Can you describe your typical day or responsibilities in your current airport role?

There's no such thing as a typical day in this field. We work 12-hour shifts across a 24/7 roster. Our primary responsibility is safety and compliance. We ensure the safety of the airfield and runway system, manage wildlife hazards, look for foreign objects that could affect aircraft safety, and clear the runway of any obstructions.

Tell us about any memorable experiences or stories from your time working at the airport.

One of the most memorable experiences was witnessing the opening of Brisbane’s New Runway (BNR). Watching a massive sandpit being constructed into a fully functional runway was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I'm so proud to have been a part of it.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering a career in the industry?

Dive in with both feet! The airport work environment is dynamic and exciting. Even if your first role is not the right fit for you, there are countless opportunities and paths to explore within the industry, from property projects to ground maintenance.

Tell us about some of the opportunities for growth or advancement you’ve encountered in your job.

The aviation industry offers a range of roles and potential career changes. Throughout my career I’ve worked with airlines, training airline crew through to community engagement for Brisbane Airport and now Airside Operations. It’s important to discuss your career development goals with your managers and peers to let them know where you want your next role to be. You need to be the captain of your own professional development. 

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