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Where to find part time jobs at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow airport is one of the biggest transport hubs in the world, and is Britain's largest and most famous airport. Located in the London borough of Hillingdon, job opportunities at the venue range of retail jobs to security positions to the technical and professional specialisms associated with the air industry.

British Airports Authority

BAA is the company which operates Heathrow Airport, along with several other of the UK's major air hubs. Their work touches on almost every aspect of airport life, and its head office is located at the Compass Centre in the grounds of Heathrow itself.

The company overseas a variety of types of work, with security staff making up around half of its total workforce. BAA is also one of the largest commercial landlords in the UK. An overview of working for BAA can be found at Baa.com, where jobs from technician to service manager are described, as is the company's recruitment process.

Specific vacancies for Heathrow Airport can be found at Heathrowairport.com, where an outline of the duties and the recruitment process is also available.

Retail

There are around 85 so-called 'retail partners' at the airport, many of which provide good opportunities for finding part time jobs at Heathrow; they employ approximately 5,400 staff, according to latest figures.

A list of the retail outlets can be found at Heathrow-airport-guide.co.uk/shopping.html, while Retailweekjobs.com is good site to use for finding retail vacancies, part time or otherwise. When looking for part time work in the retail sector, it can often be worthwhile contacting the employer directly, ensuring that you have an up-to-date CV available for them.

The airport operates a 'Retail Academy' programme, providing help and guidance to those who are looking for work at the site, as well as employers. Details can be found at the airport's official website.

Agencies & Websites

One of the most useful resources for those seeking part time work at Heathrow is Airportjobs.co.uk, This website provides a search feature that allows users to access vacancies according to specific criteria.

A similar website is Londonjobs.co.uk, while Jobrapido.co.uk and Indeed.co.uk/Heathrow and Reed.co.uk are also valuable resources.

A number of employment agencies also carry part time vacancies at Heathrow, with some reliable and well-known names being Totaljobs.com and Reed.co.uk

Local Press

The London Evening Standard is London's largest regional newspaper and it carries job vacancy advertisements. Its online edition can be found at Thisislondon.co.uk.

However, part time jobs are often advertised on a more local basis, and job seekers may have more success in their hunt looking at smaller local press outlets, such as the Hillingdon Times, which can be viewed at Hillingdontimes.co.uk/jobs.

The Heathrow Villager boasts that it is the only independent free newspaper in the area, and is distributed widely in the locality. Information about the Villager can be found at Villager.moonfruit.com, though vacancies are not carried online.

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