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Hold Baggage Screening Agent - Manchester

Date: 18-Jun-2022

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Hold Baggage Screening Agent
  • Based at Manchester Airport
  • Permanent position
  • Full & Part time contracts available (25 & 40 Hours per week)
  • £11.16 Per hour 


About us:

MAG is the UK’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports. With over 60 million passengers, flying to over 270 destinations annually, customer service is at the heart of everything we do.


About the role:

As our business is growing, and our passenger numbers are increasing, we are seeking pro-active, focused and motivated individuals to join our Hold Baggage Screening Team. Duties will include but are not limited to;

  • Analysing x-ray images and possible threats using approved equipment at various locations across the airport site
  • Following the Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) operating protocol/procedures including performing daily/weekly testing of all HBS x-ray equipment in accordance with CAA and Service Delivery Standards
  • Remaining alert and vigilant to activity on the airport and periphery to ensure risks are minimised through prompt action and reporting to Team Leaders
  • Carry out security functions as part of the wider MAG network


About you:

No prior security experience is required as we pride ourselves in offering full training, however you do need to be able to; 

  • Communicate directly and clearly to both colleagues and passengers
  • Be prepared to work flexibly & effectively
  • Have excellent written skills
  • Be able to work both individually and with other members of the team
  • Be successful in carrying out multitasking duties
  • Have colour perfect vision 
  • Occasionally carry out duties in confined and/or difficult to reach spaces
  • Have resided continually in the UK for the last 3 years to be able to obtain Counter Terrorism Clearance.


If you’re successful, you will be made a conditional offer subject to Pre-Employment checks and passing your initial 3-week training course which is a maximum of 3 weeks paid accordingly.


Our checks include: A Criminal Record Check, 5 years employment history and Counter Terrorism Check. You will also be required to attend a face-to-face medical appointment.


Due to the nature of our security checks. we are unable to consider any applications from candidates who have not lived in the UK for the last 3 years.



As a MAG employee you will have access to some great benefits, including;  


Free on-site parking whilst on duty

Access to our reward portal with discounts and savings

24hour Employee Assistance Programme

MAG Pension scheme which doubles your contribution

Discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking at our Airports

Fantastic career development opportunities

Full uniform provided


How do I apply?

To apply please submit an up to date CV. The advert will close once sufficient applications have been received.


For current MAG employees applying for this role, applications will only be accepted through Colleague Self Service (CSS) - please follow this  link:

Equal Opportunities

MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Reasonable Adjustments

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing