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.

Fields marked with an * are required


Please include school(s) attended, start and leaving dates, examinations taken and results

Relevant Qualifications

Please include college(s)/University(s) attended, start and leaving dates, Course(s) and Result(s)

Please include course(s) attended and date achieved

Please list any foreign languages spoke and level of competence of each

Employment Details

It is of prime importance that the employment history section on this form is filled in with the exact dates of employment.

If there are any gaps in between employment, you must also state the reasons on your application form, i.e. if you have been unemployed for any period of time. Therefore, when filling in this form you must include all names and addresses of previous employers and the dates your started and finished. Please do this in order from your current/last employer.

Length of service

Other employment

Please use the below boxes to complete any further employment history.

Any further employment - Should you require more space to complete your employment history please use the text area at the end of the application form.

Supplementary information

If you are successful in the first stage of our recruitment process, it is a requirement of Glasgow Prestwick Airport Ltd that you are able to:

  • Provide photographic evidence of your identity and right to work in the UK
  • Provide a 5 year employment history (no gaps)
  • Provide a successful Disclosure Scotland Certificate
  • Undergo and pass a medical examination which will include a drug and alcohol test

If any of the above are not completed successfully, unfortunately we will have no alternative but to disqualify your application.


I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or if employed, may render me liable to summary dismissal (and in appropriate cases criminal charges). I understand these details will be held in confidence by the Company, for the purposes of assessing this application, on-going personal administration and payroll administration (where applicable) in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

I authorise for approaches to be made to former employers, educational establishments, government agencies and personal referees for verification of the information provided on this application form.

In the case of a person being deployed on an activity listed under the Security duties, a declaration of acceptance that a Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) will be carried out by the DfT and that deployment on such activities is conditional on a satisfactory result of such a check. The completed form shall be signed and dated by the person being recruited.