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Please take a look at our exciting, current career opportunities across our global network. Throughout this site you are able to search for positions by location or by job title, alternatively, please feel free to explore the wide range of positions we have within our network. If you cannot find a suitable position please register with us to ensure you are the first to hear about Aviation roles hot off the press.

Complete Criteria

Once you have found the position you are looking for, you will need to answer a few basic questions specific to that position, to check you have an understanding of the core requirements of the role.

Create an account

On completion of the role specific criteria you will be asked to create an account with us. We have tried to make the process as simple as possible allowing you to either create an account from scratch or use the details from exisiting social media accounts. This will be your individual, secure account that you can use for all positions you chose to apply for. This account will us to communicate with you via e-mail throughout the stages of your application and allow you to check progress of your application.

Fill in the application

You will be asked to work through our online application, each section can be saved as you go in bite sized pieces by ticking the box at the bottom of the page. You will see the progress you are making at the top of the page. Please allow about 20 to 30 minutes to complete your full application. If you apply for more than one position we will remember your details and pre-populate all relevant field. A critical part of the application process is capturing your reference details, it is essential that all information provided is accurate.

Assessment / Interview

We use a mixture of online skills based exercises that look at your numerical and comprehensive skills, and situation based assessments that look at how you are likely to behave in different situations. Our online assessments have to be completed within a set time, please make sure you won’t be disturbed as you only get one chance to complete each one.
If you have the skills and experience we are looking for you will be invited to a face to face assessment/ interview.

The format of our assessments / interviews will vary slightly by location and role, but the key activities will be to for us to meet you, understand more about the skills you have and the behaviors and experiences you would bring to our team and for you to learn more about the position and working for the company.

Documentation

During the assessment / interview process we will take the opportunity to check your documentation to ensure you have the right to work in the region you have applied for. In addition, each position has different legislative requirements depending on the role and location so we will tell you exactly what you need to bring. Therefore, please make sure you read your emails and instructions carefully to ensure you have everything with you.

Offer

If you successfully pass your assessment and interview, we will contact you to provide you with a conditional offer of employment which you will be able to read, review and accept through your online account. On acceptance we will commence reference and background checks relevant to the requirements of your position.

On Boarding

Through your online account we will capture all your pre-joining information, relevant documentation and provide you with further information on our team and your position. Our team will keep in close contact with you to ensure you have all required information for day one!

Application FAQ's


1. Airside Passes - UK

As we are sure you will understand, working in any airport environment requires rigorous security checks.

Anyone who works in restricted airport zones, commonly referred to as ‘airside’ needs an ‘Airside Security Pass’. To obtain this pass requires robust reference checks to be undertaken on each individual to validate safety and security. This is a requirement which is mandated by each airport so we at Menzies Aviation are required to adhere to these airport standards.

In addition to passing our recruitment process, for you to meet the requirements to hold a pass, we must be able to satisfactorily receive the following for you:

Referencing for the last five years for each period over 28 days, essentially, a record of everything you have been doing for the last 5 years.

This can include:

  • Employment References
  • Unemployment References - through job centres and benefits agencies
  • Student/Education References - for full time education (School, College, University)
  • Agency Reference - where work had been undertaken through an employment agency
  • Self-Employment References - through Accountants, Solicitor or Inland Revenue Officials
  • Gap Reference - for any period of 28 days or more, for example, housewife or househusband, student on a gap year, holidays over 28 days. This type of reference can not cover a period of more than 12 months or be provided by a relative or someone living at the same address as you.

Exact dates, not just months, need to be provided for each period of time together with the nature of activity plus the name and contact details of your referee.

For example:
Date From Date To Activity Referee Contact Details
4 Nov 2013 Current date Employed Joe Bloggs
Company Name
J.bloggs@company.com
12 Workplace close,
Edinburgh
25 July 2000 3 Nov 2013 Student (Full Time) John Smith
College Name
J.S@college.com
St John College,
Brown Street,
Luton,
Bedfordshire
Date From 4 Nov 2013 25 July 2000
Date To Current Date 3 Nov 2013
Activity Employed Student (Full Time)
Referee Joe Bloggs
Company Name
John Smith
College Name
Contact Details J.bloggs@company.com
12 Workplace close,
Edinburgh
J.S@college.com
St John College,
Brown Street,
Luton,
Bedfordshire

We understand that providing this level of detail to us can be a lengthy process so we have designed our application process to make this as straight forward for you as possible. We hope that you understand the importance of this security procedure.

In addition to the 5 year referencing, to be issued with an airside pass, we also need to obtain a Criminal Record Disclosure to confirm that you do not have any previous unspent convictions. This would be applied for, together with the references, once you have accepted the offer of a position.


