More than 4,000 jobs up for grabs at Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport will host a second jobs fair to help meet the ongoing demand for staff, with more than 4,000 vacancies available heading into the September school holidays and end-of-year Christmas period.
Luxury retailers, hotels, airlines, government agencies, and terminal service providers are in the market for employees, with major employers including Virgin Australia, Qantas, Australian Border Force, Australian Federal Police, Saint Laurent, Heinemann Tax & Duty Free, Global Exchange and Swissport.
Open from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, September 21, on level 3 of the T1 International Terminal, the jobs fair will host 50 of the airport’s largest employers with prospective employees able to meet representatives and apply for a job on the spot.
This is the second jobs fair that Sydney Airport has held, following the success of the first event on 16 June 2022, where an estimated 2,500 of 5,000 open roles were filled.
Sydney Airport CEO, Geoff Culbert, said: “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.
“The first jobs fair in June was really successful and around half of the 5,000 available roles at the time were filled, but it’s time for another push.”
The jobs fair comes ahead of the September school holidays, where a range of initiatives will be in place to ensure passengers get on their way safely, including additional customer service representatives in the terminals.
The advice for passengers ahead of the school holidays is to arrive as close as possible to 2 hours prior to departure for domestic flights, and 3 hours prior for international flights.
Importantly, passengers are encouraged not to arrive any earlier, unless specifically advised by their airline, as some carriers will only allow passengers to check in three hours prior to departure for international, and two hours prior 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.”