Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Airport Services
  • Year established:
    1929
  • Website:
    https://www.heathrow.com
  • Contact
    • Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited, Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Heathrow, TW6 2GW

About Heathrow Airport Limited

Heathrow Airport needs little introduction to most. Based in London, they’re the world’s second-busiest airport, measured by international passenger traffic. In 2016, they handled a record 75.7 million passengers, a 1% increase from 2015.

The airport lies 14 miles west of Central London, with two parallel east-west runways plus four operational terminals on a 12.27 km sq site. Heathrow Airport is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings, which is owned by FGP TopCo Limited.

Heathrow Airport is the primary hub for British Airways and the primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic. It originated as a small airfield complete with farms, market gardens and orchards. Major development began in 1994, to take military aircraft to the Far East. But the war ended and a civil programme took over.

Today, John Holland-Kaye is the Chief Executive Officer and the company keeps staff sweet with five levels of recognition, ‘Diamond Award’ winners and recognition lunches.


What is it like to work for Heathrow Airport Limited

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
To create the right blend of training for employees, face-to-face learning events are offered where they can join like-minded colleagues from across the business to develop their skills. There are also digital modules available, ranging from 10 minutes to 10 hours long.
My Team
My Team
They have held two main events over the last 12 months, one being Race the Plane and the other being Heathrow’s midnight marathon. Their efforts helped to raise more than £100,000 for charitable causes and included participants from all departments across the airport.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Heathrow Star continues to be the airport’s most successful way to recognise and reward employees. Since January 2018, more than a thousand people were nominated, with over £28,000 awarded as prizes.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Earning £35,000+:

    32%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Staff Turnover:

    5%

  • Male : Female:

    59% / 41%

  • Staff:

    6816

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