The Programme

Our work experience programme at British Airways aims to inspire the next generation of talent – that’s you! - by giving you a taste of work and the aviation industry. Work experience can come in lots of different shapes and forms and is a useful stepping-stone between your education and you starting a career.

What does a Work Experience Insight Day at British Airways look like?

Our Work Experience Insight Days are a way for students to gain first-hand experience of working for British Airways. The day will include activities, Q&A panels, workshops, tours, guest speakers and more!!

Our Winter Ground Operations Insight Day

 

About You

At British Airways, we look out for your potential and attitude, rather than your experience. We can provide the training and help you develop your skills and knowledge, but you need to have that get up and go, positive attitude that we’re looking for in the airline industry.

When we’re looking at applications for work experience, we want to see these qualities come through in your answers:


What's in it for you?

Your journey continues…

Our Inspire Student Ambassador programme invites students who have completed work experience at British Airways to apply for the ambassador role and further develop their confidence, work readiness and employability skills.

After completing a summer training course, our ambassadors represent us at school activities and British Airways events. The transferable skills and knowledge developed from this programme gives students their second step into an aviation career.

With many of our former work experience students going on to progress to the ambassador programme and then full time employment with us, it’s the natural next step in your dream aviation career journey!

 

About You

At British Airways, we look out for your potential and attitude, rather than your experience. We can provide the training and help you develop your skills and knowledge, but you need to have that get up and go, positive attitude that we’re looking for in the airline industry. 


Applying for an Insight Day

The British Airways Work Experience Insight Days are aimed at students, either at school, college, or university.  

To apply for a Work Experience Insight Day, you must be: 

Please ensure if you are successful in your application, that you are willing to travel to our Head Office in Heathrow for the Work Experience Insight Day. 

 

Recruitment Process

Step 1: Explore which area of British Airways you’d like to gain an insight into (do your research and speak to our mentors!) 

Step 2: Apply via the British Airways careers website – link via Speedbird Z 

Step 3: We will review all applications for eligibility, let you know via email if you have been successful and confirm next steps.

Top Tip: We are looking for applications that show enthusiasm towards the industry!