Our Future Leaders Business Placement is the perfect introduction to the challenges you’ll face in the aviation industry, or in a wider leadership career. Find out what it takes to be part of our Future Leaders Graduate Programme. Take on business-critical projects that test your skills and showcase your potential. Impress us and we may see you again after graduation.
25 November 2019
Over the course of this 11-month Programme, you’ll develop an enviable set of skills through exposure to different business areas, and involvement on various significant projects.
We’re open to your fresh ideas and different perspectives. You’ll be asked to challenge our current thinking and look for ways to improve on existing processes – you could genuinely make us work faster, and smarter.
Your Placement will refine your business skills and commercial thinking and offer you a chance to impact our business performance. Which live projects you work on is very much up to your interests, and the skills you bring with you.
You’ll have the chance to work with colleagues at all levels, from recent Graduates to Senior Leaders. This Placement is all about making things happen through working with others. At the same time, you’ll get to build networks with both our Business Placement and Graduate communities.
Development & progression
Your Placement and the experiences it offers are set to inspire you. But inspiration is just the start of what we offer. Your 11 months with us will develop you into a more rounded person, and business professional. The focus is identifying areas for skills and behaviour improvement and then proactively working on these. You’ll even be expected to take ownership of your own development (it’s excellent preparation for your future career) with the support of the Graduate Manager who runs our Business Placement schemes. We hope your time here will also be a foundation for joining us on our Future Leaders Programme.
You’re welcome to apply if you’re a second-year student who’s undertaking an Industrial Placement in your third year as part of your degree (any discipline). We’re looking for ambitious students who think strategically and creatively, and never settle for second best. You will need to have the right to live and work full-time in the UK indefinitely without sponsorship from British Airways.
What our people say
The best thing about being on a business placement at British Airways was the opportunity to explore different roles within the company. And I learnt so much working in Corporate Safety and Security. From people management to vendor negotiations, every task I was involved with added value in some way.”
Lucy, Business Placement GraduateAPPLY NOW
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high application volumes we receive year-on-year, we may close some programmes earlier than the planned closing date. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
The application open and closing dates are shown above. These are the other dates you’ll need to make a note of if you’re applying for this programme.
- Application completion deadline
Please see the application closing date above. You will have until late November 2019 to complete your application and submit it to us.
- Invitation to video assessment
If your application is successful, we’ll invite you to a video assessment. You’ll have until mid-December 2019 to complete. Exact dates will be provided within the invitation.
Once you’ve passed the video assessment stage, you’ll receive an invite to an Assessment Centre. You should expect to receive this by mid-December and will be given a choice of dates in mid-January 2020.