Stansted Airport job fair attracts hundreds

06:43 29 March 2014

700 job seekers attended Stansted Airport’s job fair on Thursday (March 27).

700 job seekers attended Stansted Airport’s job fair on Thursday (March 27).

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Hundreds of jobseekers attended a free job fair at Stansted on Thursday (March 27) to see the array of employment and careers opportunities on offer at the airport.

Almost 700 budding recruits packed Stansted’s Enterprise House keen to meet and speak to a wide range of airport companies that were offering over 120 vacancies and advice on how to get on the job ladder. Among the firms attending were JD Wetherspoon, Premier Inn, No.1 Traveller, M.A.G, Empark, World Duty Free, Boots and The Restaurant Group.

Marcella M’Rabety, corporate responsibility manager, said: “Stansted Airport is the biggest single site employer in the East of England, employing over 10,000 people.

“The high turnout clearly demonstrates that the airport is an attractive and desirable location for people to work, either taking the first steps on the work ladder or looking for a new career direction.

“To bolster our commitment to supporting local training and employment opportunities, the airport has recently launched an initiative called the ‘Stansted Airport Community Network’.

“The programme will allow us to build on our existing engagement work and develop a wider range of employment services and outreach activities for airport staff and the local community.”

The fair was organised by the Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy which acts as a ‘one-stop-shop’ employment agency at the heart of the airport’s operation.

Thousands of jobseekers have benefited from the Academy since it opened in 2008 for help with finding a job or to sign-up to a wide range of training programmes.

Anita Garrard, Stansted Employment and Skills Academy’s training and quality senior manager, said: “It was an extremely busy day with a tremendous amount of people coming from all parts of the region and London to see what opportunities there are at Stansted.

“Employers will be sorting through applications over the coming weeks and we look forward to seeing some of the faces we have seen here today at the airport in the future.”

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