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Manchester Airport to host jobs fair with 500+ vacancies available

Manchester Airport to host jobs fair with 500+ vacancies available

Manchester Airport and its on-site partners will be recruiting for roles as varied as security officers, retail assistants, drivers and construction workers, at a jobs fair taking place later this month.

The event – at the Wythenshawe Forum – will be held on Wednesday 26 April with more than 500 vacancies to be filled in total.

The northern hub, which has already recruited around 2,000 new colleagues since Covid-19 travel restrictions were lifted, is now preparing for its busiest summer since 2019. It is set to welcome hundreds more staff in the months ahead as part of its usual preparations for the peak travel season.

Alongside the airport’s operator, MAG, around a dozen other firms which work on the airport site will be represented at the jobs fair;

Retailers and restaurant operators such as Wagamama’s, Boots, Pret a Manger, Travelex, HMS Host and Blakemore (SPAR)
Aviation service providers such as dnata and Swissport
Construction partners MACE, who are leading on the second phase of the airport’s transformation programme
Those in attendance will be able to put questions to employers about the roles on offer and will also be guided on the skills and experience employers are looking for, improving their chances of securing a position.


The Airport Academy will also be represented at the Wythenshawe jobs fair. It provides free support and training courses for people who need assistance applying for jobs, including those with additional needs and those who are long-term unemployed. It then helps them secure interviews with the airport or its partners for a role that aligns with their strengths. The Airport Academy has so far helped hundreds of jobseekers gain employment at the airport.

Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said:

“We are always on the lookout for talented people who can help us improve the experience we provide to our passengers. This event will give jobseekers the chance to find out more about the variety of careers on offer at the airport.

“It is an exciting time to be joining us, with an ongoing £440m investment in our facilities as part of our transformation programme.

“We are also pleased to be supporting our partners, as they strengthen their own teams in preparation for a busy summer.”

Those securing roles with Manchester Airport can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. These include discounts on public transport when travelling to work, free on-site car parking whilst working and when going on holiday, an excellent pension scheme, training programmes, and discounts on purchases from on-site retailers including Duty Free.

The jobs fair runs from 10:00 – 13:00 on Wednesday 26 April at Wythenshawe Forum and attendees can find out more online at and can book a place here.