GardaWorld is one of the world’s largest privately owned security services company, offering a range of highly focused business solutions including Cash Services, Protective Services and Aviation Services. GardaWorld headquarters are located in Montreal and we work across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. You can find out more about our diverse opportunities at www.garda.com/careers
At GardaWorld Aviation Services we provide pre-boarding security screening services across 28 airports in the Prairies and Central regions of Canada and are currently the largest provider to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, (CATSA). The Aviation Services Prairies Region is headquartered in Calgary, at the Calgary International Airport.
Our team of more than 3,500 highly qualified airport security professionals, is trained to deliver these services in a friendly and approachable manner, making passengers feel safe, secure and at ease.
GardaWorld has been in business for over 21 years, while Aviation Services has been in operation for over 12 years.
How many people does your organization employ? How many locally?
We employ 62,000+ people across 28 countries. Aviation Services has approximately 785 individuals working in the Calgary area.
What type of positions do you offer?
We offer a range of opportunities for entry level candidates and experienced professionals.
At present our focus is on hiring Pre-Board Screening Officers for the Calgary Airport, and we have Full Time and Part Time opportunities.
What are the benefits of working for your company?
The Pre-Board Screening Officer role offers an excellent range of benefits with paid training and free uniform.
GardaWorld continuously shares staff discounts. We have an affiliation with Perkopolis to offer a wide range of discounts and offer a yearly Goodlife membership to all employees amongst other opportunities.
Describe opportunities for advancement.
The Pre-Board Screening Officer role offers the opportunity to advance to supervisory, training and management roles plus the scope to explore other opportunities and locations within GardaWorld.
List any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.
GardaWorld has a culture of local engagement from volunteer work and local engagement to providing relief from natural disasters. The majority of initiatives are communicated via our blog.
How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?
Job opportunities can be found at http://jobs.garda.com/yyc All applications must begin with an online application.
Describe your hiring and interview process?
We screen every application received and will invite selected candidates to a testing event. Successful candidates then proceed to a more in depth interview. Following a successful interview, candidates are invited to apply for a Transportation Security Clearance and to complete other prerequisite documentation, such as a background check and medical.
Transportation Security Clearance is required to start training. As this clearance can take 2-3 months to obtain it's recommended students apply 3 months before they seek employment.
What do you look for in an employee?
We are looking for candidates with great communication skills and at least one year of experience in a customer service role. Candidates must also be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, have no criminal background and be fluent in English.
What type of education/training/equipment do you require?
Candidates must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent (GED).
What is the minimum age required to work for your company? Are there different age requirements for different positions?
For the Pre-Board Screening Officer role, candidates must be 18 or over.
Provide a wage range for entry level positions.
The salary range for this role is $22.30 - $23.53. Training is paid at the rate of $19.97.
What are the hours of the business and general shift times? Are there a minimum number of hours someone needs to work per week? Is there flexibility regarding school schedules?
Calgary Airport is a 24/7 operation. We require candidates to be available to work and commute for day and night shifts, including weekends and statutory holidays.
Is a uniform provided or do employees have to pay for it?
Candidates are provided with uniform and all required equipment for free.