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Aldergrove airport security company ICTS creates 40 jobs

ICTS station manager Chris Armstrong and Belfast International Airport head of security Nabeel Gill announce the 40 new jobs at the airport

AVIATION security services company ICTS is creating 40 jobs at Belfast International Airport in preparation for what is predicted to be the busiest-ever summer at Aldergrove.

ICTS, which operates central search passenger facilities, says the expansion will bring its total staff numbers to 260 people, and it has already begun a recruitment drive for the new roles.

The firm's station manager Chris Armstrong said: “We're now in the build-up to dealing with unprecedented passenger traffic this summer.

"The airport is enjoying impressive growth with new routes with hundreds of thousands of additional airline seats. We have to be ready, and that means having new staff properly trained and in place to handle the increased volume of business."

He added: “We're delighted with the airport's impressive performance and, of course, as it builds on its success, so too will new employment opportunities be created by on-site companies."

Belfast International Airport head of security Nabeel Gill said the ICTS workforce expansion is a most welcome development.

He added: “ICTS will be taking part in our planned jobs fair in the Valley leisure centre on February 22 alongside other companies in expansion mode.

“We will have more than 150 jobs on offer, which are worth about £2.6 million in wages and salaries to the local economy.

"Airport businesses are thriving and its all down to passenger growth and demand. We now have airport pass holders from every corner of Northern Ireland, and we see that continuing as the airport continues to enjoy historic growth.”

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