Work Experience

City Airport & Heliport is able to offer a one week Work Experience placement at the airfield within the Air Traffic Services and Operations Department.

Because of such high demand, applications are only available for a short period each year. Applications for 2019 are now closed.
Applications for 2020 will re-open on 1st October 2019 and will close after 2 weeks.

Further Information about our Work Experience Placement Scheme

All applicants must be available for a short telephone interview prior to being accepted for a placement and must live within a 20 mile radius of City Airport & Heliport (Postcode M30 7SA), which is located in Salford, Greater Manchester.

We are able to offer work experience placements to school, college and university students. Students are usually able to arrange work experience placements through their education establishment, although in some circumstances, the student can contact us directly to arrange a ‘Self Placement’. Please note that due to the demand, and to ensure that a valuable experience is gained from the placement. Only those pupils that have a genuine interest within Airport Operations and Air Traffic Services are invited to apply

We are also able to offer work placements to students in further and higher education. Again, due to high demand we are only able to offer placements to students which are studying an aviation related subject. As well as providing valuable work experience within an aviation environment our work experience placements offer students a chance to develop a wide range of skills such as team working, communications and commercial awareness.


Due to Health and Safety requirements, there may be restrictions for applicants that are mobility impaired. If you are unsure as to your suitability for a placement, please contact us.

City Airport & Heliport – Aims of Work Experience

  • To introduce students to the discipline of the aviation working environment.
  • To encourage students to realise the need for effective personal & group working relationships.
  • To help students in making realistic decisions about their future careers.
  • To further develop their education by experiencing the world of work at first hand, and widening their educational experiences. To help students develop communication and interpersonal skills, attitudes and awareness of ‘The Real World’ when they seek employment, and hopefully to provide a firmer foundation for their transition to the world of work, thereby increasing their future prospects.

During the week you will have the opportunity to observe several areas which may include;

  • Observation and assisting within our Control Tower, working with our Flight Information Service Officers to process flight information, inputting details into our database and updating weather information.
  • Providing customer service within our Airport and Heliport Reception.
  • Observing and assisting (in some tasks) our Maintenance and Rescue and Fire Fighting personnel.
  • Assisting within our Airport Cafe, ‘Runway 26’.


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