With a suite of flexible benefits, including discounted travel as part of British Airway's 'Fly the World' staff travel scheme, a leading pension scheme, critical illness cover, life insurance options, as well as private medical insurance, there's never been a better time to consider a career with Britain's flag-bearing airline.
No two hours are the same, let alone two days when you're a Cargo Handling Agent for British Airways/IAG Cargo. We handle an incredible variety of items from fresh veg to historic antiques, life-saving medicines to priceless works of art. This is hands-on work in a fast paced, buzzing environment. The team takes pride in doing every job right for our customers.
You'll be responsible for Receiving, inspecting and dispatching freight, completing documents and maintaining records. You'll find yourself building and breaking freight using different equipment and devices. Doing everything you can to ensure nothing gets damaged. It'll be down to you to use your initiative to get results safely – there are some tricky logistical challenges sometimes.
What you need to join us
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.
Fluency in both written and spoken English.
Hold a valid passport (with minimum of 12 months before expiry date)
Unrestricted right to live and work in the UK
Ability to obtain and retain an airside pass
At British Airways we offer a wide range of flexible benefits such as:
Flexible Benefits Scheme. Our new flexible benefits scheme is available to colleagues and will offer a range of benefits to choose from including a market-leading defined contribution (DC) pension, helping you save for the future. The scheme gives colleagues choice and more control over your benefits and how you spend the contributions that you will receive from British Airways. The range of benefits to choose from include – critical illness cover, additional life insurance cover, private medical insurance, dental plan and healthcare cash plan.
Fly the World (Staff Travel). From day one, you can purchase discounted commercial tickets, known as 'Hotline' tickets, for your own use or for friends and family. On joining, you'll be eligible for unlimited standby and premium standby fares, for you and your nominees, With BA. After a qualifying period this will extend to other partner airlines. After five years, you'll also be eligible to one concession per year for you and your nominees to use on any eligible route on our network. Taxes and charges apply.
Cargo Concession. After six months, you'll be entitled to an annual cargo concession of up to 250kg to transport personal property on our network – you only have to pay 10% of the applicable Air Cargo Tariff.
Well-Being. Wellbeing sponsors and advisers across British Airways promote a number of wellbeing and inclusion initiatives. We also offer a variety of other benefits to help you develop as a professional and stay healthy and productive.
You can enjoy special discounts and savings on a range of products such as hotels to tie in with your staff travel trip.
Car Parking. At our Westbase site near Heathrow, you can park for free for up to two weeks when you go on holiday – a big saving!
BA Clubs. Provide a wide variety of sports and leisure facilities, with free membership in your first year. Get involved in anything from athletics to yachting, angling to yoga.
This role is not eligible for sponsorship or visa sponsorship.
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Including shift pay (Basic salary £2