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1000+ Airport & local jobs available at Gatwick Jobs Fair this November

Over a thousand jobs with more than 40 airport-based employers will be on offer at this year’s Gatwick Jobs Fair on the 7th November, with a new mobile app providing job information and a CV surgery helping job seekers make their application stand out.

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South Terminal Departure Lounge, Gatwick Airport

Job-seekers can come and talk to employers, including Gatwick Airport Limited, Sussex Police, Kier Construction, Air Navigation Solutions, Border Force, Govia ThamesLink Rail, KFC, itsu, Pret a Manger, Wagammama, World Duty Free, MoneyCorp, Hamleys, Wetherspoons, The Aurora Hotel Group Baxter Storey, DHL, KFC, Dnata and many more.

CrowdCompass Attendee Hub app has an exclusively designed account for the event and is available to download on mobile devices via the App Store, Google Play – with information on the job opportunities available both before, on and after the day.   

Gatwick’s employability programme ‘One Destination’ will also be there to help anyone who has been long-term unemployed find a job. The programme helps candidates complete a five-year history check which gives them the necessary security clearance to work at the airport. The scheme also teaches communication, team work and presentation skills. Successful candidates will then be referred to employers at the airport for interviews for any available jobs.

In total, 24,000 people work on the airport campus. If taken forward, the proposals in Gatwick’s Master Plan, announced in June, could create 8,000 more jobs on the airport and in the region and £2 billion of economic benefit.

Nabeel Adnan, from Croydon who now works for Gatwick Ground Services (GGS) said: “If I hadn’t gone to the Gatwick jobs fair two years ago I wouldn’t have the job I have today- I’ve always loved the airport, and get such a buzz from seeing people go on holiday.”

Lisa Clegg, Human Resources, Gatwick said: “We are delighted to once again be hosting the jobs fair!

“I would encourage anyone looking for work or even a career change to come along to the Jobs Fair because we have so many fantastic companies all looking for new employees in one place. It’s a great chance to speak to employers and to walk away with an exciting new job. Gatwick’s HR department will also be on hand to provide hints and tips on making your CV stand out.”

Henry Smith, Member of Parliament for Crawley said: This is great news for Crawley and represents a good opportunity for anyone looking for work or new career opportunities. I would encourage job-seekers to attend on 7th of November.”

The jobs fair will be held at the Arora Hotel, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6LW from 08:30AM till 6PM on 7th November.  Further information can be found on the Gatwick website. CrowdCompass Attendee Hub app is available for download on iOS and Android. Once downloaded search for the event ID: ‘GatwickJF2019’ and follow the on-screen steps.

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Prolific shoplifter jailed after stealing from Gatwick Airport store

A prolific shoplifter has been jailed for beaching his Criminal Behaviour Order at Gatwick Airport.

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About 2.50am on Friday 12 November, police received a report of a theft at Marks and Spencer, in the North Terminal.

A man had entered the store, which was closed to customers, through a small gap in the shutters. The gap was being used by staff and maintenance workers to carry out refurbishments.

They challenged the man and asked him to leave. As he did so, he grabbed two bottles of rum worth £16.99 each and ran from the store.

He was chased and detained, and identified as Darren Pullen, 52, unemployed, of no fixed address.

The two bottles he stole were recovered, one of which had already been opened and partially consumed.

Enquiries revealed Pullen was subject to a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order imposed by Horsham Magistrates’ Court 24 July due to a history of similar offences.

This prohibits him from entering any premises displaying a Crawley or Gatwick Shopwatch sticker, and entering Gatwick Airport unless as a passenger with proof of a valid ticket.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with burglary and breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order, and remanded in custody to appear before Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 12 November.

He pleaded guilty to both offences and was sentenced to a total of 12 weeks’ imprisonment, and ordered to pay £16.99 compensation.

PC Jonny Walker, of the Gatwick Prevention Team, said:

“Pullen has been a thorn in the side of the retail community at Gatwick Airport for several months, and we built a case for the Crown Prosecution Service to consider a Criminal Behaviour Order due to his numerous offences of shoplifting and antisocial behaviour.

“Unfortunately, he has shown a blatant disregard for the order, which is why he now faces a number of weeks in prison.

“We hope this sentence serves as a reminder that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated at Gatwick Airport – or anywhere else in Sussex for that matter.

“This is a great example of partnership working between Sussex Police, Gatwick Airport and its retailers, who played a key role in reporting offences to bring this case to court.

“We work closely together to prevent and detect crime, and to take action against anyone caught committing offences.”

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