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Firefighter / Airport Hand

In conjunction with the City of Derry Airport, Global Horizon Skills is delighted to offer apprentice combined role as Apprentice Firefighter / Airport Hand.


Brief Outline of Duties / Responsibilities Fire:

  • Responsible to the Airside & Fire Duty Manager for Operational Duties
  • Maintaining an efficient response to all emergencies
  • Driving and operating all appliances and equipment
  • Undertaking training and re-qualification to maintain competence as required by company standards and regulatory requirements
  • Crewing the Watch room and implementing emergency procedures in the event of an emergency situation

Brief Outline of Duties / Responsibilities Airport Operations:

  • Snow clearance and de-icing duties
  • Wildlife Hazard Management
  • Carry out airfield maintenance
  • Carry out runway visual range readings
  • Operation of vehicle transceivers
  • Carry out airfield and lighting inspections
  • Carry out marshalling duties
  • Assist with aircraft turnaround


  • Aged 18-24 years (applicants must be aged 18+ as there are licenses’ to be achieved as part of the process which have that stipulation)
  • 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
  • Must be able to pass a medical to the standard ‘Medical Guidelines for the Fire & Rescue Service’
  • Must be able to swim
  • Hold a current accredited RQF/QCF (Level 2 Minimum) First Aid Qualification (certificate must have been issued within the last 18 months)
  • 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.


  • Hold an accredited Health & Safety qualification
  • All shortlisted candidates must complete a series of tests including a fitness test
  • 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.
Following successful completion of the 12 month apprenticeship and offer of a permanent position, the salary would increase to £25,349 per annum.

Closing Date - Wednesday 9th August 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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