2. Right to Work – Acceptable Documents UK

As an employer, we have a legal responsibility to ensure that everyone working for us has the appropriate right to work in the UK. It is a complicated process so we hope the below information helps you to understand which documents you would would need to provide to us, however if you require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

For unrestricted right to work in the UK known as ‘continuous statutory excuse’, you must be able to provide us with one of the following:

  • UK Passport showing you are a British Citizen (or you are named as the child of the holder and are a British Citizen).
  • Passport or National Identity Card for the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
  • Registration Certificate or Document certifying your permanent residence as a national of an EEA or Switzerland issued by the Home Office.
  • Permanent Residence Card issued by the Home Office to the family member of a national of an EEA or Switzerland.
  • Current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) indicating you are allowed to stay in the UK indefinitely with no time restriction.
  • Current Passport endorsing you as exempt from immigration control, and have the right to stay indefinitely, to live or have no time limit on your stay.
  • Current Immigration Status Document issued to you by the Home Office indicating that you are allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK or have no time limit on your stay, together with an official document with your National Insurance number and name issued by a Government agency or previous employer.
  • Full birth or adoption certificate issued in the UK which shows the names of at least one of your parents, or adoptive parents, together with and official document providing your permanent National Insurance number and name issued by a Government agency or previous employer.
  • Birth or adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland, together with an official document with your National Insurance number and name issued by a Government agency or previous employer.
  • Certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British Citizen, together with an official document providing your permanent National Insurance number and name issued by a Government agency or previous employer.

However, if you do not have unrestricted right to work then you would be required to provide alternative documentation.

For right to work until an expiry date ‘time limited statutory excuse’, you must be able to provide one current document from the following:
  • Passport endorsed to show you are allowed to stay in the UK and allowed to do the work you are applying for.
  • Biometric Immigration Documentation (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to show you can stay in the UK and are allowed to do the work you are applying for.
  • Residence Card (including an Accession Residence Card or a Derivative Residence Card) issued by the Home Office to you as a Non EEA national as a family member of a national of an EEA country or Switzerland, or who has a derivative right of residence.
  • Immigration Status Document including your photo issued by the Home Office with a valid endorsement showing you can stay in the UK and are allowed to do the type of work in question, together with an official document giving your name and National Insurance number issued by a Government agency or pervious employer.

Or

For ‘time limited statutory excuse’ that last for 6 months, you must be able to provide one of the following:
  • Certificate of Application issued by the Home Office under regulation 17(3) or 18A (2) of the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006, to a family member of a national of an EEA country or Switzerland stating that you are permitted to take employment which is not less than 6 months old, together with a Positive Verification Code issued by the Home Office Employer Checking Service.
  • Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office stating that you are permitted to take the employment in question, together with a Positive Verification Code from the Home Office Employer Checking Service.
  • Positive Verification Code issued to you by the Home Office Employer Checking Service issued to John Menzies Plc which indicates that you may stay in the UK and are permitted to do the work in question.


3. Airside Passes - Australia & New Zealand

As an employer, we have a legal responsibility to ensure that everyone working for us has the appropriate right to work in Australia or New Zealand. Due to the nature of our operation, Menzies Aviation is unable to sponsor candidates and all employees must hold unrestricted work rights. It is a complicated process so we hope the below information helps you to understand which documents you would need to provide to us;


  • Australian or New Zealand Citizenship documents i.e Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Permanent Residency
  • Unrestricted Visa

If you are Foreign National, you can check your Visa details and conditions using the following link;
https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Visa


4. Right to Work - Acceptable Documents Australia & New Zealand

Australia

For Australia, the position you have applied for requires you to hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC). In accordance with Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development regulations, all holders of such passes must undergo background assessment check conducted by AusCheck, a Division within the Attorney-General's Department, who are responsible for coordinating the background checks of ASIC applicants and people who are involved in the issuing of ASICs. The background checking process includes:


  • A criminal records check undertaken by CrimTrac, which is used to determine if an applicant has an adverse criminal record;
  • A security assessment conducted by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO); and
  • Confirming that the applicant has a right to work in Australia if they are not an Australian Citizen.

Any offer of employment is conditional on successfully obtaining an ASIC, further information can be found at the following link;
https://infrastructure.gov.au/security/identity/aviation-security-information/


New Zealand

To obtain an AVSEC card (Aviation Security) we need an original form of identification from you (Passport / Birth certificate / or NZ Driver’s license). In addition you will need to have a clear criminal record.

If you are shortlisted for one of our positions, you will go through the following process:


  • You will be asked to complete relevant declarations to notify Menzies of any convictions, driving offences etc.
  • We will check all Original forms of ID and photo-copies taken.
  • During your assessment we will discuss any information provided about convictions or pending cases.
  • You will be asked to complete a Ministry of Justice, Workpro application form. This is a consent form for Menzies to run a background check.
  • The Ministry of Justice criminal check via Workpro will provide a response within 5 days (this is guaranteed)
  • When this information is received the recruitment team will carry out a full review of all information provided prior to making an offer.