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Feel like you’re ready to work somewhere that’s going places?

Here at Leeds Bradford Airport we welcome over 4 million passengers through our doors every year and we are committed to delivering an outstanding service and warm Yorkshire welcome to every customer. And that’s where our employees come in. 

At Leeds Bradford Airport we rely on a wide range of business areas, partner companies and job roles to help passengers reach their destination and have a great airport experience. 

Browse our current vacancies below to make your application.

For further information on careers or to submit your CV, please contact us at

We employ directly in the following areas:

Air Traffic Control

Airside Safety Unit


Customer Services

Engineering / Facilities


Human Resources


Rescue & Fire Fighting Service

Sales & Marketing


Work Experience

Our current vacancies:

Air Traffic Control Officer

Full Time, Permanent

Salary up to £68,340 (dependent on ratings and experience)

Leeds Bradford® Airport is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK, welcoming 4 million passengers through our doors every year.  We are committed to employing high quality people who are ambitious to succeed and support our exciting plans for the future, whilst delivering an outstanding safety and service for our customers.

To support the future growth of the Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport ® is now recruiting Air Traffic Control Officers to ensure the safe, and efficient delivery of our Air Traffic Control service.

Role Purpose

To deliver a safe, orderly and expeditious Air Traffic Control service to traffic operating to and from Leeds Bradford Airport ® as well as traffic operating in the vicinity of the airport. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Performing the functions of the ATC licence in accordance with the relevant CAA documentation.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of any other relevant CAA or LBA documentation.
  • Maintain medical status.
  • Maintain competence in accordance with the approved Unit Competence Scheme.
  • Support the department through providing assistance with administrative functions and involvement in project work.
  • To maintain the highest possible standards, professionalism and customer focus when representing the department and the Airport.

Applicants should be flexible and available for shift work, across a 24 hour period, on a roster pattern to suit the needs of the business

Applicant competencies required are:

  • Fluent English language capability, both written and spoken is essential.
  • Hold a current UK ADI and APS ratings (applicants with single ratings will be considered).
  • Attention to detail and the ability to remain focused in a busy environment.

Applicant Criteria:-

  • Please note that successful applicants will undergo a CRB Check and will also need to undergo a 5 year                employment and background check. 
  • Must be resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years to obtain government clearance

Please express your interest in writing to Richard Floyd, Senior Air Traffic Control Officer,

Work Experience 2020

Work Experience at Leeds Bradford Airport



We are now inviting students to apply for our 2020 Work Experience Programme.


Leeds Bradford Airport offers 5 x 1 week placements to students which will be available throughout 2020.


In order to be considered for a placement, you will need to meet the minimum criteria:


  •     Currently in Year 10 at School (or will be at the time of placement)


  •     Be between 15 and 18 years old.


To apply, you are required to complete the Work Experience Application Form and submit it to the address detailed on the form. For further information please click on the links below.

Closing date for applications: Friday 13 December 2019

Sales Assistant - WH Smith

With customers jetting in and out, the airport rarely stands still so we are looking for driven, dynamic individuals to join our friendly team!

Part time and full time positions available, shift patterns are 05:00 – 13:00 and 13:00 – 20:30. Must be flexible and shifts will include some weekends.

Please contact Laura Rice on


Closing date for applications is Thursday 2nd January 2020

Procurement Manager

Full time, Permanent 

Salary dependent on experience.


Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK, welcoming 4 million passengers through our doors every year.  We are committed to employing high quality people who are ambitious to succeed and to deliver our exciting plans for the future.


To support the future growth of the Airport, LBA is now recruiting a Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) qualified Procurement Manager, who will have full accountability of the end to end procurement cycle for the Airport.


The successful candidate will source and procure a wide range of goods and services, ensuring optimal value for money against defined service and quality criteria, whilst promoting procurement principles to ensure that the Airport recognises the total acquisition costs for all purchases.


Please note that successful applicants will undergo a CRB check, will undergo a 5-year employment and background check and must be a UK resident for a minimum of 3 years, to obtain Government clearance.


Please provide a full CV and expression of interest in writing to, stating your current annual salary and benefits.


Working for our partners

We aren’t the only employer at our airport and you can find varied roles direct with third parties too.


Car Hire Catering Retail Private Hire Taxi Freight & Airport Handling
Avis SSP Travelex Arrow Cars Swissport
Enterprise World Duty Free Jet2
Europcar WHSmith
Hertz Boots

The Aviation Academy 

Do you want a career in the aviation industry but don't have the necessary qualifications yet?

Based at Leeds Bradford Airport, The Aviation Academy offers a full range of specialist courses which will prepare you for a variety of careers in aviation including air cabin crew, passenger service agents, air traffic control staff, pilots and many more.

The Academy is part of the Centre for Travel and Tourism Studies at Craven College and has been offering aviation and business courses at LBA for the past 7 years. 

To find out more call 0113 391 0919 or click