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If you have the passion and the ambition, then we have the experience to help you embark on a thrilling career in aviation.

Our apprenticeships offer young talent the chance to learn from the best in the business across our Customer, Business and Operations teams.

You’ll earn while you learn, and gain qualifications along the way, too.

This is your chance to begin a journey with the nation’s flag carrier, and get a head start with one of the UK’s very best apprentice employers.

Why British Airways?

We want all our people to feel valued for the role they play at British Airways. That includes all our young talent. It’s why our apprentices get the same benefits as our other colleagues, right from the day they join. Here are just some of the rewards you’ll get to enjoy when you arrive at British Airways. They include some rather good travel perks, too.

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Staff travel

British Airways colleagues get access to brilliant staff travel benefits from the day of joining. This includes unlimited basic and premium standby tickets on British Airways, and up to 30 discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares per year for yourself, friends, and family.


We offer a market-leading defined contribution (DC) pension. Colleagues are enrolled at 2% employee contributions and 7% employer with an option to increase.

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Flexible benefits

Choose from benefits including critical illness cover, cycle to work, additional life insurance cover, private medical insurance, dental plan, and healthcare cash plan.

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You’ll receive a market competitive salary for the work you do. You’ll also be eligible for a salary increase after you have completed the first year of your apprenticeship.

Tech Scheme & Cycle to Work

Get up to £1,500 towards tech purchases, with the cost spread over 12 months through your salary. Eligible colleagues can participate in the Cycle to Work scheme to purchase a bike through salary sacrifice.

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Flying Start

Our Apprentices have the chance to get involved with British Airways’ Flying Start initiative, our long-running partnership with Comic Relief. That might mean joining overseas trips to support our charity projects.

Start your ascent

From Customer Services and Data Science to Engineering and Ground Operations, we offer apprenticeships right across British Airways. Explore all our apprentice programmes here.

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We’d love to chat with you. Sign up to our dedicated Student and Graduate website, Speedbird-Z, to chat online with our colleagues. Gain access to learning modules to build your confidence in employability and learn more about our exciting industry – all for free.

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