East Midlands Airport job fair will feature vacancies at DHL, Boots and others

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East Midlands Airport has announced that it will hold a job fair where DHL and Boots will showcase hundreds of new job opportunities.

This will be the first time that candidates will be able to experience in person the different types of roles on offer since the first hit of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leicestershire Airport recently revealed it has 15 vacancies as it prepares for a surge in passenger numbers as travel restrictions ease.

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Jobseekers will also hear about the latest vacancies from other major employers on the site, next to the M1 near outside Castle Donington, writes BusinessLive.

They include DHL Express, Boots, aviation service specialists Swissport and cargo handling agent HAE.

The event will take place on Saturday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the airport check-in hall.

Anyone interested in attending can register on the Eventbrite website, which will also arrange free parking on the day.

Until now, the airport has held virtual events for its recruitment campaigns, with a similar job fair that was due to take place last year canceled due to the pandemic.

On this occasion, however, job seekers will be able to meet potential employers in person to find out more about available positions.

East Midlands Airport Academy co-ordinator Dave Gale said: “There is no substitute for job seekers meeting employers in person.

“There are currently many vacancies across the company, whether working at the heart of the airfield operation, assisting customers through security or preparing and serve food and drink.”



DHL has a major air freight operation at East Midlands Airport

He added: ‘We are appealing to job seekers, whether they are employed and looking for a change, or unemployed people hoping to start their careers this year.

Participating companies also include The Restaurant Group, which operates Frankie and Benny’s in the airport departure lounge, HMSHost which operates food outlets at the airport, World Duty Free, WHSmith/InMotion and Aviation Recruitment Network.

Representatives of the airport academy, which is a dedicated employment and skills center for adults, will also be on hand to speak to visitors.

The academy works alongside Stephenson College, Coalville, to help unemployed people get back to work and also offers free training to existing employees.

Aviation and the travel industry in general have been hit hard by the pandemic during, when international travel was halted for months.

But the airport and its partners said it expects 2022 to be a busy year – with a return to around 80% of pre-Covid passenger numbers.

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