More than 1,000 jobs have become available as Manchester airport prepares for its busiest ever summer.

Roles on offer include lounge agents, drivers and security officers.

The airport is to provide full training to successful applicants.

A special recruitment event is being held on March 7 at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s The Point complex.

Other employers recruiting at the event include Swissport, Jet2, Boots, Dnata and the Clayton Hotel.

Jobs available with airport partners include cabin crew, baggage handlers and customer service roles.

There are also apprenticeships, graduate schemes and managerial roles.

The airport is one of the largest centres of employment in the north-west with more than 25,000 people directly employed on site, supporting a further 45,000 jobs in the region.

Chief operating officer Brad Miller said:“The airport is gearing up for another busy summer and that means there are hundreds of jobs being created, both directly with ourselves and with the many other organisations we work with on our campus.

“It is really pleasing to see that, as we grow, so do the benefits delivered to communities and the region as a whole.

“Our last few jobs fairs have proved hugely successful with thousands of people securing work across the site and we’re looking forward to another great event this year.”