Jobs at Manchester Airport you can apply for now


Manchester Airport is now hiring for several positions as it continues to battle staff shortages. There are a number of vacancies in the security, parking and reception teams.

Many people traveling through Manchester Airport in recent months have found themselves facing long queues for security, as well as waiting for luggage. The airport has struggled to fill vacancies after staff were laid off in the wake of the pandemic.

But with coronavirus-related travel restrictions now lifted and a boom in the number of people traveling in the past, passenger numbers are increasing. Unfortunately, the airport has struggled to keep pace with the huge numbers and is looking to fill vacancies, reports the Mirror.

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Manchester Airport bosses have already apologized to passengers after acknowledging they had ‘not reached the standards they expected’. They then announced that General Manager Karen Smart would be stepping down to “pursue new career opportunities”.

Ian Costigan is stepping down as group chief transformation officer to become interim chief executive. The Manchester Airport Group jobs site currently offers positions for drivers, traffic controllers and security guards, as well as other positions covering a range of salaries. Here we have collected some of the opportunities offered and what they pay.

  • Front Desk Manager (airport lounges) – £11.16 per hour (including shift allowance)
  • Security Guard – £12.04 per hour (includes shift pay)
  • Traffic Marshall – £19,886.94 (per annum) plus shift pay
  • IT Finance Associate – up to £30,000 (per year), depending on experience
  • Coach driver – £10.31 per hour plus shift allowance
  • Landscaper – £24,160 (per year)
  • Safety Ambassador – £11.63 per hour (includes shift allowance)
  • Host – £11.16 per hour (includes shift allowance)
  • Driver – annualized – £14,860.71 (per year) plus shift allowance

Video footage last week showed exasperated holidaymakers at Manchester Airport climbing through a baggage carousel curtain, in an attempt to retrieve luggage trapped behind. A passenger, who returned to Ryanair Terminal 3 from Porto in Portugal on Monday, reported delays of three and a half hours to collect suitcases and bags.

Armed police were even called to the carousel amid angry scenes. The holidaymaker, a 36-year-old from Chadderton, Oldham, told the Manchester Evening News that people were offering to load luggage onto the carousel mats themselves before Greater Manchester Police arrived.

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