I know we are repeating ourselves and It seems like we are kinda getting off-topic, but I still have to correct you Setjet:
There are only two companies for ramp services at FRa. Ramp services includes -as Lan707 already said- transport of bags cargo etc. on the ramp as well as loading and unloading and push-back (don't know whether I missed out anything). Only Fraport and Acciona are allowed to provide these services at FRa at the moment.
Until 1996/97/98 (not sure about the exact year) Fraport (the operator of Frankfurt Airport) was having a monopoly for ramp services in Frankfurt. Then the European Union decided that the market for Ground handling would have to be liberalized in the EU. At that time at other airports (like LHR
and I think AMS
as well) there was already competition but not in FRa. As Fraport didn't want to have competitors on its own airport they tried to get an exception from the EU. So the market was not fully opened and only one other company was allowed to enter the market. That tender was won by Acciona (I think there was also a tender for self-handling but no airline wanted to self-handling on the ramp). So since then there have been two companies offering ramp-handling in Frankfurt. I am not 100% sure but I think that exception will run out in the next years, then there will be a new tender for another license. Don't ask me when that will happen, because I don't know but I am pretty sure that it has not happened yet so that AHS can't be offering ramp handling at the moment.
Back in the 90s when the EU decided to open the markets that was a big issue here in FRa, so I am 100% sure that a new tender would be a big issue as well, but there have been no talks about thatÃ‚Â´recently, so I must doubt that it is going to happen very soon.
These ramp services I am talking about do not include the work of a ramp agent. Maybe it's services like flight and or especially ground ops which are offered by AHS, because these markets like the whole passenger handling are not restricted. So you find many guys of different handling companies out on the ramp working as ramp agents (or something similar) but none of them (unless they work for Fraport or Acciona) would be loading a bag into an aircraft at the moment.
So and in case that you still don't believe me I can offer a link as proof:
AHS is also included in that list of handling companies. Please mind the red X next to ramp services.
I hope I could clear things up...
Yago: I am afraid my post won't help you much but I still hope you will find a good job with a handling company either at AMS