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Career Change! Suggestions For LGW Area?  
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

I'm considering a major career change, the airline business being one of them. I don't have the eyesight to be a pilot nor the looks to be an FA. I'd like to earn in the £30k region and am in my late 20s. Are there any types of aviation jobs that pay that sort of wage? In the LGW area particularly? Computer programming is currently my profession.


Geoff M.

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User currently offlineSBE727 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Hi there,

With you having Computer Programming knowledge etc etc, which i believe is well paid. Im sure you will find something round the LGW area.

try looking at these



Hope the above helps you out and it gets updated very regulary so keep checking if you dont see anything to begin with.

Good Luck and hope to welcome you to the crazy world of aviation/travel.



User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

How about being a dispatcher. There are a few members of airliners.net that are dispatchers and they seem very eager to give encouragement and advice about this job field.


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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Quoting Geoffm (Thread starter):
I'd like to earn in the £30k region

$56,000 sounds like one heck of a salary to enter a non-specialized position with an airline. Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t most airline jobs (outside of pilots, mechanics, and management) start out considerably lower than that? Maybe LGW has such a steep cost-of-living that you can command that kind of salary for being a check-in clerk, sales agent, customer service rep., or ramp rat, but it sure looks high on the surface.

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User currently offlineSBE727 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

Hi There,

Satx / Geoffm


Customer Service Staff (check-in/ticket desk/rep etc)
GBP13000 - 16000


Duty Manager

Its only once you have been here a while or you are in a specialised field would the salay be good.

Try to stay with your computer work if poss but in the airport/airline environment.


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Yeah, I suspected that salaries might be lower if you're not onboard an aircraft, which is why I mentioned the salary. Thanks for all the tips - I'll start looking! Flight sim programming maybe, although I wonder whether the market is saturated for that sort of thing.

Geoff M.

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