Apron Controller Trainee (30 Vacancies) at Kenya Airports Authority

Apron Controller Trainee (30 Vacancies) at Kenya Airports Authority.

Apron Controller Trainee (30 Vacancies) at Kenya Airports Authority.

The Kenya Airports Authority is an autonomous body established in 1991 through an Act of Parliament and is charged with an umbrella responsibility of providing and managing a coordinated system of airports in the country.

Apron Controller Trainee (30 Vacancies)

Internships / Volunteering 


Job Purpose

  • The job holder will be responsible for regulating entry/exit and ground repositioning of aircraft on the apron through radio telephony for orderly movement of air traffic.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Marshalling aircraft into/out of aircraft bay/aircraft parking space for success of arrival and departure activities of the flight turnaround schedules;
  • Inspecting the bay to ensure it is free of FODs for the safety of aircraft, passengers, ground crew and ground support equipment and appliances;
  • Operating Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS);
  • Operating lead service vehicle (Follow Me Car);
  • Guiding flight into and out of allocated bay safely;
  • Controlling of ground flight movements using International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard and recommended practices;
  • Operating passenger boarding bridges for safe embarking and disembarking of passengers;
  • Uploading air traffic movement into the Airport Operations Data Base (AODB)/ Daily Aircraft Movement Records (DAMR);
  • Enforcing of airside operations safe standard rules and regulations;
  • Enforcing airside safety by ensuring that safety regulations, IATA and ICAO and other internationally recognized standards are adhered to all the time;
  • Inspecting the Apron for any hazards, Oil spillage, Foreign Object Debris (FODs) to ensure safety of the passengers, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and people on the airside;
  • Collecting and recording data to show the number of aircraft handled as well for management decision-making;
  • Docking and retracting the air bridges for embarking and disembarking passengers to ensure passenger safety;
  • Marshalling and monitoring aircraft movement into and out of the apron through aeronautical radio telephony communication;
  • Filling in the daily aircraft records for the billing, parking and air bridge charges;
  • Reporting of any incidents / accidents on the ramp for further action;
  • Overseeing the refueling of aircraft at the airside to ensure they comply with safety requirements; and
  • Directing the safe movement of passengers, vehicles, equipment and airport operators at the airside.
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Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Grade C or equivalent
  • Basic Training in Airside Safety Operations
  • Working experience in Ground Flight Safety is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Computer applications
  • Age – Not more than 26 years (Born from January, 1997)

Skills and Competencies

  • Teamwork, good communication and interpersonal skills

Internship Application

Terms and Conditions of Service

  • The Corporation Secretary and General Manager positions shall be for a three (3) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory performance or attainment of mandatory retirement age whichever happens earlier. The other positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms as per the provisions of the Authority’s Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual.

Documents to be submitted by the Applicants

  • Application letter should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), a daytime phone contact, email address, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees and copies of academic and relevant professional certificates.
  • Kindly note that prospective applicants can only apply for a single position which they consider themselves most suitable. Multiple applications for different positions will not be considered.

Application Criteria
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on KAA Website https://www.kaa.go.ke under Careers Section for detailed job descriptions, requirements for appointment and instructions on how to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following clearance certificates as per the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010:

  • Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
  • Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
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The clearance certificates should be valid and current.

The self-declaration Form from EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied for.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to provide original National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates during the interview.

Submission of Applications
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications via electronic mail recruitment@kaa.go.ke or in hard copy quoting the Job Reference on the Email title line or on the envelope to:.

Managing Director / CEO
Kenya Airports Authority
KAA Head Office, Airport North Road
P. O Box 19001-00501, Nairobi Kenya.

  • To be considered, your application must be received not later than Monday, 21st August, 2023 at 5.00pm East African Time addressed to the contact provided above.
  • KAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities, Minority & Marginalized Groups are encouraged to apply.
  • Canvasing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification.


  1. Candidates who had applied for the positions of General Manager, Marketing & Business Development as per the advertisement dated 23rd July, 2021 and the September, 2021 and are still interested are encouraged to re – apply.
  2. Candidates who had applied for the positions advertised internally on 8th March, 2023 and are still interested are encouraged to re – apply.
  3. All advertisements of 23rd July, 2021, 28th September, 2021 and 8th March, 2023 have been voided.

Candidates applying for Internship should follow the steps below:

Application Criteria
If you are interested and you meet the above criteria, please send in your application letter attaching certified copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, a resume/curriculum vitae, copy of national identity card, daytime phone contact, email address and names of three (3) referees who can speak of your competence, character and integrity in word document (.doc/.docx) to recruitment_interns@kaa.go.ke or in hard copy to;

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Managing Director / CEO
Kenya Airports Authority
KAA Head Office, Airport North Road
P. O Box 19001-00501, Nairobi Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a valid police clearance certificate.

Please indicate the Department/Position Title on the Email Title line or on the Envelope. Your application should reach us on or before Monday, 21st August, 2023.

Apron Controller Trainee (30 Vacancies) at Kenya Airports Authority

Apron Controller Trainee (30 Vacancies) at Kenya Airports Authority
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