British Airways’ highly skilled Engineers manage and maintain a fleet of over 300 aircraft, which will grow as we introduce the new Airbus A320neo. With the latest technology, materials and components, our facilities are 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 £4.5 billion customer programme 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. Complete an Online Application
You’ll be invited to complete an online application. You may be required to answer a couple of application questions, and for some roles, you will need to complete an online test.
2. Face to Face interview, and/or an Assessment Centre
This will vary from role to role. You will be invited to attend an interview with British Airways colleagues, the interview will be a mix of specialist, technical and behavioural questions.
You may also be invited to attend an assessment centre, which could include an ability test, a presentation and a work related exercise.
OR, your application journey could be a combination of both. Don’t worry your Recruitment Manager will be on hand to help throughout your application journey.
Interviews and assessments are held at our Recruitment Centre at Head Office but Engineering roles are based at our Engineering offices based near Heathrow. (And some of our roles are based at Manchester and Glasgow).
If successful, you will receive your offer via the application portal, which will give you access to a “Welcome” site, this will provide you with useful information before joining us.
4. Pre-Employment Checks
For airside roles we will need to complete a full five year employment check. Please stay in touch with your Compliance Executive throughout to ensure you are successfully onboarded. We are committed to hiring the very best talent from across the industry and we cannot wait for you to join us at this incredibly exciting time.
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.