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Spirit AeroSystems Belfast hosts job event to hire for skilled production positions

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Spirit AeroSystems

17th May 2023

Spirit AeroSystems Belfast (“Spirit”) is hosting a job fair on Saturday 20 May 2023, to hire more than 100 people for career factory positions.

The hiring event will be at the Spirit’s facility on Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are expanding our operations in Belfast and are recruiting to hire over 100 skilled production fitters,” said Ciara Kennedy, Spirit’s site leader. “We need talented people to help build the future of aviation. Our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce is unwavering, and we look forward to welcoming new team members who share our passion for excellence.”

Kennedy said that Spirit will provide training at the company’s skills centers for qualified applicants who are hired but do not have aerospace experience. She said there is the potential for immediate job offers at the career fair.

Spirit offers regional and industry-leading pay and benefits:

  • Base pay rates for these positions start at £28,500 rising to £31,200
  • Generous shift premiums and overtime rates apply
  • 36-hour workweek with early finish on Fridays
  • Generous holidays – 260 hours on an annual basis
  • DC Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service
  • Non-contractual Occupational Sick Scheme
  • On site Occupational Health Department
  • Employee Assistant Programme (Inspire)
  • Free car parking

“Spirit is committed to the growth of our Belfast site. Over the last year, Spirit Belfast has grown by over 500 people,” Kennedy said. “We are also benefitting from the recovery in the airline industry with passenger levels back at pre-COVID levels and production rates up over 20% in 2022 and we expect to do the same in 2023.”