Security

Security

There are lots of important jobs at an airport but the most important job might possibly be Airport Security Agent.

Anyone who has passed through an airport at peak times knows how busy and hectic security can be. Airport Security Agents check you and screen your hand luggage before you board an aircraft. But that is not all they do.

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Nicky Gough

Nicky is a Security Duty Manager. She loves working with customers; she is passionate about good customer service at the airport and enjoys seeing people leave the security area with a smile on their face.

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Laura Bevan

Laura works in security as a Duty Manager, but she started out as a Customer Services Assistant and worked her way up to become a Terminal Supervisor before moving to the Security department where she is now a Manager. She loves the diverse group of people she works with and the fact that every day is different.

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Information Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) is in every aspect of airport life from the lights on the runway to the Air Traffic Control systems, to how East Midlands Airport’s website looks. The airport’s relationship with Information Technology is constantly developing. There are jobs at the Airport now that did not exist five years ago. And in five years’ time, there will be jobs we can’t even imagine now.

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Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Controllers keep aircraft safe in the skies and on the ground. They make sure aircraft are a safe distance apart.

Three types of Air Traffic Controllers look after aircraft:

  • In a specific airspace
  • On approach to an airfield
  • On an airfield or airport.
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Matt Clark

Matt works in Air Traffic Control. He finds English, maths and physics really useful. His role is to keep aircraft and passengers safe on the ground (apron), in the region of the airport and in airspace. He does this by radio communication with Air Crew on routes into and out of the airport. Physics is useful so he can understand how an aircraft operates.

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Firefighter

Firefighter

A Firefighter’s main job is aircraft safety. If the alarm sounds, Firefighters must get to any emergency on the airfield within two minutes. Firefighters are First Responders so will be called to help with medical emergencies anywhere on the airport site.

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Lewis Byfield

Lewis was a firefighter with the Royal Air Force before joining East Midlands Airport. In this video he talks through his typical day and explains what it’s like to respond to an incident at the airport. He also offers some good advice for young people who are considering becoming an airport firefighter.

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