Construction

With nearly £1.2bn to invest over the next five years, this is an exciting time to be part of the construction team.

Who are we?

Gatwick’s Construction team is helping to transform the airport for both our passengers and our people, scoping out and then developing projects that will unlock our potential for generations to come. 

I never thought I would end up in construction but here at Gatwick we take the view that you recruit for attitude and train for skill – and I’m living proof of that.

How do we work?

Construction adopts a “one team” approach in which we work closely with our airport partners to collaboratively deliver the best travel experience for our passengers. Our philosophy is simple: well-planned, quality projects delivered safely, on time and on budget.

Our team is proud of its great passion and always strives to be the best by recruiting and then developing the right people. Our culture is one of continuous improvement based on industry best practice and lessons learned. And we constantly evaluate our performance to keep pace with our fast-moving business.

Why Gatwick?

Gatwick Airport is a unique construction environment offering exposure to exciting and varied projects while navigating significant operational complexity.

Our pipeline of work ranges from building a new retail outlet at one of our terminals to realigning an entire aircraft taxiway or developing a new road system. The opportunities here are endless as we strive to become Britain’s airport of choice.

Asher Bailey, Project Manager, Construction

I started at Gatwick 18 months ago after six years at easyJet. While I was there I worked on the design of easyJet’s innovative self-service bag drop system, which served me well as my first project here which was manging the installing of self-service bag drops for Cathay Pacific.

When you think about working in construction the picture in your head is of someone in a hi vis jacket and hard hat – but it’s so much more than that. I can arrive in the morning and start on a cost plan, before donning the hard hat for a site meeting and then ending the day in an executive meeting with the CEO. The variety of the work and the challenge of carrying it out in a live environment is what makes this role so special and rewarding.

I’m currently overseeing the installation of the first ever self-service bag drops for Virgin Atlantic – the culmination of nine months of work. I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved.

If someone asked me what the appeal was of working in construction my answer would be simple: this is a job where you get the chance to meet different people need a variety of skills, and, most importantly, a willingness to learn. I never thought I would end up in construction but here at Gatwick we take the view that you recruit for attitude and train for skill – and I’m living proof of that.