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Aircraft Mechanic - Military Pathway to B1


Reference 9107 Closing date NaN/NaN/NaN Brand British Airways Career area Engineering Location Heathrow Airport, London

Aircraft Mechanic

Let your originality soar

As the nation’s flag carrier, we take phenomenal pride in connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain.

It’s something we’ve been doing for over 100 years, ever since we launched the world’s first international scheduled air service between London and Paris.

Since then, British Airways has gone on to deliver game-changing achievements. First we broke the record for the fastest transatlantic flight with Concorde. Then we became the very first airline to introduce fully lie-flat seats on board.

It was our outstanding engineering teams that brought these groundbreaking and original ideas to life.

This is your chance to join one of the most diverse and innovative departments at British Airways, at a time when we’re re-imagining the way we fly the skies.

The role: Military Pathway to B1 Licence – Aircraft Mechanic

You will fully sponsored to complete your CAA Part-66 Category B licence modules whilst conducting either line or base maintenance for a varied fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft including the A320, A350, A380, B777 and B787.

When not in the classroom studying, you will be operating on a 4 on 4 off shift schedule with the possibility to join Day, Night or 2 Days/2 Night shift patterns.

Salary for the position will range from £39,000 - £44,000 per annum including the respective shift uplifts.

What you’ll do:

Complete a 100-day, Instructor led UK CAA Part 66 Category B modular training course over a 12-month period whilst permanently employed as an Aircraft Mechanic.

Training will take place at the British Airways Learning Academy, London Heathrow.

You will complete a period of civil aviation practical experience whilst operating as an experienced unlicensed mechanic, enabling you to complete your CAA CAP 741 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Log Book.

After successful completion of the modular training course and the required period of practical experience, you will be able to apply for your basic CAA Part-66 category B licence and progress to Technician. Subsequent Type Rating training will then be provided enabling you to further progress to Licenced Aircraft Engineer.

What you’ll bring to British Airways:

As a former member of the armed forces you have an outstanding and powerful skillset that can greatly benefit any company supported by your extensive aircraft maintenance experience.

Your practical leadership, decision making skills and strong team ethic will help us to become one Engineering team that is loved for its integrity in reliably delivering a safe and balanced operation.

Your experience:

You will be ex-Military or be in the process of leaving the military.

You will have a minimum of 5 years aircraft maintenance experience in a mechanical field.

What we offer:

We believe that all the people who work with us should feel valued for the part they play. It’s one of the reasons our rewards go far beyond a competitive salary.

From the day you join us, you’ll get access to brilliant staff travel benefits including unlimited basic and premium standby tickets on British Airways flights. You’ll also receive up to 30 discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares per year for yourself, friends, and family.

At British airways you’ll have the chance to tackle new challenges and move forward in a way that feels right for you. We encourage all those who work for us to consider opportunities right across our business to help you develop and progress.

We never stand still, and we don’t expect our people to either.

Inclusion & Diversity

We recognise that all our colleagues are uniquely different and bring their own originality, creativity, and identity to work. We encourage people from all backgrounds to be part of our journey to become a Better BA.


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