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Reasons to work here

A world of opportunity

One amazing business. Inspiring tomorrow’s talent

Heathrow inspires people. Every day about 76,500 people come here to work. People of all ages and from all sorts of different backgrounds. All brought together by one common goal – to make every journey better for about 70 million passengers a year.

Every day around 190,000 passengers rely on us for consistent quality service. Every day the nation’s economy relies on us for prospects, investment and growth. Every day local communities rely on us as an employer and careers provider.

Every day at the airport you’ll see something new, something different, something challenging, something amazing. It’s like a small city – fast moving, diverse, forward thinking – right at the heart of the nation’s global connections.

In the eyes of our passengers, Heathrow is getting better and better. As we continue to improve, we need people, from all walks of life, to go the extra mile for our passengers and our airlines. That’s why we’re investing millions of pounds a year developing our people, making us an employer of choice.

Local employer

Heathrow isn’t just important to the national economy. As the UK’s largest single site employer, we’re at the heart of the local community too. Almost half of the people employed at Heathrow live nearby.

We encourage companies operating at the airport to recruit local people and help them gain valuable qualifications. We work with local schools to raise awareness about airport careers, and provide access to career-building apprenticeships and in-house academies. We support award-winning programmes to help unemployed local people back on their feet through opportunities at Heathrow.

We take our responsibilities to the environment and sustainability very seriously, always listening to the concerns of local people and doing everything possible to reduce Heathrow’s environmental impact.

In short, there is a strong and deeply rooted relationship between Heathrow and the five boroughs that make up our local community.

That’s why 1,000 local volunteers stepped forward to help us welcome the world to the 2012 Games. Many of them enjoyed the Heathrow experience so much, they have returned to provide a warm Heathrow welcome at busy times.

Benefits and rewards

We recognise and value the contribution that everyone makes to running and developing Heathrow.

In return we offer a competitive remuneration package including some very attractive benefits as well as opportunities for career development.

And, of course, we offer a competitive remuneration package which includes the following benefits:

Pension

All Heathrow employees are eligible to join our defined contribution pension scheme, operated by Fidelity. You'll be automatically enrolled onto the scheme on the date you start work.

Our employees contribute 5% of their salary and the company pays a further 10%. Other options to increase or reduce these levels of contribution or opt out altogether are also available.

Employee assistance programme

Information and advice on everything from financial and legal issues to relationship and work matters are available confidentially and free of charge, 24 hours a day.

Healthcare

Take out private healthcare cover and we will pay half the cost. Your membership can be extended to cover your family too.

Long-term car parking

When you go on holiday, you can use the airport's long-stay car parks free of charge.

Travel offers

You will have the chance to take advantage of special deals arranged by a number of operators.

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