Graduates & Business Placements
Data Science & Analytics
Jumping on a live project straight after induction. That’s what it takes.
Duration: Two years
Location: London Heathrow
Closing Date: 14th January 2019 (Please Note: You must complete all sections of your application, including all online tests and application questions by 3:00pm on 18th January 2019. If you fail to submit by this time, your application will be automatically withdrawn). Applicants may only apply for one graduate programme per year and only your first application will be considered.
Start Date: September 2019
Ready to apply your advanced analytics skills to complex, real life, multi-million pound decisions? Keen to develop your consultancy skills and learn about the airline industry? Then this programme is for you.
You will work on complex problems from day one – getting straight into tasks like identifying punctuality improvements or investigating how customer satisfaction impacts on revenue. The aim is providing actionable insight throughout projects, allowing benefits to be realised faster.
Airlines are complex, which means that the industry provides one of the most varied and interesting places for analytics professionals to work. Problems like determining the optimal mix of aircraft to buy for the next 20 years, or how to improve overbooking set up, require you to generate creative solutions, apply advanced analytical techniques and exploit value from current and new data sources.
You will provide the analytics input into the projects on our business plan. These projects cover all aspects of the airline from Operations to Network Planning to Commercial and have a big impact on the profitability of our company by increasing revenue or reducing costs.
Each team within Central Analytics is focused on a particular part of the airline, and you will be placed in one of these teams. Projects on the business plan tend to impact more than one area, as the team covers all of the airline. We often work together to generate best for British Airways solutions. Beyond this we also work with colleagues in other airlines with IAG and alliance partners.
Development & Progression
Alongside the on-the-job learning, you will receive training to develop your analytical, consultancy and business skills, which are highly valued and respected across the company. We run skill bytes and knowledge-sharing sessions for the whole community to further build these skills, and increase your airline industry expertise.
As your experience grows you will get opportunities to shape and lead your own projects and work more independently.
In the year following the programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for more senior roles within Central Analytics. We operate a team move process to expand your business knowledge, help us work cross-functionally and deliver the best for British Airways.
A minimum of a 2:1 degree, or equivalent, in any subject (actual or expected).
A BSc, MSc or PhD with significant Operational Research/Business Analytics/Applied Statistics/Advanced Analytics content.
Numerical skills with the ability to think logically and practically to deal with complexity.
The right to live and work full-time in the UK indefinitely without sponsorship from British Airways.
Central Analytics supports the majority of airline functions, and has teams working closely with Commercial, Operations, Revenue Management, People and Strategy. We shape and contribute to the biggest change initiatives, and drive better decisions through independent analytical excellence and business insight. There is a strong sense of community, and many team members rise to senior roles within the wider business.
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