Belfast International Airport has announced that it will create 160 new jobs.
In a statement published on its website, Belfast International Airport said, "160 roles will be created across a variety of employment sectors. Belfast International Airport has announced a jobs fair to help recruit for 160 roles with several on-site service providers across security, ground handling and hospitality. The recruitment drive will play a key part in recovery for the local aviation sector as consumer confidence around travel slowly returns.
"A job fair will be held at the Maldron Hotel at the airport on Thursday 23rd September from 5-9pm where service providers will offer information and advice on the type’s roles available.
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"Employers for the roles include Wilson James, SSP, Swissport and Mount Charles."
Belfast International Airport Managing Director Statements
In a statement also posted on Belfast International Airport's website, Belfast International Airport managing director Graham Keddie said, "The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the aviation sector. We had to make difficult decisions initially during lockdown but we are now ready to rebuild, recruit and expand the customer offering and experience at the airport.
"Recruitment will be a huge focus for many businesses as furlough comes to can end and will play an important role in contributing to wider economic recovery. We recognise that a number of sectors are recruiting heavily currently but we offer a wide range of skilled roles to suit the individual."
Belfast International Airport said that it has been the busiest UK airport for domestic flights for a second month running, operating at 44% of its 2019 level in July and rising to 55% in August, and Keddie added, "As confidence around travel returns and markets hopefully reopen further, we believe that passengers will have the desire to travel. Recruiting the right people for these roles will ensure that the airport can offer the overall experience and services that travellers expect at both the beginning and end of their journey."
Belfast International Airport added, "The job fair is a ticketed event to comply with current COVID-19 guidelines.
"Please register at [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/belfast-international-airport-job-fair-tickets-169135646271].
"For more information on the fair, please visit [https://www.belfastairport.com/airport-info/careers/belfast-international-airport-job-fair-at-maldron-hotel].
"Time slots will allow for up to 80 people to attend each session:
- "5pm - 5:50pm
- "6pm - 6:50pm
- "7pm - 7:50pm
- "8pm - 8:50pm."
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