British Airways is a world-class airline with a proud history. But our sector is changing fast. Data and new technologies make serving our 45 million customers both simpler and more complicated. Regulation and sustainability add to the complexity. Customer needs and expectations are ever-evolving. And in this shifting landscape, we need to tackle many challenges that are industry-wide or unique to us.
So we’re seeking agile-minded, forward-thinking graduates and undergraduates like you. Dynamic high-performers who can act fast, think smart, make us lean and reap the rewards of teamwork. People who will stand up to whatever’s thrown at them. And then do what it takes to guarantee success for the business, our customers and each other.
Our “Emerging Talent” and their alumni work in teams across the business. Making commercially impactful decisions, and helping us to drive changes that we need to achieve our goals. On our programmes you’ll engage with some of the brightest minds in the industry, on projects that are varied and interesting. Formal and informal training will help you play a key role in shaping the future of the airline industry.
Our 11-month Business Placements are aligned with our Graduate Programmes, so you can take an important step towards a career with us when your studies are completed.
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If you have a thirst for unlocking the power of data, this programme is for you.
On this programme you’ll complete three very different rotations in Marketing, Revenue and Sales.
Our finance team prides itself on its ability to foster and harness relationships from across the business, working hand in hand with virtually every team.
This programme will equip you to thrive in our industry and lay the foundation for an exciting senior career.
If your forte is thinking creatively, and you’re comfortable with rolling your sleeves up, this is the programme for you.
Operational Research & Advanced Analytics
Keen to develop your consultancy skills and learn about the airline industry? Then this programme is for you.
Head Office Placement
On a Business Placement you’ll pick up an enviable breadth of skills through exposure to different business areas and involvement on various significant projects.
Here's what's in it for you
Apart from the opportunity to start your career at one of the world’s most exciting brands, we offer a range of benefits. You’ll have access to discounted flights and unlimited standby flights, as well as an onsite gym and hairdresser at our head office, plus a range of rewards that make British Airways one of the most attractive companies at which to launch your career.
Salaries start in the range of £27,500 - £32,000 (programme dependent), with increases based on your performance on the programme.
A bonus scheme linked to company and individual performance.
A flexible benefits scheme which includes a range of benefits to choose from including a market leading defined contribution (DC) pension, helping you save for the future. The scheme gives colleagues choice and more control of your benefits.
Flights & Holidays
Discounts on British Airways flights and holidays for you, your friends and family.
Unlimited standby flights anywhere in the world on British Airways and other airlines.
Get involved with our Community Investment programmes, including Flying Start, our charity partnership with Comic Relief.
Help us bring the next generation of talent into the business, by getting involved in our outreach work with schools, colleges and universities.
Access to discounts with thousands of retailers, savings on childcare, and gyms.
Wellbeing facilities to support you to stay fit and well.
At Waterside, the amenities include an onsite gym and hairdressers, cafés, a staff shop, a cash point and a Waitrose.
Your application journey will differ slightly depending on the role you have applied for.
1. Complete your Online Application
You start by applying online, there may be a couple of application questions, and you will need to complete online testing. The tests vary from programme to programme, and if successful you will be asked to submit answers to several application questions. Don’t worry it will make perfect sense as you work through the process!
2. Assessment Centre
The day will start with a presentation from the business; the assessment will include an interview, verification of your psychometric, or ability tests, group activity and/or work-related exercises. Details of your application journey will be outlined to you at each step of the process by a Recruitment Partner.
3. Final Stage Interview
Most programmes involve a final stage interview where you will meet a couple of Managers from the business. If you are applying for Future Leaders, or Commercial you are also be required to undergo a personality profiling exercise.
Congratulations! You will receive a phone call to let you know you have been successful, and an e-contract will be issued shortly after via the online portal. We will also provide you with access to a “Welcome” site; this will give you useful information before joining us.
5. Pre-Employment Checks
We will initiate your pre-employment checks, your help with this is vital and appreciated. These checks will include, “Right to Work” checks, reference checks, qualification checks and any security checks. For airside roles require 5 years of references, and non-airside requires 2 years. You will be advised at offer stage.