Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 2004 times:
I have thought of that as well but in Penang, Malaysia i think security is not that tight and all... well i first need to know what jobs are offered and i will start sending requests to airport authority, then probably also ask from Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Air Asia, FedEx (work in their new terminal!!!! i want!!!), UPS, DHL, KLM, and LH cos i kno that these airlines (esp the cargo ones) hire a lot of people to work around the ramp.... mayb one of them are willing to let me 'work' ?
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2897 posts, RR: 24 Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
Duff is right, you need a security check to work airside. But hey, there are other interesting jobs in aviation that are not airside. The company I work for (a small ground handling company at STR) sometimes offers one-week practicals for pupils, and I know that e.g. the Stuttgart airport authority does so, too. It all depends on the time of year, they surely won't offer one-week practicals during the holidays when they expect many passengers and additional charter flights, but in autumn (when the staff has time to show those pupils around) chances are usually better. Typical jobs are at the check-in or at lost&found.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
Thank you Carnoc and Ndebele. so i can somehow like contact a ground handling company and if i was offered a one-week job then i may have the chance to be allowed into the cargo terminal of the airport? I kno some ground handling companies that co-ordinate with Thai Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, KLM Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, Korean Air Cargo and masKargo... Will I be allowed like to help carry the goods in the cargo terminal??
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2897 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1911 times:
It depends on Penang airport's local law if you need a security check for entering the cargo terminal. If you don't need it, then one of the companies *might* give you a chance - at least they would be allowed to hire you, if they will is another question, don't be too disppointed if they don't. Chances are very little, so if I were you, I would not only apply for a practical in the cargo area (or is working in the "new terminal!!!!" the only reason for applying?!), I would also look for passenger airlines or other handling companies that might give you the chance of a practical. Chances might be little, but they exist.
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1661 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
Despite what everyone has just told Im just finishing up that exact think here in Canada. I've been working with Westjet Airline for the last 4 months I had ful ramp access and Have tonnes and tonnes of pictures. It was very fun so I would suggest to you that you try.
Where will you spend eternity? He,s more real then you think!!!!!