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Baggage Handler Jobs

Universal Aviation Stansted, Essex, East
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Direct Employer Baggage Hall Agents - Manchester Airport Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West
Direct Employer Open Day - Manchester Airport Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West £15,000 - £20,000
Direct Employer Open Day - London Stansted Airport Kent, South East, UK [United Kingdom] £15,000 - £20,000
Direct Employer Baggage Agents - Leeds Bradford Airport Leeds, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire £15,000 - £20,000
Direct Employer Baggage Agents - Birmingham Airport Birmingham, West Midlands (County), West Midlands

Frequently asked questions

The basic requirements to be a baggage handler include having a college course or an apprenticeship. You are eligible to apply for the job if you have a level 2 certificate or a diploma in the aviation environment. A physical test is also conducted for the applicants to check if they are fit for the job.

The annual income of the cargo handlers depends on the employer. The yearly earnings vary for different airports and shifts but overall, the handling staff is paid well. If you are an airport baggage handler you can enjoy the different perks like flight space and retirement plan accident insurance and more.

Baggage handler is often termed a “ramper” or “ramp agent” for handling the cargo on the ramp. In many job advertisements, you will come across the word “ramp agent” but at many places, cargo handlers is a popular word. Aviation Job Search has ground crew job listings from all over the UK!

If you have a relevant degree or training it would make you eligible for job applications. Candidates that have experience in the aviation environment are preferred. Effective communication and lifting techniques are also required for the role, so if you have all that, you can be employed as a ramp agent.

It depends on your inclination for this role. Airport baggage handler jobs are gratifying for those who like moving the cargo and have a passion for working in the aviation industry. According to a study, the job satisfaction level for ramp agents is high because of the good retirement and health insurance plans.


Baggage Handler Job Description 

Ramp agents are required to safely handle and transport the passengers’ luggage at the airports. Baggage handlers have to use the lifting equipment efficiently to ensure the cargo is not damaged during the handling. They have to make certain that the cargo is loaded on the right plane and luggage tagged fragile is taken care of. Since the handlers are part of the ground crew, they have to drive the vehicles towards the airplanes and load/unload the bags, they need to quickly perform the tasks. Baggage handler job description can change to sometimes becoming a porter and keeping the runway clear of birds that can cause distraction during take-off and landing of flights. 

Baggage Handler Job Responsibilities

Apart from carrying the luggage to the required airplanes and unloading it, baggage handlers are responsible for keeping an eye on any suspicious bags and reporting it immediately to security. They have to make notes for the damaged and unclaimed bags and provide the written information to the concerned department along with protecting the cargo from harsh weather conditions. Loading the baggage items on correct carousels is also the responsibility of a ramp agent. They check if the bags are being properly moved to the check-in and other areas of the airport and inform the technical staff of any malfunctioning equipment to have it fixed quickly. 

Skills Needed for Building a Baggage Handler Career

Baggage handlers need to be agile and physically fit for lifting and transporting all kinds of cargo. They have to communicate with other team members and passengers clearly, so good verbal communication skills are required for this job. Ramp agents are required to have the willingness to work under pressure and stress, they have to be observant as well to learn and memorise the SOPs. The handlers must have basic mechanical skills for operating the cargo vehicles and other equipment. They need to be honest and worth relying on. Looking for Airport baggage handler jobs in the UK? Try Aviation Job Search to find a position that is relevant to your experience!