Careers take off at annual airport recruitment fair

Leeds Bradford Airport

2020 will get off to a flying start for Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) as it hosts its annual recruitment fair on Saturday 18 January at the Britannia Hotel, Bramhope, Leeds.

Representatives from a range of LBA’s divisions will be on hand from 11am to 2pm to talk to prospective candidates from across the region about the many career opportunities available at Yorkshire’s airport.

From roles in security, car parking and special assistance through to positions with the airport’s business partners such as ground handling jobs with Jet2 and Swissport, as well as with LBA’s food and retail outlets.

Joanna Wild, chief commercial officer, Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “This will be our third annual recruitment fair and it is a great opportunity for prospective candidates to get a first-hand insight into what it’s like to work at the region’s leading airport.

“It also gives our teams the chance to look for talent, too. We have such a large range of professions here at LBA – many of which are customer-facing – and meeting people in person allows us to see candidates’ personalities come to life and we can often match applicants with roles they may not originally consider.”

Leeds Bradford Airport employs 2,500 people and supports approximately 7,200 jobs across the region. The airport plans to create further employment opportunities further in the coming years, and recruitment fairs such as this give candidates and the airport alike a great opportunity to grow and develop together.

Attendees to the fair will be able to speak to representatives from Jet2, Swissport, WHSmith, InMotion, World Duty Free, Travelex, SSP food travel experts, the Aviation Academy and Leeds City College, as well as airport departments such as lounges, security, terminal cleaning, car parking and PRM (airport mobility services).

Candidates wishing to attend LBA’s recruitment fair should pre-register using the following form: On the day, attendees are advised to bring with them multiple copies of their CVs to hand out to potential employers.

Successful applicants will undergo a criminal record check (CRB), a five-year employment and background check and they must have been a UK resident for a minimum of three years to obtain Government clearance.

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