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Graduates, Business Placements & Internships

Our two and three-year graduate programmes provide dedicated career pathways for university leavers. They're designed to help develop your leadership skills, entrepreneurial flair, and commercial expertise. You’ll also earn a competitive salary while you’re doing it.

If you’re a university student completing a year in industry as part of your degree, then our 11-month business placements offer the chance to be part of projects that sit right at the heart of British Airways.

Or if you’re still studying but can’t wait to get going, our 10-week internships are a great way to get a head start. You’ll be working alongside and learning from decision-makers across our airline.

Why British Airways?

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Annual leave

Annual leave entitlement of 26 days a year, pro rata if on a Business Placement or Internship.

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Staff travel

Access to discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares for yourself, friends, and family from day one, along with unlimited standby and premium standby concessions on British Airways flights for you and your nominees. Unlimited standby concessions for yourself on other airlines with whom British Airways has an agreement. Available after six months’ service. Available to your nominees after one year of service. One annual bookable concession with British Airways for yourself on completion of one year of service.

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Community Investment & Sustainability

Join our Community Investment activities and get involved in fundraising challenges for British Airways’ partnership charities and causes that you care about. Play a part in driving our sustainability agenda and volunteer to play a role in our community groups and networks including LGBTQ+ network Flying Proud and ethnic minority network, BeMe.

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Graduate & Apprentice Networks

Become a part of the British Airways Graduate and Apprentice Networks. Engage with and learn from current and former graduates and apprentices from all schemes across the business.

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Volunteer in schools and colleges to help inspire, motivate, and mentor students considering a career in aviation.

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Become an ambassador

Continue your connection with British Airways after your placement or internship by becoming a campus ambassador once you return to university to complete your degree.

Start your ascent

From Data Analytics to Finance and Engineering, this is your chance to kick off a career with British Airways. Explore all our graduate programmes, business placements, and internship opportunities here.

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Get to know us

We would love to chat with you. Sign up to our dedicated student and graduate website, Speedbird-Z, to chat online with our colleagues. Gain access to learning modules to build your confidence in employability and learn more about our exciting industry.

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