London Southend Airport is one of Southend’s major employers, with a dynamic, bustling and thriving working environment. It’s a great place to build a rewarding career; whether you’re just starting out, or looking to move up in the world.

As we grow and develop, you’ll get the chance to grow and develop with us.

We have many career opportunities located within the airport, such as: Air Traffic Control, Fuelling, Car Parking, Security, Ground Maintenance, Fire Fighters, Cleaning, Rail, and Technical Services.

Applications must be submitted with a covering letter, telling us why you feel you are suitable for the role, along with an up to date CV, to the email address listed in the vacancy's Job Description.

Please note that London Southend Airport does not accept speculative CVs, nor do we retain CVs on file for future reference.

Due to the volume of applications received we are unable to respond to all. Therefore, if you have not heard back within 4 weeks of submitting an application then it means, unfortunately, that you have not been successful on this occasion.


Current Vacancies:

Air Traffic Control Officer: Closing Date 31 August 2020
See Job Description

You can download a copy of our application form here.

For London Southend Airport HR enquiries please contact us on 01702 538543, or email:

For any enquiries regarding opportunities in Ground Handling, Passenger Services, or Operations & Dispatch, please contact:


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply to become a pilot or cabin crew?

Airlines run their own recruitment and training programmes, so please contact them directly - we do not handle airline recruitment.

Do you have any Food & Beverage vacancies?

The F&B outlets within our airport are run by TRG Concessions. Please visit their own recruitment website for any vacancies they may have, either at Costa, Giraffe Stop, or the Navigator pub.

Does Southend Airport offer work experience or internships?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to complete any work experience with London Southend Airport. However other companies based at the airport might offer their own work experience opportunities, and you should contact them for more information. Please note that we cannot help you with supplying this information.

What checks are needed before I’m offered employment?

On the day of your first interview, or assessment, you should bring your ‘Right to Work in the UK’ documents with you. If you are a successful applicant, you must be cleared in accordance with CAA regulations, which involves providing a full five year employment and educational reference history.

You must be able to account for any gaps in your employment during the last five years. You’ll need to obtain a satisfactory UK Criminal Record Certificate and, depending on the position you are applying for, you may also need to clear a Counter Terrorism Check.

Do you have any vacancies in Ground Handling or Passenger Services?

Ground Handling, Passenger Services, and Operations & Dispatch roles are all employees of Stobart Aviation Services.

Please email: for further details.

What should I do if there aren't any vacancies that match my skills?

Please keep checking our careers page as our vacancies are updated regularly.

Do you offer school, or educational visits?

Yes, however we only do these at certain times during the year, and you would need to complete the appropriate form to be considered. Priority is always given to schools that are local to the airport.

Please download and complete the school visit application form and send your request to:


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