Show us you have leadership potential, and you can come from any degree background for this programme. It will equip you with the skills required to thrive in our industry and lay the foundation for an exciting senior career and the challenge of propelling our business into the future.
12th November 2018
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.
Imagine managing a group of 75 cabin crew, or escorting the media on overseas trips as a PR Manager. How would it sound to manage ground staff at Gatwick? How about developing sales strategies for exciting new markets, or even influencing what our fleet should look like in 20 years’ time? There are so many ways you could help us progress as a business.
This is a hands-on programme in which you need to step out of your comfort zone, challenge others and make your ideas reality. Through a series of placements, you will get stuck into the day-to-day tasks of running our business, as well as contributing to our long-term strategic vision and success.
Your projects will expose you to the breadth and depth of challenges only an airline our size can provide. This will give you the big-picture understanding and foresight it takes to begin introducing innovations and leading positive change – so that we deliver our strategic vision and customer promise.
You’ll have the opportunity to work in different roles within various areas of the business. This will mean motivating and inspiring diverse teams while cultivating a network of mentors.
Development & progression
With real responsibility, you’ll gain specialist knowledge and experience based on the needs of our business. Throughout the programme, your line managers will support and nurture your development – and ensure you are given the chance to learn and practise the skills you will require as a leader in future roles. After the programme, your career could develop in many different directions –wherever your ambition and our business needs, will take you.
We are looking for a minimum of a 2:1 degree, or equivalent, in any subject (either achieved or expected.) We are looking for candidates with the drive to succeed, with the ability to think both creatively and strategically. You will have the potential for driving change at a senior level; you will feel comfortable walking the corridors, building your network and using your influence and gravitas to move projects forward. You will need to have the right to live and work full-time in the UK indefinitely without sponsorship from British Airways.
On this programme, you could be based in many teams within the British Airways business.
What our people say
The best part is the VARIETY! I have been able to get involved in a number of different things, from projects, to new initiatives to being involved in different parts of the operation!”