Aviation Firefighter


Aviation Firefighter

Would you like to play a key role within our fire and rescue service working to support both civil and military aircraft operations at CAT6 up to CAT9? We currently have a vacancy for a Aviation Firefighter at our site in Warton which is home to the UK based manufacture of the Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk aircraft.

As an Aviation Firefighter, you will be working within a CAA and MAA regulated rescue & firefighting service and report directly to the Watch Manager within a team of 24 professionals. You will be required to discharge rescue and firefighting functions across the Warton Aerodrome and responding to aircraft incidents/accidents, building related emergencies as well as medical emergencies supporting approximately 7500 people.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work as an operational aviation firefighter which is a dynamic and exciting environment to work within and develop on any pre-existing skill sets. You will form part of an efficient and professional team providing a service across the Warton Aerodrome, other departments, personnel and business areas.

Your main responsibilities as a Aviation Firefighter will involve:

When Certificated

As a firefighter within the Air Sector, Warton Rescue & Firefighting service you will be called upon to provide firefighting skills and support to both the civil and military aircraft operating at Warton Aerodrome by:

Responding to all emergency situations within the airport licensed area

Performing routine tests and inspections in all rescue and firefighting services equipment

Participating in mandatory and routine training sessions applicable to Firefighter role

Carrying out mandatory assessments applicable to Firefighter role

Maintaining personal training and competence

Carrying out station and other duties

Communicating effectively with others, whilst treating people with dignity and respect regardless of their background or culture

Your skills and qualifications:


Current appropriate/competency qualifications as a Professional Firefighter, including breathing apparatus wearer’s certificate

Satisfy security clearance checks to SC level

Good standards of physical fitness and able to pass a full fire service medical

Full UK driving license

2 GCSE’s minimum in English, Maths and Science at Grade C or above

LGV Cat C Licence or ability to pass LGV CAT C Licence course requirements once in role


First Aid certificate or equivalent

EFAD (Emergency Fire Appliance Driver)

Certificated Fire extinguisher maintenance and Fire Safety qualifications

Working at Height & Confined Space Rescue

Working in difficult environments i.e. mud rescue, water rescue awareness

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong team player who can communicate effectively with others and flexible to changing circumstances and expectations within the role. You will be disciplined, compassionate and empathic in your approach to your work and strive to achieve excellence. The fire and rescue service are looking for an individual who can demonstrate physical strength and stamina with the ability to pass a bleep test and are committed to promoting safety, equality and diversity within the workplace.

You will show courage, confidence and resilience while working with the willingness to embrace change and flexible in your approach to learning and development and always on hand to help others.

Location: Warton

Salary: 29,169 (dependent on experience)

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today.You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.