Baggage Handler/Ramp Operator


Key responsibilities

A Baggage Handler is responsible for collecting, sorting and checking luggage against flight manifests to ensure that the luggage is loaded onto the correct aircraft. They use trucks, conveyor systems and loaders to move freight and passenger luggage around the airport terminal.

You can work as a Baggage Handler with no formal qualifications. You can also enter through a traineeship.

Generic skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Patience
  • Planning

Priority skills

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work shift hours
  • Conflict resolution
  • Ability to perform manual handling duties
  • Ability to operate machinery

Career progression

  • Senior Baggage Handler



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