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Being ‘best in class’ also means putting Engineering at the heart of the customer experience. Exceptional customer service is not confined to the air. It starts with the quality of our aircraft, so it starts with our Engineers.

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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Adjustments and Special Requirements

We are committed to being a fair and inclusive employer. We take care to follow best practice and train all our assessors to a high standard. We know that sometimes people need adjustments or have special requirements during the recruitment and assessment process. If this applies to you, please let us know by indicating it on your application form when prompted, or by emailing recruitment@jobs.ba.com (quoting 'Assessment Adjustment' within the email subject header) as soon as possible. We will help wherever we can.

As members of the UK government’s Disability Confident Scheme, we are positive about employing, retaining and developing disabled people. If you apply through the Disability Confident Scheme and meet the essential criteria for the role you’ve applied for, we’ll put you through to the next stage of the recruitment process (for example, an online test). If you wish to apply through the scheme, please email recruitment@jobs.ba.com (quoting ‘Disability Confident’ and the role you're applying for within the subject header) as soon as possible.

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Your application journey with Engineering will differ depending on the role you have applied for.

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Pre-Employment Checks

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.

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