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  • Joe Breitfeller

British Airways Places 18th in the Top 100 UK Companies Providing Apprenticeships

In the 2021 RateMyApprenticeship Awards, British Airways has placed 18th in the top 100 UK companies providing apprenticeships, rising 57 places from 75th place in 2020. The carrier offers apprenticeships in Engineering, Customer Experience and Head Office.


British Airways Ranks 18th in Top 100 UK Companies Providing Apprenticeships - Courtesy British Airways

Today (July 16, 2021), British Airways announced that they have taken 18th place in the UK’s top 100 companies providing apprenticeships in the 2021 RateMyApprenticeship Awards. The airline’s 2021 position is a staggering 57 place rise compared to 2020, when the company took 75th place. British Airways offers highly coveted apprenticeships in a variety of departments including Engineering, Customer Experience and Head Office, with 130 apprentices currently participating.


In Friday’s announcement, British Airways’ Apprenticeship Manager, Ricky Leaves, said,


“This is an incredible achievement and reflects the hard work that we put into making our apprenticeship schemes the best in the business – we are the only airline to make it into the top 50 and we’re very proud of that. We remain focused on nurturing homegrown talent and our apprentices get to experience working in multiple areas of the business, including Commercial, Operations, Training and Engineering and this recognition with a place so high in the top 100 shows that they’re loving what they’re learning. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of Engineering Apprentices later this year to the British Airways family”


Commenting on the program, British Airways’ Head Office Apprentice, Sam Macleod, said,


“Being a Head Office Apprentice at British Airways has been such an incredible experience. I’ve really enjoyed moving around the business and learning about every area of the operation, gaining exposure to a wide range of different aspects. I was particularly fascinated by the opportunity to shadow a safety and security audit - it was really interesting to see the operational side of the business, while working airside. I’m so grateful for the incredible support I’ve received from managers and colleagues who have all encouraged me to fulfil my potential.”

British Airways Apprentices are exposed to fantastic opportunities to learn how to deliver the airline’s unique customer service, turn a flight arriving from Japan into a service to Los Angeles or how to price flights, research destinations and maintain aircraft. Apprentices also receive insight into many more operational areas, with safety at the forefront of everything British Airways does. The airline plans on opening applications for their 2022 Apprenticeship programs later this year with details coming soon to careers.ba.com.



Source: British Airways