More Than 100 Airport Jobs On Offer At Shankill Job Fair

More Than 100 Airport Jobs On Offer At Shankill Job Fair

18 October 2017

More than 100 jobs at Belfast International Airport are on offer at the latest airport Job Fair which takes place next Thursday (26th Oct) at The Spectrum Centre on Belfast’s Shankill Road.

This is the fourth airport Job Fair to be organised and brings the total number of positions that have to be filled to 100.

A total of six businesses operating at the airport complex will have stands at the Job Fair which gets underway at 4pm at the Spectrum Centre.

Security company, ICTS, tops the list with up to sixty positions available, followed by Swissport, provider of ground and cargo handling services, with up to twenty jobs on offer.

Other firms exhibiting include catering company, Fed & Watered and currency exchange firm, ICE.

Belfast International Airport is expanding its Airport Constabulary and is offering three Police Student Officer positions.

Belfast International Airport Head of Human Resources, Jaclyn Coulter, said she hoped scores of job-hunters would be attracted to the Job Fair to see what was available.

Ms Coulter said: “In the past few years, airport businesses have created hundreds of new jobs, and we decided to run Job Fairs in south Antrim, north Antrim, west and now north Belfast.

“The response we have had has been tremendous, but we continue in growth mode which means our companies are expanding their workforces and in need of people to fill those positions.

“All necessary training for the jobs advertised will be provided by airport businesses.”

North Belfast DUP MP Nigel Dodds, has encouraged people in the constituency to consider a career at the airport.

Mr Dodds said: “The airport offers tremendous scope to people who are seeking new and different employment. There’s such a wide range of jobs on offer, and my hope is that people from north Belfast will be able to avail of them.

“These jobs hold out the prospect of generating anything from £1.6 million to £2.5 million in wages each year, and that would be a welcome boost for the North Belfast economy.

“The airport is to be congratulated for this effort, and I know that, with further growth planned, employers will be back with us in the not too distant future.”