BRITISH AIRWAYS OPENS HANGAR DOORS TO FUTURE GENERATION OF ENGINEERING WHIZZ KIDS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE MONTH
In celebration of National Work Experience Month British Airways has opened its hangar doors to give 200 students a glimpse into the complex world of aircraft engineering. During two open evening events at the airline’s engineering base at Heathrow, young people aged 14 to 18 were taken on a tour of the largest airline engineering base in the UK and were given a peak into the specialist workshops and the opportunity to talk to some of the airlines 4,700 engineers.
17-year-old Amelia Pilot, a student from West London, took part in the experience and said her next step will be applying for work experience with British Airways’ Engineering Team.
“I have always been fascinated by planes and I love fixing things, so it was amazing to talk to female engineers about what it’s like to do the job.”
Students got the chance to join us on a 90 minute experience to further understand careers in engineering. This included a welcome presentation by a Licensed Aircraft Engineer, and the chance to explore our hangars and workshops led by apprentices.
Work experience is just one of many routes into the airline for young people who are ready to start their career in aviation. As well as its award-winning apprenticeship programme, graduate scheme and business placement programme, British Airways has now become the first and only UK airline to offer summer internships, giving current university students invaluable experience within the fast-paced aviation industry.