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Strong attendance at jobs fair

by Natalie Vincent Fri 23 February 2018, 4:43 pm

Over 5,400 people attended the 11th annual Heathrow Jobs and Careers Fair in January 2018, to meet 81 exhibitors including employers, and training and education providers, ahead of the airport's planned expansion.

The free event offered delegates the opportunity to find out about careers, internships, apprenticeships, graduate schemes and entry-level roles in sectors such as aviation, hospitality and education.

Besides Heathrow itself, exhibitors included construction firm Morgan Sindall, Ted Baker and Virgin Atlantic, and youth groups such as the Scouts Association and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

As one of the largest single-site employers in the country, with one in five jobs in local boroughs and with 76,500 people directly employed on the airport site, it could create an extra 40,000 jobs if expansion goes ahead.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: "We are committed to helping our future local colleagues build a rewarding career at Heathrow and nurture their talents.

"I want the airport’s future engineering, operations and leadership legacy to be made up of the young talent currently living alongside the airport.

"I urge our neighbours to take full advantage of benefits that come from Heathrow both now, and with expansion."

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