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Airport information assistant

Alternative titles for this job include

Airport information assistants help passengers in airports.

Average salary (a year)

£13,000 Starter

to

£22,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

36 to 38 a week

You could work

evenings / weekends / bank holidays on a rota

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How to become an airport information assistant

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role
  • applying directly

College

You could take a college course like a Level 2 Certificate in Aviation Operations which will give you some of the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course

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Apprenticeship

You can complete an intermediate apprenticeship in customer service, or aviation ground operative intermediate apprenticeship for passenger services.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship

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Work

You could find work on a temporary or seasonal contract in an airport before being offered a permanent position.

Direct Application

You can apply directly to become an airport information assistant. Most employers would expect you to have a good standard of general education, including GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and maths, or equivalent qualifications.

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Career tips

Experience in customer service would give you an advantage when looking for work. Foreign language skills might also be useful.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll usually need to be over 18 to meet shiftwork regulations.

You'll normally need your own transport to get to and from the airport, as public transport may not cover all of your shift times.

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

On a typical day you may:

  • give out flight information
  • direct passengers around the airport
  • answer telephone and online enquiries
  • make announcements on the public address system
  • handle complaints
  • update and monitor flight information systems

In smaller airports you could also:

  • exchange currency
  • book hotels and car hire
  • deal with lost property

Working environment

You could work at an airport.

Your working environment may be crowded.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

After gaining experience, you could go on to be a supervisor, manager or flight dispatcher.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Customer Service Apprenticeship

  • Wage: £192.50 Weekly
  • Location: Wolverhampton

Customer Service Apprentice (Office Based)

  • Wage: £156.00 Weekly
  • Location: Hull

Courses In England

Aviation Operations Diploma 3

  • Provider: The Manchester College
  • Start date: 13 September 2021
  • Location: Manchester

Aviation Operations Level 3 Diploma

  • Provider: SOUTH ESSEX COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Start date: 06 September 2021
  • Location: Southend-on-Sea

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