British Airways

The programme

You’ll work alongside, and learn from some incredibly talented engineers. Every day, you’ll develop your skills on real aircraft, in a real job. Over a series of placements, you’ll work on all our aircraft fleets, gaining the experience and knowhow to help keep them in perfect working order. You’re going to be busy. Alongside comprehensive on-the-job training, you’ll be studying towards the qualifications you need to become one of our future Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.

The initial induction to the business for this Apprenticeship will take place at our London Heathrow base. For the remainder of the first year, you may be based off-site and living away from home which is where you will train and study towards your CAA Part-66 A Licence Modules, as well as a Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering, City and Guilds 4605-2.

For years two and three, you will return to our Heathrow Base to work alongside our engineers with the potential to be placed in one of our UK operational bases. You’ll continue to study towards achieving a Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship (Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technician – Fixed and Rotary Wing); and by completing a Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (Development Competence).

About You
We are looking for a minimum of five GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent which must include Science, English & Maths (we accept predicted grades but they must be achieved by the apprenticeship start date). Maths GCSE grade must be minimum Level 5/6 (B). A strong communicator with an awareness for safety, a self-starter and the ability to adapt to change. Above all, a genuine passion for engineering and aviation.

You are ineligible for the Apprenticeship if you hold, or are due to achieve, any of the following qualifications (please look out for experienced Engineer roles on our team instead).
– A C&G level 3 qualification in Aircraft Maintenance.
– An HNC/HND or degree in Engineering.
– Any EASA Part 66 A or B license modules.
– Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations if achieved with aeronautical pathway/units.


Further Information & Next Steps
All sections of your application need to be complete, including all online tests, by the deadline. As part of your application process, you will be asked questions to establish if you are eligible for funding as part of this apprenticeship. All information you give will be checked and verified.

If you are successful with the online tests, you may be invited to complete a short video interview and application questions within a given timeframe.

Across all stages of the application process, if you fail to submit by the deadline, your application will be automatically withdrawn.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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