Hundreds of jobs on offer at Manchester Airport

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Six hundred jobs are up for grabs at Manchester Airport, as it gears up for its busiest 12 months on record.

Job-seekers from across the region are being invited to attend a special event on Thursday 26th April at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s The Point complex from 10am to 4pm, to learn more about the roles on offer.

As well as roles with Manchester Airport other employers recruiting include Swissport, Boots, HMSHost, Thomas Cook Airlines, Jet2.com.

Jobs available include cabin crew, pilots, retail assistants, security officers, drivers and customer service agents.

Andrew Cowan, the chief executive at the airport, said: “As we gear up for our busiest ever summer, we are looking forward to discussing the job opportunities available with people from a wide range of backgrounds from across the region.

“The airport is a huge source of employment and as we continue to grow, so will the number of employment and training opportunities available.”

He added: “Events like this, coupled with the jobs being created through our £1bn Transformation Programme, illustrate the important role Manchester Airport plays in supporting the growth of the region as a whole.”

The jobs fair comes as the airport prepares for its busiest ever summer.

Work on the £1bn transformation programme, which will see Terminal 2 more than double in size, continues at pace, with more than 700 people currently working on the programme.

This summer, there will also be new routes to Seattle with Thomas Cook Airlines, Florence with BA CityFlyer and Cagliari, Palermo and Ponta Delgada with Ryanair.

Ryanair has recently announced it is looking to recruit in the region and is planning to take on 200 extra cabin crew.

Manchester Airport is already one of the largest centres of employment in the North West with more than 22,000 people directly employed on site, supporting a further 48,000 jobs in the region.

Manchester’s long-haul catchment area places around 22 million people and 60% of all UK businesses within a two-hour drive time – it extends north through the Lake District into Scotland; east across Yorkshire and the North East; south to Birmingham and the Midlands; and west into Merseyside and Wales.

Owner MAG serves more than 58 million passengers and handles almost half a million tonnes of air freight every year through its ownership and operation of the airports of London Stansted, Manchester and East Midlands.

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