Aviation security company, ICTS, is creating forty new jobs in line with the growth being achieved at Belfast International Airport.
The full-time posts are being advertised in the local press and ICTS says the recruitment and training process will be completed ahead of the planned start of operations by Ryanair.
The forty jobs will generate £650,000 in wages in the local economy.
All of the posts are being created without any assistance or support from the Northern Ireland administration.
ICTS says the additional employees will bring to 250 the size of its workforce at Belfast International Airport.
Jim Finegan, Operations Director ICTS (UK) said: “It’s wonderful to be on a recruitment drive. Growth at the airport means greater demand for our professional aviation security services. It’s a win-win for all.
“ICTS have been at the airport since 2000 and this is easily the most exciting period of growth we have seen. We’re delighted to be involved with Belfast International in this success story and are looking forward to further growth and increased passenger throughput.
“Application forms can be requested by sending an A4 stamped self-addressed envelope, with cover letter and CV, to ICTS (UK) Limited, Belfast International Airport, Belfast, BT29 4AB. Applications must have a five-year checkable background.”
Belfast International Airport Operations Director, Alan Whiteside, said the new jobs are the first to flow from the planned arrival of Ryanair and the increase in seat capacity by existing airlines, easyJet, Jet2, United and Wizz.
Mr Whiteside said: “We’re ramping up for a spring and summer with passenger activity reaching new peaks. We’ve recruited eighteen new apprentices within the past year or so and we expect our other supply and retail companies to take on additional employees to match demand.
“These are exciting times for Belfast International. What’s really good about these jobs is that they are being created, not promised, at no cost whatsoever to the taxpayer.
“We’re making headway as an economic hub for Northern Ireland. It’s a pity those who drive job creation and investment don’t realise the important role the airport plays in re-balancing our economy.
“I have no doubt that we could achieve even greater results if Ministers grasped the ‘nettle’ of Air Passenger Duty (APD) and took steps to consign it to the bin.”