Norwich Airport creates 50 new seasonal jobs

Chief Executive Andrew Bell. Photo: Steve Adams Chief Executive Andrew Bell. Photo: Steve Adams

Friday, April 25, 2014
12:38 PM

Norwich International Airport is boosting its ranks ahead of a busy summer season by adding more than 50 new staff to its workforce.

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The airport has moved to bolster its services to passengers by bringing in workers to help with baggage handling, terminal check in, customer care, security and catering.

And some of the staff have come directly from City College Norwich after students embarked on an educational challenge earlier this year to learn more about the airport’s operations during a ‘student takeover’.

The announcement follows a buoyant period for Norfolk’s travel hub after it reported a significant increase in passenger growth and a raft of new flight services.

More than 460,000 people from across the region used the airport last year as it recorded 7.6pc rise in passenger traffic.

The biggest jump was in the holidaymaker category, which increased 45pc on 2012, with 107,000 people taking holiday flights from Norwich.

Andrew Bell, chief executive of Norwich International Airport, said: “We are pleased to welcome so many new recruits to our airport team this summer and delighted that our relationship with City College Norwich has helped students take their first steps into their chosen line of work.

“Everyone at the airport works extremely hard to maintain high levels of service with the aim of being the airport of choice for friendliness and great customer service.”

Meanwhile, Joe Mulhall, curriculum programme manger at City College Norwich, said: “City college Norwich’s relationship with Norwich airport clearly demonstrates the benefits of real work experience for our students.

“Our students really enjoyed their work experience at Norwich airport and appreciated the support and opportunity to experience all aspects of the airport operational roles and we are delighted that this resulted in some of them securing jobs for the summer.”

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5 comments

  • I live near Peterborough and would happily use Norwich if the A47 was dualled throughout AND if there was a western connection to the proposed NDR. Until that happens, if ever, I will continue to drive to either Luton or Stansted!

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    Citizen of EUSSR

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Used Norwich airport when they had direct flights to Dublin, it was great as it saved time for our journey as the only alternative now is Stansted and drive up to Norwich. Didn't like the departure tax, it smacked of the old Eastern Europrean block countries. Judging by how busy the Dublin flights are from Stansted, can't understand why Flybe pulled these flights from Norwich?

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    RoadWarrior

    Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Norwich Airport continues to lack commercial ambition. Get rid of the airport tax, encourage more flights and make Norwich a departure airport of choice. Get creative and let's start to make this airport attractive to both carriers and passengers.

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • permanent workers get made redundant and they employ temps on zero hour contracts? Nice one!

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    getalife

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

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    Thursday, April 24, 2014

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