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All the job vacancies at Manchester Airport as bosses push ‘major’ recruitment drive

There are countless career opportunities at Manchester Airport

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Manchester Airport is hiring for a number of job vacancies as bosses push for a ‘major’ recruitment drive amid the ongoing delays.

Throughout the last few weeks, travellers have been reporting huge queues and chaotic scenes as the airport struggles with a combination of staff shortages and increased passenger numbers. 

Before stepping down from her role earlier this week, the airport’s former managing director Karen Smart apologised to all passengers who had experienced disruption to their journeys, before saying that getting back to full strength will ‘take time’.

She said: “We want to be clear with our customers that getting back to full strength is going to take time and there will unfortunately be periods over the next few weeks when it will take longer to get through the airport than it should.”

In response to the chaos, which has sent its reputation ‘nosediving‘, the airport is now on a ‘major’ recruitment drive to employ staff to help with the influx of passengers.

Over on the Manchester Airport Group jobs site, there are a variety of roles on offer, including drivers, traffic marshalls, security operatives and a number of managerial positions, all with competitive salaries. 

Here are some of the roles you can apply for now: 

Security Ambassador 

A Security Ambassador is responsible for passengers’ movements through the security area. According to the airport, they are ‘the heart and foundation of the security team’. 

Role responsibilities include:

  • Hosting the entrance to security search areas, effectively preparing passengers for presentation at the boarding card readers and x-rays.
  • Assisting passengers in loading their trays.
  • Managing numerous queues in and around the central search areas and prioritising any passengers whose flights may be departing within a short period of time.
  • Ensuring that flow remains compliant with security regulation.
  • Providing professional, timely and accurate information to passengers.

While a one-week training course will be provided, the successful candidate must have experience in a face-to-face customer service role, as well as a ‘sky-high personal presentation and a can-do attitude’. 

The role pays £10.53 per hour, which includes 22.5% shift allowance. Apply here.

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Security Performance Coordinator

A Security Performance Coordinator is responsible for ‘the coordination, analysis and distribution of management information extracted from multiple operational security systems to enable and facilitate decision making, compliance and people management’.

Role responsibilities include: 

  • Tracking and analysing security performance with reports from security systems.
  • Managing employee information changes including links with other affected systems.
  • Administration of setup and utilisation of security system.
  • Collection and analysis reporting of historical security performance statistics.
  • Working with training to coordinate mandatory training for existing colleagues.

Security performance coordinators will work forty hours a week, predominantly Monday to Friday, and will earn a salary between £22,000 – £24,000 depending on experience. Apply here.

Hold Baggage Screening Agent 

Manchester Airport is on the look out for part time Hold Baggage Screening Agents who will be responsible for scanning passengers’ carry-on luggage and identifying any prohibited items or possible threats.

Role responsibilities include:

  • Analysing x-ray images and possible threats using approved equipment at various locations across the airport site.
  • Following the Hold Baggage Screening operating protocol/procedures including performing daily/weekly testing of all HBS x-ray equipment.
  • Remaining alert and vigilant to activity on the airport and periphery to ensure risks are minimised through prompt action and reporting to Team Leaders.
  • Carry out security functions as part of the wider MAG network.

The successful candidate won’t need to have previous experience in a security role as training will be provided. This is a part-time role requiring twenty-five hours of work a week, with shifts lasting between eight and twelve hours and start from 3am. The job pays £10.72 an hour. Apply here.

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Traffic Marshall

A Traffic Marshall at Manchester Airport is responsible for providing customer assistance to users of the Terminal forecourt areas and car parks, as well as black cab users.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a continuous flow from all traffic dropping off to buses and taxis.
  • Ensure proper control and safe access for the general public, staff and service partners of the airport.
  • Assist all customers with any general enquiries and provide excellent customer service when required.
  • Patrol pre-determined areas of the airport assisting/addressing problems that could halt or disrupt the flow of traffic.
  • Report and advise GMP and Landside Managers of issues that could have a detrimental impact on the safety and security of the airport.

Experience in a similar role would be advantageous but is not compulsory. A full clean driving license is required. The successful candidate will receive a salary of £19,886.94 plus 17.5% shift allowance. Apply here.

Meet and Greet Driver

Manchester Airport’s Meet and Greet Drivers help with the movement of up to 4,000 customer cars per day to storage locations holding up 16,000 cars across the site. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • The movement and parking of a range of vehicles.
  • Checking and recording of any damage.
  • Ensuring the correct storage location of the vehicle.
  • Greeting customers, checking booking info, providing assistance and directions for parking location.
  • Ensuring customers park suitably to maximise storage capacity.

Successful candidates will be careful and experienced drivers with over two years of driving experience with no more than three penalty points on their licence.

