Gatwick Airport creates 1,200 new jobs

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London Gatwick has opened vacancies for more than 1,200 retail, restaurant, check-in desk assistance and luggage handling roles, reflecting the hub’s continuing growth as it prepares for a busy summer period.

More than 800 jobs are being offered from across the airport’s retail and restaurant portfolio including WHSmith, JD Wetherspoon, Boots, Fat Face, Starbucks and Monsoon.

Recruitment is also underway for more than 400 jobs for ground handling agents, companies that provide check-in desk assistance for passengers, and roles involving loading and unloading luggage and cargo onto aircraft with companies such as DHL, Menzies, Airline Services, dnata and Swissport.

Rachel Bulford, head of retail at Gatwick Airport, said, “It’s great to see, once again, so many job opportunities opening up throughout our retail and restaurant offering at the airport. These roles will help to ensure we provide excellent service in all our outlets as passenger numbers increase over the busy summer period.

“A large proportion of our staff are based in the surrounding counties, making Gatwick one of the largest economic drivers for the southeast region.”

Spencer Conday, DHL’s vice president of operations, added, “We are pleased to be working with Gatwick Airport on our strategy for 2018 recruitment. By combining our efforts, we hope to attract the best talent for a number of exciting jobs and career opportunities at the airport and ensure customers continue to receive great service.”

 

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