More than 400 jobs have been added to a Manchester airport jobs fair to take the total to more than 1,000.

Thursday’s event takes place at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s The Point complex from 10am.

More than 20 different employers from across the airport will be available to discuss vacancies including Swissport, Boots, HMSHost and Thomas Cook Airlines.

A variety of jobs are available as the airport gears up for its busiest ever summer including baggage handlers, receptionists, chefs, cabin crew, pilots and cleaners.

Manchester airport is already one of the largest centres of employment in the north-west with more than 22,000 people directly employed on site, supporting a further 48,000 jobs in the region.

A £1 billion transformation programme, which will see Terminal 2 more than double in size, is continuing, with more than 700 people working on the scheme.

New routes to Seattle with Thomas Cook Airlines, Florence with BA CityFlyer and Cagliari, Palermo and Ponta Delgada with Ryanair are being added this summer.

Job seekers wishing to attend on Thursday can register here for an hour’s time slot