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Ramp Agent

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Ramp agents load, unload and move baggage and cargo around an airport, both landside and airside (before and after the security boundary). They also carry out inspections, hazard checks and operate equipment such as stairs and bridges.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour. With experience, this can rise to around £10.00 an hour.

Overtime and shift allowance payments can greatly increase salaries.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
979
2.9 %
FALL
2029
951
  United Kingdom
2024
11679
2.5 %
RISE
2029
11966

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Scotland has six main airports: Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick. There are also about a dozen small airports serving individual Scottish islands.

Video

Courtesy of London City Airport

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Aviation job search website
Website: http://www.aviationjobsearch.com

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