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Jobs Fair

Information about the 2019 Jobs Fair.

 East Midlands Airport will once again be hosting our ‘Big Job Fair’ on Saturday 26th January, from 10 am until 2 pm. 

The Job Fair will take place in the Check-in Hall at our Airport Passenger Terminal Building.

With approximately 8,000 staff on site across 80 businesses, East Midlands Airport is a great place to expand your skills and develop - either with us or with one of our partner businesses.

More than 350 jobs are up for grabs with a number of different companies based at the airport.  The vacant positions will be focussed around passenger services, concentrated on serving passengers flying in and out of East Midlands Airport, including airlines, check-in agents, shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and the airport itself.  Representatives from the airport, as well airport partner companies will be at the fair and to talk to job-seekers about the various opportunities on offer. 

Many roles on offer – some of which are seasonal - include customer-facing roles with the airport itself within passenger services, security, car parking and our Escape and Swissport will be looking for ground handling staff including check-in and baggage handling.  There will also be opportunities to work in retail including World Duty Free, as well as within food and beverage (Autogrill and Frankie and Bennys)

Two of our big international Cargo partners – UPS and DHL - will also be in attendance at the job fair, recruiting for cargo handling roles for their growing businesses, as well as hotels including Jury’s Inn.

Entry to the job fair is free and there is also free car parking available for job-seekers (free car parking in Long Stay 2 only - please follow signs to the designated car park) with free courtesy buses to and from the Passenger Terminal. 

We also have a free travel offer on our excellent public transport links to Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Long Eaton, Coalville and Shepshed through our Skylink bus services, which will not only get you to the airport for the job fair but will also be able to get you to work every day.  To get your free ticket, simply print off this voucher and exchange it on the bus for a ticket.  Trent Barton and Kinchbus will be at the job fair to talk about getting to and from work as cheaply as possible with their ‘Super Commuter’ regular user ticket offer.

For more information including routes, destinations, timetables and fares visit: or

The airport has its own Airport Academy, a dedicated employment and education facility for adults, which works with partners, Stephenson College and Job Centre Plus, and tutors from the college will be on hand to talk about the academy and how it could benefit local people who are currently unemployed.  The Academy aims to help unemployed people in the East Midlands region develop their workplace skills and give them the opportunity to apply for the vacancies on-site at the airport.