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Airport Employs Staff from 28 Different Countries

17/02/2014

London City Airport (LCY) is an international business in more ways than one, reporting that its workforce is made up of 28 different nationalities.

More than 2,000 people work at LCY, with over 500 directly employed by the airport. They include nationals from all over Europe such as France, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands, as well as people from as far afield as Australia, Barbados, Brazil, South Africa and Uganda.

The most represented countries outside of the UK are Ireland, Portugal and Poland, followed by Nigeria, France, Germany, India and Lithuania.

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport said: “Having an international workforce truly strengthens the business. Our workforce reflects the international make-up of the local area and the international make-up of our business, currently serving more than 40 destinations across Europe. With passengers of many different nationalities travelling through our airport every day, the most obvious advantage is having foreign language speakers on-site to provide assistance. Our international employees also bring local knowledge of overseas markets, which can benefit both passengers travelling overseas and our business strategy more widely.”

London City Airport is committed to recruiting locally - 27 per cent of current employees are from the London Borough of Newham and 61 per cent live within five miles of the airport.

The airport employs more than 500 people directly, and supports a further 1,500 jobs across the site. Its ‘Take Off Into Work’ scheme provides skills training and work experience for local adults looking for employment. The programme has helped more than 300 people get back into work since 2009.

The airport’s proposed City Airport Development Plan – seven new stands, a parallel taxiway, a western extension to the existing terminal and a new arrivals building - will create 1,500 new full-time jobs by 2023 bringing the total workforce to in excess of 3,500.

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