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SW training pay!!

NasATL
Active Member

Does anyone know if the training for Ramp Agents is paid?

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jmalloy
Active Member

Yes, all training is paid. Your first week should be all computer based training. Then you'll probably do two weeks OJT. I'm currently in week three and I go to Dallas this Sunday.

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NasATL
Active Member

Thanks for your response. Do we get full time hours while training?

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TPArampgirl
Active Member

Yup. 40 hours. 😀 

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NasATL
Active Member
Solution

I cant wait for day 1. 😬

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Thudson2089
New Arrival

I go this Sunday as well 

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jmalloy
Active Member

Cool. We'll see ya there. 

I'm from LGB.

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TNuts
Active Member

 Was hired on for the ramp last August and glad I got back to working around planes as it was always my first love! Didn't think at my age(53) SWA wanted a retired ramp guy with previous experience. Remember to keep your head on a swivel and ask plenty of questions no matter how insignificant you think it may be. Have fun and be safe and welcome to the SWA team!!!!!

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jmalloy
Active Member

@TNuts, the diversity at Southwest is awesome. I'm in your same age bracket and there are a few rampers on our crew older than me. A good attitude and ability to do the job is what's most important. I noticed the same thing with the other positions. All different types of people but all with the same goal.

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TNuts
Active Member

It's good to see another old guy on the ramp, lol! There are some older rampers out where I work and we all get along and tease them young guys/gals. We had a bunch of new employees get hired, which gave me some seniority and took my name off the bottom of the mando list. I enjoy working outside and around planes again! I had previous ramp experience which helped out when I got back outside for training. I am glad I picked SWA over some other companies that were hiring at my airport.