Sydney Airport Announces Second Jobs Fair

Sydney Airport is set to hold its second jobs fair on Wednesday 21 September. More than 4,000 jobs are up for grabs throughout the airport across major airlines, retail stores, hotels, security, customs and border control. The jobs fair is being held to meet the demand for more staff coming into a busy holiday period.

Sydney Airport to hold second jobs fair. Employees stand on tarmac
Sydney Airport is set to hold its second jobs fair for the year © Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport Jobs Fair: What to expect

The Sydney Airport jobs fair will be open from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 21 September, taking place on level 3 of the T1 International Terminal. While you are there, you’ll be able to also check out the airport’s recently unveiled world-class fashion precinct.

Major employers across luxury retailers, hotels, airlines, government agencies and terminal service providers will be there ready to answer any questions you may have about successfully landing a job. With big names such as Virgin Australia, Qantas, Australian Border Force, Australian Federal Police, Saint Laurent, Heinemann Tax & Duty Free, Global Exchange and Swissport making a presence at the fair, there is bound to be an opportunity for everyone.

Examples of jobs on offer vary greatly, including aviation screening officers, baristas, chefs, cabin crew, freight handlers, airport bus drivers and biosecurity inspection officers. Make sure to also bring with you an updated resume ready to send in your online application, printed copies of your resume to hand to employers and any questions you may have for the exhibitors.

Geoff Culbert, Sydney Airport CEO, understands the importance of holding the fair to ensure the airport sees smooth-sailing ahead of busier travel periods.

“The aviation industry continues to be challenged by labour shortages, and with the passenger recovery tracking ahead of the workforce recovery, we’re doing everything we can to support the 800 organisations at the airport recruit the right people for these vital roles across the airport.”

Passengers have been facing long waits at Sydney Airport with it set to increase again in the upcoming holiday season
The jobs fair comes just before the September school holidays, where the airport is hoping that hiring more staff will result in less delays © Sydney Airport

Staff needed for smoother travel ahead of holiday periods

The airport held its first jobs fair on Saturday 16 June. Although 5,000 available roles were advertised, only half were filled. Unfortunately, even with the recruitment drive, the staff numbers were not enough, with the airport still seeing extensive delays over the past few months. Travellers have been left strained, pushed for time and anything but relaxed, as the airport has tried to respond to a strong travel resurgence.

The job fair is a cry out to see the September school holiday travel period happen with minimal stress and the Christmas travel period remain festive without added worries.

Mr Culbert has also stated a reminder that while the airport lifts its resources, passengers are encouraged to not arrive any earlier than necessary, with check in three hours prior to departure for international and two hours for domestic.

“The situation is improving as we bring on more resources, but we still expect to see queuing during peak periods like Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings. That’s why we’re continuing to advise domestic passengers to arrive two hours prior to the departure of their flight.”

Brisbane Airport is today holding its own BNE Careers Expo to attract more staff across its premises. With 4,500 registrations to attend the event, it is looking as if a wide array of positions will be filled. It is hopeful that Sydney’s job fair attracts a similar amount of interest as airport staff are desperately needed.

More information about Sydney Airport’s job fair can be found here.

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