, with over 550 positions currently available. Roles are also on offer at its other hubs: East Midlands and London Stansted airports.
Companies operating from Manchester Airport, including Jet2.com, Ryanair, Swissport, UK Border Force, Menzies, and ABM, are also preparing for an expected increase in passenger numbers, with a further 1,000 positions on offer.
As the airport is a 24/7 business a lot of the roles include working shifts and out of hours to match the operation and flight schedules. Those securing roles 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, excellent pension scheme, training programmes, retail discounts pus many more.
To highlight the opportunities available at Manchester Airport, as well as at other UK airports operated by MAG, the group will host an online jobs fair on 25th January. The event is free to attend, with further details available via its Eventbrite listing.
The recruitment drive follows the reveal of passenger data at MAG’s three sites, which showed a strong recovery during October and November 2021 as Covid-19 travel restrictions eased. While that slowed slightly when restrictions were brought in in response to the Omicron variant, these controls were last week removed, and has since seen a resurgence in consumer confidence. The news has paved the way for the travel industry to recover strongly this year, especially ahead of the busy summer season.
Karen Smart, Manchester Airport Managing Director, said:
“It’s great that our passengers have more freedom to fly, as the aviation industry begins its road to recovery. We always knew the sector would quickly bounce back with the easing of travel restrictions, which were relaxed this weekend.
“This means we now have hundreds of fantastic, interesting roles available to suit a wide range of people with different experience, skills and backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals with great people skills, ambition and enthusiasm.
“Airports are a great, varied placed to work that are interesting and offer excellent potential. Our colleagues get huge job satisfaction from interacting with customers and helping to give them a great start to their holidays.
“This is a great opportunity to grow your career and join our friendly team at the vibrant and busy Manchester Airport.”
MAG is the UK’s largest group of airports, owning and operating London Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester airports. Pre-pandemic the group flew more than 60 million passengers to more than 285 destinations. Details of live roles with the group can be found on MAG’s careers website.