More than 2,000 jobseekers attended Glasgow Airport’s 2024 Jobs Fair, with people with sensory issues able to make use of a planned quiet hour between 3pm and 4pm.
Thirty-six employers based across the airport’s campus were represented at the event, offering more than 500 jobs. A diverse range of career opportunities were available across the airport, including security, retail, facilities management, catering, ground handling and transportation. There were also several direct Glasgow Airport Ltd jobs available in areas of the business including engineering, finance, airfield operations and the control center.
Recruitment teams from a range of airport-based or associated partner companies including air traffic control operator NATS, ground handlers Swissport and Menzies, security specialist ICTS and catering specialist Select Service Partners (SSP) presented hundreds of full-time, part-time and seasonal employment opportunities. Airlines Loganair and Jet2, special assistance provider OCS and facilities management company ABM were also in attendance to recruit for a range of positions.
Transport operators First, McGill’s and Stagecoach were recruiting for trainee and public service vehicle (PSV) driver positions across their networks. Several of the airport’s retailers including World Duty Free and the Celtic and Rangers stores also took part. External travel agent partners Barrhead Travel and Hays Travel were also in attendance to offer a range of opportunities.
Ronald Leitch, interim chief operating officer of AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said, “Thanks to the hard work of the Glasgow Airport team, I’m thrilled to say that this year’s jobs fair was a huge success. I was pleased to see so many people attending to see what career opportunities were available to them.
“The airport is one of the region’s largest employers and it was evident today that, following a difficult few years for aviation, so many people were keen to work with us. I’ve spent more than half my life working in airports and they are fantastic places not only to work but to build a career. The initial feedback from the campus colleagues who took part in the jobs fair is that the recruitment drive was very positive in terms of filling the vacancies they had, which ultimately puts the airport on a strong footing for the busy summer period.”
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