Application for Employment

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Limited (GPAL) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our customers and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Note for Guidance

Please read this page carefully before you complete your application form.

Completing the form

This is a standard application form completed by all applicants for the posts within GPAL. All information will be treated in confidence.

The form is the first part of the selection process and it will be used to shortlist for the next stage. Please complete all sections fully and emphasise those areas where you believe you meet the requirements of the job, relating to the job description.

Please note the job title of the post quoted on the advertisement must be completed on the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Application Form.

Previous Employment

Please be as accurate as you can about dates of employment. This is important because this information is used as part of your reference checks. You should also cover all of your employment history including any periods of unemployment.

Medical Information

Any offer of employment is subject to the completion of a Pre-Employment Health Questionnaire and Examination with the Airport Nurse or Doctor. It will also be subject to you passing an alcohol and drugs test.


GPAL reserves the right to obtain references for candidates shortlisted for interview. However, we will not seek reference until you have given us your permission to do so. You will be required to provide contact details of Employment for the previous five years (no gaps).

Equal Opportunities

GPAL is committed to equality of opportunity. No applicant is treated less favourable than other on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome ethnic minority candidates and those with disabilities. People with disabilities are guaranteed interviews, provided they meet the essential criteria for the post, which can be assessed from the application form.

Please help us monitor the effectiveness of our policy by completing all parts of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form section. Short-listing and interview information is carefully monitored to ensure that selection is based on merit only.

Disclosure of Criminal Conviction

GPA complies fully with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly any subject of a disclosure on the basis of a conviction, cautions, reprimands or other warnings or other information revealed.

Please list all such convictions, cautions, reprimands or other warnings of whatever nature on your application form. All information will, of course, be treated in the strictest confidence. A basic Disclosure will be required for all positions. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.

What happens next?

Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to reply to every individual application and therefore if we have not responded to your application within six weeks of the closing date, you can assume your applications has been unsuccessful.

We will respond to all candidates following interview to advise them of their successful/unsuccessful appointment to the role.

Any documents provided as part of the application process will be confidentially destroyed after twelve months for unsuccessful candidates.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in working at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.