Thousands of jobs at Manchester Airport as recovery set for take off

There are roles available to suit a wide range of people with different experience, skills and backgrounds

Thousands of jobs are available at Manchester Airport – the UK’s global gateway in the North – as the easing of travel restrictions has sparked a revival of air travel.

More than 550 of these roles are directly with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and range from security officers, customer service officers and car park staff to hospitality and lounge workers.

More than 1,000 further jobs are also available at companies operating at the three airports, including ground handlers, cleaning companies, shops and restaurants

MAG’s third parties with jobs on offer at Manchester Airport include, Ryanair, Swissport, UK Border Force, Menzies, and ABM.

A virtual jobs fair to learn about many of these roles will take place on 25th January on Microsoft Teams. Anyone interested in attending the event or finding out more can do so here.

All three MAG airports were experiencing a strong recovery during October and November. While that slowed slightly when restrictions were brought in in response to the omicron variant, these controls were last week removed.

That has delivered a boost to the sector, with consumer confidence rising and bookings surging in the days following the announcement.

The news has paved the way for the travel industry to recover strongly this year, especially ahead of the busy summer season. 

Across all three of its airports (Manchester, East Midlands and London Stansted) MAG currently has more than 1,000 jobs on offer, with even more roles with third parties at each site.

As the airport is a 24/7 business a lot of the roles include working shifts and out of hours to match the operation and flight schedules.

Those securing roles can also take advantage of a wide range of benefits.

These include discounts on public transport when travelling to work, free on-site car parking whilst working and when going on holiday, excellent pension scheme, training programmes, retail discounts plus many more.

“It’s great that our passengers have more freedom to fly, as the aviation industry begins its road to recovery,” said Karen Smart, Manchester Airport Managing Director.

“We always knew the sector would quickly bounce back with the easing of travel restrictions, which were relaxed this weekend. 

“This means we now have hundreds of fantastic, interesting roles available to suit a wide range of people with different experience, skills and backgrounds.

“We encourage applications from individuals with great people skills, ambition and enthusiasm.

“Airports are a great, varied placed to work that are interesting and offer excellent potential. Our colleagues get huge job satisfaction from interacting with customers and helping to give them a great start to their holidays.

“This is a great opportunity to grow your career and join our friendly team at the vibrant and busy Manchester Airport.”

MAG is the UK’s largest group of airports, owning and operating London Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester airports. Pre-pandemic the group flew more than 60 million passengers to more than 285 destinations. 

For information on roles available with MAG see


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