Cranfield University

Cranfield University


United Kingdom

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Cranfield Airport Operations Limited


Cranfield Airport Operations Limited

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

Full Time (40 hours) - worked to an agreed shift pattern that will include some weekend working

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

12 Months


£31,679 per annum

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  • Role Description

    Currently operating 08.00 – 18.30 Monday to Friday (09.00 – 18.00 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday), the airport has annual movements of circa 35,000 that includes business and executive jets, general aviation and rotary wing operations, and has an annual turnover of £1.5m per annum.

    The airport operates several aircraft of their own, including the National Flying Laboratory SAAB340B or 'flying classroom'. In addition to this, the university, in particular Cranfield Aerospace carries out extensive research to design and test work for industry and the Ministry of Defence. The airport is also home to the Meteorological Office's BAe 146 Aerial Research Aircraft.

    Cranfield Airport has a wide variety of aircraft operating in to and out of the Aerodrome. Aircraft range from light general aviation aircraft that require over wing refuelling to Business Jet Aircraft that require pressure refuelling. The main responsibility of the role is to carry out aircraft refuelling tasks, control of fuel farm duties and undertake control of aviation fuels as per Civil Aviation Authority requirements together with Cranfield Airport policies and procedures. You will work effectively and flexibly as part of a small team to ensure the highest standards at all times.

    Our number one priority is safe operations in accordance with National (CAA) and European (EASA) requirements.

    Qualifications and Skills

    A HGV Level 2 licence is essential. HGV Level 1 preferable. The role is physically demanding with heavy fuel hoses. A strong work ethic is vital.

    Aircraft flying schedules rely heavily on ensuring that aircraft are refuelled in a timely manner. You must have the ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure. The job not only involves aircraft refuelling but also ensuring that the fuel farm is kept to a safe standard at all times.

    Additional information

    Cranfield Airport offers a range of excellent benefits which includes 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, a contributory pension scheme and excellent development opportunities.

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mark Fleming, Fuel Farm Intallation Manager on (E); [email protected]

    Apply online now at https: // or contact us for further details on E: people[email protected]. Please quote reference number 4675.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 10 December 2023

    Job details




    Cranfield University


    United Kingdom


    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 10, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Engineering,Space Science

    About the employer

    Established in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University saw a lot of development in the 1950s and 1960s in aircraft design and research. This gave rise to diversification into manufacturing and management. It finally changed its name to Cranfield University in 1993. In the following years, the university gained a lot of appreciation, and recently, Defence Academy, UK came into partnership with the university.

    The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. Cranfield University has two campuses, one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. Both of them are set in the English countryside, close to several places of interest. The campus promotes students to bond and helps each other out. It offers ample opportunities for sports, social activities, or recreation. The accommodations range from single student apartment blocks to family homes. The Shrivenham campus is a secure military site and has a variety of modern facilities for the students, staff as well as their families. Cranfield is filled with places to shop, eat, and drink. It is about 50 miles from London, while Shrivenham is 80 miles away from the capital city.

    The university welcomes students from all over the world. As of 2020, the university had 54% of students from the UK and 16% from other EU countries. About 30% of the students were from other parts of the world. It also has one of the best teacher-to-student ratios in the UK, with one academic staff member for five students. Cranfield University is responsible for the education of more than half of the UK's aerospace engineering master's students. It provides placements in HSBC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, and other big companies.

    Cranfield University boasts of its 60,000+ alumni base, and some of the notable personalities include Former Group Chief Executive at Barclays Antony Jenkins, Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima, CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer and CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings Warren East. Some of the other notable alumni are former Prime Minister of Jordan Nader Al-Dahabi, Former CEO of Royal Jordanian airlines Samer Majali, James Vowles who is the Chief Strategist of Mercedes Formula 1 team and Crispin Blunt, Member of Parliament for Reigate.

    Cranfield University, also known as the UK Specialist Postgraduate University, has established its foundation in not only teaching excellent programmes but also as an impeccable research centre. Additionally, the university has been honoured with the Queen's Anniversary Prize six times. As an interesting fact, 96% of Cranfield graduates are either employed or pursuing their further studies.

    The university has successfully partnered with or established close links with more than 130 universities within and outside America - other countries being Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Cranfield has also collaborated with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) on its Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Systems programme.

    What many students do not know about Cranfield is that the university has connections with some of the Indian universities as well. There are four such institutions are Defence Institute of Advanced Technology in Pune, Indian Institute of Technology of Kharagpur, Manipal University in Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

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