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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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Strike action now possible at Gatwick Airport as union rejects pay offer

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An ‘overwhelming rejection’ by members of the UK and Ireland’s largest union Unite over a pay offer from the aiport has now increased the possibility of industrial action.

Negotiations over pay began last autumn when Gatwick Aiport Limited proposed a three year deal which woul see workers receive an increase of 2 per cent plus £250 for the first two years with the workforce receiving the consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate and £250 in the final year.

Unite say that there is an ‘additional insult’ as the offer is conditional on the introduction of a new starter rate which would result in new starters being paid up to £7,000 per annum less than staff undertaking the same role.

Unite say over 2,000 members are employed as staff at the airport and include security staff, firefighters, engineers, terminal operatives and surface transport workers.

80 per cent of members turned out to vote and of them 98 per cent rejected the offer.

It it now down to more negotiations between the parties before a decision will be made on whether preparations will begin for a full industrial action ballot.

Unite regional officer Jamie Major said:

“It is now incumbent on Gatwick Airport to come back with a dramatically improved pay offer which meets the workers’ pay claim.

“The airport is fantastically profitable as a result of the hard work of our members and they believe they should be properly rewarded for their hard work and loyalty.

“To even be suggesting the introduction of new starter rates, far below what workers already receive, demonstrates that the airport’s management is putting profits before people.

“Unite’s members have no desire to cause disruption to the travelling public but they will not allow their pay to be cut in real terms.”

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