East Midlands Airport jobs fair planned with hundreds of vacancies

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East Midlands Airport has announced its first in-person job fair since the start of the pandemic.

Bosses at Castle Donington Airport recently revealed they have 150 vacancies to fill as they prepare for passenger numbers to recover as Covid travel restrictions begin to ease.

A number of large employers who operate from the site, including DHL Express, aviation service specialists Swissport and cargo handling agent HAE, also have a large number of vacancies, Business Live reports.

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The East Midlands Airport Career Fair is scheduled in the check-in hall on Saturday 26 February, between 10am and 2pm.

Anyone interested can register through the Eventbrite website, which will also guarantee them free parking for the event.

The event scheduled for 2021 had to be canceled due to the pandemic and instead the airport held virtual events as part of its recruitment drive.

This year’s job fair will allow people to meet employers in person to learn more about available positions, ranging from frontline operational jobs to hospitality and security.

The airport expects 2022 to be a busy year, with around 80% of pre-Covid passenger travel.

Other employers at the job fair include The Restaurant Group, which operates Frankie and Benny’s in the airport departure lounge, HMSHost which operates food outlets in the airport, World Duty-Free, WHSmith /InMotion, Boots and Aviation Recruitment Network.

Members of the airport academy, a center dedicated to employment and skills for adults, will also be present.

It works alongside Stephenson College to help unemployed workers get back to work and offers free training to existing employees.

East Midlands Airport Academy co-ordinator Dave Gale said: “There is no substitute for job seekers meeting employers in person.

“There are currently many vacancies across the company, whether working at the heart of the airfield operation, assisting customers through security or preparing and serving food and drink.

“We cater to job seekers, whether they’re employed and looking for a change, or unemployed people hoping to start their careers this year.”

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