AN annual jobs fair is staged on Friday.

Newcastle International Airport has teamed up with JobCentre Plus for the seventh convention at the Britannia Hotel, in Woolsington, near the airport.

Employment opportunities at the airport have more than doubled in recent years as a result of the rapid expansion in passenger numbers, which are expected to hit five million this year.

With more than 150 vacancies at the airport, the fair gives jobseekers information on a number of career opportunities, from security and customer service, to baggage handling and airfield operations.

Jobseekers are encouraged to take CVs to give to prospective employers.

The job fair is being held in the hotel's Castellan Suite, from 10am to 3pm.