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Heathrow, England

Career Area

Cargo & Ground Operations



Job Description

Cargo Handling Agent - Driver

Location: Heathrow
Full time - Permanent British Airways Contract 

Shift pattern: You will work an average of a maximum of 5 days per week covering early, late and night shifts

Your job is fast moving and varied as a Cargo Handling Agent for IAG Cargo. Driving is a responsible role too. We transport fragile cargo (from fruit to antiques) to precious items (from medicines to supercars). Your talents at the wheel will be tested – as we focus on meeting our deadlines, while taking the utmost care.

What you’ll do as a Cargo Handling Agent – Driver

  • Operate a range of vehicles, handling equipment and devices.
  • Get customers’ freight to and from aircraft safely – precise driving is a must.
  • Help to solve challenges and problems.
  • Provide a helpful, responsive service to impress colleagues and customers.
  • Complete documents and maintain records.

What you need to join us

  • Be 21 or over with a full, clean, manual UK driving licence and a minimum of two years’ driving experience
  • A good level of physical fitness (machinery takes care of heavier lifting).
  • A resilient approach and a knack for thinking constructively to find practical solutions.
  • The ability to work early, late or night shifts covering 24 hours a day, year round.
  • Excellent communication skills and a good standard of written and spoken English.

Joining us

  • You will join on the pay, shift pattern, shift pay and contract terms and conditions of the Cargo Handling Agent role
  • You will need to be referenced for a airside pass 
  • You will need to undertake and pass a medical, security interview and driving assessment at Waterside before joining
  •  As this is a driving role you will need to evidence you meet the driving requirements of the role before joining
  • You will take part in training before you join into your team and will need to pass this training.

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Documentation required

Please make a note now of the following. The following documents MUST be upload in the supporting documents section of your application. You will need to load 5 documents from the list below, they will need to be loaded separately.

Please upload a copy of your driving licence and the following:

To prove your right to work in the UK you need 1 of these only.

  • Passport- a colour copy of the photo page of any current and valid passport If you have a non-UK/EU passport you must have a valid visa giving you the right to work in the UK. Your passport must have unrestricted global travel rights
  • Biometric residence permit - UK issued only
  • Birth certificate together with a form of photo ID (e.g. a photo driving licence) – UK issued only


  • Proof of National Insurance Number -UK only, your payslip, your P60, on letters about tax, pension or benefits


To Verify your identity please upload any 2 of the following which must be at your current address:

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Benefit statement e.g Child benefit, Pension - Issued in the last 3 months
  • Cards carrying PASS accreditation logo - Must still be valid
  • Central of local government, government agency or local council document giving entitlement e.g from the department of Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC - Issued in the last 3 months
  • Council Tax statement - Issued in the last 12 months
  • Credit Card Statement - Issued in the last 3 months
  • Current photo driving licence - Licences must be valid for up to 12 months from the date applicant entered the UK
  • EU National ID Card
  • Letter from head teacher or college principal UK confirming dates of attendance - Must have left within the last 3 years
  • Letter of scholarship from future Employment provider - Valid only for applications residing outside of the UK at time of application – must still be valid
  • Marriage/ Civil partnership certificate
  • Mobile phone/ utility bill - Issued in the last 3 months
  • Mortgage statement - Issued in the last 12 months
  • P45 or P60 - Issued in the last 12 months

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