Working in an airport is the dream of many. Not only because of how attractive it is, but because it also guarantees, in some cases, remarkable job stability. On the other hand, the salary level of these professions is above the average, which justifies how difficult it is to access them. Let's see how we can do it with a chance of success.
Part 1 of 2: Prepare the call
Step 1. Have the necessary profile
Working in an airport is not something as simple as working in commerce or in a factory for example. There are positions that require specific training and in fact, the different calls for public employment usually require certain requirements to those who intend to be employed here. That is why it is essential that before looking for a job you verify that you meet the training requirements that exist for the specific position you are applying for. You should also meet the physical criteria in those positions that require it.
Step 2. Prepare properly
As in the rest of opposition processes, for which civil servant or similar positions are obtained, the selection process is usually long and hard and requires expert preparation. This preparation deals with, among others, common and general aspects and other more specific ones related to the position you are applying for. If your position requires practical training and a real exam, it is necessary that this training also be included in your approach.
Step 3. Stay tuned for calls
To fill these permanent positions, different calls for public employment are made with a limited number of places. To participate in the call it is necessary to register so you must always keep an eye on the AENA job announcements website. At present, and due to both the cuts and the privatization process, the number of calls has been reduced significantly.
Step 4. Analyze the call in detail
The topics, contents and specific requirements of each position and call are published directly together with the call. Therefore, before even starting the registration process to participate in it, you must know the agendas, the requirements of the positions and all the other information necessary to avoid forgetting any important aspect.
Step 5. Sign up for the process
Once the desired call appears, it is necessary that you register for it. This process can be done through the network using the form that AENA itself makes available on its website or through the procedures indicated in the call. It is also necessary that you pay the corresponding fee to access the process. Do not forget to accompany your application with all the necessary documentation, since if you do not do so, your application will surely be rejected.
Part 2 of 2: Pass the Selection Process
Step 1. Take the theory test
Once correctly registered for the selection process, you will have to take the necessary theoretical exams to qualify for the opposition procedure. These exams can refer both to common and general questions as well as to other more specific aspects directly related to the job position you are applying for.
Step 2. Pass the medical exam
Although not all positions require this type of examination if it is true that, for example, the track personnel have to pass medical and even psychotechnical examinations to ensure that they have all the necessary capacity to be able to carry out the activity effectively and safely. the one that has been examined. Therefore, take into account the necessary requirements for your position and prepare the medical exams properly.
Step 3. Pass the practical tests
Like a theoretical exam, depending on the position applied for, you may be asked to take a practical exam as well. For example, for air traffic controllers it is necessary to perform a runway test under a simulator. Therefore, the previous preparation that we have talked about must cover both the more theoretical part and the practical part of the position for which you are applying. Do your best to pass this practical test, otherwise you will be disqualified.
Step 4. Get your place
At the end of the selection process, all the candidates evaluated are classified according to their performance. This performance is the one that will finally establish who are chosen based on the number of places in the call. Therefore, those who best comply with this selection process have the best chances of achieving a place. Even if you do not get a place in the first instance, think that, although it is not normal, there may be someone who withdraws and lets the list go.
Step 5. Be part of the job board
If you finally do not get a place in the first instance, you must make sure that your profile becomes part of the AENA job bank. This job bank is used to cover, in the form of temporary workers, those possible positions that are temporarily vacant, for example during sick leave, maternity leave or to cover vacations. Those who are part of these positions not only have the advantage of working properly but also obtain additional points for future processes and assignments of positions.
- Although we have talked about how to obtain an official position, AENA and the rest of the companies that operate at the airport usually also hire personnel occasionally and under the modality of normal labor personnel. If you are interested in being part of these processes, be sure to consult the website of both AENA and the companies that provide services at the airport of your interest. In fact, given the lack of current calls, it is the most feasible option.
- When it comes to training, it is convenient that you resort to academies specialized in training professionals for the selected position. Although it is also recommended that before contracting with any of them you compare between several to see what prices and services they have for your training.
- Since the selection process can be eliminatory, it may be the case that if you do not pass any of the parts of said process, you will not be able to access the following. For example, if you do not pass the minimums of the theoretical exam, the practical exam is not taken, and so on.