Thousands Flock To Airport Jobs Fair

13 January 2011, 10:18 | Updated: 13 January 2011, 10:21

Southampton Airport has held its first ever Careers Fair

In total more than 100 permanent and seasonal roles will be available.  There are 1,200 local people who work for 30 different companies at Southampton Airport, making it one of the regions largest employers. 

The jobs available in 2011 will include airport security, ground handling such as check-in and baggage handling, retail and customer service roles.  Visitors were able to meet with staff to understand more about jobs and the skills required.  Recruitment contact details for the largest employers at Southampton Airport were also provided, so that people know how and where to apply for jobs.

The event saw over 5,000 people attending to enquire about the 100 roles in 2011.

Caroline Morton manages HR for Southampton Airport's owners BAA.  She said: "The first ever Southampton Airport Careers Fair has been a huge success, resulting in thousands of people visiting the airport to find out more on the variety of jobs that will be available here.  The response has been overwhelming and more than anyone could have ever imagined for 100 posts. 

"The CV's and contact details will be shared across our 30 airport companies to match people with the right skills to the roles that become available this year.  The sheer level of interest reflects the popularity of Southampton Airport as a place to work, as well as the current local demand for work.  We have met lots of really interesting people today, and hopefully for some this will be the start for their future careers here ."

Contact details for some of the employers at the fair are online at