Manchester airport vacancies and training opportunities

Manchester Airport has direct flights to over 225 destinations and over 100 airlines operating at the airport. The Manchester Airports Group runs all airport service-related businesses and is therefore the airports key employer. Other companies based on site also offer a variety of airport vacancies.

The Manchester Airports Group web site manchesterairport.co.uk/manweb.nsf/content/jobvacancies provides an interactive guide to working at Manchester Airport and information on the recruitment process. Full job specifications are provided along with a list of the current airport vacancies available, and if any catch your interest you can apply by filling in an online application form.

Over 19,000 people are employed on site and most of the airport vacancies available will be found in:-

  • Customer Services
  • Ground Services (eg. Flight Dispatcher)
  • Flight Crew
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Security
  • Retail
  • Baggage and Cargo

Training programmes in management and customer knowledge are provided by the Manchester Airports Group but lots of enthusiasm and outstanding customer service is the main requirement.

Other areas to consider when looking for airport vacancies in Manchester are the major airlines which have offices based inside the airport. Try the Virgin Airways recruitment web site gs19.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_virgin01.asp for their up to date vacancies, Thomas Cook at thomascook.com/recruitment where you will find their airport store and office based employment opportunities, or easyjetcareers.com, with advice on all Easyjet airport vacancies in Manchester, whether on the ground or in the air.

Local papers and the internet are invaluable when searching for jobs. Specialist sites include airportjobs.co.uk/jobs/manchester_airport, or  careerintravel.co.uk, where you'll find lists of all the major airlines along with the airport name and vacancies available. They also offer cabin crew courses.

Other sites to consider are jobseekers.direct.gov.uk,  totaljobs.com, jobrapido.co.uk and fish4.co.uk.

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