Can’t wait to set out on your own journey? Our Apprenticeships appeal to the adventurous. The spirited individuals who fully intend on earning while getting a head start in their careers, whatever they may be. You needn’t know everything about the world, or even be well-travelled – just curious, mindful and open to new experiences. That kind of confidence will take you a long way, and will only improve with the life lessons, industry qualifications and long-term opportunities we’re offering you.
Each Apprenticeship has been designed to suit different skillsets.
We are proud to feature in the RMA Top 100 Apprentice Employers for 2021.
It’s a very special feeling flying with British Airways – and because we know what goes into such unforgettable experiences, we can bottle it, and teach the future stars of our much-loved customer teams how to share it. Starting with you.
If you’re the type of the person who can strike up a connection with anyone, you’ll do well at British Airways.
It may not be the cockpit, but our Corporate & Support Functions certainly put you in the driving seat. Our Apprenticeships open your eyes to the intricate setup of a truly global business. There’s the chance to pick up skills that put you a cut above the rest, as you stick close to the teams who help steer British Airways.
You'll learn how a major airline operates and develop the skills needed for you to create an impact from day one.
We wouldn’t be going anywhere if it wasn’t for the sharp heads in our Engineering and Operations team. It’s a big feat sending off hundreds of flights per day, to the furthest corners of the globe. So, we need eager hands and technical competence on the ground to make sure everything runs smoothly.
It feels epic being an engineer on an A320. Help us take care of our aircraft fleet.
Work alongside, and learn from, some of the best engineers in the business.
We are attending a number of careers fairs in the near future. Why not come along and join us? See a full list of these events here.
Why British Airways/IAG?
Because there are super exciting times ahead at an airline that’s shaping the future of air travel. While you’ll choose an Apprenticeship in an area you’re passionate about, we’ll be throwing a huge diversity of challenges your way. So, it’s easy to discover the career you were meant to do. Just roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and enjoy it. That way, the rewards, benefits and social life that come with working for such an iconic brand are even sweeter. At the end of the day, you’re earning while you learn.
“I was on another Apprenticeship, and it was a lot more classroom based. I like the fact that we’re mostly in the workplace. It’s a much more real experience.” James, Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice.
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Your application journey will differ slightly depending on the role you have applied for.
1. Complete your Online Application
You start by applying online. As part of your online application, you will be asked to complete the following:
- Pre-application questions
- Situational Judgment Test (SJT)
- Abilities Test
Once you have you have successfully completed all the above online, your application will be put on hold until the vacancy has closed. We will then review all applications, and if successful, we will invite you to attend an assessment centre.
2. Assessment Centre
The day will start with a presentation from the business; the assessment will include an interview, group exercise and work-related exercise. Don’t worry, prior to the day you will receive full details of where to go and what to expect.
Congratulations! You will receive a phone call to let you know that you have been successful, and an e-contract will be issued shortly after via the online portal. We will also provide you with access to an “On-boarding” site; this will give you all the useful information you need before joining us.
4. Pre-Employment Checks
We will initiate your pre-employment checks, your help with this is vital and appreciated. These checks will include, “Right to Work” checks, reference checks, qualification checks and any security checks. Airside roles require five years of references and non-airside requires two years. You will be advised of what compliance checks you require at offer stage.