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  • Thu
    10 am to 4 pmLancashire Cricket Club

    Six hundred jobs are up for grabs at Manchester Airport, as it gears up for its busiest 12 months on record.

    Job-seekers from across the region are being invited to attend a special event on Thursday 26th April at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s The Point complex from 10am to 4pm, to learn more about the roles on offer.

    As well as roles with Manchester Airport other employers recruiting include Swissport, Boots, HMSHost, Thomas Cook Airlines,

    Jobs available include cabin crew, pilots, retail assistants, security officers, drivers and customer service agents.

    Andrew Cowan, the chief executive at the airport, said: “As we gear up for our busiest ever summer, we are looking forward to discussing the job opportunities available with people from a wide range of backgrounds from across the region.

    “The airport is a huge source of employment and as we continue to grow, so will the number of employment and training opportunities available.”

    He added: “Events like this, coupled with the jobs being created through our £1bn Transformation Programme, illustrate the important role Manchester Airport plays in supporting the growth of the region as a whole.”

    The jobs fair comes as the airport prepares for its busiest ever summer.

    Work on the £1bn transformation programme, which will see Terminal 2 more than double in size, continues at pace, with more than 700 people currently working on the programme.

    This summer, there will also be new routes to Seattle with Thomas Cook Airlines, Florence with BA CityFlyer and Cagliari, Palermo and Ponta Delgada with Ryanair.

    Ryanair has recently announced it is looking to recruit in the region and is planning to take on 200 extra cabin crew.

    Manchester Airport is already one of the largest centres of employment in the North West with more than 22,000 people directly employed on site, supporting a further 48,000 jobs in the region.

    Manchester’s long-haul catchment area places around 22 million people and 60% of all UK businesses within a two-hour drive time – it extends north through the Lake District into Scotland; east across Yorkshire and the North East; south to Birmingham and the Midlands; and west into Merseyside and Wales.

    Owner MAG serves more than 58 million passengers and handles almost half a million tonnes of air freight every year through its ownership and operation of the airports of London Stansted, Manchester and East Midlands.

  • Sat
    10 am to 1.30 pmTownley Street Chapel, Macclesfield

    The inaugural TEDxMacclesfield will showcase speakers tackling some of humanity’s biggest questions with humour, optimism and insight. The event takes place on Saturday 28th April at Townley Street Chapel, Macclesfield and will include up to eight short talks in the spirit of TED, the international non-profit organisation devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading'. Speakers will be filmed and the talks are then made available to a global online audience of 10 million subscribers through the TEDx YouTube channel.

    The speakers, who all have a connection with Macclesfield, will talk for 10-12 minutes each and champion an innovative idea they are passionate about. The intention is to showcase the talent and expertise in the town and give a platform to some unheard voices. Talks will be solution focused, non-political non-religious and will cover a diverse range of topics. Ideas include the challenges facing the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope project being managed from Jodrell Bank, lessons for living with mental illness, why the outdoors helps us think creatively and how we can help make the fashion industry more sustainable.

    Organisers Lynne Jones and Jude D'Souza hope the talks will spark discussion, make new connections and start conversations across the community.

    Jude D’Souza is a writer who organises cinema and spoken word events in the town through Entropy Events: “There's been a growth in arts, culture and entertainment in the town over the last 7 or 8 years which has invigorated Macclesfield and raised its profile as a destination. We want to build on that renaissance and and tap into the many amazing ideas bubbling under the surface here to show how they can change lives”.

    Lynne Jones is a journalist and producer and was one of the founders of Barnaby Festival. "It's been really exciting meeting some of the interesting folk living or working in Macclesfield who care passionately about what they do and have ideas they want to shout about. We've pulled together a great team of volunteers to organise and steward the event and we're really grateful to the businesses who are supporting us financially or with in-kind support.”

    The conference will be hosted by Geoff Bird, a producer and reporter with BBC Radio who lives in Macclesfield. Alongside the talks will be live performances and videos of TED talks.

    TEDx is an independently organised event under licence from TED. Tickets for this first event are limited by the licence to 100 and cost £19 with a limited number at £14 for 18-29 year olds. Tickets will be sold online and the organisers expect demand to be high. For information about how to get tickets go to