Airport’s work plan takes off

A
consortium of employers in Sussex has begun a scheme to recruit people to deal
with the Airport predicted jobs boom at Gatwick over the next seven years.

The
scheme, called Gatwork, will link employers in the area to jobseekers across the
country and is led by Sussex Enterprise, which supports and represents
businesses in the county.

Leading
employers including WHSmith, ServisAir, Gate Gourmet Le Meridien Hotel, JMC
Airlines and ADI Security Group have signed up to the scheme.

Figures
show the number of people at Gatwick could increase from the current level of
28,000 to 34,000 over the next seven years due to the airport’s expansion.

Gatwork
will share ideas and resources to recruit staff. It will also encourage
mothers, students and mature workers to work at the airport.

Chris
Little, recruitment and training manager of WHSmith’s Europe Travel Retail,
said, “We are looking at a new, more flexible rota system so that we can
accommodate potential employees with a variety of preferences and demands on
their time.”

 www.sussexenterprise.co.uk

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