East Midlands Airport (EMA) is recruiting more than 150 customer-facing positions across its security, parking and passenger services teams as the airport plans a strong recovery in 2022.
The recent easing of temporary travel restrictions, which were introduced in response to the Omicron variant, has given the travel industry a boost, with consumer confidence rising and bookings increasing according to airlines and carriers. Travel agencies.
The airport’s recruitment campaign is in anticipation of what is expected to be a busy summer season for passenger travel.
Filling security officer vacancies is the airport’s immediate priority, as new arrivals will be required to complete compliance training, while more vacancies will be announced in the coming weeks.
The aviation sector has been hit hard by the pandemic, but a strong and rapid recovery is expected, and East Midlands Airport expects passenger numbers this year to reach 75-80% of pre-pandemic levels. pandemic.
If achieved, 2022 will be the busiest year for passengers since pre-Covid.
The passenger airlines that serve the EMA – Ryanair, JET2, TUI, easyJet and Alderney – connect holidaymakers to popular holiday hotspots across mainland Europe, Eastern Europe and North Africa .
The busiest months for passenger travel are April through October, when two-thirds of annual travelers use the airport.
Customer-facing roles such as those currently being recruited are essential not only to ensure safety and compliance, but also to make people’s travel experience a positive one, an airport spokesperson said.
These roles are “front line” and are ideal for those who enjoy interacting with customers and working as part of a team. The hours offered are also ideal for job seekers looking for a positive work-life balance from a shift work pattern.
Those interested in finding out more about what it’s like to work at East Midlands Airport can attend a virtual job fair on Tuesday February 1 from 10am-12pm.
Airport colleagues will be joined by representatives of other organizations based at the airport site who are also recruiting. An on-site, in-person job fair is planned for February at the airport and the EMA recruitment team will be attending the Jobcentre Plus virtual job fair on 26 January.
Clare James, Managing Director, said: “After two of the most disruptive years in aviation history, I am confident that we will reach a milestone in 2022. People’s appetite for overseas travel remains intact. East Midlands Airport, which is the ideal gateway for holidaymakers who want to be by the pool, on the beach or on the ski slopes as quickly as possible with very little hassle, will see an increase passenger demand this year.
“We need to make sure we have the right people on our team to be ready for this so that passengers have a good start to their journey and that we continue to provide a welcoming service to those who appreciate the ease of use of our airport.”
In addition to joining a friendly and supportive team, airport employees enjoy many benefits, including:
- free parking on site during service
- retail discounts and savings
- 24 hour employee assistance program
- MAG pension plan that doubles your contribution
- discounted travel on select bus services
- discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking lots at airports
- career growth opportunities