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Great interest in working at Sweden's largest airports, Arlanda and Landvetter – thousands of attendees flock to Swedavia's recruitment days

2024-01-30, kl. 06:00

Swedavia is continuing to invest largely for the future in recruitment at Sweden's largest airports, Arlanda and Landvetter, to ensure Sweden’s long-term connectivity. Both permanent and seasonal employment opportunities are available, with a wide range of different employers and a variety of different occupations. On 12 and 17 January, Swedavia and a number of its partners held two very well-attended recruitment days. To say that there was a great deal of interest would be an understatement. In total, more than 3,500 attendees participated in the recruitment days.

Applications poured in and attendees showed tremendous interest in working at Swedavia's largest airports, Arlanda and Landvetter, during Swedavia's major recruitment event where open recruitment days were held together with a large number of the airports’ employers. A total of 30 companies participated at Stockholm Arlanda’s recruitment day and nearly 20 companies at Landvetter's recruitment day, which Swedavia hosted in mid-January in collaboration with a number of its partners with operations at the airports.

"Of course, it is very gratifying to see the strong response and tremendous interest in working at our airports, with so many job seekers of different ages, who chose to visit our very well-attended recruitment days in January. We can certainly say that the two days were very successful, with a total of several thousand visitors, and we and our partners hope, of course, that the opportunity to meet with us will lead to a number of new colleagues with new jobs at our airports. We and a large number of our partners are looking for a number of new employees in a wide variety of professions, both during the summer season and in permanent positions, in order to ensure Sweden’s long-term connectivity at our airports as much as we can," says Marie Wiksborg, Director of Business Support at Swedavia.

Right now, there are a large number of vacancies in a wide variety of occupations and employers at our airports, both with Swedavia and the airport's partners, ranging from, for example, operational airport employees, employees at security control, airlines and ground handling companies, as well as vacancies in cafés, restaurants and IT. A total of more than 500 vacancies are anticipated over the next few years.

Some of the companies at Arlanda and Landvetter that are recruiting new employees describe the major recruitment initiative as follows:

"At Avarn Arlanda, we had a successful recruitment day filled with productive meetings with interesting candidates. It was a great day!" says Yazdan Gilani, Head of Department and Security Officer, Avarn Security Aviation.

”Swedavia’s large recruitment day during 2025 will be the border police’s key acitvity to secure the needed growth of new employees”, says Tor Hiis, responsible for recruitment at the border police in Sweden, Region Stockholm.

"It was a successful day with a lot of attendees and productive meetings. It was great to see so much interest in working with SAS's ground handling services at Stockholm Arlanda. I hope that the recruitment day will result in many good applications," says Angela Jansson, Head of Recruitment and Skills Development at SAS Ground Handling.

“What a productive day! We met so many wonderful potential future colleagues who asked good questions about what it's like to work at Arlanda and what kind of jobs we can offer as a company. There was a great deal of interest in working in our service positions, and with our fantastic combination of food, drink and service, we felt that the visitors showed us a high level of engagement and interest. We hope to welcome many new colleagues now, and especially this summer!", says Pia Axelsson, People Director at SSP Sweden.

"We are in an expansion phase at Arlanda, where we plan to hire nearly 120 new employees on an ongoing basis until the summer. The recruitment event was a great opportunity for us to showcase our operation, answer questions and connect with a large number of promising candidates. The day resulted in a large number of applications and we have already scheduled interviews with a number of attendees who visited our stand. A very successful event!, says Mikael Johansson, Station Manager at Aviator.

"The Recruitment Day at Göteborg Landvetter is an important day for us as we are constantly on the lookout for new, talented colleagues. This year's event was very successful and we received over 40 applications, many of which went on to the next stage of the process, so it paid off immediately, which is great," says Jennie Weimén, recruiter at Landvetter Airport, Securitas.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport has around 600 employers and about 17,500 employees, while Göteborg Landvetter Airport has about 100 employers and 3,500 employees. The airports are therefore major employers in their respective regions and Arlanda is one of the largest workplaces in Sweden.

The following companies participated in the recruitment days:

Avarn Security, Aviator, Avis Budget Group, AVISEQ CRITICAL COMMUNICATION AB, Cabonline, Clarion Hotel Arlanda, DHL Express Arlanda, Dufry/Avolta, Forex, Gate Gourmet, Global Blue, Hertz, HMSHost/Avolta, Menzies Aviation, Newrest inflight, Nordrest, The Swedish Police, Radisson Blu, RC, SAS Ground Handling, SAS Scandinavian Airlines System, Smarte Carte, Sodexo, SSP, Swedavia, Taxi Stockholm, TUIfly Nordic.

AirportRetailGroup, Aviator, DHL Express, Espresso House Sweden, Forex, Gate gourmet, GFC (Gothenburg Fuelling Company), GLA Aircargo AB, MenziesAviation, The Swedish Police, SAS Maintenance Production, Scandic Hotel, Securitas, Sodexo, SSP, Swedavia.

Read more about what it's like to work at Swedavia's airports and about all the vacancies:
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