British Airways Jobs – Business Placement

  • Apprenticeship
  • Barry

Website British Airways

Duration: 11 Months

Location: Barry, Wales

Salary: £18,000 Pro Rata

Application Closing Date: 30 November 2023

Start Date: September 2023

The Programme

Over the course of this 11-month programme, we will help you to develop an enviable set of skills through exposure to different business areas, and involvement on various significant projects.

We’re open to your fresh ideas and different perspective. You’ll be asked to challenge our current thinking and look for ways to improve on existing processes – enabling us to work faster, and more efficiently.

Your placement will hone your business skills and commercial thinking, offering a chance to impact on our business performance – the live projects you’ll work on is very much tailored to your skills.

You’ll have the chance to work with people at all levels of the organisation, from graduates to senior leaders. This placement is all about making things happen through working with others. At the same time, you’ll get to build networks with both our business placement and graduate communities.

About you

You will be daring, strategic and have creative vision. You will be predicted to achieve a 2:2 or equivalent on a degree course in any subject.

What’s in it for you?

Looking to join our placement scheme? You won’t be disappointed. Recently winning TargetJobs ‘Most Popular Graduate Employer in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain’ category, and being ranked #17 in the GTI Top 300 Graduate Employers, we can’t wait to welcome you into the British Airways family.

We have many benefits for placement students at British Airways, here are a handful to showcase the diversity of our graduate community:

  • Part of the graduate network and community, with the opportunity to engage with graduates from all schemes in the business and learn from former graduates
  • Involvement in our bold sustainability vision, volunteering an active role to champion specific community groups including LGBTQ+ ‘Flying Proud’ and ethnic minority network ‘BeMe’
  • Involvement in Community Investment programmes, taking part in fundraising challenges for partnership charities, supporting causes close to your heart
  • Volunteering in schools, colleges and universities, sharing personal experiences to inspire, empower and mentor students and support their potential to gain employment in the industry we love
  • Access to heavily discounted flights to globe trot, and a generous annual leave entitlement to turn your bucket list into reality
  • Opportunity to continue your British Airways experience following your placement by becoming a ‘Campus Ambassador’.

Further information & Next Steps

We are delighted you are considering applying! Here’s some more information you may need about the application process:

  • All sections of your application need to be complete, including all online tests, by the deadline given
  • Due to high volumes of applications, you may only apply for one graduate programme. We would recommend for you to read about each graduate scheme before applying as only your first application will be considered
  • If you are successful with the online tests, you will be invited to complete a short video interview within a given timeframe
  • Across all stages of the application process, if you fail to submit by the deadline, your application will be automatically withdrawn.

Do you have any questions or need advice? We will be running weekly virtual drop in centres for applicants to talk to our recruitment team. Come along any Tuesday between 4pm-5pm by joining the MS teams link.

Join our apprentice team to find out more about this programme where you can register to attend a webinar Live Q&A. Click here to find out more about the event and register your attendance. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our main event page on the careers website to see any events you can join to find out more information and top tips, as well as which universities and events we will be attending.

Timelines for this recruitment process

Initial applications open between 6 October – 30 November but may close earlier if volumes are high

If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to complete a video interview in December

If your video interview is successful, you will be invited to a Virtual Assessment Centre in February

For more information about our Business Placement scheme click here:

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