Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Jobs At The Airport.  
User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5841 times:

Could anyone tell me all in all the jobs there is on an airport that has to do with the actual aircraft. I want to work with planes, it's just that I want to work on the tarmac itself and I don't know what I want to do. All I know is that I want to work there!  Yeah sure What sort of degrees do you need (if any). Thanks!


Christel Sinsen Photography
32 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5823 times:

Depending on what job exactly you want to do, the grades, qualifications can vary from none to lots.

I had various interviews with english employee's before I left school last week and things like baggage handlers require no qualifications but thinks like dispatcher and airfield operations require qualifications.

I am not 100% sure on this but I hope you get the job you want Big grin

Thanks, Bradley Wray!  Smile



Hamilton: English for 'Alonso's bitch' :D
User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5802 times:

Quoting Christeljs (Thread starter):

Well now, jobs at the airport are many and varied indeed. If you've no experience in working at an airport previously then the best thing to do get started is probably as a baggage/ground handler or in the airport itself as a customer services representative for one of the Handling Agents. From there, it's going to be a case of working yourself up the ladder.

Education, in the traditional sense is only really applicable to office based environment. If you want to work "on the factory floor" let's say, then I've supplied a couple of links below. Also, you might want to check the Airport Authority's website for vacancies as well as some aviation employment based websites. Again, I've posted a couple of links below.

I note in your profile that you're "somewhere in the UK". Where exactly are you and I may be able to guide you further?

http://www1.menziesaviation.com/vacancies.htm

http://www.servisair.com/Central.aspx?PageID=2084

http://www.aviationjobsearch.com/default.asp

http://www.baa.com/portal/controller...0bb0022010VgnVCM100000147e120a____

 wave 



Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5767 times:

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 2):
I note in your profile that you're "somewhere in the UK". Where exactly are you and I may be able to guide you further?

Northern Ireland.

Thanks to both of you for very helpfull answers!



Christel Sinsen Photography
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5762 times:

Maybe Try Despatch? Or PSA's, Even we get to play on the tarmack  Silly

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

When you want to become a ramp agent you have to be Turkish (at least here in Germany).  Wink  duck 

Patrick


User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 3):
Northern Ireland.

Cool, I grew up in Belfast!

Try these pages every once in a while as well.

http://www.belfastairport.com/en/jobs.asp

http://www.belfastcityairport.com/recruitment.asp?pid=33

http://www.derrycity.gov.uk/recruitment/index.htm

Additionally, I can tell you that as a result of massive expansion at BFS, easyJet's Handling Agent Menzies Aviation, have been recently recruiting for many and varied positions at BIA. I think it's now completed but it might be worth forwarding your CV to Menzies anyway. It takes a certain type of person to work at an airport and as a result staff turnover is rather high which means that jobs invariably become available quite regularly.

Go on, give it a go!

(..and good luck!)

 wave 



Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
When you want to become a ramp agent you have to be Turkish (at least here in Germany)

...or Polish in the UK!  duck 



Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
When you want to become a ramp agent you have to be Turkish (at least here in Germany).

Its Polish here  Silly


User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 6):
Cool, I grew up in Belfast!

Cool, I've only been here a year and some.



Christel Sinsen Photography
User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 8):
Its Polish here

I got there first Kaz; but we're talking about the same airport anyway!  Wink



Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5730 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 4):
Or PSA's, Even we get to play on the tarmack

Hva er det? What is that?



Christel Sinsen Photography
User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5722 times:

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 11):
Hva er det? What is that?

Passenger Service Agent



Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5702 times:

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 12):
Passenger Service Agent

 cheerful  ok



Christel Sinsen Photography
User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4695 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5702 times:

May I recommend against being an aircraft cleaner? The job stinks (literally)


For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlineLasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

At Penauille Servisair in LAS ( Las Vegas)

Most rampers are Mexican or Filipino


User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5654 times:

PAX service agent is alot of fun! I'm a Junior in High School, and work at as a fueler, so you may want to look at line service.

-Sam



The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineScrappy74 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5642 times:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 14):
May I recommend against being an aircraft cleaner? The job stinks (literally)

I work at IAD and recently overheard a call for the cleaning crew to mop up vomit from the jetbridge....so yeah wise to stay away from that  Smile

It looks like a great deal of fun to be a wing walker or baggage handler, if you don't mind being very much outnumbered by guys...



