Specialist Aviation Cargo Screener NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Longford , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £11.50 to £13.20 per hour

  • Posted : 24-08-2022

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

Would you like to help us make the world a safer place, people protecting people?   

Here at Securitas we guard and protect a variety of clients across the globe, these range from banks, retail chains, and leisure venues through to corporate offices. Our employees play an integral role in making people feel safe. Securitas is encouraging and empowering diversity & inclusion in the workplace and has been recognised with both UK SuperBrand and UK Top Employer awards for 2019/20.



This role is an Aviation Security Specialist Cargo Screener position based at Heathrow Airport where you will be providing security for an airline and its assets in one of the most secure areas of the airport possible.  

***Please read the below carefully - IMPORTANT***

To be considered for this role you MUST be able to attend an extended training course in Israel for 3.5 weeks before the commencement of your placement in the UK - This is all paid for by our client. 

All candidates must be in possession of a valid passport and able to travel to Israel, as well as having a checkable five-year work history and account for any gaps of more than twenty-eight days and have right to work in the UK.

This contract is for 37.5hrs per week with an oppurtunity for overtime.

  • £11.50 per hour will be paid whilst training, £13.16 after training
  • Additional training and progression provided with pay rates from £13.16 - £16.20 per hour, depending on rank attained with training. 
  •  Travel expenses paid, car or public transport. To be discussed during interview.
  • A meal allowance for a maximum amount of £8 can be claimed for shifts of over 8 hours per day.
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical insurance 
  • Overtime payed at time and a half, enhanced payments for overnight stays away from london stations

Unfortunately, if you cannot commit to these terms then you will not be considered for the role as per instructions from our client, We apologise for any inconvenience in regard to these client stipulations.

How you will make an impact as a Aviation Cargo Screener: 

As a Cargo Screener at Securitas, you are a key part of the Aviation security operation, using x-ray machines, you will be conducting screening and security checks for prohibited items on cargo to be transported, recording and escalating any issues of concern.

Specific duties will include:

    • Required to perform various tasks such as: operation of x-ray machines, physical inspection of cargo and lifting and carrying freight.
    • Responsible for using x-ray machines to identify dangerous objects in cargo and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft.
    • Maintain focus and awareness within an environment containing numerous distractions, people and noise.
    • Work within a demanding environment, which includes noise from alarms, machinery, people, distractions, time critical and the requirement to identify and locate potentially life-threatening devices and devices intended on creating massive destruction.
    • Make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
    • Flexible to work various shift lengths dependent on the volume of cargo 

Essential Skills

What you will bring to be a Aviation Cargo Screener: 

  • A good standard of education
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to follow procedures
  • Good command of the English language
  • A calm, organised and logical approach
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise with a proactive approach.
  • Physically fit due to manual handling requirements
  • Able to identify and differentiate between colours
  • Tolerance to moderately loud level of noise due to working environment
  • Physical abilities include lifting, carrying freight, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting, standing, walking and identifying objects
  • Right to work in the UK

About Company

Securitas Benefits: 

  • Paid holiday, company pension and life assurance scheme 
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Wellness advice and support 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme  
  • Car lease and new car purchasing schemes 
  • Employee discounts and cashback savings across hundreds of your favourite high street brands, online shopping, holidays, and days out.   
  • City & Guilds accredited training program for professional and personal development

Our values are the foundation of our operations and the corporate culture is built on these values that help to shape a long-term, financially successful enterprise by creating value for customers, employees, and shareholders. They are summarized in three words: IntegrityVigilance, and Helpfulness

With our roots dating back to 1934, Securitas is one of the largest security service organizations in the world, we have around 150,000 clients, of which 150 are globally listed companies. We specialize in protecting corporate organizations, small to medium-sized businesses, and the public so a successful applicant will join an industry leader with over 370,000 employees, of which 9,500 are in the UK.  

We are a company where you can develop your Security career, with access to training and the ability to gain professionally recognised qualifications so you can grow in confidence and take on more responsibility.  

Leading the way for equality, we believe equality in the workplace has never been more relevant or important than it is today.

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