Although a major £ 35million development for our local airport was recently rejected, cutting off the estimated 5,000 new jobs it was expected to create, there are still a variety of roles at Stansted.
Regardless of your skill level or interest, an airport can be a great place to work as there is something for everyone. They are like a mini-metropolis with bars and restaurants and require a large team of people to keep functioning.
So if you are looking for a new job and think Stansted Airport might be right for you, we’ve rounded up the positions you could apply for today. We have divided the list internally (jobs from MAG, the company that owns the airport) and externally (jobs from companies that operate out of Stansted Airport eg restaurants and bars).
Airport security guard
The company which owns Stansted Airport as well as Manchester and East Midlands Airports, MAG, is looking for “proactive, customer-focused and motivated people” to join the Stansted security team.
Tasks will include manual screening of carry-on baggage and passengers, use of security equipment (such as x-ray machines and body scanners), patrolling terminals and checking staff ID cards and passenger boarding passes before they are allowed to enter the security zone. .
The work is on a ‘super flexible’ basis and is paid at a rate of £ 10.79 per hour, rising to £ 11.92 after three months.
You can find out more here.
Grounds maintenance officer
This permanent role would require you to take care of the green spaces around the airport. Tasks include “ensuring that the landscape infrastructure (both indoor and outdoor) is maintained”, that all installations and equipment are kept in safe working condition and that machinery is used safely.
If you have a green thumb and love this horticultural profession, you can find out more here.
Office engineer intern
This brand new IT role would see the successful candidate follow airport engineers to develop responsibility for office maintenance, administration, changes and face-to-face user support.
You will need technical software and hardware skills, as well as a lot of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn on the job.
To find out more about this internship and how to apply, Click here.
This 12 month fixed term contract offers £ 48,000 and up to 10% bonus to the successful candidate. You will work in partnership with the Retail Manager to “lead business relationships with retail business partners and internal stakeholders”.
The successful candidate “would plan, coordinate and develop the airport’s retail management activities in order to meet sales targets and increase customer experience and spend in the retail environment of the airport ”.
Perfect for you? To find here.
If you have experience, this permanent position earns £ 45,000 per year, plus a bonus of up to 10% and benefits. The role is intended to “define and implement Stansted’s energy management strategy, generating energy savings through the optimization of existing assets and the introduction of new, more efficient assets into the fleet. airport “.
So you would deal with the gas, water and electricity strategy and introduce science-based targets.
You must have a relevant qualification for this one, so for all the details on what you need to apply Click here.
Passenger Service Agent, Stobart Aviation Services
The team based at Stansted Airport have a number of part-time or full-time schedules and are looking for people to ensure that the overall experience of passengers handled by Stobart is of an exceptional standard. at any time. They want people who can complete the process of checking in and boarding passengers and their baggage, and be a big face to the brand.
You will find more information about this role here. They also have a role available as Ground Handling Agent (Ramp Agent) which can also be found at the same link.
Team member, Pret A Manger
Here you would work in the kitchen, preparing the cafe’s wide range of sandwiches and salads and also serving in front of the house. As the position is based at an airport, you will need an airport pass (which Pret will pay for) and for this you will need to be able to provide 5 years of credentials.
For more information on this full-time position, click on here. There is also a barista and assistant manager role to be gained at the airport.
Sales advisor – Airside relief, Greater Anglia
Greater Anglia explains that the people in these roles “are the faces of Stansted Express” but that you “will do more than sell tickets”. They say sometimes on the railroad things don’t go as planned and your tole will be key in these times of disruption. You’ll need to troubleshoot customers’ issues, help them get to where they need to be, help them if they’ve missed their flight, and load more. So if you are a sociable person, this role – which you can read more about here – could be perfect for you.
Bar staff / waiter, Joe & the Juice
This popular juice bar chain is looking for someone who can be “the face and soul of the store,” “bold, positive and daring”.
Apparently it’s “not just having a normal job” but a “lifestyle”. More information can be found here.
Sales assistant, WHSmith
WHSmith wants people to “start our customers’ journeys on the right foot, no matter where they go” by providing excellent customer service at this Stansted-based store.
In the job description they say, “Our airport stores are very vibrant and never know who you might impress, from visits to WHSmith board members to traveling celebrities.”
With this role, you would have access to a lot of training through their Retail Academy and even get a nationally recognized qualification. The benefits could also include discounts at other Stansted stores.
Reassuringly, they also state:. a great listener, good to talk to and naturally helpful. The rest will come. “
If this seems to work for you, click here for more information.
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