Two-thousand jobs on offer at Auckland Airport in one-day job fair

Auckland Airport
Cabin crew, bag handlers, emergency services and more are all needed urgently. Photo credit: Getty Images

Kiwis hoping to land a job in the travel industry may have no better chance than at the Auckland Airport Job Fair on July 30.

Jobseekers will be able to fast-track their applications at the one-day hiring event, hosted by the airport along with dozens of other airport employers.

The job fair aims to connect people directly with major employers who are seeking to fill some of the thousands of jobs that exist across the airport system, Auckland Airport said.

Many of those vacancies exist because COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and travel is on the rise again - and that requires the whole airport system to run smoothly, said Auckland Airport chief executive Carrie Hurihanganui.

"Every organisation here at Auckland Airport is looking for great people to join their teams, so we're working with our airport partners to see if we can fill as many of the roles as possible," Hurihanganui said.

"For anyone who loves travel, loves aviation, loves the excitement of airports, now is a fantastic time to join the teams operating at Auckland Airport."

Job seekers will be able to register to attend one of three sessions across the day and talk directly to around 30 of the airport's largest employers at individual expo stands and apply for jobs on the spot.

Employers represented will include Auckland Airport, Air New Zealand, LSG Sky Chefs, Menzies Aviation, Swissport, and Novotel Auckland Airport.

"There is a huge range of jobs available, everything from cabin crew, airline check-in, baggage handling, security, airport operations and emergency services, through to qualified trades, infrastructure roles, retail assistants, hotel staff, chefs, baristas, and cleaners," Hurihanganui said.

"We wanted to make it as easy as possible for job seekers to see the huge variety of airport jobs, talk directly to employers, ask questions of the people they could be working alongside, and see how they could have a long-term career at the airport.

"Every organisation operating in and around the terminal is looking to fill vacancies – from entry-level roles through to senior staff. These are really important roles that contribute directly to keeping New Zealand's aviation system running smoothly, helping travellers, and getting people and freight to where they need to be."

The Auckland Airport Job Fair runs for three sessions, from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, July 30. More information and registration is available on the job fair website.