There has been an unprecedented rush for tickets for tomorrow’s BNE Careers Expo at Brisbane Airport.

More than 4,500 tickets have already been sold for the expo, which takes place on Saturday September 10 at Skygate, Brisbane Airport.

According to the airport operator, ticket interest has grown since it went public with the need for 2,000 workers across the precinct, plus another 10,000 in time for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

“Our focus is really about creating long-term awareness that Brisbane Airport is not just the gateway to a holiday, but it’s a place where you can have a really great career,” said Jane Dionysius, human resources general manager at Brisbane Airport. Forty employers and training organisations will be represented at the BNE Careers Expo, with some conducting speed interviews on the sidelines of the event. 

“These companies have been very honest with us about how many people they need now, and how many they’ll need in the future. Alliance Airlines, for example, is looking for 100 people today, and 400 in the next 12 months, which is extraordinary growth for this Queensland-based airline.” 

In addition to the BNE Careers Expo, 45 companies from across the airport will gather at a Workforce Attraction Forum on Friday, to find creative solutions to attract more staff. 

“This is about discovering new ways in a new world to attract and retain a workforce that now has very different needs. We want employers to look at innovative options for working across multiple businesses and create new flexible work environments that make BNE stand-out,” said Doug Pye of BNE Enterprise. 


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