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Summer Season Recruitment Drive

Exeter Airport is creating 25 new jobs ahead of busy summer season

Exeter Airport is launching a recruitment drive to attract 25 new staff as it gears up for the busy summer season.

The airport has 26 direct destinations on offer this year with new summer flights to Faro in the Algarve with Ryanair, and year-round connections to the USA including New York, via Dublin, with Aer Lingus.

It is expecting to handle over 450,000 passengers this year and staff are needed to support the busy operation over the coming months.

Exeter Airport has won plaudits for its customer service and was ranked the best airport in the UK in a national league table published last year.

The airport will be holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 21st February in the main departures terminal from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. Car parking is free and there is no need to book.

There is a wide range of posts on offer including passenger services agent, security officer, ground crew, despatcher, executive lounge assistant, cleaner, and Royal Mail screener.

To help potential new recruits get a flavour of the roles on offer, Exeter Airport has recently published a series of online videos in which its own staff are the stars, explaining why they love the jobs they do.

Stephen Wiltshire, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: “We’re expecting a busy summer ahead with new routes and increased capacity so we’re recruiting for around 25 roles to meet that demand and add to the 260 employees we already have. “The open day is a chance for people to come along and meet the team and find out more about working at their local airport, and we look forward to welcoming potential applicants to the terminal.”

Airport staff enjoy a range of benefits including free on-site parking while on duty, free airport parking when they go on holiday, discounts on Fred Olsen holidays and pension scheme. Full training and uniform are provided and there are great career development opportunities. 

The latest job opportunities at the airport are also posted on the airport’s website with details about how to apply.