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Airside Agent

In conjunction with the City of Derry Airport, Global Horizon Skills is delighted to offer apprentice role as Airside Agent.

Brief Outline of Duties:

  • Responsible to the Airside & Fire Duty Manager for Operational Duties
  • Crew and operate Apron Services vehicles and equipment
  • Provide marshalling instructions to aircraft on parking, start up and pushback
  • Position steps, passenger guidance systems and assist in the safe disembarkation/embarkation of passengers and airline crew(s)
  • Render assistance to Persons with Restricted Mobility (PRM)
  • Operate the ‘Triple A’ Security Procedures including Bingo Card reconciliation system as directed by Department for Transport (DfT) policy
  • Operate vehicle and hand transceivers
  • Read destination luggage tags to ensure that all luggage is assigned correctly by destination in both aircraft loading and luggage sort area
  • Conduct Foreign Objects Debris (FOD) patrols; operate FOD mat, runway sweeper
  • Assist in aircraft de-icing duties, in Snow clearance and runway de-icing duties
  • Loading, off-loading and sorting of baggage, freight, catering supplies, ballast
  • Carry out Air and Landside general maintenance duties
  • Carry out Aircraft refuelling duties including fuel delivery, fuel receipts, and all test and inspections.


  • Aged 18+ years
  • GCSE Grade C in Maths and English or recognised equivalent
  • Available to work for a minimum of 37 hours per week
  • Must undergo and pass a criminal conviction check
  • Hold a current full clean driving licence
  • Good computer literacy, including use of Microsoft Word
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to work well in pressurised environments
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Reliable/punctual
  • Ability to follow instructions and use initiative
  • Good work ethic


  • To be considered for this role please complete the attached application form
  • Skills: Hard working; Ability to follow instructions;
  • Teamwork

*Renumeration: During the 12 month apprenticeship period and based on age, candidates will be paid the age-appropriate national living wage. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and offer of a permanent position, the salary would increase to £21,125 per annum.

*Those applying for this vacancy will be given fire related training and an opportunity in the future to apply for a firefighter role within the airport, pending successful medical.

Closing Date - Friday 22nd September 2023 by 4pm.

For further information, or to register interest, please contact Catherine: Tel: 07850 661971

The Innovation Centre, Catalyst Inc., Bay Road, L/Derry BT48 7TG

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