As Manchester Airport grapples with a massive staff shortage, we’ve rounded up the latest job opportunities on offer, from hotel host to landscaper – and what you could earn
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Manchester Airport is announcing a slew of vacancies as it continues to battle major staff shortages.
Current jobs include security guard, receptionist, landscaper, chef and coach driver, with salaries ranging from £10.31 an hour to £30,000 a year.
Many airports and airlines across the country have experienced weeks of chaos as they grapple with staff shortages after laying off thousands of staff during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
As passenger numbers edge closer to pre-Covid-19 levels, disgruntled passengers have faced huge queues, flight delays and cancellations.
Manchester Airport is one of many UK airports currently trying to recruit and train staff quickly to cope with the pressure.
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Here we have collected some of the opportunities offered and what they pay.
- Front Desk Manager (airport lounges) – £11.16 per hour (including shift allowance)
- Security Guard – £12.04 per hour (includes shift pay)
- Traffic Marshall – £19,886.94 (per annum) plus shift pay
- IT Finance Associate – up to £30,000 (per year), depending on experience
- Coach driver – £10.31 per hour plus shift allowance
- Landscaper – £24,160 (per year)
- Safety Ambassador – £11.63 per hour (includes shift allowance)
- Host – £11.16 per hour (includes shift allowance)
- Driver – annualized – £14,860.71 (per year) plus shift allowance
You can find all vacancies at Manchester Airport on their website.
Video footage last week showed exasperated holidaymakers at Manchester Airport climbing through a baggage carousel curtain, in an attempt to retrieve luggage trapped behind.
A passenger, who returned to Ryanair Terminal 3 from Porto in Portugal on Monday, reported delays of three and a half hours to collect suitcases and bags.
Armed police were even called to the carousel amid angry scenes.
The holidaymaker, a 36-year-old from Chadderton, Oldham, told the Manchester Evening News that people were offering to load luggage onto the carousel mats themselves before Greater Manchester Police arrived.
It came as travelers faced huge queues at Manchester Airport at the start of the Jubilee Bank Holiday.
Social media was full of photos of frustrated passengers, with queues stretching all the way back to the Terminal 3 car park.
Meanwhile, another passenger shared a photo of a long security queue and said he waited there for an hour and 40 minutes.
Baggage handler Swissport issued an apology and said current peak periods at airports are “exacerbating resource issues in the recovering aviation industry”.
The company also revealed that it has hired more than 2,800 new employees since the start of the year.