The month of May saw the first major positive step forward for the aviation industry here in England, with the government announcing a ‘green list’ of countries that travellers can now fly to without having to quarantine.

Thanks to this growing sense of optimism for the industry, we’re thrilled to be expanding our team once again.

If you’re considering a job in aviation, here are 4 reasons why working as an Aviation Security Officer for the private sector is a fantastic place to start.

To apply for the role here at CAS, please send your CV to

1 – No two days are ever the same

The role of a private Aviation Security Officer is an exciting and varied one, meaning that no two days are ever the same.

If you were to join the team, you would play a vital part in ensuring that all customers, staff, and airline crew have a positive, safe, and enjoyable experience. This would include carrying out all aspects of aviation duties, from boarding card and ID checks to x-ray screening and body scanning.

Having such a varied job role provides a unique opportunity to broaden your skillset in a fast-paced working environment.

When we asked our very own Security Team about their experience, they said they love that no two days are the same. No matter how long you’ve been in the industry you can learn something new every day.

2 – You get to meet people from all over the world

With the UK (and London in particular) being so widely connected to the rest of the world, it will come as no surprise that one of the biggest perks of working in private aviation is the incredible mix of people that you get to meet daily.

This was what CAS Security Officer Patricia Crossley found most attractive when she joined in March 2017.

‘I wanted the opportunity of being in a dynamic and cosmopolitan place,’ she says, ‘where I could encounter different people from all over the world, especially in private aviation, where you meet such interesting people.’

This love of working in a multinational and multicultural environment is also shared with another of our Security Officers, Amy Kelly. Amy always looks forward to meeting people from across the world and is passionate about making every passenger’s experience a highly enjoyable one, something which is critical in the private sector.

3 – It’s a great place to begin your aviation career

Thanks to the varied people you meet and work with, and the invaluable experience you gain along the way, a Security Officer role is the perfect way to kickstart your career in the aviation industry.

Take our Operations Manager, who started as a Security Officer over 14 years ago.

‘I had been working in the airport for a short period of time and, having observed the role and having had the pleasure of getting to know some of the team, I decided this was the role for me, and I haven’t looked back,’ she said.

Having worked her way up to a senior management position, she is grateful for the experience received in her very first role as a Security Officer and enjoys the challenges that have been thrown her way ever since.

4 – It’s not your ‘run of the mill’ security role

Working as an Aviation Security Officer in the private sector is certainly not your run of the mill security role. In exchange for your high level of professionalism, you’ll spend every shift working in a diverse yet exclusive environment.

If you always strive to maintain the highest level of customer service and believe you would take great pride in providing a premium pre-flight experience for clients and private jet owners, then this role is for you.

Here at CAS, we’re currently taking applications for security officer roles. You can find out more about the other essential requirements here. To apply, please send your CV to

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