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Airport security firm creating 50 jobs in response to record summer passenger numbers

Preparing for a record summer are ICTS station manager, Chris Armstrong and Belfast International Airport head of security, Nabeel Gill

AIRPORT security company, ICTS, is creating up to fifty new jobs at its Belfast base in response to passenger growth.

The security firm is set to expand its workforce at Belfast International Airport to 250 and is seeking to recruit personnel from all over Northern Ireland, highlighting a difficulty in finding local staff.

ICTS said it is looking to increase its workforce in preparation for record passenger numbers this summer at Belfast International Airport. The company operates Central Search at the airport, which, at its peak, processes up to 12,000 passengers a-day.

ICTS station manager, Chris Armstrong, said that the roles are being advertised in all job centres across the north.

"We are having to go beyond the south Antrim area to recruit staff," he explained.

"That's why all job centres throughout Northern Ireland have been made aware of our requirement needs. This year, the airport expects to exceed six million passengers for the first time in its history and, put simply, that means new jobs and new opportunities."

“This recruitment drive by ICTS is necessary to keep pace with the numbers of passengers who go through Central Search and on to airside facilities and departure gates. We're delighted to be expanding, which reinforces the economic importance of the airport site not only to immediate council areas, but to all eleven councils in Northern Ireland," he added

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