If you have great customer service skills and an ability to communicate with people, along with a good physique, getting one of the many Heathrow security jobs is perfect for you.

Who will I be working for?

Heathrow Airport, your potential future employer, is the world’s busiest airport. Very much Britain’s gateway to the rest of the world, Heathrow services over 65 million passengers every year, and flies to over 180 destinations, encompassing over 90 countries. Clearly, you’ll be challenged and busy in your new role.

What kind of work will I be doing?

Your job will involve myriad tasks, such as searching passengers, helping to control access to restricted areas or even operating a scanning machine. You will, in your job, become the face of Heathrow Airport. Desired attributes are, therefore, professionalism, a friendly disposition and an efficient manner of working. It is also desired that you, as an employee, are always ready to react to the situation at hand, always work to high standards and that you have experience in dealing with customers.
Specific responsibilities include:
– Screening people, vehicles and items using x-ray machines.
– Checking ID and/or travel documents.
– Patrolling terminals and other areas to ensure security.
– Assisting in any emergencies that may arise.
– Helping people with any questions regarding the airport.
– Recording any incidents.

What is required from me?

When recruiting people for Heathrow security jobs, the airport looks for people who have full-colour vision, are able to stand for long periods of time, and have generally good physical movement, pass security checks, and be fluent in all aspects of English. Heathrow security jobs are also intended for the type of person who can make suggestions, use ingenuity to improve work areas, challenge oneself, and meet and exceed the expectations of passengers.
Your job can take place on either a full or part time on a shift basis. Full time employees work on average 40 hours per week, whereas those who work part time work for 20 hours per week (this includes breaks). Employees must be able to work at London Heathrow. Included as part of your job package will be uniform and generous company benefits.
At Heathrow, the outlook is ‘making every journey better’, and if you take one of the Heathrow security jobs, you’d be a significant part of this, integral to helping to convince people to continue to choose to fly through Heathrow. It’s one of the most challenging but rewarding Heathrow Airport jobs.

What will I be earning?

As to the financial reward, it is most certainly sizable. Aside from the skills gained, the generous company benefits and the interesting and challenging work, you would, as a future employee, be compensated well. For a full time employee, wages are £21,666 per annum including benefits, which, when considered, shows how exciting an opportunity Heathrow security jobs are!
If we got you interested, have a look at the security job vacancies on Heathrow Jobs!

Security Jobs

Our partner site Airport Career has an extensive section on security jobs. Here you will find job descriptions and requirements, salary information and required training. Read more about Security Jobs.

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  1. i am e j hector have experience in airport job. i would like to apply for security job in heath row airport. i have gone through the site but i couldnt

  2. I am hardworking,responsible person,having confidence,independent and communication skill.I have done health and safety course from Northen College.I have SIA security certificate.I have 28 Years work experience with the Premier Foods. Because of the site closer I loose my job.I have good education from India. Now I am British citizen and I have full driving lincence

  3. Hello, I have just uploaded my CV and next day wanted to return to the site to do the screen test. However I could not get to the website anymore.Does this mean I have to wait 3 months? Thanks

    1. Hi,
      I am not sure which site you are referring to. Can you give me the link?
      Heathrow Careers

  4. Hi
    Do you need a security license to apply for this job as I have no type of security license or experience.

  5. Hi
    I live in Germany in Berlin and I wouöd like to work in Airport Heathrow,as security there.
    I would like to have more information about that and how I can send my CV.
    Thank you

    1. Hi,
      you can send in your CV to the various recruiting agencies, they should also be able to tell you more about the legal requirements for working in the UK.
      Best of luck,
      Heathrow Careers

      1. i applied and i got failed by screen test i dont even know how but how can i see some one face to face pls i cant wait 3 months for a test again its a joke !!
        i got sia badge i m looking for a job asap i live near heathrow

  6. Hi,
    Can i have a chance to work for Heathrow airopt even if i don’t speack fluently english ?
    Thank you in advance,

  7. Hi
    I applied for a security officer role and passed all the test and was told I would receive a phone interview, this was eight weeks ago and now I can’t even log in to the recruitment page to see what is going on. Please can someone help
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Darren,
      I’m afraid I can’t help you with this, since it seems you were already in contact with a specific recruiter.
      Best of luck,
      Heathrow Careers

  8. Hello there,
    I would love to work at this airport as a security and to double check, Adult Literacy Level 2 is accepted right? as it is equivalent to GCSE (A-C)
    Kind Regards

    1. Hi,
      as long as it is equivalent you should be okay.
      Heathrow Careers

  9. around 1000 times i have clicked on heathrow security jobs and same page comes can u plz tell me whr can i find proper link or page to apply for coz i couldnot find anythng to apply there???

  10. i have a sia badge and i do work for g4s
    can i use my sia badge to work in the airport or i need something els

    1. Hi Steven,
      a SIA badge isn’t always required, but it depends on the specific job. You can browse through various security job listing on our job board: Airport Security Jobs
      Best of luck,
      Heathrow Careers

        1. Hi Steven,
          that’s really depends on the actual job, but in most cases it’s sufficient. Sorry I can’t be more exact.
          Best of luck,
          Heathrow Careers

  11. I just finished training and got sia licence and I passed the crb check as well if I want to work as security female in Heathrow airport
    do I have to go throw crb check again and other courses and if there is any course how long will take
    with my best regards to you

    1. Hi Sarah,
      I think you’re best of contacting some of the recruiters you will find on our job board: Airport Jobs –> Use the navigation on the right for filtering the results.
      Best of luck,
      Heathrow Careers

  12. HI
    i would like to work in heathrow airport as a female security officer . please can you guide me which training centre i have to go and get the job after that .
    kind regards

  13. Jaco stop misleading everyone on how to apply for the role as a secure officer at Heathrow (baa). These people don’t want to check for all the jobs advertised in Heathrow. They want to apply direct to Heathrow (baa). The same links you keep giving them is no help, your only sending them around in circles. Give them a direct link to Heathrow (baa). This way they will instantly know whether there’s vacancies or not.

    1. Hi Jack,
      I’m sorry to hear you find the information misleading, since that’s certainly not our intention. Fact is that most BAA vacancies are displayed on various job boards, and our job board tries it best to collect and display these. That way you don’t need to browse through different sites. I hope this clarifies it.
      Best of luck,

  14. I applied for security officer jobs in heathrow and now I’m invited to the telephone interview can you please tell me what types of questions they will be asking and what types of tests do I have to go through if I pass the telephone interview. ..
    Help please…..

    1. Hello, A simple google search for “security officer interview questions” will provide a ton of great resources.

  15. Hello,
    Just wondering whether expenience in martial arts would incease chances of getting a job related to airlines?

    1. Hello Daisy,
      These days all cabin crew members receive training in self defense and passenger control so that will be valuable experience. In general airlines have training programs that include everything someone needs to know and experience if they have never done martial arts. So, it certainly will not hurt, but I don’t think it provides a specific benefit to you.
      Cheers, Jeff

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