The role requires thirty hours per week, with shifts working on a five-days-on three-days-off basis. Apply here.

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Customer Transport Manager

The Customer Transport Manager is responsible for the ‘day to day operational management of the land side and airside Customer Transport operation’. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Efficient and effective management of the day-to-day operations of land side and air side bussing.
  • Delivery of a service driving continual improvement in NPS scores and enhancing our reputation with passengers and stakeholders.
  • Leadership of a team of drivers, ensuring that the team perform well and feel engaged and included, via coaching, one to ones, performance management and welfare support.
  • Delivery of health and safety plans and processes, ensuring that the team are compliant.
  • Use of KPIs and data to drive efficiency in the operation, making on the spot decisions and changes to the operation where needed and seeking solutions to trends and longer-term issues.

This role will involve both day shifts and night shifts, which will operate on a five-days-on three-days-off basis. 

A full clean UK Driving Licence is required. The role will pay a salary of £28,992 plus 17.5% shift allowance. Apply here.

Customer Service Ambassador 

Manchester Airport is on the hunt for Customer Service Ambassadors who will ‘provide professional, timely and accurate information to see guests have a great start to their journey’.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Ensuring service levels are achieved and maintained for all aspects of guest experience, including check-in, security and immigration.
  • Providing information to all terminal/airport users via various channels including, face to face, radio, e-mail, tannoy or telephone.
  • Proactively responding to customer feedback and problem situations.
  • Answering enquiries and inputting flight information via Airport Systems.
  • Attending any accidents occurring within the Terminals and accurately reporting, investigating and making any recommendations.

The successful candidate will need previous experience in a similar customer service operational role and must be able to work varied shift patterns including nights.

The role pays £24,085.19 including a 17.5% shift allowance. Apply here.

Manchester Airport

Car Park Team Manager

Manchester Airport is looking for an experienced manager to join its Car Parks Team. Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of a team of car park colleagues.
  • Monitoring of car parks performance daily.
  • Reviewing, auditing and updating standard operating procedures to maximise operational efficiency.
  • Ensuring any operational changes are well communicated and thoroughly understood and complied with.

The successful candidate will need to have proven experience of leading and managing large teams in a service delivery environment.

A typical shift pattern for a Car Park Team Manager is four working days followed by four rest days on a 24/7 rota. Shifts last twenty-four hours with an average working week of forty-two hours.

Apply here.

You can see all the current job vacancies at Manchester Airport over on its website.


Jelly Babies crowned UK’s favourite sweet as top ten revealed

What’s you favourite sweet?

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Jelly Babies have been crowned the nation’s favourite sweet, according to a new survey.

The cute little retro tots beat the likes of Wine Gums, Drumstick lollies, Love Hearts and Cola Bottles to the top spot.

The survey, conducted by research agency, Perspectus Global found that the sugary delights, made with a firm shell and soft centre and invented 160 years ago, still proved they were going strong even against new competition.


Firm favourites in the hearts of the nation, Jelly Babies were closely followed by Fruit Pastilles in second place with 62% of the vote, and Wine Gums in third with 60%.

Jelly Babies were first manufactured in Lancashire in the nineteenth century. But their popularity began to wane before being revived by Bassett’s, in Yorkshire.

Bassett’s began mass-producing the sweets as ‘Peace Babies’ in 1918 but then later reverted back to calling them Jelly Babies, as we all know and love them today.

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Other popular choices included Cola Bottles, creamy Werther’s Originals, rainbow coloured Skittles and mouthwateringly fruity Starburst.

But surprisingly, oldies but goldies including Black Jacks, Drumstick Lollies as well as its modern-day partner the Drumstick Squashie, didn’t perform quite as well as some might expect.

The tongue colour-changing Black Jacks came in at 21 with 52%, and Drumstick Lollies and Squashies got 51% of the vote.

And the inter-galactic retro Flying Saucers, crash landed at 29 on the list with 49% of the vote. 

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But the survey also revealed that not only do Brits love a sugary, fruity and tangy sweet, they also love a minty one too as Polos, Tic Tacs and Mentos all made it on the list as fan favourites. 

Of the 2,000 polled, 78% said there was something magical about enjoying your favourite childhood sweets, 77% admitted they would rather have sweets for dessert than a pudding and 70% prefer sweets over chocolate.

On average, Brits chomp through around 19 sweets a week – which is not great news for our teeth.

