Recruitment takes off as Heathrow prepares for 2022 summer season

Posted: 4 February 2022 | | No comments yet

A major drive in recruitment, training, and careers has kick-started at London Heathrow Airport ahead of the 2022 summer season, with vast opportunities for employees across the airport network.

Credit: London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Thousands of new recruits will have the chance to grow their careers at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) as a new recruitment drive takes off ahead of this year’s (2022) summer. Vacancies are available across the vast network of companies that operate at the UK’s hub airport.

From the service and hospitality teams who make every journey memorable, to aviation and logistics roles vital to keeping the airport moving, there are plenty of opportunities for anyone looking to play their part in the recovery of the UK’s busiest airport.

There are a wide variety of opportunities for people to start or grow their career at Heathrow. These include apprenticeships and entry-level roles, as well as more technical positions in areas such as airfield operations, driving, and engineering. Hundreds of vacancies are already advertised on the Heathrow Academy website – including positions in Border Force and Heathrow Security. Many more roles will be going live in the coming months.

Heathrow Chief People Officer, Paula Stannett said: “A job at Heathrow is an opportunity to work at one of the most exciting and dynamic places in the country. We can’t wait to welcome more passengers back this summer. To get ready, we’re building our team of dedicated colleagues who love making a difference to our passengers every day.

“Together you can help us get people back to the things that matter most – visiting family and friends abroad, falling in love with travel again and connecting their business with global markets.”

While the airport community must ramp up now to meet expected summer demand, passenger numbers for 2022 are estimated to be just over half of 2019’s record-breaking 81 million passengers.

There are many opportunities for career development within the airport community, often beginning with pre-employment training.

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