British Airways – BA Graduate Jobs & Schemes

BA Graduate Schemes and Jobs

BA Graduate jobs

There are many Graduate Job roles at BA and being a large company recruitment is all year round. There are a lot of opportunities to join a BA Graduate Scheme in various departments including Finance, IT & Engineering.

About BA

“Our customers and safety for all are at the heart of everything we do. 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 our destinations. Some people might not interact with the customer every day, but everyone plays a part in making the jigsaw fit.

With our oneworld Alliance, our recent merger with Iberia and the Joint Business Agreement set up with American Airlines and Iberia, we’re able to offer a truly global network that extends to over 400 important leisure and business destinations. In addition, our product range is broader than many other full service airlines and we are continually looking at ways to improve our product offering for our diverse customer base. We were the first to offer four cabins on our longhaul flights, First, World Traveller Plus, World Traveller and the first flat bed business class, Club World. With our main hub at Heathrow Terminal 5 offering a world-class airport experience, we are in a strong position when it comes to a seamless, premium customer journey.

Our customers choose British Airways because they want the upgraded experience of a full service airline, access to a global network and trust our brand. We need to ensure we keep them coming back to us every time. We cannot afford to be complacent, not with increasingly innovative and strong competitors working hard themselves to win our customers.”

Graduate Opportunities at BA.

Each year BA recruit for Graduate schemes. Once joined there is extensive training and development.

The BA Graduate Schemes fall into the below programmes:

BA Graduate Schemes Breakdown.

BA Operational Research Graduate Programme.

’ Joining our Operational Research team you’ll use analytical skills to support decision-making, initiate change and make key issues less complex. These are critical to taking our business forward.
Working closely with people at all levels, you’ll be involved with high profile projects right across the organisation. You’ll have the chance to show your initiative, enthusiasm and drive, and influence multi-million pound decisions such as what destinations we should fly to, what price our tickets should be and whether we should buy the latest aircraft. Structuring a variety of complex issues, you’ll use sophisticated analytical techniques to find the best solutions and work with the business to implement them effectively.

BA Leaders for Business Graduate Programme.
Do you have a high level of motivation, resilience and an eagerness to learn? If so, over three years you could be focussing on the key skills and capabilities needed to be a future leader in British Airways. This would include people and project management, the commercial world, running our operation and most importantly, delivering premium service to our customers.
This is a truly hands-on programme for people who aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone and stretch themselves. We expect our graduates to get stuck in with the day-to-day tasks of running our business as well as contributing to our long-term strategic vision and success, through real jobs with real responsibilities and challenges, designed to give you a broad range of skills and experiences.

BA Engineering Graduate Programme.
Because safety is our first priority, everything we do in British Airways Engineering is focussed primarily on this. We operate a fleet of over 250 aircraft on our global network and Engineering plays a critical role in keeping this operation running safely and punctually.
Initially based at Heathrow, but with opportunities to work at our other locations, as a graduate on this programme you’ll help inject new talent into our Engineering technical support function in order to address the challenges facing the business.

BA World Cargo Graduate Programme.
Our World Cargo business is one of the key players in the freight transport industry and a vital part of our success through the revenue it generates. Like our passenger service, it aims to deliver a premium experience every time. It’s an independent unit with its own departments operating globally, including marketing, sales, revenue management, finance, logistics, operations and network planning.
Over three years, you’ll experience the pressures and rewards of a business that carries over half a million tonnes of cargo annually, coupled with the global scale of the airline itself.

BA Finance Graduate Programme
Finance is at the heart of British Airways. As business leaders and strategic advisors, our finance team use their commercial acumen, driving forward initiatives that deliver value to the business. Joining our finance graduate scheme, you’ll begin a remarkable journey. If you are focused, driven and have the passion and imagination to serve alongside our team, we’ll support and mentor you – and offer you unparalleled opportunities to learn and succeed.
The British Airways finance graduate scheme will equip you with a complete range of financial and management capabilities, developing you from a talented graduate to a future business leader and strategic advisor.

BA Procurement Graduate Programme.

A further £5bn is being invested into our products over the next five years and Procurement will be involved in all those major projects, from buying aircraft to the latest enabling technology for our customers. Three placements in different areas will see you make a key contribution to that.
You may find yourself buying our fuel, working with our customer design teams, procuring new seats or negotiating new contracts for IT systems for the airline.

BA IT Graduate Programme.
From innovations on, 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.
Our IT teams support our global business and are centred in Heathrow and Newcastle. This is where you will be based, though you’ll work closely with colleagues at other locations too. The programme consists of an 18-month placement as either an Infrastructure Engineer or Software Engineer.

BA Commercial Analyst Graduate Programme.
Here in Commercial Performance, we deliver the insights that drive decision-making across the Commercial directorate, from long-term revenue forecasting and setting revenue targets, to making pricing and inventory decisions and informing marketing campaigns. We also look at the customer proposition to focus on customer retention and acquisition, and support partnerships too – such as the integration of bmi and the growth of our joint businesses with Iberia, American Airlines, Finnair & Japan Airlines.
Once on board, you’ll join other graduates on our two-year programme with rotating placements within the department. We’ll give you an in-depth and broad exposure to the way the business sources, manages and promotes our revenue channels. You’ll work alongside a team of graduate and professional colleagues, all the way up to Senior Management.

Graduate employment life at BA.

British Airways have won many employment awards over the years including awards for BA graduate schemes. They are also a Times Top 100 Graduate Employer.

“Graduates like you have made such a difference to our business, it’s no wonder we’re looking for more. People of your high calibre are helping drive an organisation that carries over 32 million customers to 175 destinations around the world with over 250 aircraft. In fact, graduates play a key role in the transition of the company.
In real roles and with real responsibilities, you’ll be given exposure to different business areas and major projects, and be involved in key business decisions, driving us to achieve our vision of being the leading global premium airline. For sheer excitement and challenge, we believe there’s nothing quite like it. Join us, and you’ll discover why.”

Locations for BA Graduate Schemes.

Most of the BA Graduate roles are in the Heathrow area including at our Head Office at Waterside, Engineering base or World Cargo and some graduates specialising in IT maybe based in Newcastle in addition to Waterside. Whilst we don’t guarantee international placements for all our graduates, there are certainly opportunities to see more of the world.

Application Dates for BA Graduate Schemes.

Applications open for the BA graduate scheme in Autumn. Usually telephone interviews and assessment days will take place between January – March with starts in July.

BA Graduate Salaries & Benefits

When you get to know us better, you’ll know we believe that the best people deserve great rewards packages. As well as a starting salary in the range of £25,000 – £31,250 (programme dependent), you’ll also receive increases based on your performance.
Additional discretionary benefits include:
· A bonus scheme linked to performance
· A high quality pension scheme
· Life assurance
· Discounts on British Airways flights and holidays from day one for you, your friends and family
· Unlimited standby flights anywhere in the world on British Airways and other airlines
· Flexible working arrangements
· A range of other benefits giving you access to discounts with thousands of retailers, savings on childcare, and gyms
· A range of wellbeing facilities to support you if you are unwell, and help you stay fit

Number of BA Graduate Scheme Vacancies Per Year.

Each year BA recruit around 50 graduates.

BA Graduate Scheme Requirements.

Most roles require at least a 2:1 degree or equivalent and an A-level in Maths/Statistics (Grade A-B) or equivalent, as well as two A levels (Grades A-C) or equivalent. You must have the right to live and work in the UK.

BA Graduate Jobs.

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