"These days, I wish I was 6 again..."
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5642 times:

Quoting Lasbagman (Reply 15):
At Penauille Servisair in LAS ( Las Vegas)

how do you pronounce 'Penauille over there? we pronounce is 'Panoy' for some reason lol


User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

If you want to work on the ramp there's pretty much only 2 options: fuelers and ramp agents. Well, that's the way it is here, anyway. The fuelers are all contracted while the ramp agents work for individual airlines or contract companies. It's mostly guys as ramp rats, but there's a few girls running around. As long as you don't mind alittle manual labor you'll be fine. I work with 2 or 3 girls and we only have about 35 people total.


This Website Censors Me
User currently offlineLasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

Kazzie
"penauille " is VERY hard to pronounce here, we anwerr the phone as
PENOY SERVISAIR. Around the airport they usually call us "Servisair"
Alot Easier then being called GlobeGround North America

Lasbagman


User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

Are ramp jobs mostly full time or do they do some part-time as well?

User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6037 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 21):
Are ramp jobs mostly full time or do they do some part-time as well?

Depending on the company, you could see full time in as little as 6 months, to as long at 10 years.

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 16):
I'm a Junior in High School, and work at as a fueler, so you may want to look at line service.

I'm surprised that they are letting you do that job. Especially considering that you need a hazmat license to drive the fuel truck. I'm also surprised that they are willing to risk a LOT of liability on themselves if you should get hurt, since you are a minor and all.



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5419 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 22):
Depending on the company, you could see full time in as little as 6 months, to as long at 10 years.

So part-time is common? The reason I ask is that working at PHX might be of interest while I'm in college. I'm planning on staying in AZ next summer (read: I came home this summer and finding any seasonal job is a nightmare, and no I don't just mean aviation jobs) so I'd like to try applying when I get back to AZ in August. I see ads all the time in Phoenix both on TV and in the college newspaper about Mesa looking for rampers and CS agents.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1882 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5386 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 16):
PAX service agent is alot of fun! I'm a Junior in High School, and work at as a fueler, so you may want to look at line service.

-Sam

Please tell me at what airport b/c at JFK you need a CDL to do fueling, and in most states you gotta be at least 18 to get one.



The only valid opinions are those based in facts
25 Post contains images JFKviaPHX : At PHX I didn't need a CDL to fuel. I believe it's because you are not driving on the open road. At JFK we have all straight truck for fueling, and we
26 Christeljs : Something I am wondering about as well. If you work on the tarmac, are you allowed to bring your camera and take close up photos of the aircraft you a
27 KC135TopBoom : You can always (if you have airport/ aircrew/ ATC/military aviation experience) work in the Airfield Operations section of the airport. At most US air
28 Post contains images Christeljs : Sooooo, is fueling a hard job? I mean...Ya need math??
29 Post contains images N766UA : They give you an amount, you read the meter and stop when it gets there. Not that intensive. Probably depends on the company. You can't while you're
30 FutureUApilot : No, i'm over 18, so it's the same rules as all the other airports here in the states. I have a hazmat licence as the company sent me through the trai
31 Goldenshield : 7 year plan, eh? That must suck.
32 Post contains images ComairGuyCVG : Not here in CVG with Comair...we do it all.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Jobs At The Airport? Any Suggestions? posted Sat May 24 2003 14:06:08 by Bmi330
Upgrading At The Airport posted Tue Jul 11 2006 01:39:58 by IFEMaster
Very Strange Q - Fish At The Airport posted Fri Jan 20 2006 00:10:11 by TimePilot
Can I Re-print My FL Boarding Pass At The Airport? posted Thu Dec 15 2005 06:01:21 by IslipWN
What Will Be At The Airport? posted Mon Jul 18 2005 01:51:08 by Jetter2
How Long Before Departure To Be At The Airport? posted Sun Feb 13 2005 11:48:02 by Daumueller
Has Anyone Actually Seen This Guy At The Airport? posted Sat Oct 23 2004 22:43:55 by Pizzaandplanes
Airline Equipment Not At The Airport posted Wed Aug 18 2004 04:50:54 by Dragon-wings
Upgrade Policy At The Airport posted Sat Jul 10 2004 04:53:30 by AF Cabin Crew
How To Go About Getting A Position At The Airport posted Sat May 22 2004 21:37:58 by Fjnovak1