London Stansted Airport will host its annual spring jobs fair next week.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 7 from 10am to 2pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel, with nearly 50 companies expected to attend.

MAG Stansted, which owns and operates the airport, will be one of the participating businesses, and is recruiting for approximately 200 roles.

Other companies including Ryanair, Titan Airways, Border Force,, World Duty Free, Harrods Aviation and National Express also have positions to fill.

Currently the largest single employment site in the East of England, London Stansted is home to over 12,000 workers.

Many more roles are to be created as the summer season approaches, and in light of recent passenger numbers reaching 28 million in 2023.

MAG’s group head of education and skills, Marcella MRabety, said: " Airports offer loads of variety and bags of opportunity, and an employment and skills team that is there to support you.

"The roles available are perfect for people with strong people skills, a drive for success, and an interest in building an exciting career in aviation."

Additional perks await successful candidates, including 80 per cent off public transport, discounts on airport retail and free holiday parking, as well as access to various free skills and training programmes.

One role of interest is that of an aviation security officer with MAG Stansted.

London Stansted’s people director, Jane Long, said: "Whether you are working on the airfield or screening thousands of people at the busy search areas, an Airport Security Officer never has a dull moment.

"If you don't have any previous airport experience, don't worry, a comprehensive training programme has been designed to ensure all successful applicants have the skills, knowledge and confidence to perform this vital role.

"A proactive attitude, enthusiasm and an ability to provide excellent customer service are all that’s needed."

Additional support will be on offer at the fair, with academy representatives promoting free pre-employment support programmes, including fully accredited training schemes designed for those receiving jobs seekers allowance who require additional support before applying.