Gatwick Airport's large community of staff working across the airport help to take millions of passengers around the world.

Working here

What makes us different?
With a community of 24,000 staff working across the airport, it’s no wonder we have such a wide variety of jobs – and people to do them!

Humans of Gatwick showcases the talented people who make our airport tick and keep Gatwick and our runway operating 24/7, while making sure that we try to give every one of our passengers the best possible experience.
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What are our values?
Gatwick Airport wants to set the standard for airport service, and for Gatwick to be known for the warm welcome, ease of use, on-time performance and exemplary service.


Because of that, we make sure that we offer some fantastic benefits for our people, including:

  • Discounts, Get discounts and earn rewards at a number of on-airport and high street shops and restaurants
  • Travel, we encourage sustainable travel to work save up to 43% on local buses and up to 25% on many trains
  • Health, we offer a private Healthcare scheme and our people can take advantage of an employee assistance programme.
  • Bonus, all our people are eligible for an annual performance bonus scheme
  • Insurance, we provide our people with a generous life and disability insurance scheme
  • Community, every year our people get two days to volunteer and we’ll match money raised for charity
  • Pay, where ever you work we make sure our pay is competitive, fair and equal .
  • Shares, most of our people are eligible to join a yearly share scheme with our parent company VINCI SA.

Career Areas

Gatwick’s Construction team is helping to transform the airport for both our passengers and our people, scoping out and then developing projects that will unlock our potential for generations to come.

Construction adopts a “one team” approach in which we work closely with our airport partners to collaboratively deliver the best travel experience for our passengers. Our philosophy is simple: well-planned, quality projects delivered safely, on time and on budget.

Airfield Operations manages all aircraft and other vehicle movements on the airfield. Our remit also includes runway lighting and control, and making sure that all health, safety and aviation requirements are met. The airport’s fire service is also part of the airfield team.

Gatwick’s Commercial (retail) department analyses and manages the relationships with the airport’s vast number of stakeholders, from airlines to retail partners, car parks to train companies.

The team works constantly to improve the passenger experience across the airport, by developing new offers and maintaining high standards of customer care.

Engineers protect, maintain and repair Gatwick’s infrastructure in line with UK and EU legislation. From the electricity that powers the airport, to the giant plant rooms, the team’s attention to detail ensures everyone who visits our airport has the safest, and best possible experience.

Passenger Operations
Passenger Operations is the heartbeat of the airport, the engine that keeps everything going.

From the everyday to the extreme, there’s a lot that happens in a terminal building. And it’s the job of the Passenger Operations team to keep everything moving – 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

When it comes to IT, Gatwick is widely considered by industry leaders to be in the top five most cutting-edge airports in the world.

In 2018 we were named Most Innovative Airport in Europe by peers that included more than 92 airlines and airports. Other accolades include best use of mobile technology, best corporate app and most innovative use of digital technology.

Security professionals who look after key passenger and supplier touch points at Gatwick.

We work closely with stakeholders – airlines, Border Force, the Civil Aviation authority (CAA) and the Department for Transport (DfT) – to maintain the safety and security of both staff and passengers.


Gatwick Airport is a fast moving environment where no two days are the same. Recruiting the right people is crucial and we’re looking for people who share our values and ambitions for the future of our airport.

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