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Employment and Skills

Find out about the work we are doing to develop employment and skills in the community.

Employment and Skills

Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy

We are the largest single-site employer in the East of England, providing over 12,000 jobs across 200 companies. There is a clear benefit to our region if we employ local people. However, we know that not everyone can access these opportunities.

Through our outreach and employment events, we seek to drive recruitment in parts of the community that are currently under-represented at airports, because of factors including cultural difference, lack of awareness, or under-developed transport links.

For example, all our staff benefit from an 80% discount on travel thanks to an airport travel card, making the airport more accessible.

Our recently relaunched – and now in-house – Stansted Employment & Skills Academy was founded to help people of all ages and levels find their perfect job with us. Based in Enterprise House, the Academy works with around 200 employers in the airport community in partnership with Harlow College. It is a one-stop shop for anyone interested in on-site vacancies and provides tailored aviation training programmes and apprenticeship schemes to enable job seekers to gain relevant skills.

Earlier this year, we held one of our most successful job fairs to date. Hundreds of local people turned out as 40 different airport businesses exhibited their career opportunities across more than 700 vacancies. A huge range of roles were advertised, across retail, catering, border control, cabin crew, and many more.

This was just one of the several recruitment events arranged by Stansted Airport throughout the year. Regular job fairs also take place in Harlow and Tottenham, areas which traditionally attract a high number of job seekers. We also have a permanent presence in Tottenham’s Job Centre Plus.

Link to Academy website: https://www.stanstedairportacademy.com/