I wasn’t sure what I wanted, so I chose to take the apprenticeship route because it gave me the exposure to learn what my skills and interests were. After college, I was looking into administrative roles, but it was hard to see a clear route of progression.
My interest in BA flourished after joining the company, as I could see how much they invest in their staff. The Programme Managers are personally invested in your progression and will support you long after you’ve graduated from the scheme.
Apprenticeships should never be seen as ‘Plan B’; they’re just a different route into business.”
I work as Data and Compliance Manager on the Apprentice team in Head Office. My main responsibility is to monitor the levy fund, which is a new initiative the government has introduced to help finance apprenticeships. This is what interested me in British Airways specifically, as it seemed like a perfect opportunity gain visibility in multiple areas of a huge business. After doing more research, I knew it was the right decision and it could open a lot of doors for me in the future.
British Airways has supported my development at every stage of my journey. They provided a buddy system of ex-apprentices, who can provide unique insights into the scheme, and they put on mock interview sessions to prepare me for my next role. Plus, they delivered additional support, so I could complete my NVQ!