When you work in Airport Customer Services, you’re a friendly face and trusted ambassador for the British Airways brand – as you guide customers through check-in, departure and boarding. Your role is to make the whole experience simple and hassle-free. It’s about adding little personal touches along the way, and always being ready to answer questions and handle problems. You’ll make customers feel special if you treat each of them as an individual – and always do the right thing for them.
Ready to show our customers you care?
You’re the kind of person who steps in when you sense someone needs a little help. You like going the extra mile to resolve issues before they turn into problems. You can see the world through other people’s eyes, and you know how to make things right when they go wrong. Plus, you pick up new technologies fast – and you’re good at showing others how to use them.
In short, you have all the qualities to show our customers that you care. Which means a place in Airport Customer Services at Heathrow or Gatwick could be waiting for you.
Are you able to go that extra mile?
Find out how you can become part of our exemplary customer service team. A team focused on delivering the very best of British hospitality. Create memorable journeys for our customers around the world, as the face of British Airways.
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1. Start your journey
Please read as much as you can about us and the role before you apply. You will find lots of useful information across all of our websites but in particular on our careers website. We ask that you complete an online application and assessment, and we promise, whether successful or not, that you will receive a feedback report.
If you pass the initial screening, we will ask you to self-book onto an assessment centre. Don’t worry it will all make sense once you start the process!
2. Assessment Centre
Well done for making it this far! Assessment centres are held twice a day, either in the locality of Heathrow or at Gatwick depending on the role you have applied for. The day is designed to showcase your skills; there are a number of real-life exercises which will give you a flavour of what to expect should you join us at British Airways. During the assessment, you will meet a number of colleagues who will answer any questions you may have. The assessment involves a couple of role plays, an interview and a numeracy test.
Congratulations! We will send you your provisional offer via the application portal, which will give you access to a “Welcome” site which will provide you with some useful information before starting.
4. A couple of things to do before joining us
Nearly there! We will initiate your pre-employment and security checks; these will include the CRC, financial probity and full 5year pre-employment airside checks. We will also ask you to book your uniform fitting and security interview appointment.
5. Confirmed offer
You did it! We will send you an offer and contract through the portal. You will be given a date to join the British Airways training course. We are committed to hiring the very best talent and cannot wait for you to join us
As a company our number one priority is to maintain the safety and security of our people and our customers. The requirement to do thorough pre-employment checks on all new joiners is essential. We have specific regulatory requirements that apply to these checks as we are an aviation business and these may feel quite complex and time consuming.
For airside roles we need to do a full 5 year pre-employment check, this includes education, ALL jobs and gaps of 28 days, or more, along with documentary evidence.
It is important that you provide us with accurate, and in-depth information as any discrepancies will cause delay and may affect your start date.
You will also need to apply for a Criminal Records Check (CRC,) as well as an overseas CRC if you have lived overseas in the last 5 years. If an overseas criminal record certificate is over 10 weeks old but you have not returned to the country of issue it is valid, if you have revisited the country during this period it is no longer valid.
Typically the CRC will take two weeks to be issued, the overseas CRC will vary from country to country. The Pre-employment checks for airside will typically take around 16 weeks, the time will vary depending on the number of jobs, or gaps we have to check, and validate.
We realise this sounds quite complex but we will work with you, and our 3rd Party suppliers to make sure the process is as seamless as possible.
Your help with the process is vital, and would be much appreciated.