Inspiring a world of opportunity
We’re growing our global route network, investing in our fleet and transforming the experience we offer customers. Our work experience programme is an invitation to experience and be a part of what makes us British Airways. From Airport Customer Service, Operations and Engineering to our Head Office placements, it all starts with our people. What they do is at the very heart of our business.
Our Inspire programme is designed to create the next generation of colleagues. It’s not only here to help you bridge the gap between education and the workplace, it’s also an opportunity for you to play a part in our future.
We are looking for the next generation of visionary pioneers who are going to help drive change and innovation, become world class Cabin Crew, Pilots and Engineers. There are many opportunities for you to choose from.
Whether on the ground, or in the air, no 2 days are the same at Terminal 3 and Terminal 5. Click below to learn more about roles in Customer Service, Pilots and Cabin Crew.
Heathrow Operations and Engineering
British Airways Engineering is one of the world's leading aircraft maintenance businesses. Click below to learn more about engineering or operational roles at Heathrow.
Corporate and Support Functions
On this Work Experience placement you'll have the opportunity to experience life within a number of different areas of British Airways. Click below to learn more about the varied and interesting roles on offer at Corporate and Support Functions.
London Gatwick, Customer and Engineering
Something new happens every 60 seconds at London Gatwick, based at our South Terminal, whether working in Customer Service, or Engineering it's our mission to make our customers’ journey as smooth and pleasant as possible.
At British Airways Maintenance Glasgow (BAMG), our highly skilled engineers carry out a wide range of maintenance tasks on every area of the aircraft. Click below for more information about roles at Glasgow Engineering.
Our base in Cardiff covers a variety of aspects of Engineering. From interiors to maintenance, the team ensure that our fleet of over 300 aircraft is safe and ready to fly. Click below for more information about roles at Cardiff Engineering.
Inspire Gliding Scholarship
This scholarship is a two week course, based at Booker’s Gliding club in High Wycombe.
When to apply
We’re looking for enthusiastic, aviation-loving students to join us for a thrilling 5-day work experience placement. You’ll need to be highly motivated and ready to use this experience to gain an insight into the aviation industry and our business, to help you advance your career beyond school. Our windows for applications will open in the highlighted dates below:
Spring TermJan - March 2019
Summer TermApril - July 2019
Autumn TermSept - Dec 2019
The British Airways Inspire Programme is aimed at full-time students in the local community, either at school or college. A full list of the schools that we work with will be available in the job description when applications open.