Manchester Airport announce Job fair


2,500 jobs will be on offer at a huge recruitment fair at Manchester Airport in the new year.

The January 13 event will allow 26 employers based at the airport to recruit for roles including airport security, check-in staff, baggage handlers, cabin crew, retail, hospitality, aircraft dispatchers, engineering, drivers, customer service and receptionists.

As well as Manchester Airport itself, employers at the event will be World Duty Free group, The Nauance Group, Costa Coffee, WH Smith, Aviator, Menzies Aviation, Holiday Inn Express,, and Jet2Holidays.

The airport already employs 21,500 people on the site. It supports a further 45,000 jobs in the region and the recruitment drive follows the hub’s success – with a record 23m annual passengers, 210 destination and more than 70 airlines.

Ken O’Toole, managing director, said: “We are delighted that 2,500 jobs will be available across the airport site

“Not only will these roles directly feed into, and increase, the 21,500 positions currently across the airport site, but they will also plug into the wider 45,000 jobs the airport indirectly supports across the region.

Manchester Airport Recruitment staff, supported by the Airport Academy, will also be on hand throughout the day to help with applications and give CV master classes.

Manchester Airport Jobs Fair is on Wednesday, January 13, from 11am to 7pm, at the Runway Visitor Park on Sunbank Lane, WA15 8XQ. Admission and parking are both free, and there is a free shuttle bus from the airport train station every 30 minutes.