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The UK’s 30 favourite sweets, according to the survey, are as follows:

  1. Jelly Babies 65%
  2. Fruit Pastilles 62%
  3. Wine Gums 60%
  4. Cola Bottles 59%
  5. Werther’s Originals 59%
  6. Skittles 58%
  7. Starburst 57%
  8. Liquorice Allsorts 57%
  9. Tangfastics 57%
  10. Rhubarb and custards 56%
  11. Jelly Tots 56%
  12. Fruit Gums 55%
  13. Love Hearts 54%
  14. Dolly Mix 53%
  15. Lemon Sherberts 53%
  16. Pear Drops 53%
  17. Turkish Delight 52%
  18. Maoam Stripes 52%
  19. Kola cubes 52%
  20. Daim bars (formerly Dime) 52%
  21. Black Jacks 52%
  22. Toffee Bonbons 52%
  23. Tunnocks Snowballs 51%
  24. Drumstick Squashies 51%
  25. Drumstick Lollies 51%
  26. Polos 50%
  27. Fruit-tella 50%
  28. Tic Tacs 50%
  29. Flying saucers 49%
  30. Mentos 45%

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Woman finds Easter eggs for just 75p in Morrisons and does trolley dash


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A woman took to social media to show off her Easter egg shop after hearing Morrisons had slashed them down to 75p.

If you need to stock up on Easter eggs for the upcoming holiday, or you’ve just got a sweet tooth and love a good bargain, you’ll be pleased to hear Morrisons are selling some of the chocolate goodies for a reduced price of 75p.

One woman heard the news and had to go and check it out for herself, sharing her chocolate egg haul in a video clip on TikTok.

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Savvy shopper and chocolate lover Tammy made sure to fill her trolley with a selection of the Cadbury and Nestle eggs currently on offer at Morrisons.

The retail giant has slashed its 96g – 126g Easter eggs down by half price from £1.50 to 75p.

However, there’s just one catch: to get this price, customers will need to scan their Morrisons More Card. Customers without a More Card will still have to pay the full price of £1.50.

However, shoppers will have to act quick to bag this bargain as these deals usually only last a week.

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Tammy’s TikTok clip shows her POV as she pushes her shopping trolley filled with 20 of the Easter eggs costing her a total of £15 – not bad. At full price this shop would have cost her £30, saving her a cool £15.

With surely enough in her cart to sort the whole family and have a few left over to treat herself to while watching a Netflix series, it’s no wonder the TikToker was so pleased with herself as she typed in the caption: “When you hear these eggs are down to 75p.”

The clip, posted just days ago, has already gained almost 10,000 views and over 1,000 likes, though viewers have been left divided over the haul. Some have been tagging their friends and family to hurry and make the most of the deal while others have called it ‘selfish’ – but Tammy clapped back at the commenter, saying: “chill out”.

Meanwhile, someone else said: “Literally picked 2 of all flavours for my children.” And another asked: “Is there a limit? My daughter’s birthday party is the day before Easter so I was going to bulk buy them to give to all the kids.” 

Responding, one shopper typed: “I wasn’t told there was a limit so it was worth a try. I just went to a self-checkout.” 

While Tammy replied with: “Yes it says two of each only. I was over the ‘limit’ but no one questioned it.” 

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You can get paid £400 a month to take a relaxing hot bath

A bathroom supplier is looking for someone to test out baths and give feedback

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If you thought your dream job didn’t exist, think again as you could find yourself being paid to soak in a bath tub.

Some people much prefer a shower, while others enjoy a relaxing soak in a nice hot bath. Either way, this job description sounds heavenly, especially for the latter.

Baths have come into the spotlight since the release of Saltburn and its shocking slurping moment in THAT bath scene.

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Perhaps a few shower people have been convinced to change over to the bath side. If you prefer a bath, perhaps you’ll want to take a look at this next job description.

Bathroom Deal are looking for someone to test their bath tubs and share feedback on them. If you successfully land the role, you could become a Bathroom Quality Assurance Tester.

But you’ll have to spend a good bit of time having a soak so that you can share your verdict on each tub before they’re sold to the public. On the plus side, you’ll be squeaky clean!

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If you land the role, you’ll need to make sure you have between one to four hours per week to meet the job’s needs and in return you’ll get a freelance rate of £25 per hour, which works out as up to £400 per month.

The job is also remote so you can take a dip in the privacy of your own home but applicants must be prepared to swap out their bathtub for a different one at least once a month by professionals.

With energy prices rising and water bills going up too, we all know the cost of having a bath has become more of a luxury and probably less of an occurrence for many. However, the extra cash may be worth it.

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On top of this, aspiring bathtub quality assurance testers should also be aware that experts warn not to spend more than 22 minutes in the bath.

According to a recent study at Victoria Plumbing, this is the perfect length of time to spend in the tub and anything over that can suck the natural oils out of your skin and even leave you feeling dehydrated.

So, if this sounds like the perfect job for you, submit an application on the Bathroom Deal website – you must be over 18 to be considered.

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