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Bristol Airport to hire 400 staff as travel restrictions ease

Bristol Airport plans to hire hundreds of staff as travel demand increases following the easing of restrictions.

The transport hub said it was looking to recruit more than 400 employees before the summer season.

The airport will host a job fair next month, with other employers based at the site. He said the event would give potential candidates the opportunity to learn more about the roles available, including customer service, hospitality, retail, airline management and security.

Some of the airport employers participating in the event on Thursday March 3 will be:

Debbie Hartshorn, director of human resources at Bristol Airport, said: “As travel restrictions ease, we are now able to see the path to recovery for the aviation industry.

“With a very busy summer season ahead of us, we will be hosting our first face-to-face job fair since the pandemic, featuring a wide range of employers and hundreds of exciting roles to suit people with different skills and experiences.

Ms Hartshorn said the airport was looking for people just starting out in their careers as well as more experienced workers.

“No two working days at an airport are the same,” she added.

“If you enjoy teamwork, are self-motivated and take pride in a job well done, we might have the perfect opportunity for you.”

The job fair will be held at Lulsgate House at Bristol Airport between 12pm and 3pm.

The news comes just weeks after it was confirmed Bristol Airport expansion plans would be allowed to appeal.

The expansion allows the airport to increase its current capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers per year, while adding thousands more parking spaces. It has yet to reach the current cap and before the pandemic less than nine million passengers used the airport.

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