Over 350 jobs available at East Midlands Airport


East Midlands Airport (EMA) will hold its annual jobs fair on Saturday 1 February 10am - 2pm.

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The airport and neighbouring businesses are recruiting to over 350 vacancies.

Jobs at the airport include customer-facing roles within the passenger services team, security, car parking and Escape Lounge. Also recruiting are the airport’s retailers (World Duty Free), bars, restaurants and food outlets (Autogrill, Greggs and Frankie and Benny’s). Airline JET2 and check-in agents, Swissport, have vacancies too.

Global air freight specialists UPS and DHL are also attending the jobs fair as part of their recruitment drive for more cargo handling roles.

Training and skills

The airport’s own academy is a dedicated employment and education facility for adults. Working alongside Stephenson College and Jobcentre Plus, it supports people into employment. Job-seekers who feel they would benefit from more training and support before applying for jobs can discuss their needs with tutors who will be on hand during the jobs fair.

Colleen Hempson, East Midlands Airport’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, says: “Serving just under 5 million passengers a year and as the UK’s busiest dedicated freight airport, the 24-hour operation makes it one of the most diverse businesses to work for in this region. With so many varied roles on offer plus careers and skills advice, the jobs fair is a great event for finding out what it’s like to work or train here.”

Entry to the jobs fair is free and there is no need to book in advance. Please note, the jobs are not first come, first serve.

Travelling to the jobs fair

By bus:

  • Free bus travel is available on Trent Barton’s Skylink services to and from: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Long Eaton, Coalville, Shepshed, Ilkeston, Burton-on-Trent, Swadlincote and Ashby (Skylink), My15 and Airline 9 bus services.

For more information about bus routes, destinations, timetables and fares, please visit:

By car:

  • Those travelling by car can park for free in Jet Parks 1 car park where a courtesy bus will take attendees to and from the terminal. This car park will be sign-posted on the day.