- Vacancies growing as London Stansted set to be fastest growing London airport this year
- 40 different airport businesses were exhibiting their career opportunities
- Roles on offer include retail, catering, border control, cabin crew and more
Hundreds of jobseekers came to find out about opportunities at London Stansted Airport this week, where 40 airport-based companies exhibited at the Stansted Airport Jobs Fair.
More than 700 vacancies are currently being advertised at London Stansted across the business partners on site. The roles range from retail, catering and engineering to cabin crew and border control officers.
The jobs fair, which was held on Wednesday at the Radisson Blu Hotel, is just one of several recruitment events arranged by Stansted Airport. Regular jobs fairs also take place in Harlow and Tottenham – areas which attract high numbers of job seekers to Stansted thanks in part to the heavily discounted travel cards available to employees. The airport also has a permanent presence in the Tottenham Job Centre Plus.
Liz Austin, HR Director at London Stansted, said:
“Stansted is London’s fastest-growing airport and the Jobs Fair was about showcasing the huge range of career opportunities this offers people both local to the airport and further afield. The Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy, which we have recently insourced, helps the airport and its many business partners highlight these jobs and to train and support people wishing to work at Stansted.”
Stansted Airport is also helping to create a future pipeline of skilled worked in areas like Engineering, which typically aren’t as easy to recruit for, with the creation of the Stansted Airport College, opening in September. This brand new technical college is currently under construction on-site, and is a partnership with Harlow College.
In addition to a wide range of employment and training initiatives, London Stansted last year become the first airport in England to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant to support both serving and retired military personnel and reservists. The airport’s close proximity to both Colchester Garrison and Carver Barracks has helped boost the success of this initiative in recruiting more skilled employees with specialist experience, particularly within engineering roles.