London Luton Airport (LLA) hosted a job fair for approximately 700 students at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK, in collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The fair – held at the Post Graduate Centre on the university’s Luton campus – was organized to provide the students and local job seekers with a forum to discuss a range of employment and placement opportunities with LLA, as well as employers across the airport including EasyJet, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Lagardere Retail, TUI, Swissport and Wizz Air.
Nik Jones, human resources director at LLA, commented, “As Luton’s largest employer, we can offer a range of career pathways to local young people. Our partnership with the University of Bedfordshire is just one example of the ways in which we engage with the surrounding community to highlight the many exciting and diverse career opportunities that are on offer on their doorstep, from engineering and IT to security, retail and airfield operations.”
Michelle Everitt, head of careers and employability services and assistant director of the student experience at the University of Bedfordshire, said, “The University has joined forces with London Luton Airport and DWP to support students and the public in finding local employment. With LLA and its partners offering opportunities for skilled, enthusiastic workers, the university is very pleased to help facilitate its first jobs fair partnership which will benefit both employers and prospective employees.”
Angela Roberts, partnership manager at DWP, added, “Jobcentre Plus is pleased to be involved in this collaboration with London Luton Airport and the University of Bedfordshire. Jobs fairs provide excellent opportunities for job seekers to engage directly with employers, providing valuable insight into the sectors and organizations that they represent, prior to applying for a job.”