Live the journey with Engineering

Are you comfortable working in a dynamic environment that requires sound technical decision-making under tight timescale pressure? You’ll need to think logically, showing strong analytical, problem-solving and clear communication skills, yet be flexible, open-minded, inquisitive and aware of the business issues behind each project.

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.


Over 2 years, you’ll work with a broad cross-section of our engineering support teams, developing a wide range of skills and capabilities to take onto a more permanent role in one of these areas:

Engineering Services – Here you will learn about introducing new technologies and aircraft. Compiling modifications and repairs and certification requirements. How the aircraft maintenance scheduled is developed and controlled and how compliance with mandatory and routine data requirements are met.

Shorthaul and Longhaul Support – Here you will build your understanding of aircraft technical issues as they arise during the maintenance check and, working with the airframe manufacturer, identify innovative solutions that protect the check schedule.

Engineering Quality – Here you will build your understanding of how British Airways Engineering, as the recognised industry leader, remains in compliance with all the necessary airworthiness regulatory requirements.

Powerplant Management, Operational Support and Asset Management – Here you will learn how we ensure the safety and reliability of the British Airways engine fleet and about our long-term engine management practices, integrating technical requirements with innovative commercial agreements and strict financial governance. You will also gain an understanding of how we protect the daily operation of our engines and APUs and how we deal with defects reported on the day, together with the shorter-term engine management issues. It also involves dealing with external and internal suppliers to ensure we always have the right engine available to support British Airways operations and includes our on-site engine repair facility and engine health-monitoring laboratory.

We’re looking for graduates with a 2:1 Engineering degree in either Aerospace, Aircraft, Automotive/Motorsport Engineering, Mechanical, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Design, or a 2:2 degree with a Masters in the above listed Engineering subjects who are committed to a career in the department. You must also be prepared to spend some time in the various technical support areas as part of your development programme.

We hope to open for applications in the Autumn, and will provide an update on these pages with notice of our launch date as soon as we can.

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