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Gatwick supports local employment as 350 jobseekers attend jobs fair

London Gatwick, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus, welcomed more than 350 job seekers to promote the jobs and careers on offer throughout the airport.

Image courtesy Gatwick Airport / VINCI Airports

Employers from brands such as Wizz Air, SSP and JD Wetherspoons spoke to prospective candidates at the jobs fair about roles in hospitality, baggage handling and security on 15th February at Croydon College.

Other jobs on offer included cabin crew, sales and administration.  

More than 350 people attended the event with almost 200 progressing to the next stage of the application process.

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A diverse and skilled pipeline of local talent is critical to a healthy labour market and London Gatwick’s future growth.   The event is one of several, as part of London Gatwick’s Employment, Skills and Business Strategy, which shapes the future direction of the airport’s work in developing opportunities for the region.

Similarly, under London Gatwick’s sustainability policy, known as our ‘Decade of Change’, the airport aims to contribute to local and regional workforce skills partnerships and initiatives.   

Barry Cullen, Employment and Skills Lead, London Gatwick said: “Our vision is to be the airport for everyone, whatever your journey, and everyone who works at Gatwick is integral to making that happen.  

“As the UK’s second largest airport, London Gatwick is home to more than 400 organisations, employing around 25,000 people.  

“As we look to grow the airport through our Northern Runway Project, we are thrilled to continue to offer a wide range of job opportunities and career choices for the region.  

“London Gatwick is a fascinating place to work, whatever your role, there is a real sense of community, teamwork and togetherness and that’s a big part of what makes us so successful.”

London Gatwick has also launched a recruitment portal for partners who are recruiting across the airport. Housing all vacancies at Gatwick under one roof means prospective employees can explore the breadth of available opportunities and brands can ensure they have strong teams, so passengers have the best experience.

Earlier in February an event in partnership with Croydon Works was held to promote roles in food and beverage at London Gatwick, with three on the spot job offers made.

The next jobs fair will take place on 12th March at Gatwick’s STEM Centre where 18 employers from across the airport campus will attend with hundreds of live vacancies on offer. For more information visit the recruitment portal or email community@gatwickairport.com.

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Gatwick is investing in its long-term future and its planning application to bring the airport’s existing Northern Runway into routine use, has now entered the examination phase with the Planning Inspectorate. If approved, it would create around 14,000 new jobs and inject £1 billion into the region’s economy every year from increased tourism, trade, supply-chain and other business opportunities. 
 

 

 

 

 

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