AIRPORTS are bracing for a big 2022 after government restrictions on travel are going to be lifted.

London Stansted has announced it is creating more than 300 jobs to prepare for what is anticipated to be a busy year ahead.

The Government announced that it will be removing temporary restrictions on international travel, meaning fully vaccinated travellers coming to England will no longer have to take a test before they travel.

Following this, a major recruitment drive is now underway as Stansted continues its recovery from the pandemic, and looks ahead to the summer season which begins in late March.

The majority of the vacancies are for security officers, but there are also opportunities available within engineering, customer service and car parking teams.

October 2021 was the airport's busiest month since the beginning of the pandemic.

The airport is optimistic that if the current system for travel remains in place or restrictions are fully removed, passenger numbers will be closer to what they were before the pandemic during the summer season.

Stansted Airport’s Managing Director, Steve Griffiths, said:

“Last week’s announcement by the government was great news for the airport, the travel industry and our passengers, who will now be able to enjoy more freedom to fly without the extra complexity and costs of testing.

“As the aviation industry once again begins its road to a full recovery, we now have hundreds of fantastic and interesting roles available to suit a wide range of people with different experience, skills and backgrounds.

“We encourage applications from individuals with great people skills, ambition and enthusiasm to come and join our friendly team here at London Stansted.

"Our colleagues get huge job satisfaction from interacting with customers and helping to give them a great start to their holidays.

 “Airports are a great and varied placed to work, and offer excellent potential to develop and grow careers.

"In fact, many of our current leaders have taken advantage of the numerous opportunities available to progress their careers from within the airport.”

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