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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: All year round
  • Starting salaries: £22.5k
  • Regions: London; East-Midlands
  • Industries: Engineering
  • Website: http://www.britishairways.com/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: N/A
  • Address: N/A

What is British Airways?

British Airways is the UK's largest international airline, flying more than 33 million customers a year. It employs around 43,000 staff, mainly in the UK, and the company’s 245–strong fleet of aircraft make an average of 800 flights every day. A company this size offers excellent opportunities for graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

What roles are available at British Airways?

Finance & Procurement, Human Resources, IT, Engineering.

Application process for British Airways.

Apply online.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for British Airways.

British Airways is currently looking for graduates who have achieved at least a 2:1 in Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering to take part in their engineering programs. For other programmes a 2:1 in any discipline is sufficient (or a 2:2 in any discipline for the IT programme, though candidates for the latter must show a desire to excel in that industry), and a minimum of grade C at A-level Maths and Physics (or related science subject) plus grade C at GCSE English and Maths is required. Graduates are needed with competent team working, communication and leadership skills; the ability to take and handle responsibility; good business understanding and acumen.

Future prospects and training at British Airways.

The programmes aim to confer upon graduates all the relevant management knowledge, leadership and communication skills, or technical experience to make an impact in a wide range of areas of the business. British Airways also sponsors graduates taking industry relevant qualifications alongside their training/working.

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