Thousands of jobs are available at Manchester Airport as travel industry starts road to recovery

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th January 2022

Thousands of job vacancies are on offer at Manchester Airport, with travel restriction changes sparking ‘a revival of air travel’.

Roles with the airport itself range from security to customer service to hospitality, with more jobs available with airlines and other companies.

There are 550 roles directly with MAG and more than a thousand more with third parties like, Ryanair, Swissport, UK Border Force, Menzies, and ABM.

The Skylink at Manchester Airport. Credit: Hufton + Crow

Across the Manchester Airport Group’s (MAG) three airports – Manchester, East Midlands and London Stansted – there are positions available in ground handling, cleaning, and working in shops and restaurants.

Benefits include discounts on public transport for getting to work, free on-site parking for both work days and holidays, a pension scheme, training programmes and retail discounts.


All three airports reported a strong recovery in October and November which only slowed slightly when Omicron-related restrictions were introduced.

Manchester Airport. Credit: Manchester Airport

They say that bookings surged in the days following the announcement that travel restrictions would be eased.


Karen Smart, Manchester Airport managing director, said: “It’s great that our passengers have more freedom to fly, as the aviation industry begins its road to recovery.

“We always knew the sector would quickly bounce back with the easing of travel restrictions, which were relaxed this weekend.

Manchester Airport. Credit: Manchester Airport

“This means we now have hundreds of fantastic, interesting roles available to suit a wide range of people with different experience, skills and backgrounds.


“We encourage applications from individuals with great people skills, ambition and enthusiasm.

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“Airports are a great, varied placed to work that are interesting and offer excellent potential. Our colleagues get huge job satisfaction from interacting with customers and helping to give them a great start to their holidays.

“This is a great opportunity to grow your career and join our friendly team at the vibrant and busy Manchester Airport.”

There’ll be a virtual jobs fair on Tuesday January 25.

Featured image: Hufton + Crow