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About British Airways

British Airways is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and it's largest airline based on fleet size, international flights and international destinations. It's customers and safety for all are at the heart of everything it does. Everyone at British Airways works together to deliver a premium experience from start to finish, from booking a ticket through to a safe and punctual arrival at one of its destinations. Some people might not interact with the customer every day, but everyone plays a part in making the jigsaw fit.

Your Career
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What to expect

British Airways has a long and proud history of nurturing graduate talent within these programmes which are well-respected across every business area they touch, opening valuable doors for the rest of your career. These programmes include: Operational Research, Leaders for Business, HR, Engineering, World Cargo, Finance, Procurement, IT and Commercial Analyst.



  • A bonus scheme linked to performance
  • A high quality pension scheme
  • Life assurance


  • A range of wellbeing facilities to support you if you are unwell


  • Unlimited standby flights anywhere in the world on British Airways and other airlines
  • Discounts with thousands of retailers
  • Savings on childcare and gyms


  • Flexible working arrangements

What British Airways offer

Live the journey with Operational Research

  • Flying is a complex business, which makes the airline industry one of the most varied and intensely challenging environments to manage. Are you ready to help make the right decisions on network, fleet, sales, marketing, operational logistics and customer loyalty? These are key to its success.

Live the journey with Leaders for Business

  • Do you have a high level of motivation, resilience and an eagerness to learn? If so, over three years you could be focusing on the key skills and capabilities needed to be a future leader in British Airways.

Live the journey with HR

  • The People Department is aware that the way people in British Airways behave towards each other has a direct impact on the way they behave towards its customers. Also, the way people feel about British Airways has a big influence on their motivation which is why the company helps to ensure good morale.
  • On this programme, you'll help BA maintain and enhance an environment where everyone is treated with respect and the utmost professionalism, and work on numerous live initiatives - ensuring the business has the right people with the right skills to help it achieve its corporate goals.

Live the journey with Engineering

  • Are you comfortable working in a dynamic environment that requires sound technical decision-making under tight timescale pressure? You'll need to think logically, showing strong analytical, problem-solving and clear communication skills, yet be flexible, open-minded, inquisitive and aware of the business issues behind each project.
  • Because safety is BA's first priority, everything that's done in British Airways Engineering is focussed primarily on this. It operates a fleet of over 250 aircraft throughout a global network and Engineering plays a critical role in keeping this operation running safely and punctually.

Engineering Services

  • Here you will learn about introducing new technologies and aircraft. Compiling modifications and repairs and certification requirements. How the aircraft maintenance scheduled is developed and controlled and how compliance with mandatory and routine data requirements are met.

Shorthaul and Longhaul Support

  • Here you will build your understanding of aircraft technical issues as they arise during the maintenance check and, working with the airframe manufacturer, identify innovative solutions that protect the check schedule.

Engineering Quality

  • Here you will build your understanding of how British Airways Engineering, as the recognised industry leader, remains in compliance with all the necessary airworthiness regulatory requirements.

Powerplant Management, Operational Support and Asset Management

  • Here you will learn how BA ensure the safety and reliability of the British Airways engine fleet and about its long-term engine management practices, integrating technical requirements with innovative commercial agreements and strict financial governance. You will also gain an understanding of how it protects the daily operation of its engines and APUs and how it deals with defects reported on the day, together with the shorter-term engine management issues.

Live the journey with World Cargo

  • If you're interested in the challenges of running a premium global air freight operation, bringing your motivation, skills and capabilities to bear for a pure logistics business area, then this programme could be for you.

Live the journey with Finance

  • You couldn't have chosen a more exciting time to consider a career in finance with British Airways. With a brand that inspires both affection and recognition the world over, it's building a world class future based on unrivalled insight, expertise and passion.

Live the journey with Procurement

  • Like shopping? The Procurement team buys over £6bn of goods and services each year from an international supply base. On this programme, you'll be in a position to significantly influence profitability by effectively managing the external cost base and a range of external development opportunities.

Live the journey with IT

  • IT touches every part of the airline. It's about keeping everyone up to speed. It's about being cutting edge. It affects everything, and so will you.
  • From innovations on ba.com, to systems that optimise fuel usage, to the exploitation of mobile technology to improve customer service, on this programme you'll create and deliver solutions that give us a competitive advantage.

Live the journey as a Commercial Analyst

  • Would you like to help solve real business problems by extracting, analysing and interpreting data to provide valuable insights and influence the Commercial function of British Airways?
  • Once on board, you'll join other graduates on a two-year programme with rotating placements within the department. You'll be given an in-depth and broad exposure to the way the business sources, manages and promotes its revenue channels. You'll work alongside a team of graduate and professional colleagues, all the way up to Senior Management.