British Airways has welcomed 74 young engineering apprentices through its doors to join the three engineering programs offered by the airline: industrial apprenticeship, engineering business support apprenticeship, and cabin appearance apprenticeship. Each of the three schemes has been revamped this year to make them more tailored to the particular needs of the airline’s busy maintenance teams.
The 12 cabin appearance apprentices will complete a two-year scheme supported by Farnborough College of Technology and the Semta Apprenticeship Service. Their focus will be on learning how to improve and maintain the external appearance of British Airways’ aircraft and cabins to ensure they are of the highest quality. This program was introduced last year and will continue again this year.
All the apprenticeships are underpinned by an in-house personal development scheme called Engineering ME. This is a program of technical, behavioral and business training that supports the creation of “fully rounded and capable employees”.
Andy Kerswill, British Airways’ director of engineering, himself a former engineering apprentice with the airline said: “Every year we recruit many excellent apprentices to join our engineering teams. I’m delighted that 74 new recruits have joined us, and I know they will have a fantastic career with British Airways Engineering. They will help make us all stronger as we continue to expand our fleet of aircraft, with ever more technologically advanced systems and cabin products.”
Further information on the schemes that are offered by British Airways can be found at: www.ba.com/careers