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  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Based at East Midlands Airport
  • Temporary contract: seven month – opportunity for some roles to become permanent
  • 30 hour ad 20 hour contracts available
  • £12.33 per hour (including 17.5% shift allowance)

Why Cavu?

For airports, for partners, for people. We are CAVU.

Formed from the union of MAGO, MAG USA and our network of direct-to-consumer brands – who together drive market leading passenger spend for airports across the world – we have combined our resources to address evolving passenger needs today and exceed them as we move forward into tomorrow.

From our revenue accelerating single platform technology, Propel, through to our world class hospitality venues including Hangar, 1903 and Escape Lounges – our solutions make travel more seamless and enjoyable for passengers and more profitable for our clients and partners.

Our name is taken from the aviation, meteorology term, ‘Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited’, which designates the perfect flying condition.

More than just a name, CAVU is our mindset. It represents all that we stand for. Our proud aviation heritage, our drive to push boundaries, and the very essence of what we do: creating seamless, enjoyable travel experiences for airport passengers.

Together, we can reach new heights. Together, we are CAVU

The role

As our business is growing, and our passenger numbers increasing, we are looking to recruit a Kitchen Assistant to join the business at this exciting time. Our Lounges here at East Midlands Airport provides our customers with the very best start to their journeys.

What will make you successful in the role?

  • Assisting the lounge team with the delivery of an excellent lounge experience.
  • Ensuring the kitchen and all storage locations are kept clean, hygienic and adhere to all health and safety standards.
  • Washing all crockery, cutlery and light equipment. Any oversized equipment that will not fit in the dishwasher should be washed in designated sinks using the correct Ecolab chemical.
  • Cleaning kitchen ovens, fridges and floors in accordance with operating standard.
  • Ensuring that any crockery, cutlery and equipment is stores correctly and that floors and fire exits are kept free of any obstacles.
  • Monitoring all waste disposal bins ensuring waste items are recycled by placing in correct waste disposal bins and adhering to the waste policy.
  • Reporting any maintenance issues
  • Clearing all breakages and spillages, following operating procedure and dispose of them correctly.
  • Ensuring that only Ecolab chemicals are used for cleaning.
  • Taking receipt of all deliveries, ensuring that all items arrive and are correctly put away ensuring stock rotation.


About you:

The ideal candidate will be meet the below criteria;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous experience in a similar a role is desirable.



As a MAG employee you will have access to some great benefits including:

Free on-site Airport parking whilst on duty and also when you go on holiday (subject to availability and pre-booking)
Access to “Benefits me” reward portal
All colleague annual bonus scheme
Uniform provided
Meals and drinks whilst on duty
24hour Employee Assistance Programme
Tax free airside shopping (Airside pass holders only)
MAG Pension scheme
Discounts on tram and train travel to work
Discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking at our other Airports

Additional information;

Flexibility will be required as the lounge is open 7 days a week and your shifts will fall between the hours of 02:00 – 9.30pm.

Please note you must be over the age of 18 to apply for this role.


Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments

At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

We’re also committed to well-being with a focus on mental health and supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups through our Colleague Resource Groups.

As a Disability Confident employer we are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.

You can contact the team by emailing

Our Colleague Resource Groups include: Women’s Network, Embrace – Race & Ethnicity Group, Fly With Pride (LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Parent & Carers, Disabilities including neurodiversity

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