Could you be British Airways’ next high flyer? Applications open for graduate scheme in UK

British Airways is on the lookout for ambitious and adventurous graduates to help implement its unprecedented GBP 6.5 billion (USD 8.08 billion) transformation programme. The airline is offering three different graduate programmes: finance, data and future leaders.

Each three-year programme rotates successful applicants around the business, offering world-class training and challenging project work including responsibility for high-level decision-making. Last year the airline received 200 applications for every place on one of its programmes.

In contrast to the traditional finance schemes offered by other graduate employers, the successful applicants hand-picked to join British Airways’ finance programme could be responsible for completing the purchase of one of 73 brand-new aircraft the airline is taking delivery of over the next five years, while also completing an industry-recognised qualification.

Using next-generation tools and insight, graduates on the data programme will be given the opportunity to work on multi-million pounds investment projects, whilst those landing a place on the future leaders programme will gain a professional leadership qualification at the same time as setting up a new route for the airline or leading a 75-strong team of cabin crew to inspire the best service in the sky.

“Our unique graduate opportunities offer real responsibility from day one” said Helen Alkin, head of emerging talent at British Airways. “We’re looking for incredible talent; people who aren’t afraid to tackle any challenge we give them. This is a really exciting time to join the airline as we invest more than ever before for our customers and transform our business.”

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