BA Heathrow Apprenticeship

British Airways (BA) is offering students the chance to work at London’s Heathrow (LHR) as part of an apprenticeship programme with the airport’s 3,000-strong operations team.
The airline, in partnership with Kingston College, UK, is looking for 18 students who are interested in a career in airline operations to enrol in a full-time 18-week course, which includes two weeks’ work experience with BA at LHR.
The 18 successful students will learn how BA coordinates every aspect of its 580 daily flights to and from LHR’s Terminal 5.  They will also see the management of fuelling, baggage, cargo, cleaning, catering, engineering and safety of every aircraft.
BA’s Director of Operations, Andy Lord, says:  “This is a fantastic opportunity for any young person interested in a career in ground operations to get a unique insight into what makes British Airways work.  Students will see first-hand all aspects of how the airline uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest levels of punctuality and customer experience.”
Upon completion of the course, students will attain a Level Two Diploma and a Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground.  They will also be offered the chance to apply for an 18-month BA apprenticeship scheme, commencing in February 2012.