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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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Crawley MP Henry Smith launches aviation recovery plan

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Crawley MP and Future of Aviation Group Chair Henry Smith has launched the Group’s Aviation Recovery Plan to support the sector through the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Henry said;

“I’ve established and Chair the Future of Aviation Group, a cross-party coalition of MPs supporting the sector and urging the Government to take further action to assist this world-class industry.

“While Government deserves credit for stepping in and furloughing around 44,000 airline employees, it’s clear that the aviation sector needs further support for its employees.

“With Gatwick Airport in our borough boundary I’ve been clear that aviation’s recovery is not only about flights and trade, but what this vital sector means to hard-working families and whose employees have, in many cases, given significant periods of their lives to their careers.

“For their security we’re calling for a sector-specific extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

“I’m asking the Transport Secretary and his Cabinet colleagues to support the Future of Aviation Group’s Aviation Recovery Plan, which has protecting jobs and supporting businesses at its heart.”

The points included in the plan are;

    1: Introduce COVID-19 testing

    2: Introduce regional travel corridors

    3: An employment support package to March 2021

    4: Support the green recovery

    5: Take action on business rates

    6: Temporary suspension of Air Passenger Duty

    7: Support for UK travel inbound tourism

    8: Absorption of CAA/NATS charges for 2020-21

    9: Airspace modernisation

    10: Bring forward public procurement and accelerate public investment

Henry continued;

“It’s estimated that it could take a number of years to get international travel figures up to 2019 levels. We’ve heard the warnings, and it is time for action.

“The scale of the challenges encountered by the aviation, travel and tourism sectors would have been unimaginable only six months ago.

“Through the adoption of these and other policy recommendations being made by the Future of Aviation Group, the Government can reduce the scale of disruption of COVID-19 on this important industry for Crawley and UK-wide.”

The Future of Aviation Group’s Aviation Recovery Plan can be read here

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