Lift-off for recruitment open day at Bournemouth Airport

WE’RE HIRING! Bournemouth Airport has roles available in ground handling, security, customer services and on-site airport concessions

Bournemouth Airport, which employs 230 staff, is holding an airport recruitment open day on Saturday, 8th February.

The event takes place in the departures terminal of the airport, from 12noon to 4pm.

Roles are available within ground handling, security, customer services and on-site airport concessions with full-time, part-time and seasonal vacancies.

Stephen Gill, Managing Director, Bournemouth Airport, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to work for a go-ahead airport which welcomed 708,869 passengers over 12 months to the end of March 2019.

“We have posts available within several airport departments and on-site airport concessions. To manage expectations, positions for pilots and cabin staff are not in our gift – that’s solely in the remit of the airlines.”

Owned and operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA), Bournemouth Airport now provides its own handling services including passenger, ramp, aircraft cleaning, dispatch and de-icing having taken ground handling services in-house from an external operator last year.

Stephen said: “Airline customers and passengers are pleased with the efficiencies being made as we continue to grow and invest in our portfolio of services, which has generated new job opportunities locally.”

Bournemouth Airport and the surrounding business park is a key regional employment site in Dorset and west Hampshire, with around 4,000 workers and 200 companies.

The recruitment open day follows the release of the airport’s annual destination guide, Fly Bournemouth, featuring 32 destinations in 16 countries.

New for 2020 are the stunning Greek islands of Skiathos, in the Aegean Sea, and Zante, in the Ionian Sea. Making a return for winter 2020 is the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh.

Countries reached directly from Bournemouth Airport include Cyprus (Paphos) , Czech Republic (Prague), Greek Islands (Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Skiathos and Zante), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Bergamo), Malta, Norway (fly/cruise), Poland (Krakow), Portugal (Faro), Spain (Alicante, Girona, Malaga, Murcia), Spain – Balearics (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca), Spain – Canaries (Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife), Switzerland (Geneva) and Turkey (Antalya, Dalaman).

Ryanair and TUI are the principal airlines at Bournemouth Airport.

RCA is the UK’s leading regional airport operator in terms of scale and operation, and also owns and operates Exeter, Norwich and Coventry airports, and holds management contracts for Blackpool, City of Derry and Solent airports.

In the year to March 2019, RCA welcomed 2.4m passengers and handled 227,000 flights, serving as gateway for the seven million people that live in the airports’ passenger catchment areas.