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Blue Handling provides exclusive Ground Handling services to the Ryanair Group and are currently recruiting Aircraft Ground Handlers to join our Ground Operations Team located at Stansted Airport.

Working for Blue Handling you will be joining a winning team and we want to invest in YOU! No previous airport or aviation experience is required as our fantastic training team will prepare you for your new role with both classroom and practical training.

This role is ideal if you want to kickstart your career in aviation!

Your career doesn’t stop there as we have promotional opportunities available where you could assist in other airports across Europe, progress to a Team Leader or even become a part of our management team!  We are the largest Ground Handling company at Stansted Airport – The sky is the limit!

We have multiple positions available to support our ever-growing schedule at Stansted Airport with improved pay package from £25644 p/a followed by a further guaranteed increase on completion of 9 months service.

These are exciting roles at the forefront of the Stansted operation with a financially secure airline, working to deliver a range of critical services to our aircraft and passengers.

These roles are all full-time and permanent positions.

Please note this is a shift-based role working around our busy flight schedule that will include early starts and late finishes on a 4 on 2 off shift basis, but we understand how important it is to have a good work/homelife balance so you can view your shift roster 1 year in advance! 

With Blue Handling you will not just be unloading/loading bags on aircrafts but you will be trained to become a dynamic Ground Handling Agent; working in a team who are responsible for the whole Aircraft turnaround process.

Apply today for an immediate interview.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operation of equipment and vehicles around the airport to transport baggage and other items.
  • An essential part of aircraft push-back procedures, trained on all aspects within a highly skilled team.
  • Ensure Ryanair’s industry leading 25-minute turnarounds are completed safely.
  • Provide excellent customer service to passengers when required.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure compliance with all health & safety regulations.
  • Loading and unloading of baggage.


  • Unrestricted right to live and work in the UK- including pre-settled status. 
  • Ability to work as a dynamic team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Be physically fit and able to lift items for loading (up to 32kg).
  • Full UK Driving License essential.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a full 5-year background check in order to obtain an airport ID.  As part of the application process, candidates are required to disclose any unspent convictions as it may affect their eligibility for obtaining an airside pass.


  • Pay rate up to £25644 p/a followed by a further guaranteed increase post 9 months service. 
  • Set roster pattern of 4 days on 2 days off (4 early shifts, 2 off, 4 late shifts, 2 off). View your roster 1 year in advance.
  • Regular promotion opportunities before each new season (due to continued Company planned growth).
  • 224 hours annual leave.
  • Full training provided and uniform (free of charge) supplied.
  • Regular promotion opportunities before each new season (due to continued Company planned growth).
  • Discounted airport shopping, food and beverage with a Stansted Airport ID
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee assistance program, giving you discounts with various retailers/access to same day GP appointments/24-hour help line.
  • Recommend a friend scheme (£250 for successful referrals).
  • Life assurance from day 1.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Discounted commuter travel for public transport.
  • Apply for free Holiday parking.
  • Access to Mental Health first aiders.
  • Bike to Work Scheme

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