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Careers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The airport plays an important role in employment in Liverpool and the wider area. There are over 3,000 people working on-site, either for the airport company directly or for third party companies who provide aviation industry services.

LJLA directly employs people within the following areas:

  • Airfield Operations
  • Air Service Development
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Air Traffic Engineering
  • Commercial
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Rescue and Firefighting Services
  • Facilities 
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Landside Operations
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Terminal Operations

Job Vacancies & CVs

Job vacancies are advertised on this website and may also appear on the airport's social media channels, such as Twitter and Facebook. Vacancies may also appear in industry specific magazines. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to hold CV’s on file.

Current vacancies are shown at the end of this page. Please click here. 

Equal Opportunities

Liverpool John Lennon Airport wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment and condemns all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. We are committed to ensuring that no person is treated less favourable because of their sex, ethnic origin, marital status, sexuality, age, disability or religious beliefs.

The Company believes that it is in their best interests and those of all who work at the Airport to ensure that the human resources, talents and skills available throughout the community are considered when employment opportunities arise.

Every step will be taken to ensure that individuals are treated equally and fairly. Decisions on recruitment, selection, training, promotion and career development are taken solely on job based criteria. Acts of discrimination, including harassment, are grounds for disciplinary action. Individuals have the right to seek redress under the appropriate policy i.e. dignity at work.

When recruiting we will seek to ensure equal opportunities and treatment for all persons. All documentation and advertising will be closely examined to eradicate any potentially discriminatory material.

Reference Checking

We are required, by the Civil Aviation Authority, to obtain references of your whereabouts during the past 5 years, in order for a security pass to be issued. As part of any application, a five year reference history will be required for all successful applicants.

All offers are dependent on reference checks being successfully completed. Obtaining references can sometimes be a lengthy process and therefore, where possible, all applicants are asked to assist in following up reference requests. It is company policy not to apply for references until an offer of employment has been made.

Criminal Record Check

We are required by the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that all Restricted Zone pass holders undergo a Criminal Record Check (Basic Disclosure).

A Criminal Record Check details any convictions a person has that are considered to be unspent. Further details of disqualifying criteria and spent convictions will be provided to applicants at the relevant recruitment stage.

If the Criminal Record Check is returned containing a conviction that is listed within the disqualifying criteria then any offer of employment with Liverpool John Lennon Airport may be withdrawn.

Other Companies at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

There are a number of other companies based at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, employing their own staff and carrying out their own recruitment processes. Please see below for further information.


Swissport employ ground handling staff, for example, check in staff, passenger service agents, aircraft dispatchers and some baggage handlers. Please click here for further information on employment opportunities.

SMART Handling by Swissport
As per Swissport details above.


Securitas are responsible for security services at LJLA. Please click here for further information on employment opportunities.


All cleaning at LJLA is contracted to Mitie. Please click here for further information on employment opportunities.


OCS provide facilities for Passengers with Reduced Mobility at LJLA. Please click here for further information on employment opportunities.

SSP Restaurants & Bars

The majority of staff who work in the catering outlets at LJLA are employed by SSP. Please click here for further information on employment opportunities.


If you are interested in becoming a Pilot or Cabin Crew please visit the relevant website for the Airline you are interested in working for.

Please note that not all companies based at Liverpool John Lennon Airport will advertise here. If you are interested in working in a specific sector of the industry or for a particular company, we recommend you contact them directly. 

 Vacancies at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Community and CSR Student Placement- 12 month fixed term contract

We currently have a vacancy for a new role within the Community Department. The purpose of this role is to provide consistent high quality support and assistance to the HR, PR and Environment Departments...


We’re looking for the best Baristas for our Joe’s Coffee house in Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Cadet Firefighter

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for three Cadet Firefighters within the Rescue & Firefighting Service (RFFS) at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The successful candidates will assist the duty watch and...