Work Permits & Screening


During the recruitment process you will be asked to prove your identity and demonstrate your entitlement to work in Europe by showing us items such as your birth certificate, passport, driving license etc.

It is also important to note that some job vacancies may be considered by Edwards as safety-critical. Under these circumstances, any offer of employment is subject to a pre-employment drug test, which will be conducted as part of your pre-employment medical. By applying on line you will have provided your consent to complete this test.

As with the pre-employment medical this is done under strict confidentiality guidelines. However, if the test proves positive Edwards has reserved the right to withdraw any offer of employment, which is conditional on a test result that is satisfactory to Edwards. Edwards recommends that you do not resign from your existing employment until the test results are received and we confirm your offer of employment.

For those employees whose job it is to handle air cargo written employment references must be obtained for a period of at least five years or back to full time education. Prospective employees that fall into this category must also sign a statement that they have disclosed any criminal convictions and that the statements they have made are true and correct. Before employees commence handling air cargo they must undergo training for Aviation Security Awareness to the appropriate level.

WORK PERMITS - Important Notes

Edwards is unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to work in Europe. We are also unable to apply for work permits for individual jobs until all European Economic Area employment sources have been exhausted.

In exceptional circumstances, i.e. for highly specialised roles or hard to find skills, if we are unable to recruit within the EEA, at our discretion we may choose to apply for work permits for suitably qualified individuals who are not of EEA origin.