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Manchester Airport to create 1,000 jobs this summer – and there’s an event to find out more

By David Prior at

More than 1,000 jobs are being created at Manchester Airport this summer – and job-hunters can find out all about them at an event later this month.

A special event is being held on February 22 at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s The Point complex, from 10am to 4pm.

Positions on offer include bus drivers, meet and greet drivers, receptionists and security officers. Full training programmes will be offered to successful applicants.

Those wishing to attend can register for an hour’s time slot by visiting www.manchesterairport.co.uk/jobs-fair.

More than 1,000 jobs are being created at Manchester Airport this summer    Picture: Hufton and Crow

More than 1,000 jobs are being created at Manchester Airport this summer Picture: Hufton and Crow

As well as roles with Manchester Airport other employers recruiting include Swissport, Gate Gourmet, Menzies Aviation, Broderick’s and SSP.

Ken O’Toole, Manchester Airport CEO, said: “Manchester Airport plays a vital role in providing international connectivity for the North and we are pleased to have delivered 34 consecutive months of growth, offering leisure and business passenger a broader choice of destinations than ever before in our history.

“But what is particularly pleasing about this growth is that it creates employment and training opportunities for people across the region, as well as a number of wider economic benefits.

“We are looking forward to staging this jobs fair, along with other events across the region, to give as many people as possible access to employment at the airport.”

Manchester Airport is already one of the largest centres of employment in the North West with more than 21,500 people directly employed on site, supporting a further 45,000 jobs in the region.