serving east and west sussex
This link for more jobs in Sussex. This was our BAA security job page, it was first published over seven years ago, during that time new content has been added and redundant material taken away to reflect the changing nature of the business. At the time of writing BAA no longer owns Gatwick and the airport itself been significantly rebranded. For this reason you can say this page is under constant development. We're always interested in hearing feedback from anyone with experience of security work at Gatwick, BAA or their respective recruitment process. Our contact details are at the foot of the page.
In 2009 BAA sold Gatwick to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), and today they and their partners share the ownership. As you might imagine the airport security teams work around the clock, 365 days a year, to make sure passengers are safe and get the best possible start to their journey. The role of the security officer, includes searching people and their hand luggage, carrying out vehicle and ID checks, and operating X-ray machines and other equipment. Where training is required it will be given by BAA. At the time of writing passing an induction course was a contractual condition, there are also refresher courses from time to time. Before you can start work, you will also have to pass the counter terrorist checks, a criminal record check and a full medical examination.
Before you apply you'll need to know what Gatwick look for: good team players that enjoy working with the public and who are observant and vigilant. Fluency in English and full colour vision are essential.
Nearly 35 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year each one of them has to pass through the relevant security checks. No experience is necessarily needed as full training is given. Great people skills and an eye for detail are just tow of the skills the job requires.
All details can be found at the Gatwick recruitment website. To summerise the recruitment process you'll need to complete an online application form and pass both a screen test and a paper screening. There then follow Scanx and telephone interview and a half day assessment. If successful CRC checks will be made. In due course you'll be given a medical and a start date.
As well as the remuneration package, there are subsidised canteen facilities, parking and travel to and from work as well as discounted air travel from a number of agencies.
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All about Sussex
Sussex is one of the ancient counties of England, its name signifies 'South Saxons'. Historically Sussex was a Kingdom with its own monarch before being integrated into Wessex in 825. In the 1970s East and West Sussex were formed into seperate counties. The year 2000 saw Sussex gain a second city when Brighton was granted the same staus as Chichester. Sussex is dominated by its southern coast along which the bulk of the population live, the Downs and the Weald are also important geographic features.
The coastal plain
Sussex together with Hampshire enjoys the most sunshine of anywhere in the UK, rainfall is below the national average. The sunny coastal conurbations have attracted the majority of the county's population. 1 in 3 Sussex residents live in the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton corridor. East Sussex has a population of just over half a million, the County Council has its HQ in Lewes. West Sussex has 800,000 residents, the County Council is based in Chichester. 275,000 people live in Brighton and Hove.
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As you may have gathered from the results of the Justsussex review, we have refocussed our content to best meet the needs of our users. We are particularly interested in your thoughts about the look and feel of the updated website. If you see something you like please let us know. We aim to keep our content both relevant and accurate, however if you spot an error or omission we'd welcome your feedback. Please see our disclaimer. We welcome submission of content for inclusion but we may not be able to publish everything we receive.