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London City Airport hosts recruitment drive and recovery events

Following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, London City Airport has hosted two successful events to support recruitment drive and recovery of local community businesses.

London City Airport hosts recruitment drive and recovery events

London City Airport (LCY) hosted two successful events in the last weeks of February 2022 to support its recruitment drive and recovery of local businesses, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the course of the events, the airport welcomed almost 150 guests to its first jobs fair since the COVID-19 pandemic begun, to showcase current employment opportunities, with nearly one in three attendees applying for live vacancies. Other airport partners, such as Swissport, British Airways CityFlyer, Pret A Manger, and Truman’s also promoted job vacancies at the event.

London City Airport’s Chief People Officer, Michael Spiers commented: “We were delighted to host this series of events and work closely with our local community, as we start to recover.

“With COVID-19 restrictions relaxed, the airport is now entering an exciting phase and our recruitment drive is testament to our – and our airport partners’ – confidence in renewed growth.”

Credit: London City Airport (LCY)

LCY has also worked in partnership with UMi and Newham Council to run the Royal Docks Business Recovery event – a free session for local businesses that covered procurement advice, tips on how to run a business during turbulent times and supply chain opportunities in the public sector.

London City Airport’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Lucy Craven, spoke at the Business Recovery event, setting out the airport’s expected passenger growth through 2022 and how the business wants to recover in a supportive and sustainable way for local businesses. Craven also announced that the airport will host its Royal Docks Meet the Buyer event later this year (2022), which will be its first once since the pandemic begun.

The Royal Docks Business Recovery event featured prominent local stakeholders, with over 80 local businesses attendees also.

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