The Engineering department prides itself on its adherence to local, departmental and regulatory procedures. Aligned to this we require individuals with a high level of analytical ability, an enquiring mind, a willingness to take the initiative and a proactive approach to responsibilities as well as the ability to work as part of a team.
Training and Career Development
The Engineering teams that support our global business are predominantly centred at Heathrow and number approximately 1600 staff.
We've designed this apprenticeship with one thing in mind: you. It's structured so that you work with a broad cross-section of our Engineering teams and gain a true understanding of what we all do and how our internal departments interact to deliver a truly world class service to our operation. That way, once you've completed all of your placements, you'll be more informed and will be directly involved in the decision as to where your final placement, and as such the start of the next step on your career ladder, will be.
The placements will cover time in many of the following areas;
The engineering training department develops and delivers all training for our 4800 strong department and also students from all over the world. They also manage the approvals, authorisations and qualifications process for all of our engineers.
Engineering Quality Services comprises several integrated teams working within each of the key business areas that ensure British Airways Engineering remains in compliance with all the necessary airworthiness regulatory requirements. The Quality goal is to influence the organisation to own, develop and deliver the BA Engineering safety and management system, making BA the recognised industry leader.
- Cabin Development
Fundamentally, the role of a cabin performance team is to monitor safety and reliability for the products within the cabin such as seats, galleys, flooring and even toilets. They work closely with aircraft and product manufacturers to improve reliability and eliminate any safety issues
The Aircraft Data Group manage all of the British Airways aircraft records and documentation to prove our compliance and maintain our asset value. They form an integral part of new aircraft inputs, ensuring all the documentation is correct to take receipt and also ensure that all the paperwork is in place should we choose to sell an aircraft or component
- Inventory Management
Inventory management supports and manages material delivery worldwide for the British Airways operation 24/7: spending £100 million annually on component repair and replacement, we provide world class material support requirements for Engineering including major modification programmes.
Planning coordinate all the work requirements to maintain our aircraft to regulatory standards and also for any in-house requirements.
They are also responsible for coordinating the activity of aircraft maintenance at times of disruption to ensure that our flying programme can be maintained
The Commercial team are responsible for generating profitable revenue by selling BA Engineering's services to 3rd party customers. They work closely with each of business areas to develop Engineering's commercial strategy, collect market intelligence and ensure selling effort is targeted to generate the best return for BA.
- Stores Distribution and Logistics
British Airways Distribution Centre (BADC) delivers main storage and distribution of aircraft spares and tooling to British Airways Engineering and its customers through its logistics operation. It is a cost effective supplier because of industry-leading stock accuracy and ability to flex to meet customer's requirements.
The production areas are responsible for carrying out the maintenance and overhaul of our fleet of aircraft and components as well as those of 3rd party operators. An integral part of this role is the planning and scheduling of aircraft maintenance to ensure the business maintains a fleet or serviceable aircraft to manage our flying operation.
What Happens At the End of the Programme
At the end of the Programme, if successfully completed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a role in one of our Engineering support teams, the specific role to be determined at the time and dependent on the business priorities of the company and your own particular skills and aspirations.
The entry requirements for this apprenticeship are 4 GCSEs at grades A to C including Maths, English and Science plus 1 other and you must also have the right to live and work in the UK.
Candidates should apply via www.britishairwaysjobs.com or via the link on the Farnborough College website. After a screening process you will be required to go through an interview and selection process at our recruitment centre located at Heathrow Airport. If successful you will then be offered a two-year, fixed-term contract as an Engineering Business and Administration apprentice.