Jumping on a live project straight after induction. That’s what it takes. Ready to apply your advanced analytics skills to complex, real life, multi-million-pound decisions? Keen to develop your consultancy skills and learn about the airline industry? Then this programme is for you.
26th November 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high application volumes we receive year-on-year, we may close some programmes earlier than the planned closing date. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
Over the course of this 11-month programme, you’ll develop your analytical and consultancy skills, and work on projects impacting the big decisions made within the company.We’re open to your fresh ideas and different perspective. You will be assigned work and given guidance on how it might be done, but as you will be doing the work you will be closest to the analysis of the problem and will spot opportunities and have ideas that lead to better outcomes – you could genuinely make us work faster, and smarter.
You will have the chance to work with people at all levels of the organisation, from recent graduates to senior leaders. There is ongoing opportunity to build networks within our business placement, graduate and analyst communities.
All airlines are complex, which means that the aviation industry provides one of the most varied and exciting places to apply Data Science and Analytics.
Development & progression
Upon joining you will be assigned to one of the teams supporting a specific business area. In your first month you will spend half of your time learning about the analytical tools and techniques that we use, the data available within BA, and develop your consultancy skills. At the same time you will start working on real business problems, with the support of your team leader, who will also work with you on your development. We run skill bytes and knowledge-sharing sessions for the whole community to further build your skills and increase your airline industry expertise.
We hope your time here will lead towards you joining us on our Data Science and Analytics Graduate scheme.
We are looking for people with an analytical mindset and the ability to think logically and practically when dealing with complex issues. You will need to have 300 UCAS Points or equivalent and be expected to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent predicted grade on a degree course in any subject. You will need to have the right to live and work full-time in the UK indefinitely without sponsorship from British Airways.
Data Science and Analytics placements are in the Central Analytics team, which supports the majority of airline functions and has teams working closely with Commercial, Operations, Revenue Management, People and Strategy. We shape and contribute to the most significant change initiatives, and drive better decisions through independent analytical excellence and business insight. There is a great team ethos, a culture of harnessing talent, and a reputation for developing high performers who rise to senior management roles across the broader business.
What our people say
I found the Data Science and Analytics business placement a great way of applying your skills learnt at university to a very interesting company, where your analysis makes a real difference in making complex decisions. I really enjoyed the amount of responsibility you are given and the variety of work, which I know is quite rare when starting out in industry.”