Thousands of attendees turn out to Swedavia’s recruitment days

Attendee at Swedavia recruitment day.
Photo Credit: Swedavia

More than 3,500 people have flocked to attend Swedavia’s recent recruitment days for a range of permanent and seasonal employment opportunities as Swedish airports Arlanda and Landvetter.

In a bid to fortify Sweden’s long-term connectivity, Swedavia, the operator of the country’s largest airports, Arlanda and Landvetter, has embarked on an extensive recruitment initiative.

This recruiting drive aims not only to fill existing vacancies but also to accommodate anticipated growth, ensuring a robust workforce to sustain airport operations into the future.

Unprecedented Interest

The recent recruitment events held by Swedavia and its partners in January witnessed an overwhelming response, reflecting the considerable allure of employment opportunities at Arlanda and Landvetter airports.

With over 3,500 enthusiastic attendees, these events highlighted the widespread interest in working within the aviation industry.

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“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,” said Marie Wiksborg, Director of Business Support at Swedavia.

“We can certainly say that the two days were very successful, with a total of several thousand visitors.”

Photo Credit: Landvetter Airport

Diverse Opportunities Await

The scope of employment opportunities available at Swedavia’s airports is vast and varied. From operational roles to security personnel, airline staff, ground handling services, and even positions in hospitality and IT, there’s a role suited for individuals with diverse skill sets and interests.

Moreover, both permanent positions and seasonal roles are on offer, providing flexibility for job seekers.

Swedavia’s recruitment drive was a collaborative effort involving numerous airport partners.

With approximately 30 companies participating in Arlanda’s recruitment day and nearly 20 at Landvetter, the events served as platforms for prospective employees to engage with a plethora of employers from various sectors within the airports.

Photo Credit: Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Reflecting on the recruitment events, representatives from partnering companies expressed satisfaction with the turnout and the quality of interactions.

“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,” says Angela Jansson, Head of Recruitment and Skills Development at SAS Ground Handling.

Looking Ahead: A Bright Future for Swedish Airports

As Swedavia and its partners gear up to address the evolving needs of airport operations, the significance of a robust workforce cannot be overstated.

With over 500 anticipated vacancies in the coming years, the ongoing recruitment efforts are pivotal in ensuring the seamless functioning of Arlanda and Landvetter airports.

The following companies participated in the recruitment days:

Arlanda

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.

Landvetter

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

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Over 3,500 people have turned out at recruitment days offering a broad range of permanent and seasonal jobs at Swedavia's Arlanda and Landvetter Airports.
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