What we offer

Top 6 reasons to work at Avsec


We've got our passengers' backs

Twenty-four hours a day, the Aviation Security Service (Avsec) is at the coalface of an aviation system that lifts thousands of travellers safely off the ground. For every flight it’s our job to ensure we keep people safe. And as the last official New Zealand face that each departing international traveller sees, we also get to say Haere Ra – seeing them off in a way that hopefully inspires them to return.


A team with Mana

As an Aviation Security Officer you’ll be part of a supportive, dedicated team that takes pride in what we do every day. We care for each person and plane that moves through airport security every day. It’s an awesome task and an awesome responsibility.


Match-fit training

While we perform the same tasks every day, no two days are ever the same. In this job we are always learning. Our comprehensive training will prepare you to take your place on our team, and we’ve got your back with continual learning to help you keep pace with a complex, constantly changing security environment.


Competitive pay

Avsec offers attractive salaries (for full-time employees) and competitive hourly rates (for part-time employees), along with four weeks’ annual leave, shift workers’ leave, overtime, free parking and a full uniform.

Your initial salary as a full-time Aviation Security Officer will be approximately $57,000 with regular incremental increases. After 30 months you will be on approximately $63,000.

As a full-time Screener your initial salary will be approximately $52,000. With regular incremental increases you will be on approximately $57,000 after 30 months.


Career opportunities

Passenger numbers – both domestic and international – are on the rise. In fact, some of our international airports will see visitor numbers double in the next 10 to 15 years. At the same time, the changing security environment and advances in technology mean we’re using new security measures, systems and tools. The result? Plenty of opportunities to grow your skills and your career.


Beat the crowds

Shift work significantly reduces commuting times, provides unique opportunities for meeting family commitments, and allows you to beat the crowds, whether it’s at the gym, the bank or the supermarket. We’re there for every person and plane that moves through airport security, so your shift patterns will vary depending on location.