Career Development

Career Development


As one of our analysts, you’ll be able to continually develop your capabilities, skills and knowledge, which will give you a firm grounding for a range of career options. There are lots of opportunities for those with the drive, ambition and skills to deliver for their team and our business, to build a rewarding career with us. We have a strong culture of promoting from within, at all levels.

You’ll gain excellent business knowledge – in depth knowledge of a particular area of the business and a breadth of knowledge of how our business areas interact.

Your analytical and technical capabilities will be honed through delivery of projects, working with specialist analysts across our Analytical Community, and through more formal training and skill-bytes.In addition, working with clients to understand and solve key issues will give you strong consultancy skills. Aside from developing as an analyst, you’ll gain valuable technical and business skills which will be of use to you whichever path your career takes.

We offer a wide range of possibilities to progress your career – you’ll have a clear path within your role as well as the opportunity for promotion within your department, across different areas of the business, internationally and through partners, alliances and franchises. If you’re keen to progress, take on greater responsibilities and grow your skills, you’ll find the support and opportunities to shape a strong career. Your role will have a clear career path and there are promotion opportunities including team leadership and technical expert roles. You could also move between analytical teams to develop a greater breadth of experience. Alternatively, you could move into the broader BA business by taking up a management or operational role. In fact many of our senior managers have spent part of their careers within the analyst community.

A word from our analysts

“Being an analyst at BA has provided me with a wide range of experiences and enabled me to develop my own skills and to progress my career. I am now one of the Operational Research Managers, leading a team, driving the department forward and ensuring O.R. delivers high quality analysis that supports key business decisions.”

Alison Porter, Operational Research Manager for Commercial Projects

“My analytical career in BA has allowed me to become involved in a wide range of areas such as Operations, Network Planning, Catering, Fuel and Commercial. I have moved across analytical departments from the Operational Research department to the Commercial Performance department and now lead a team contributing to BA’s global strategy for travel agencies.”

David Bradbury, Commercial Performance Team Leader – Global Dealing

I joined BA as an analyst in the Commercial Performance department and was in initially involved in setting up agency deals for the UK and Ireland sales regions. This afforded me the opportunity to learn about partner data and incentive programmes, liaise with stakeholders across the business and shape the future through input into data requirements in a partnership world. This then led to supporting the Americas sales region with their incentive programmes, followed by a two year transfer to the New York office where I currently manage a team of analysts providing high quality insights to drive tactical and strategic decision making, and ultimately ensure that the Americas sales region meets its revenue targets.

Samantha Bourne, Commercial Planning Manager, USA 

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