BIA Job Fair at St Mary's

20 February 2017

Hundreds of people are expected to attend an upcoming job fair at St Mary’s University College, Belfast on Thursday, 23 February from 4:00 pm7:00 pm.

A total of eight companies operating at Belfast International Airport (BIA) plan to take part in what will be one of the major job fairs in West Belfast. They are seeking to fill one hundred vacancies, including bus drivers, check-in and ground staff, security, catering and positions in a number of retail outlets.

BIA Human Resources Manager, Jaclyn Coulter, said: “The airport has already created hundreds of additional jobs within the past year, and this latest job fair will hopefully lead to over one hundred positions being filled.

“Some of these jobs are replacement posts, but the vast majority are new. That’s because passenger numbers are steadily increasing, thanks to the growth that is being driven by our airlines.

“We expect to accommodate 5.4 million passengers this year, which would be a new record for the airport. Naturally enough, that growth leads to new job opportunities as our companies respond to demand.

“The jobs on offer are across a wide range of activities. These jobs also open up career enhancement opportunities with attractive promotion prospects.

“Our previous job fairs in Templepatrick and Ballymena attracted enormous interest, and we believe the same will be the case at St Mary’s.”

St Mary’s University College Principal, Professor Peter Finn, expressed his delight at hosting the jobs fair and stated: "Our College seeks to be a hub of activity for all the people of the community, and this event in particular has the potential to make a significant contribution to the local economy."

West Belfast MP, Paul Maskey, is giving his support to the job fair. Mr Maskey said, “This is all about creating job opportunities for people. The initiative by the airport is most welcome, and I commend them for that. I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to St Mary’s University College next Thursday to see what’s on offer.”

For further Information, contact:

Nuala Hayden, Anglewise
Mobile: 07795 966133

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