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London Stansted’s latest jobs fair set for take-off

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London Stansted’s latest jobs fair takes-off this week as nearly 50 airport companies showcase the hundreds of exciting career opportunities on offer across the UK’s fourth busiest airport.

 

The airport’s new Hampton-by-Hilton hotel, which is nearing completion ahead of its opening this summer, is the latest big name to sign-up alongside a host of firms promoting over 500 new full and part time jobs to join the 12,000 strong workforce already at the east of England’s single biggest employment site. 

 

Companies also attending the fair include venue provider the Radisson Blu hotel plus MAG Stansted Airport, the recently arrived Jet2.com, Titan Airways, World Duty Free, Fedex, Border Force, Boots, Harris + Hoole, National Express and many more from all sectors of the airport’s operation.

 

Marcella M’Rabety, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, said:

 

“These are really exciting times at Stansted Airport, and the future is set to be even brighter. We are already welcoming over 24 million passengers a year, planning permission has been granted for a new £130million arrivals building and we are just about to kick-off a host of new multi-million pound projects to improve the passenger experience and make best use of our existing single runway.

 

“There has never been a better time to join the 12,000 workers already driving our success story and this latest jobs fair is the perfect opportunity to find out more and to get onboard through the hundreds of new jobs and long-term careers being created by Stansted’s phenomenal growth.

 

“Job seekers will be able to meet potential employers face to face, obtain careers advice, receive guidance about the application process and find out more about free training opportunities, apprenticeships and traineeships programmes and existing vacancies.

 

“They can also hear about the many benefits of working at the airport, including the Airport Travel Card that offers up to 80% discount on a wide range of rail, bus and coach fares and is available to all on-site staff.”

 

The Jobs Fair, organised by Stansted Airport in partnership with the airport’s Employment and Skills Academy, takes place on Thursday, May 25 at the airport’s Radisson Blu hotel from 10am to 2pm.

 

Job seekers planning to attend are encouraged to use public transport where possible as the hotel is situated less than five minutes from the airport’s rail and coach stations but free parking will be provided in the Green Short Stay car park adjacent to the venue.

 

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Minister makes flying visit to Aerozone

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister, Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP, made a flying visit to Stansted on Friday (Dec 9) to see how the airport is boosting education, job and training opportunities for young people and jobseekers.

The Harlow MP called in on the airport’s education centre, Aerozone Stansted, to see how it is working with young people to increase skills in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and highlight careers in aviation.

The Aerozone is MAG’s flagship community project at Stansted. It opened in June 2015 and so far over 5000 youngsters have been through its doors.

The Minister also visited the Airport’s Employment and Skills Academy to talk to apprentices, trainees and former jobseekers who have benefited from the airport’s award winning training and education programmes and successfully found full time employment at Stansted.

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister Robert Halfon said:

“It was a fantastic opportunity to meet such motivated and talented young people who have been benefitting from the great opportunities and state of the art facilities on offer at both Aerozone Stansted and the airport’s Employment and Training Skills academy.

“It has been great to see Stansted’s commitment to developing quality apprentices in STEM areas, offering people the ladder of opportunity they need to secure long-term careers.”

Hosting the visit was Stansted Airport’s Head of External Affairs, Chris Wiggan, who said:

“We were delighted to welcome Robert to the Aerozone. He was able to see at first hand the training and employment opportunities available at the airport. He has been a great supporter of Stansted, particularly our skills and employment initiatives for young people in Essex and Hertfordshire.

“The Aerozone is our flagship community project here at Stansted, and it represents a long-term commitment to our community. Engaging with young people, particularly those living in areas close to the airport, is an integral part of our work in the local community.”

 

London Stansted Airport unveils plans for new £130 million arrivals building to transform the passenger experience

  • New 34,000m2 building to support growth to 35 million passengers a year
  • Designed to enable full use of Stansted single runway
  • Improved immigration facilities and re-configured check-in to cater for growing passenger numbers

London Stansted Airport has today unveiled plans for a new £130 million arrivals building to significantly improve the passenger experience. The building is the latest phase in the multi-million pound transformation programme by MAG to support future growth at the airport and attract new passengers and airlines.

