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Jobs Fair showcases more than 30 posts at Norwich Airport

A major recruitment drive is being launched at Norwich Airport in a bid to attract more than 30 new members of staff ahead of a busy summer season.

The Airport, which currently employs over 200 personnel, will be holding Jobs Fair on Friday 3 February in the main terminal building from 10am to 3pm.

Norwich Airport offers direct flights to 14 destinations in eight countries and onward connectivity via Amsterdam to over 270 destinations worldwide.

It is expecting to handle over 400,000 passengers this year and staff are needed to support the busy operations over the coming months.

There are a wide range of posts on offer including parking services assistants, HGV mechanics, ground handling assistants, airfield operations and security officers, as well as roles in air traffic control and the airport’s fire service.

For anyone interested in attending, there is no need to book – simply come along on the day or email [email protected] for more information. Free parking will be provided.

Richard Pace, Managing Director of Norwich Airport, said: “We rely on our dedicated team to keep the airport operating and provide the best customer service possible. As part of our preparations for summer, we will be looking to fill around 30 posts in the coming months across a range of roles, adding to the 213 employees we currently have here.

“The Jobs Fair gives anyone the chance to come along and find out more about the roles available. It might be that they are looking for a new career and are a perfect fit for our growing and passionate team. We’re very much looking forward to meeting people, finding out more about them and welcoming them to the Airport.”

Airport staff enjoy a range of benefits including free on-site parking while on duty, free airport parking when they go on holiday, discounts on Fred Olsen holidays and pension scheme. Full training and uniform are provided and there are great career development opportunities. 

Some of the roles that will be featured during next week’s Jobs Fair include: 

Security officers: 

Delivering an outstanding customer experience while maintaining the safety and integrity of the airport and passengers. Duties include: 

  • Carrying out ID and boarding card checks 
  • Searching customers, vehicles, staff, and airline crew  
  • Security, mobile patrols, and perimeter checks 
  • Carrying out security checks on cabin baggage 
  • Operating security equipment such as X-ray machines 

Ground handling assistants: 

Providing high levels of customer service support to passengers with reduced mobility, meeting and boarding flights and assisting with ground handling. Duties include: 

  • Helping both departing and arriving passengers, ensuring a safe journey through the airport
  • Meeting and boarding flights for all passengers
  • Facilitating ‘familiarisation’ visits and open days for people with reduced mobility and hidden disabilities
  • Driving vehicles to support the ground handling team.

TUI will offer a full schedule of eight sunshine destinations in Cyprus, Greece, Spain, and Turkey, in addition to year-round flights to Tenerife from Norwich this year. KLM’s daily service to Amsterdam remains popular, both for city breaks and onward connections to 270 destinations worldwide.

Year-round flights to Aberdeen with Loganair continue to attract business travellers and in May, Norwich Airport welcomes the return of Blue Islands with a twice-weekly service to Jersey, providing short breaks closer to home.

Norwich Airport’s Jobs Fair takes place on Friday 3 February in the main terminal building from 10am to 3pm. Free parking is provided on the day.

For more information about the current vacancies on offer at Norwich Airport, visit www.norwichairport.co.uk/careers-and-vacancies.

To watch our latest films showcasing some of the key job roles at the airport, visit www.norwichairport.co.uk/recruitment-films