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Airport open day proves how important it is to study travel and tourism

Posted on 31/08/2022 by

Auckland Airport recently held a recruitment fair, where there were more than 3,000 jobs up for grabs.

In late July, Auckland Airport opened its doors in a massive recruitment fair. There were over 3,000 jobs up for grabs, and more than 4,000 people attended the event.

This recruitment fair was at just at the right time, only a day before the border finally officially opened fully once again. Much like the rest of the tourism and travel companies around New Zealand, Auckland Airport was looking to bring on new staff to get ready for the rush of tourists expected this summer.

Here’s a little more about the recruitment day, and why it means it’s such a good time to study travel and tourism!

Recruitment day at Auckland Airport

The Auckland Airport job fair was set up to showcase the many roles on offer at Auckland Airport.

There was a range of roles and careers available from more than 30 different organisations, which spanned everything from entry-level jobs to skilled trades, specialist roles, and jobs that required degrees.

Auckland Airport Chief Executive Carrie Hurihanganui said that the airport is a fabulous place to work, and no two days are ever the same.

“With the reopening of the border, international travel is on its way back and everyone who keeps the aviation system running smoothly is looking for fantastic people to join their teams, including Auckland Airport,” she added.

How a travel and tourism qualification gives you a leg up

A qualification in travel and tourism can offer you a huge leg up over the competition when it comes to landing fantastic roles at the airport, or in other industry jobs.

ITC and Study From Home is one of the most well-known and trusted providers of qualifications in this field. And in fact, the CEO of a major airline recently told one of our students that ITC was the place to be to earn a qualification in the industry.

Whether you attended Auckland Airport’s job fair and missed out on a role, or whether you’d like to prepare for the next one, taking this time to earn a recognised industry qualification could be your pathway to the career of your dreams.

Many of our courses are just 20 weeks long, such as our New Zealand Certificate in Travel and Tourism with a stand in Aviation (level 3), so you’ll have a qualification in your hand before you know it, and job opportunities aplenty soon after.

With so many vacancies in the industry right now, and the busy summer season around the corner, there has rarely been a better time to give yourself the leg up you need to land a great role in travel and tourism.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you have about our courses, or to enrol and take the first step in your new career!

Study From Home – 0800 TOURISM (0800 868747) or

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