At Glasgow Airport we believe that everything we do is delivered by our people. Our success depends upon energetic, enthusiastic people who share our core values of Care, Pride and Passion.
You will discover that Glasgow Airport is a special place to work and it’s not uncommon for people to spend their entire working lives at the Airport.
Our people are committed to delivering a fantastic experience for our customers.
If you share our values and love working with people then we are keen to hear from you!
The benefits our employees enjoy include:
- Free on-site car parking whilst at work and on holiday
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave entitlements
- Access to contributory pension scheme
- On-site gym, located at our Fire Station
- On-site physiotherapist
- On-site occupational health support
- Employee assistance support
- Subsidised private healthcare (dependent on role)
- Employee recognition scheme
- Employee discounts at airport retail / catering outlets and at our UpperDeck lounge
- Performance related bonus scheme
- Annual Airport Awards event
- Complimentary hot drinks and fruit
In addition, our employees have enjoyed some “one off” benefits over the last year, including complimentary massage, podiatry and mindfulness sessions, free smoothies from one of our catering outlets, health MOTs from our Occupational Health team and various health and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.
There are a wide variety of interesting roles at the Airport, from keeping our passengers safe in Security, to ensuring everything is operating smoothly in Engineering. We also have our own dedicated Fire Service, and a team of professionals to keep our Airfield safe. We also employ Airport Ambassadors who are on hand to help customers enjoy a hassle-free journey through the Airport. Supporting the operation are our duty management teams and our business support functions including Finance, HR, IT, PR and Communications, Marketing, Commercial, Procurement and Planning.
Other jobs at the airport
Please note we do not directly employ for check in, airline crew, baggage handling, border force, cleaning, facilities management, hotels, retail, catering or car hire.
Most of our recruitment for airport jobs is for seasonal positions which start between April and June, lasting until the end of October. These include:
- Security Officers
- Coach drivers and airside operatives
Security Clearance Requirements
Candidates must be able to satisfy requirements to obtain full security clearance, including five years’ satisfactory references, and criminal records and counter terrorism checks. Depending on the role, they may also be required to hold a PCV/HGV licence and meet pre-determined medical and physical standards, so they may be invited to attend a medical with our Occupational Health team prior to starting their new role.
Glasgow Airport is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates from all backgrounds. All applications are managed through the same fair and consistent recruitment process and candidates are assessed on their skills, experience and ability to successfully perform the role.
Any candidate who requires additional support at interview, or who require adjustments to be made to the selection process should make this known at their earliest opportunity to allow the recruiting manager to make necessary arrangements.
Glasgow Airport supports employees who require additional support or adjustments, whether through ill-health, medical conditions or disability.
Work Experience and Internships
We work in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council within the Development the Young Workforce programme. This includes offering supporting careers events, interview preparation workshops and work experience placements at the airport. Unfortunately, out with this programme, we are unable to accept any more external work experience or internship placements.
We also receive numerous enquiries about longer-term work experience placements and internships. Regrettably, we generally do not have the resources to be able to support this type of request. Our recruitment team will however, consult with the appropriate teams within the airport and response to every enquiry.
You can find answers to the most commonly asked questions about working at Glasgow Airport here.