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Airport Support Operative

Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Airport Support Operative
  • Based at Manchester Airport
  • £12:01 or £12:51 per hour (inclusive of shift allowance and subject to roster pattern)
  • Permanent Positions - Full Time Hours (40hrs)
  • Shifts will be varied and cover a 24/7 operation (including weekends and bank holidays)

We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds


Manchester Airport:

Every year, Manchester Airport connects over 27 million passengers with more than 200 destinations across the globe. As the third largest airport in the UK, Manchester is also in the top 20 airports in Europe. 
Part of the largest UK owned airport operator group, MAG, Manchester Airport supports over 19,000 jobs onsite and generates around £7.75bn each year for the region.


Despite the vast scale of the operations, Manchester is a community with people at its heart: customer service is what we do. In enabling air travel, we help families, businesses and cargo connect around the world. As part of a vibrant team, everyone contributes to keeping people safe and comfortable as they use our airport.  

As an employer our airport offers real camaraderie, exceptional training and a wealth of long-term career opportunities. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that will give you huge scope to make an impact and explore your potential to the full: Manchester is an airport that’s going places. 

Join MAG and make the journey. 


The role:


Our Airport Support Operatives will provide the flexibility and support to maintain a positive experience for our passengers and will include a range of duties across our landside, terminal, baggage and airfield operation. These include:


  • Moving baggage from aircrafts and apron stands to baggage halls (including airside driving)
  • On-loading and off-loading baggage to/from baggage system belts
  • Vehicle Movement (Car Park Meet & Greet/Drop & Go operation)
  • Snow Fleet Support
  • Assisting Security Preparations (Tray Loading/Movement)
  • Queue Management (Check-in, Security & Immigration)
  • Supporting PRM (Passengers with Reduced Mobility) Operations
  • Other duties that support the delivery of a positive passenger experience
  • Respond to any queries from airport users, providing an informative, courteous and helpful customer service 

What will make you successful in this role? 


  • Be a careful and experienced driver with 2+ years of driving experience and no more than 3 penalty points on your UK Driving Licence
  • Be comfortable driving both manual and automatic vehicles
  • Ability to lift up to 32kg in weight due to the physically demanding nature of the role
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Prepared to work in all weather conditions
  • Communicate directly and clearly to both colleagues and passengers
  • Be able to work both individually and with other members of the team
  • Take pride in providing a first-class customer service 
  • Be successful in carrying out multitasking duties

What we offer in return? 

Great benefits as you would expect from a business the size of MAG – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package including 6% company contribution pension, holiday allowance plus bank holidays, free parking, subsidised public transport and a huge range of company discounts


Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such welcome applications from candidates from all diverse backgrounds.


MAG is a Disability confident employer and therefore are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.


You can contact the team by emailing