We recommend having the following information to hand before you start, to make things as quick and easy as possible:
- Up-to-date CV
- Tailored cover letter, detailing why you wish to apply for the role
- 5 year history – we need to know what you were doing for the past 5 years whether this be working, studying or claiming benefit
- Referee details – the names and contact details to cover the above, including your current or most recent employer. Please note we will only contact referees if you are successful for the role
Yes, but we need to check your Right to Work in the UK before we can make you an offer of employment. We will ask you to provide this at interview stage, it is your responsibility to bring your work permit or share code in line with Home Office guidelines.
We are required to do a 5 year reference check to apply for a security pass on your behalf. This process is highly regulated by the Department for Transport.
This is when we check your 5 years of references that you supply in the application. We will contact the individuals provided with our standard reference form. Any errors in the details you have provided could result in a delay in your start date.
To comply with Department for Transport regulations, all successful applicants must consent to a Criminal Record Check (CRC). These are applied for, on your behalf and at no cost to you, to Disclosure Scotland. We still need to do this even if you have had this check with a previous employer.
For certain roles, for example Aviation Security Officer, an additional level of clearance is required and we will ask you to complete a Counter Terrorist Check (CTC).
We will keep you right every step of the way with these checks, and be assured these are standard procedure for every airport employee.
You can see all the stages included the recruitment process for Aviation Security Officer here.
From point of application to starting your training, it can take 4-6 weeks. This is because we need to undertake certain checks before your can start, which you can read more about on the FAQs page. At point of offer, if our next training course is full, we may need to book you on to a later one where there is availability.
The Aviation Security Officer role is shift work. You will work a variety of shifts between 4 and 10 hours, averaging 5 days from 7. We are operational 24 hours a day, so our shifts need to cover this full period.
You will be provided with a base roster, but flexible changes are finalised and sent to you with a minimum of one weeks’ notice. Fixing days and shift swaps are available between colleagues.
Yes, we encourage you to apply as this is not a requirement for the role. We provide you with full training before you go on to the shop floor, so you don’t need to have any experience working in a security related role.
We value diversity of thought and experience at the airport, so we’re looking for people from all backgrounds and experiences, but especially if you have worked in a customer facing role. Find out more about what to expect in the role here.
Our assessment centre is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. You will be attending with a small group of other candidates, and you’ll take part in a group exercise, a computer-based test and a short interview with members of our Security and Training teams. This is a great opportunity to get a taster for different tasks you would do in the role as well as ask questions to staff who have been in your shoes before.
Please note that if you fail the computer-based test, unfortunately you are unable to progress to the next stage of the recruitment process. Where possible we will recommend another role on the airport campus for you.
You will be required to successfully complete all training elements before progressing into the live security operation. In the event of a failed assessment you will be permitted to re-sit the assessment with no more than two further attempts. Our experienced and highly knowledgeable trainers will provide feedback on your performance as well as coaching before each re-sit attempt. After the third attempt, unfortunately we can’t take you further on your Aviation Security journey, however where possible we will try our best to refer you to another suitable role on campus.
We are passionate about developing our staff, and we will give you opportunities to progress your career. Whether this is within the Security Team or to another team within the airport campus, we will do what we can to give you secondment and training opportunities. We have lots of examples of staff progressing from their first role in Security to another team at the airport, hear about them here.
Any student currently enrolled at college or university can apply but you will need to be over 18 years of age to meet our security pass requirements.
In particular, we welcome your application if you identify with any of the below criteria. Please be advised we will ask you for this information in the application form but you only need to provide it if you feel comfortable doing so.
- You have broken down barriers with hard work to be the first in your family to study in further or higher education.
- You balance caring responsibilities at home with other commitments, such as work.
- You have experience of being brought up in care which has helped to shape who you are today.
- You have refugee or asylum seeker status and are making a new life here in Scotland and want to contribute your skills to Scottish society
- You have embraced the challenges that having a physical, mental or learning disability can bring in life and want to shape our inclusive workplace.
- You identify with an under-represented ethnic background and are eager to show that no matter your ethnicity you can flourish as part of a team.
We know there are many factors which can impact a young person’s access to opportunities they want to experience, so this list just gives an example of some which we have heard about first-hand from our colleagues at Edinburgh Airport. We will prioritise applications from colleges and non-Russell Group universities.
We want to make sure our internships are accessible to everyone, so we don’t have entry requirements or ask for certain grades. Some of the roles may look for you to be studying towards a specific degree discipline but we will consider applications from all backgrounds.
We will follow our standard recruitment and application process, you can see this here.
This consists of an online application form which requires a CV and cover letter to be uploaded. If selected for the shortlist, you will be invited for interview either virtually or face-to-face before a decision is made about the successful candidate.
We will provide you with all the training you need to succeed in your internship. What you receive will differ depending on which internship you have applied for and is specified in each job description. Some examples include training on platforms we use such as Google Cloud stack, DotDigital, Canva and Zendesk.
Our internships will last for 10-12 weeks during summer and will be full time (40 hours). Applications are currently closed and will open again in March 2024 for a June 2024 start.
You can create a profile and log in here. You can also get back to your profile and any saved applications by clicking the ‘Sign in’ or ‘Saved’ buttons in the top right corner of any page on the Careers website.
Yes, you can create job alerts so that you receive an email when jobs that match your skills and preferences become available. To do this, you will need to create a profile.
Click the ‘Sign in’ button in the top righthand corner of your screen and you can quickly create a profile using your email address or link it with an existing profile such as LinkedIn.
If you are having issues submitting your application, and can’t find the answer in our FAQs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will get back to you.
If we progress you to the next stage of the recruitment process, you may receive an email asking you to book an interview slot in your candidate profile. To do this, you need to log in to your profile here.
When you login, you will see the profile you set up when you applied for the role. You should see: my applications, saved vacancies and interviews. If you have been offered an interview, you there will be a number next to the ‘interviews’ option, for example: Interviews (1).
Click on this option to select, change, confirm or decline the interview timeslot. Edinburgh Airport will receive the confirmation or any proposed change.
If you made an application before we switched to our new look careers website, don’t worry. We are using the same system and the change will not affect your application, it will be processed as normal.