TEESSIDE Airport has confirmed it is recruiting for 15 new jobs across the airport - as it has revealed further details of its major refit.

Bosses have today said it is recruiting for staff to work in its retail, food and beverage areas as it ramps up its team ahead of the summer season.

It comes as low-cost airline, Ryanair is set to operate flights between Teesside and three sunny destinations with flights starting in July.

Read more: Ryanair announces new flights to this sunny destination from Teesside Airport

The new jobs will see successful applicants working across all the new food and drink outlets in the refurbished terminal building, as well as airport's shops.

One role up for grabs is that of Head Chef – which bosses say is a vitally important job criteria being that they must be able to make a "great parmo."

Meanwhile further details ahead of the refit, which is expected to be complete next month, have been revealed.

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Airport bosses have revealed the final names of the venues inside, which are Transporter Bar and Kitchen, The Goosepool bar and Rockliffe and The Landside Café.

Ellie Potter, who has been appointed passenger services co-ordinator, said she was looking forward to seeing an influx of passengers. 

The 25-year-old from Middlesbrough said: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining the airport with all of the work that’s going on to transform it, and the new routes it’s bringing to the area for local people.

"Working at the airport every day is different and my job is so versatile and interesting – for example when the Radio 1 Big Weekend was in the area, we welcomed Miley Cyrus, Lewis Capaldi and Craig David.

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The Middleton Lounge, pictured, is part of the airport's new lounge offering which also includes The Rockliffe Lounge Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

"And, just yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge used the airport too."

“I’m delighted about my new role, and I’m looking forward to seeing more passengers through our terminal.

"I feel like with everything that’s happening here, I’ve got a real career ahead of me in a brilliant environment – anyone who applies would be working with a great team and would build real friendships along the way.”

Following the announcement, the Conservative Mayor of the Tees Valley, Ben Houchen welcomed the new jobs as part of the "transformation" of the terminal.

He said: “Teesside Airport is a key part of my plan for jobs, so I’m thrilled that we are creating even more good-quality jobs for local workers at our airport and helping young people from across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool forge a rewarding career in aviation.

“We’re securing more airlines flying to more destinations, whether that’s for a UK city break in London, a staycation in Cornwall or a beach holiday in Majorca or Corfu.

"We’ve seen the return of household names such as Ryanair and TUI who have given Teesside Airport a huge vote of confidence and can see the amazing potential in our local area and local people.    

“Our new bars cafes and restaurants are a big part of the transformation of our airport, so the new members of the team are going to play a very important role in making sure local people flying out of Teesside Airport have the best experience possible."

Labour's candidate for Tees Valley Mayor, Jessie Joe Jacobs said: "I want the airport to succeed.

"I want it not just to take Teessiders away on holiday but to play a part in bringing thousands of visitors to a vibrant Tees Valley that under my leadership will be a go-to tourist destination.

"And to work properly the airport needs to be part of a modern, integrated Tees Travel system that connects all our people and places so visitors can get from arrivals to anywhere in the area on quick, clean and green transport that works for all."

Conservative Mayor Ben Houchen and Labour candidate Jessie Joe Jacobs will go head to head in the mayoral elections on May 6. 

For more information visit teessideinternational.com/vacancies