Stansted is currently the busiest single terminal airport in the UK with up to 5,000 departing passengers alone passing through its doors every hour at peak times. With passenger numbers expected to increase over the next decade, particularly with runway capacity constraints at other London airports, Stansted is submitting a planning application for a new arrivals building designed to deliver new facilities to enhance the overall passenger and airline experience.

The plan focuses on providing the airport with a high quality environment to support its continuing growth, from today’s 24 million passengers a year to the current planning limit of 35 million. The facility is designed to ensure that in the future the airport could make full use of its single runway and serve around 43 million passengers a year, as set out in Stansted’s 2015 Sustainable Development Plan.

The proposed 34,000m2 building spans three levels and would be delivered inside the existing footprint of the airport, and located adjacent to the current terminal and the Radisson Blu Hotel.  It will include plans for a larger immigration and baggage reclaim area, new retail facilities and a public forecourt to create a relaxing and welcoming environment for passengers. This facility will enable the current terminal building to be reconfigured and dedicated entirely to departing passengers, creating more space at check-in, security and within the international departures lounge.

The bespoke arrivals building allows the airport to minimise operational disruption during construction and will incorporate the latest sustainable technologies. The design complements the existing terminal’s unique architecture, created by Lord Norman Foster over 25 years ago.

Subject to the relevant planning consents and approvals, it is expected the arrivals building will take up to three years to complete with other improvements to the existing terminal due to be finished by 2022.

Stansted Airport’s CEO, Andrew Cowan, said:

“The planning application and concept design for the new £130 million arrivals building marks the latest phase in Stansted’s transformation and enables us to support further growth over the next decade and give our passengers the facilities that they want.

“Since MAG acquired the airport in early 2013, we have turned Stansted into one of the UK’s fastest growing airports.  It has always been our vision to invest in its infrastructure to create the best experience for our growing number of passengers and airline customers and have already invested over £150 million to update our terminal and satellite facilities, created 1,000 more jobs, added over 40 new destinations and increased passenger numbers by nearly seven million.

“Stansted is thriving as a national asset, forming a key component of the UK’s aviation infrastructure at a time when airport capacity in the country is at a premium. Our investment will boost competition and enable the airport to play a bigger role in supporting economic growth, jobs and international connectivity across the East of England and London.

“Subject to planning consent, the next stage will be to develop our concept designs in conjunction with our stakeholders and business partners ahead of awarding any contracts for the construction works.”

London Stansted Airport in numbers:

  • 24 million passengers per annum
  • Fourth largest airport in the UK
  • 50:50 ratio between UK and non-UK passengers
  • 180+ destinations and 18 airlines
  • Third biggest cargo hub in the UK – carried 250,000 tonnes in 2016
  • Most European destinations of any UK airport – 2nd most in Europe behind Munich
  • 11,600 people employed on site across 200+ on airport companies

MAG has spent £150 million improving the terminal facilities since acquisition in 2013

 

Traineeships

An exciting and unique opportunity to help young people who want to investigate a career at Stansted Airport, and don’t yet have the skills, confidence or experience to be successful at interview.

Stansted Employment and Skills Academy are setting up an 8 week traineeship programme where you will gain work preparation training, work experience and the following qualifications:

  • Level 1 Award in Workskills including Maths and English (if you don’t have GCSE grades A*C)
  • Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service

You will also take part in work experience (100-140 hours during the programme) within the airport to give you an insight into the world of work, in a variety of sectors including:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality (Restaurants / Cafes / Hotels)
  • Customer Service
  • And many other employers at the airport

Completion

On completion of the programme you will also get an exit interview with your work experience employer and a reference, support from our team to apply for and gain a real interview

Travel & Expenses

Stansted Academy will provide a 3 month travelcard (you will need to fund your day 1 travel to the airport and a travelcard will be purchased for you for the rest of the programme)

Expenses are not paid during the programme (e.g. lunch) but you may use the kitchen – fridge / microwave throughout the programme. Tea / coffee are provided.

Eligibility

  • Aged 16-23 (not had 24th birthday)
  • Qualified below level 3
  • Not in education

If you are interested in more information, please contact:

Tony Lowe – Anthony.lowe@urbanfutures.org.uk

Telephone: 01279 661007 – leave your details and Tony will contact you