GATWICK Airport is hosting its biggest ever Jobs Fair with more than 40 employers scheduled to attend the event and showcase the wide variety of career opportunities available.

The Gatwick Airport Jobs Fair will take place on Wednesday, November 15, at the Aurora Hotel in Crawley and will involve exhibitors from across the wider pool of companies based at the airport, offering more than 1,000 jobs.

Gatwick is the largest employer in the region with 24,000 staff working on the campus for more than 250 companies.

The airport employs 2,800 people directly, of which 1,800 are security staff.

A further 12,000 jobs are created indirectly.

The recruiting companies include retailers, food and beverage providers, engineering teams, airlines and their handling agents, maintenance providers, operations and support companies.

The fair also takes place alongside the launch of a new jobs portal on the airport’s website which will serve as an online hub for a range of different job opportunities across the companies based at Gatwick.

Gatwick Airport’s recruitment manager, Lisa Clegg, said: “Gatwick is a diverse employment base for thousands of people and the wide-ranging career opportunities will be showcased at this jobs fair and through our new portal.

“As the largest local employer, and many of our 24,000-strong workforce living locally, we recognise we can play a role connecting people to jobs on the airport campus.

“The airport is the common link for all of us.

“Gatwick continues to grow and the airport is committed to investing in a local talent pool of job seekers, supporting its airport partners and inspiring individuals to develop a career at the airport.”

Kirsty Penn from easyJet, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the jobs fair.”