Heathrow to pay workers £435 a day to clear snow from runways at Xmas

Heathrow to pay workers £435 a day to clear snow from runways at Xmas

Heathrow airport will pay temporary workers up to £435 a day to clear snow from runways over Christmas

  • Heathrow will pay temporary workers £435 a day to clear snow from runways 
  • Jobs website Adzuna is advertising vacancies for ‘Snow Clearance Specialists’ 
  • ‘Roles pay up to £435 per day at locations including Heathrow,’ a post reads

Heathrow Airport will pay temporary workers up to £435 a day to clear snow from its runways over Christmas.

Jobs website Adzuna is advertising vacancies for ‘Snow Clearance Specialists’ responsible for ‘keeping aircraft stands and walkways safe at airports to keep them operating during inclement weather’.

‘Roles pay up to £435 per day at locations including Heathrow Airport,’ a post reads. 

Heathrow Airport will pay temporary workers up to £435 a day to clear snow from its runways over Christmas (stock image)

Jobs website Adzuna is advertising vacancies for ‘Snow Clearance Specialists’ responsible for ‘keeping aircraft stands and walkways safe at airports to keep them operating during inclement weather’ (stock image)

‘Roles pay up to £435 per day at locations including Heathrow Airport,’ a post reads (stock image)

Adzuna also has 34 openings for ice rink supervisors and 50 openings for Christmas tree sellers paying £10-£11 per hour.

MailOnline has contacted Heathrow for comment.

Met Office forecaster Andrew Ward said it was unsurprising the role was highly paid as Heathrow struggles during periods of heavy snow.

He told The Sun: ‘We have wet snow in the UK, with a lot more moisture in it and that’s what causes disruptions.

Heathrow Airport will pay temporary workers up to £435 a day to clear snow from its runways over Christmas (stock image)

Met Office forecaster Andrew Ward said it was unsurprising the role was highly paid as Heathrow struggles during periods of heavy snow (stock image)

‘Wet snow is more of a problem as it turns to slush and ice, which is more difficult to clear than dry snow that can be easily blown or swept away.

‘It makes it harder to keep the airport running smooth as there are additional hazards of ice, and aircraft need de-icing.’

It comes as Heathrow begins a new recruitment drive ahead of Christmas, with 600 new frontline roles currently being advertised.

The west London airport is looking for new security officers, engineers and a variety of other roles following the easing of travel restrictions.    

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