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Aspiring Leader Apprentice

British Airways
London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow
Closing date
30 Nov 2022
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Job Details

Duration:  Four Years

 Salary: £23,700

Location: London Heathrow

Application Closing Date:  30 November 2022

Start Date: September 2023


The programme

You’ll need to be ready for anything. We’ll give you real responsibility from your first day. This apprenticeship will see you taking on several rotational placements, giving an in-depth insight into our colleague and customer experience and commercial, operations and strategy roles. You will gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become the type of leader we need, in our journey to A Better BA. On placement, you'll lead projects, be a key player in developing and implementing new ideas and even have the opportunity to mentor colleagues, giving you people management experience. In addition to all these amazing experiences, you’ll also complete a placement at Heathrow Airport in our customer experience team - enabling you to gain a real-life insight on the frontline with our customers, and use this learning to influence the projects you’ll be working on.

Across this four year apprenticeship, you will study towards a Level 6 in Chartered Management qualification.

About You

A passion for learning is key, be great at collaborating but also able to take the lead. We’re looking for strong communicators and courageous individuals who want to make a difference and who will make the most of any opportunity. Strong self-motivation as well as the ability to adapt to change is needed. GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) are desirable but not crucial, and you’ll need to hold or be predicted to hold 2 A Level passes or Level 3 equivalent.

What's in it for you?

Looking to join our apprenticeship scheme? You won't be disappointed. Recently being ranked #28 in the School Leavers Top UK Employers, we can't wait to welcome you into the British Airways family.

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

  • Increase in salary after you have completed the first year of your apprenticeship, if completed in line with your development objectives
  • Part of our apprentice network and community, with the opportunity to engage with apprentices from all schemes in the business and learn from former apprentices
  • 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 and colleges 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


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 apprenticeship programme. We would recommend for you to read about each apprenticeship scheme before applying as only your first application will be considered
  • If you are successful with the initial application, 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 upcoming events we will be attending.


Timelines for this recruitment process

  • Initial applications open between 6 October – 30 November 2022 but may close earlier if volumes are high
  • If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to complete a video interview in January 2023
  • If your video interview is successful, you will be invited to a Virtual Assessment Centre which will take place in March 2023


At British Airways, we take huge pride in our past – but we’re looking to the future as an airline that loves embracing the best of modern Britain. Our country’s creativity, diversity, style, wit and warmth are the same special qualities that make us who we are. Now, we’re looking to build on this spirit and passion to make tomorrow even better. If you’re made the same way as us, discover how great it feels to connect Britain with the world, and the world with Britain like no one else. 

We have a number of opportunities available for students, including apprenticeships, work experience and careers events. Visit our website for more details.

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