Join us and you can get to grips with one of the world’s most diverse fleets. There are over 300 aircraft to look after, from lovingly maintained 747s, the 'queen of the skies', to the many new aircraft that are fresh from the factory. With the Airbus A320neo now in service and the A350 on the way, it’s an exciting time to be here. Especially as we’re using the latest technology, materials and components in facilities unrivalled in our industry.
As our customers become more technically savvy, so are we. We are using the “Big Data” from our aircraft to help us minimise unplanned maintenance, to help develop and plan accurate maintenance schedules. As well as this we are working towards real-time analysis of aircraft components so we can better plan for purchasing and contract negotiation, enabling us to sit in the driving seat of supply chain management.
Technology is helping us deliver the service our customer deserves, but it is the team work and dedication, that is at the heart of everything we do!
You will be a ‘fixer of things” and a positive motivator of people – from our Apprentices, Supply Chain Specialists and Engineering Business Support to our large team of technical and Licenced Engineers. We want to foster a high-performance culture in which people are coached and engaged, inspired and empowered to make key business decisions, and on a scale unrivalled in our industry!
The work is incredibly interesting and diverse, but it’s tough and time pressured. Expect to break the mould, challenge the status quo with innovative and engaging ideas, and keep abreast of what’s happening externally. Be prepared to leap out of your comfort zone, to work on a scale and variety of aircraft, roles and projects unsurpassed by any of our competitors. You can also enjoy exceptional domestic and European career opportunities within British Airways, or our parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG).
British Airways engineering is on a journey, and we want you to lead from the front, taking ownership of your ideas in an environment that will value and support your development, in a wide variety of technical and managerial roles.
Above all, as we embark on an unprecedented programme of investment and renewal with engineering at its heart, you can expect to feel an exhilarating sense of accomplishment and pride.
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Your application journey with Engineering will differ depending on the role you have applied for.
1. Start your journey
Please do read as much as you can about us and the role before you apply. You will find lots of useful information across all of our websites but in particular on our careers website. To apply we ask that you complete an online application.
If you pass the initial screening, we will ask you to self-book onto an assessment centre. Don’t worry it will all make sense once you start the process!
2. Assessment Centre, or Face to Face interview
Well done for making it this far!
The application journey will vary from role to role. Some roles require an interview, which will include a mix of specialist, technical and behavioural questions, and for some roles you will be asked to attend an assessment centre, or your application journey could be combination of both. Don’t worry we will be on hand to help throughout your application journey.
Interviews and assessment centres are held at our Recruitment Centre at our Waterside Head Office, near Heathrow, but Engineering roles are based at our Engineering base near Heathrow. (And some roles are based at Manchester and Glasgow)
Congratulations! We will send you your offer via the application portal, which will give you access to a “Welcome” site that will provide you with some useful information before starting.
4. Pre-Employment Checks
Nearly there! For all airside roles we need to complete a full 5 year employment check, your support with this is vital and appreciated. So please stay in touch with your Compliance Executive so we can ensure you are successfully onboarded. We are committed to hiring the very best talent and cannot wait for you to join!
As a company our number one priority is to maintain the safety and security of our people and our customers. The requirement to do thorough pre-employment checks on all new joiners is essential. We have specific regulatory requirements that apply to these checks as we are an aviation business and these may feel quite complex and time consuming.
For airside roles we need to do a full 5 year pre-employment check, this includes education, ALL jobs and gaps of 28 days, or more, along with documentary evidence.
It is important that you provide us with accurate, and in-depth information as any discrepancies will cause delay and may affect your start date.
You will also need to apply for a Criminal Records Check (CRC,) as well as an overseas CRC if you have lived overseas in the last 5 years. If an overseas criminal record certificate is over 10 weeks old but you have not returned to the country of issue it is valid, if you have revisited the country during this period it is no longer valid.
Typically the CRC will take two weeks to be issued, the overseas CRC will vary from country to country. The Pre-employment checks for airside will typically take around 16 weeks, the time will vary depending on the number of jobs, or gaps we have to check, and validate.
We realise this sounds quite complex but we will work with you, and our 3rd Party suppliers to make sure the process is as seamless as possible.
Your help with the process is vital, and would be much appreciated.