Colleagues celebrate 30-45 years of service at Heathrow

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Published 3rd April 2019

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Meet Heathrow’s Barry Wellington who has been building his career at Heathrow Airport for 45 years, and Peter Hawtree and Michael Green who have been with us for 30 years!

We’ve caught up with the trio to find out more about their decades of service and advice for those looking to start a career at Heathrow Airport.


Barry Wellington, Engineering Production Technician

If you had to describe Heathrow in 3 words, what would they be?

Challenging – Enjoyable – Results

What do you enjoy most about Life at Heathrow?

Friendships and fellow engineers make the role enjoyable. There is a big variety in the jobs I fix, but friendships are a main part of my day.

What’s your advice to someone who is thinking about a career at Heathrow?

It’s extremely rewarding to work at Heathrow Airport so go for it and apply!

Favourite moment while working at Heathrow?

A memorable moment has to be family Engineering Fundays Christmas Compass events where colleagues are able to bring their children in and have a day out. I always volunteer running steam engines during these events which is great fun.

Any hidden talents?

I have been a specialist in Speleology which was fantastic.


Peter Hawtree, Building Fabric Technician

If you had to describe Heathrow in 3 words, what would they be?

Challenging – Exciting – Interesting

What do you enjoy most about Life at Heathrow?

Every day is different. The job is very enjoyable, and I always feel satisfied knowing I’m making a difference. I enjoy the job of fixing things across the airport and ensuring the environment is safe to guarantee passengers are happy and pleased with Heathrow’s service.

What’s your advice to someone who is thinking about a career at Heathrow?

Heathrow is an amazing place to work for anybody with ambition as you’re always able to develop your skills, and everyone is encouraged to try new things.

Favourite moment while working at Heathrow?

Meeting Princess Diana in the VIP lounge has to be my best moment over the last 30 years. But I also do love seeing the Concorde and Airbus up close.

Any hidden talents? 

I used to play football for Hampton and Meadhurst. I also created the Building Fabric Team strapline ‘From Inspiration to Installation’


Michael Green, Workshop Team Leader

If you had to describe Heathrow in 3 words, what would they be?

Really great workplace

What do you enjoy most about Life at Heathrow?

The people and the challenge. It’s great to be able to help my colleagues come up with solutions and being able to deliver a great service.

What’s your advice to someone who is thinking about a career at Heathrow?

Learn from those around you and work hard.

Favourite moment while working at Heathrow?

Concorde’s last flight – I saw Concorde come in from the best spot at Heathrow, right by the runway. I am a part of the ‘Heathrow Stream Team’ and like Barry I also volunteer running steam engines at different events throughout the year which is great fun for colleagues and the children.

Any hidden talents?

Elf skills

More about the #lifeatheathrow series… 

Our Social Media and Airport Communications teams are working together to co-ordinate the series and share these great Heathrow moments with the over 1 million followers across the airport’s official channels! Be sure to follow our #lifeatheathrow journey via @Heathrow_Airport on Instagram and @HeathrowAirport on Twitter.

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Heathrow

By Heathrow

Published 3rd April 2019