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People. Passion. Pride. This is what has driven our teams since 1833.

Join team Menzies and launch your career in the exciting Aviation Sector where no two days are the same. At Menzies, we have big ambitions and we're committed to developing our people through world class training and to provide them with a long-term career.
As an Aircraft Cleaning Airside Operative, you will be joining our team working on aircraft in between flights. Delivering high performance standards, you will be trained to specialise in aircraft cleaning processes, both interior and exterior.
In addition, you will be trained to assist in other aircraft turnaround procedures such as baggage handling and deicing according to our business needs.
You will be committed to delivering exceptional customer service and take pride in your work. You will be expected to adhere to our safe working practices and will have protecting the health, safety and security of yourself, colleagues and others at the forefront of everything you do.

Candidate requirements

Your key duties will be:
• Cleaning of aircraft exterior and interiors, including deep cleaning, turnaround cleaning and intermediatecleaning.
• Loading and unloading of blankets pillows to/from aircraft.
• Management of stock and make up of aircraft kits.
• Completing necessary paperwork.
• Crew room, office and vehicle cleaning as requested.
• Loading & unloading aircraft and general baggage handling duties.
• Any other duties relating to aircraft turnaround according to business needs.
• Any aircraft de-icing duties requested.
• Ensuring the safe operation of equipment and vehicles necessary to complete your work.

As part of team Menzies, you will be fully trained and will have access to a wide range of learning and career development opportunities. A more detailed job description will be provided to you through the recruitment process.
Our business operates 24 hours a day 365 days of the year, so you will need to be prepared to be flexible in relation to times and days of work.


Safety, Security and Compliance

Responsibilities of the Safety, Security & Compliance:

  • Assist the Business Unit Manager in achieving their responsibilities in respect of managing health and safety within their unit.
  • Support corporate compliance with applicable Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.
  • Support managers in undertaking the protective and preventative measures necessary to achieve compliance with health and safety legislation as it applies to them.
  • Provide proactive support to operational management to ensure they understand and work within the Menzies risk management framework and promote engagement with MORSE and 'following our code' principles.
  • Co-ordinate the activity necessary to comply with corporate policy as it applies to them.
  • Report any breaches of statutory requirements or company best practice to the Business Unit Manager.
  • Undertake the training necessary to ensure proper understanding of their responsibilities and relevant corporate policy.
  • Participate, with their managers, in safety audits and support the process in a manner consistent with their competence.
  • Conduct risk assessments, accident investigations and health and safety inspections as required by the Business Unit Manager.
  • Supervise staff to ensure that they are working in a safe manner without risk to themselves or others.
  • Ensure the consistent reporting of all accidents, incidents or near misses to the Business Unit Manager.
  • All ground operations are supervised and controlled
  • Operations are conducted in accordance with applicable regulations and requirements of customer airlines in addition to internal standards.

• Support the company's Fair & Just Culture


Qualifications and Experience

• Good verbal communication skills
• A full 5 year work/unemployment/education history
• Proof of Right To Work in the UK
• Full and valid UK Driving Licence
• Criminal Record Check and Airside Security Clearance (we will assist in this process)



Menzies Aviation are a committed equal opportunity employer and encourage applications for suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, and maternity. We strive to create an inclusive working environment, where the different knowledge, perspectives, experiences, and approaches of our global workforce are represented. Where everyone feels valued and can reach their full potential.

Please be aware that as part of our recruitment process, we may look to use a variety of resourcing tools to help us understand your skills and experience in relation to the role. Please feel free to contact to recruiter below, if there are any reasonable adjustments to our process that you would like us to consider.

As part of our recruitment process, we will always consider how candidates fit with our values which you can learn more about here.


Application instructions

Please click apply now. If you have any questions, you can contact Lauren Hoy at The closing date for submissions is 15.09.2022.

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London Gatwick Airport
North Wing, Concord House, South Terminal , London Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, RH6 0DW
  • Salary:
    Commensurate with skills and experience
  • Location:
    London Gatwick Airport
  • Region:
    Greater London
  • Function:
  • Vacancy Type:
    Full-Time Permanent
  • Hours Per Week:
  • Closing Date:
    30 November 2022