British Airways

British Airways

At British Airways, over 40,000 people in a wide variety of roles work together to fulfil our promise, ‘To Fly. To Serve.’

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. From booking a ticket through to a safe and punctual arrival at one of our destinations, we’re working to give them a premium, seamless experience from start to finish. We’re continually looking at new ways to improve our product offering for our diverse customer base. And, while some people might not interact with the customer every day, everyone has a vital part to play in bringing the bigger picture together.

With our oneworld alliance, our merger with Iberia and joint business agreement set up with American Airlines and Iberia, we offer a truly global network that extends to over 400 leisure and business destinations. It’s a vastly complex business, always evolving, offering huge scope and a multitude of possibilities for graduates to explore.

High calibre graduates can - and do – make a big difference to our business. On our programmes, graduates thrive on being in real roles, with real responsibilities. With exposure to different business areas and major projects, they develop a wealth of valuable skills and experience. They get involved in making key business decisions too - to help us achieve our vision of being the most admired airline. The work is challenging, but offers plenty of opportunities for inquisitive, innovative thinkers and keen problem-solvers, and rewards them with a real sense of belonging and accomplishment.

No matter which of our graduate programmes they join, they see the tangible impact of everything they do - with visible benefits to their personal and professional development. Along with a healthy salary plus increases based on performance, our comprehensive learning and development programmes are designed to expand their skills and improve their capabilities. From there, they can enjoy a range of long-term career opportunities in their chosen area, and across our wider business.

Training & Profiles

Each Graduate programme is designed to identify and develop our leaders of the future, the programmes are therefore based on a mixture of compulsory training associated with the aviation industry and practical on-the job training, some of our courses also provide the opportunity to undertake a formal qualifications in the relevant area. Course specific training is also provided for example on programmes that include flying as cabin crew. There will be a variety of learning resources available to you including on-line and in-house workshops.

You will be well supported by your line manager, have progress reviews with your Graduate Manager and will be mentored by an experience Graduate not to mention have the support of those in your wider team.

Each programme starts with an introductory period to allow Graduates to familiarise themselves with British Airways. Graduates will spend time rotating around the given department in order to better understand the relevant area of work and get to grips with the department. At the final stages of the programmes you will see yourself carrying out real roles in a specialised area of the business to prepare yourself for an opportunity for a permanent position.

Application Procedure

Please refer to our website.

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