More than 2000 jobseekers flocked to this year's Glasgow Airport jobs fair, eager to land a role in the aviation industry.

A total of 36 employers from across the airport’s campus had positions available in an event that showcased more than 500 jobs.

A variety of roles were on offer across a multitude of disciplines including security, retail, facilities management, catering, ground handling and transport.

The Gazette: 36 employers were at the event36 employers were at the event (Image: Glasgow Airport)

Further opportunities were listed directly by Glasgow Airport Ltd in areas such as engineering, finance, airfield operations and the control centre.

The event saw recruitment teams from a diverse range of airport-based or partnered companies.

Prominent operators like NATS, Swissport, Menzies, ICTS and Select Service Partners (SSP) were keen to meet capable candidates for their full-time, part-time and seasonal roles.

Airlines including Loganair and Jet2, special assistance providers OCS, and facilities management company ABM joined the line-up, presenting further employment options.

Transport operators First, McGill’s, and Stagecoach had an array of trainee and public service vehicle (PSV) driver positions.

The airport’s retailers such as World Duty Free, the Celtic and Rangers stores, and external travel agent partners Barrhead Travel and Hays Travel also offered varied opportunities.

To be more inclusive than ever, this year's event also had a quiet hour planned between 3pm and 4pm for jobseekers with sensory issues.

The Gazette: There was a quiet hour for those with sensory issuesThere was a quiet hour for those with sensory issues (Image: Glasgow Airport)

Ronald Leitch, interim chief operating officer of AGS Airports which owns Glasgow Airport, said: "Thanks to the hard work of the Glasgow Airport team, I’m thrilled to say that this year’s jobs fair was a huge success.

"I was pleased to see so many people attending to see what career opportunities were available to them.

"The airport is one of the region’s largest employers and it was evident today that, following a difficult few years for aviation, so many people were keen to work with us.

"The recruitment drive was very positive in terms of filling the vacancies they had, which ultimately puts the airport in a strong footing for the busy summer period."

Projections by Glasgow Airport estimate that more than 8.5 million passengers will travel through the airport in 2024.

For more information on career opportunities, potential applicants are invited to visit the jobs section of the Glasgow Airport website.