Over 350 jobs available at East Midlands Airport


East Midlands Airport (EMA) and neighbouring businesses are recruiting to over 350 vacancies for a wide-range of roles in the coming weeks.

The airport is looking for additional staff to fill vital roles needed for its busy summer season which runs from 1 April to 31 October, during which time two-thirds of annual passengers fly to and from EMA. These include customer-facing jobs in:

  • - passenger services
  • - security
  • - car parking
  • - hospitality
  • - retail
  • - food and beverage and Swissport are looking for ground handling staff to fill check-in and baggage handling roles while logistics giants DHL and UPS are also recruiting. Jury’s Inn hotel, located on the Pegasus Business Park next to the airport are adding to their team too.

The entire airport site is home to over 80 individual businesses which, between them, employ 8000 people.

Job seekers keen to find out more about all the vacancies on offer can do so at the annual jobs fair on Saturday 26th January, from 10 am until 2 pm. This takes place in the airport’s check-in hall.

Entry to the jobs fair is free and attendees can park at the airport without charge. Those wishing to travel to the event on public transport can take advantage of discounted bus travel on the Skylink which serves Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Long Eaton, Coalville and Shepshed. People planning to use the bus should visit to print off a voucher to claim their discount.

Trent Barton and Kinchbus will attend the jobs fair to promote their ‘Super Commuter’ regular user ticket offer, which makes the daily commute even more affordable.

For people who are not quite ready to enter the jobs market or want further training, the airport’s Academy is a dedicated employment and education facility for adults. Tutors from the college will be on hand to talk about the academy and how it could benefit unemployed people who are hoping to secure work in the future.

Chris Hayton, Head of External Affairs, said: “With 8,000 people working across the wider airport site within multiple businesses, this a great place to expand skills and develop careers, either with us or with one of our partner businesses. This corner of North-West Leicestershire is one of the fastest growing employment sites in the region, and with that will come even more opportunities in the future. This is an exciting time to be working at the airport and with our neighbouring businesses.”

More information about the jobs fair can be found at