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Grounding Handling Operative - Birmingham Airport, West Midlands

Birmingham Airport, West Midlands
£29,037.76 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2023

Grounding Handling Operative - Birmingham Airport, West Midlands

Would you like to join our BHX Cargo division?

The role is working in a fast-paced environment at Birmingham Airport alongside our prestigious Airline partners, helping to ensure their cargo is delivered safely and securely around the world.


  • Competitive salary
  • Modern facilities
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Contributory Pension
  • Free access to dnata Gym
  • Eye-care Vouchers
  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Internal Apprenticeships
  • Full workwear
  • Free access to Physiotherapy
  • dnata exclusive Benefit Hub

Job Requirements

Applicants must be fluent in both verbal and written English

Forklift truck licence is desirable (counterbalance)

A full UK/EU Driving Licence with 1 years driving experience (desirable)

Ideal candidate will have some warehouse experience

Safety driven with the ability to maintain a safe and secure working environment

Pre-employment checks - ability to achieve successful completion of the referencing (checkable 5 year employment/education history) and criminal record check procedures to meet dnata and CAA security regulations, and a satisfactory medical report.

Job Summary

At dnata we handle a variety of cargo, ranging from live animals to luxury cars, ensuring it is safely and securely prepared to travel. You will be required to load and off-load cargo vehicles and operate a fork lift truck and other mechanical equipment, as well as perform some manual handling. You will also be expected to use hand held devices to locate and identify cargo and process paperwork in accordance with client requirements.

Hours of work: 42 hours per week

Both day & night shifts mandatory, in line with example roster pattern below, with the earliest approximate start time as 6:00 and latest approximate finish time as 06:00. Both day & night shifts are mandatory, in line with example roster pattern below, with the earliest possible start time as 11:00 and latest possible finish time as 23:00. In line with business requirements a 4 day on, 4 day off roster pattern is available on a rolling 8-week roster pattern.


The starting salary for this position is £29,037.76 per annum, inclusive of bonus and benefits.

Apply Now!

If you believe you have the drive and enthusiasm required, apply in writing with an up to date CV and covering letter advising why you are suitable for this position.

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview, and must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th February 2023.

With you on board, we can help to achieve dnata’s Vision, Mission and Values.

Our diverse, global teams have this vision at heart. Every day we’re defining new levels of service for our customers. We do this by working closely with employees and suppliers, putting safety at the heart of everything we do. With your talent, passion and big ideas, and our industry-leading performance, we can flourish.

We can be the world’s most admired air services provider.

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