- Biggest ever Jobs Fair with more than 1,000 new jobs
- Employers from across the airport include retailers, airlines and their handling agents
- New online portal launch provides access to cross-campus Gatwick airport jobs
LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is hosting its biggest ever Jobs Fair with more than 40 employers scheduled to attend the event and showcase the wide variety of career opportunities available at the airport.
The Gatwick Airport Jobs Fair will take place on Wednesday 15 November at the Arora Hotel in Crawley and will see exhibitors attend from across the wider pool of companies based at the airport, offering more than 1,000 jobs.
Gatwick is the largest employer in the region with 24,000 staff working on the campus from more than 250 companies. The airport employs 2,800 people directly, of which 1,800 are security staff. A further 12,000 jobs are created indirectly.
The recruiting companies include: retailers, food and beverage providers, engineering teams, airlines and their handling agents, maintenance providers, operations and support companies.
The Fair also takes place alongside the launch of a new jobs portal on the airport’s website, which will serve as an online hub for a range of different job opportunities across the companies based at Gatwick.
Gatwick Airport’s Recruitment Manager, Lisa Clegg, said:
“Gatwick is a diverse employment base for thousands of people and the wide-ranging career opportunities will be showcased at this Job Fair and through our new portal.
“As the largest local employer, and many of our 24,000 strong workforce living locally, we recognise we can play a role connecting people to jobs on the airport campus. The airport is the common link for all of us.
“Gatwick continues to grow and the airport is committed to investing in a local talent pools of job seekers, supporting its airport partners and inspiring individuals to develop a career at the airport.”
Recruitment Manager – Cabin Services at easyJet, Kirsty Penn, said:
“We’re delighted to be supporting the Gatwick Airport Jobs Fair. easyJet takes enormous pride in having a team of the highest talent and this is an exciting time to join us as we continue to grow and develop to maintain our position as Europe’s leading airline.
“We look forward to speaking with anyone looking for a career across our network whether it be pilots or cabin crew, engineers or as part of our central support team.”
Head of Talent Acquisition at DHL, Amanda Dudley, said:
“This is a great initiative from Gatwick and we will be attending the Jobs Fair to promote a range of opportunities that DHL has at the airport.
“Events like this, not only give us access to local talent but also give job seekers the opportunity to find out more about the career & development pathways available within our organisation.”
Horsham Jobcentre Plus Relationship Manager, Simon Hobday, said:
“The Jobcentre commends Gatwick for taking the initiative to host such a high profile recruitment event for the area. To have so many quality airport recruiters in one place at the same time is unprecedented and an opportunity not to be missed. Visitors will have a chance to speak to a huge variety of employers and explore the myriad of jobs and careers that the airport and its associated businesses have to offer.”
For more information about the Jobs Fair or if you are interested in pursuing a career at Gatwick, please visitwww.gatwickairport.com.
About London Gatwick
Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 228 destinations in 74 countries for 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the UK contributing £5.3 billion to national GDP and generating 85,000 jobs nationally, with around 24,000 on the wider airport campus alone. The airport is south of Central London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express, and is part of the Oyster contactless payment network. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.
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SOURCE: Gatwick Airport Limited