Honest Work, problematic scheduling.
Ramp Agent (Former Employee) – Birmingham International Airport, West Midlands – 29 March 2017
On a typical day you'd be moving around 1000 bags onto or off baggage belts or airplanes. While doing this you carry out security checks to ensure all the bags have been accounted for and loaded correctly and safely. Usually with a partner or small team there is a good working environment with plenty likeable, hard working staff and a real sense of team camaraderie.
Working there quickly teaches you a strong work ethic and will help you get very fit! It's not mindless work however as you have to be constantly on your toes and focused when loading bags onto belts so that you are performing the proper checks and ensuring no baggage is misplaced .
The best part of the job is undeniably the staff you work with, there is a real team spirit to get the job done and you quickly bond with your co-workers as you put in a shift together.
The hardest part of the job is to manage the hours with the rest of your life as they can be both long, and variable as they use a shift work pattern. You could have a couple of days with short 6 hour shifts from 3AM or long 11 hours shifts in the afternoons. Balancing your life, and getting enough sleep, is a problem to overcome for anyone working there.
Great workplace culture, good exercise.
Variable hours, shift work.