Aviation Operations Trainee

Shetland Islands
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

The Aviation Operations Trainee Programme at Tingwall Airport will offer the successful trainee a combination of study with on the job training and development.

The programme aims to develop skills and knowledge required to successfully integrate into Tingwall Airport following a career pathway within the Operations Department and the Rescue Fire Fighting Services (RFFS).

During thetemporary appointment, the Aviation Operations Trainee will be expected to gradually experience and carry out all duties of the: Aerodrome Fire Officer, Officer in Charge, Low Category Aerodrome and Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert. Please follow the link below for further information.


  • The grade of this post is Career Graded - C/D/G/H/I
  • Salary shown in the advertis inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,094 per annum
  • Temporarypost for42.5 hours per week,52.18 weeks per year
  • Temporary contract for a period of approximately5 years.
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • The successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory Pre-Employment Medical screening with our Occupational Health provider. As this is a safety critical post, this will include drug and alcohol screening.
  • You must hold a valid driving licence and have a suitable vehicle for use during your employment or the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited
  • Not suitable for Job Share
  • Not suitable for Remote Working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Tingwall Airport

For further details relating to this post, please contact:Steve Rosie, Aerodrome Manager, Tel: 01595 744481 or email:

If youhave a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.


The main duties of the Aviation Operations Trainee include:
  • To undertake fire cover at Tingwall Airport
  • To fuel aircraft to regulatory standards and compiling associated documentation as required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • To undertake the safe and efficient operation of the Rescue Fire Fighting Equipment
  • To undertake fuel sampling and advise the Aerodrome Manager of any hazards, defects or concerns
  • To report any defects while undertaking routine checks of equipment and buildings, and ensure the safe use of equipment

The Individual
  • The postholdermust be in possession of National 5 or equivalent qualifications which must include English and Maths
  • The postholdermust hold a full, clean current driving licence.
  • The postholder must have full colour vision
  • The postholder must have the ability to pass a Fire Fighting Medical and Fitness Test

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80425266

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