Apprentice Compliance & Safety Officer BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT LIMITED

Birmingham Airport are looking to recruit an Apprentice Compliance & Safety Officer to learn all aspects of compliance and safety in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The role will involve becoming involved in all aspects of compliance and auditing and supporting the compliance process to support improvements.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday between 8am and 5pm (breaks to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Apprentice Compliance & Safety Officer will learn to apply compliance and safety standards in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). 

They will learn and assist in identifying risks and providing assurances and processes for corrective actions and improvement including helping to:

  • Implement the programme to ensure the aerodrome complies with continuous monitoring, audit oversight and assurance.
  • Oversee proficiencies, analysis and reporting of contributory and mitigating factors, compliance monitoring training, and documentation of risk assurance activities.
  • Identify, report and investigate safety events and non-compliances.
  • Proactive safety & compliance campaigns and education.
  • Work with airside users for safety development and measure the effectiveness of safety performance through internal and external audits.
  • Contribute to significant hazard and risk identification, risk assessment and mitigation, assessment of the “Management of Change”, continuous improvement of the safety system and its framework.
  • Maintain compliance & safety monitoring documentation, logs and records, training standards, management system procedures and manuals.
  • Review change requests for approval at the relevant meeting forums.
  • Oversee the procedure for sampling and auditing completed.

The training you will be getting

  • Regulatory Compliance Officer - Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunity to move into a full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Time Management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants must hold a full Driver licence. This is an office based position looking at aviation compliance and will include a range of short courses to support knowledge development in this area.

About the employer

Birmingham Airport is a busy airport with several thousand passengers passing through on a daily basis.




Coventry Road


B26 3QJ

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


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Apprenticeship standard

Regulatory compliance officer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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