London Gatwick Airport says that more than 1,500 jobs will be on offer at the upcoming Gatwick Job Fair, taking place at the Arora Hotel, Crawley, on November 1, 2018.
The fair will showcase a wide variety of career opportunities with around 50 employers representing retailers, hospitality, food and beverage providers, engineering teams, airlines, handling agents, operations and support companies.
To support job seekers attending the fair, Gatwick will provide a video pod where individuals can practice and build confidence in their interviewing techniques. The airport has also arranged for the executive chef from the Arora Hotel and the team from Jamie Oliver’s Gatwick restaurants to provide behind-the-scenes food preparation demonstrations, showcasing the benefits of working in a busy restaurant environment.
Volunteers from St Catherine’s Hospice – which operates a chain of local retail outlets – will run a fashion show demonstrating how affordable recycled clothing can help build confidence at interviews.
Work coaches from a range of companies will be on hand to support visitors to the fair, particularly less confident job seekers, with Crawley College, Jobcentre Plus, Employ Crawley and Croydon Works also attending.
Employers looking for new recruits at the fair include British Airways, Norwegian Airlines, DHL, Jamie Oliver Group, Wagamama, Pret A Manger, Nando’s, Dixons Travel, Hugo Boss UK, Moneycorp, WH Smith, Next, Hamleys, World Duty Free, Govia Thameslink Railway, Border Force, Kier Construction, Sussex Police, North Air, and Wilson James.
Andrew Currie, head of recruitment, Gatwick Airport, said, “Gatwick is the employment base for over 24,000 people and the next airport job fair will once again showcase a wide and diverse range of opportunities available for local people.
“As one of the largest employers in the region, it is important that we do everything possible to protect existing positions while also creating new jobs. Our new draft masterplan sets out how we might do this and shows how Gatwick could generate a further 8,000 on-airport jobs for future generations and £2bn (US$2.6bn) of economic benefit.”