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Female Security Officer

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 Closes: 16 Jun 2019
Hounslow, Middlesex Competitive
Permanent & Full-time heathrow/20190612085108

This is a chance to build your career in an airport that matters to millions. To join a city within a city – to create great experiences for the 210,000 (and counting) passengers who pass through our doors each day. Life with us means exploring unlimited opportunities. And making a real difference to people who are travelling to all sorts of places for all sorts of different reasons.  

As a Security Officer, you’ll help us to make every journey better. You’ll do that by being yourself – friendly, positive and alert. Security here is about looking after the safety and wellbeing of our passengers, but there’s more to it than that. Every member of the security team makes the Heathrow experience that little bit different. We keep people moving, and we make each customer feel welcome. And that’s not all – we want you to feel engaged and happy too. That’s why you’ll have all the training and support you need to be at your best and grow your skills, whether that’s in Security or any other part of our business.  


Our rewards

Our success is built on our people, so we offer competitive salaries, celebrate diversity and help everyone develop the skills they need to pursue the career they want. The opportunities here really are endless so if you’re keen to progress, we’ll support you in exploring new roles in different teams or at different levels. Your Heathrow journey will be whatever you choose to make it. 

As well as competitive salaries, we’re committed to providing a whole host of great benefits that make this an even more rewarding place to work. They include an excellent pension scheme and life assurance. We also have a range of initiatives designed to help people in our surrounding communities get to and from work cost-effectively and sustainably, from free travel on local buses through to subsidised rail fares. Not only that, when you get here, we’ll nurture your skills and do all we can to help you reach your full potential. 

Be part of the 78 million passenger journeys we make happen each year. An incredibly important part.



Over the course of 4 weeks we will give you all the necessary training to ensure you are fully equipped to go on to be a successful Security Officer.

All training is mandatory and full time

The first two weeks are classroom based at our training facility Security Central. This will be Monday – Friday 08:45-16:30. This is then followed by 15 days operational ‘on the job training’. This will be covered over a 4-week period working on a 4 on, 2 off shift pattern covering both early and late shifts.


Shift work

When you have successfully completed your training period you will begin working your allocated roster.

We can only assign your Terminal and Roster in the weeks leading up to your start date as these are purely based on the business needs at the time.  

We understand that candidate’s may have preferences as to the Terminal they are based and the shift pattern that they work.  You can certainly raise your preferences with us however it is important that you understand that we may not be able to accommodate this. 

We are currently recruiting for a variation of Full Time opportunities working across all of our terminal areas as well as Campus. Shift times will vary between 4am and midnight.



To join us, you must be able to:

  • Read, write and speak fluent English – additional languages are advantageous
  • Prove full colour vision and a good standard of hearing
  • Show level of fitness – ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, bend, stretch and walk significant distances
  • You must pass our vetting and reference checks; please note to pass these you MUST have been a resident of the UK for the past three years. Extended or multiple trips abroad means you may also require additional checks. Our current referencing time is 12 weeks.
  • To prepare you for the job, you’ll undergo a paid four-week training period. At the end of your training you will be tested on what you’ve learnt. To continue to full employment, you will be expected to pass these tests.


Equal Opportunities 

Our vision is to give passengers the best airport service in the world. We recognise that the only way to achieve this is by ensuring we attract diverse colleagues who are able to do their best work within an inclusive environment. As a company committed to diversity, all job applicants will receive equal treatment. As part of our commitment to equality we may from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. All such information will be used on an anonymised basis.

If you meet our requirements, want to ensure safety and to deliver world-class service, apply to Heathrow today.

Our plans are ambitious ones. And our people equally so. That’s why we recognise and value the contribution that everyone makes. In return we offer great benefits. These include our employee assistance programme, pension, healthcare and travel offers, plus a wide range of development opportunities to take your career further.


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