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Help your career take-off at London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport is hosting a virtual careers fair on Thursday 17th February providing insight into the various opportunities across the airport.

  • Virtual Careers Fair Thursday 17th February 12.00-14.00 
  • Ask questions and apply for jobs 
  • Speak directly to Airport People team and hiring managers 
  • Discover local job opportunities across various sectors
  • Find career and CV advice at the fair 
  • The careers fair is free to attend for all job seekers 

The majority of respondents in a recent survey scored London Southend 10 out of 10 for its contribution to the economy and local employment. Currently 80% of employees live locally, within the SS postcode area, and the airport is keen to continue to recruit local talent.

London Southend Airport is one of Southend’s major employers, with a dynamic, bustling and thriving working environment. It’s a great place to build a rewarding career, whether you’re just starting out, or looking to move up in the world. 

Travel is set to surge as restrictions continue to ease and various career opportunities are available across the airport, such as: Air Traffic Control, Fuelling, Car Parking, Security, Ground Maintenance, Fire Fighters, Cleaning, Rail, and Technical Services.

Full time, part time and flexible opportunities are included across various divisions as well as jobs with companies operating at the airport such as UK Border Force who are currently offering apprenticeships.

The airport is also launching new apprenticeship opportunities within Fire and Air Traffic Control, as well as supporting local schools and colleges to develop skills and training for employment.

Register to join the careers fair to find out more about the various opportunities across your local airport, simply email your name to [email protected] where you can also send any questions which will be answered during the event. 

Glyn Jones, CEO, London Southend Airport, commented “We are delighted to be hosting this careers fair to give local people access to opportunities across the airport.With the travel restrictions easing we expect demand to surge and are recruiting ahead of what we hope will be a busy summer season. We look forward to building our airport family and promoting exciting careers in aviation as well as the many benefits available to employees”. A wide range of benefits are available to successful candidates including onsite free parking, cycle 2 work, discounts and benefits portal, pension scheme, retail discounts and accredited training programmes. 

London Southend Airport is an inclusive employer, we want our people to feel valued and have the skills they need to meet their personal development goals so that they are supported and proud to be part of the airport family. 

We also want every employee to be able to fulfil their potential. We are passionate about creating a culture of continuous development, and actively promote lifelong learning in combination with taking on new challenges.


About London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.