Job seekers wishing to work at an airport received a boost after Heathrow confirmed plans to recruit 600 more frontline workers.
The move follows the resumption of transatlantic travel and the relaxation of international restrictions with positions available in many sectors.
New jobs in safety and engineering will be among the first frontline jobs to be created at Heathrow since the start of the pandemic. The airport is recruiting security guards, who will play a vital role in providing exceptional passenger service, while ensuring the security of a vital part of the UK’s national infrastructure.
Heathrow is also announcing a wide variety of engineering opportunities to help keep the airport running smoothly as passenger demand returns. Successful applicants for these positions will receive a competitive salary and attractive benefits.
While the number of passengers at the hub airport remains 56% below pre-pandemic levels, the decision to end the travel ban in the United States has revived the airport as the market represents 20 % of Heathrow passenger traffic and 31% of port traffic. freight charge.
The airport is now launching this recruitment drive to ensure it is well equipped to deal with an expected increase in passenger numbers before next summer. New recruits will undergo an extensive training program to obtain the required security clearance well in advance.
Significant progress has been made in easing travel restrictions, in line with the successful deployment of the vaccine, but much remains to be done to ensure a return to frictionless travel.
Paula Stannett, Director of Human Resources at Heathrow, said: âThis is an incredible time to start a career in aviation and to be at the forefront of a world-class organization determined to rebuild better then as we recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
âMany Heathrow security officers have had long and rewarding careers in various parts of our airport and in the aviation industry at large, so this is truly a rewarding opportunity at a pivotal time for our industry.
âWe look forward to welcoming our new arrivals before the summer, at the start of what we are sure will be a rewarding time at the UK’s only hub airport. “
For more information on new job opportunities and how to apply, visit Heathrow Careers
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