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British Airways Work Experience

Posted by Claire Harwood - 4 weeks ago

British Airways are very excited to share that they have just re-launched the British Airways Work Experience Programme! 

This week, they went live with 20+ NEW work experience vacancies for opportunities that will be taking place between September and December 2024. These opportunities are spread widely across their departments:

  • Engineering (London and Glasgow)
  • Flight Operations – this is aimed at aspiring Pilots!
  • Ground Operations
  • Business
  • Sustainability
  • Data Science
  • Legal
  • Customer Service (London, Newcastle and Manchester)

Students can sign up to the vacancies via Speedbird Z, the Student Platform where they can access learning modules as well as digital mentors.

Applications will CLOSE on Wednesday 15th May.

Please note that Students must be in S4 or above to apply. The vacancies are for both Insight Days and Placement opportunities – I have provided below some further information about these opportunities as well as the application process.

Work Experience Insight Days 

Our Insights Days are one-day in-person experiences allowing students to gain first-hand experience of working for British Airways. The days include activities, Q&A panels, workshops, tours, guest speakers and more!! ​Insight Days are a perfect introduction to Work Experience at British Airways and can open your eyes to the different departments and roles that we offer.  

How to apply for Insight Days? 

  • Visit Speedbird Z and sign up as a user   
  • Go to ‘Opportunities’ and review our upcoming Insight Days 
  • Select the Insight Day the appeals to you the most and click ‘Apply’ 
  • This will take you to an application form which will need to be submitted before the closing date 

Please note that we receive high numbers of applications for our insight days. Two weeks before the event, the Work Experience team will be in touch with you to confirm your attendance and share more details.  

Work Experience Placements 

Our Work Experience placements allow students to delve deep into specific areas of our business and gain an insight into behind-the-scenes activity. Our placements are usually three to four days long and include activities, tours, employability session and project work. Work Experience Placement are an excellent next step after attending an Insight Day where you are able to further your knowledge in your chosen area of our business.  

How to apply for Work Experience Placements?  

  • Visit Speedbird Z and sign up as a user   
  • Go to ‘Modules’ then ‘Work Experience at BA’  
  • Complete the initial ‘Work Experience at BA’ task to understand more about our programme and eligibility to apply  
  • Complete the ‘Introduction to…’ tasks to learn more about each area of BA that you can do work experience in  
  • Further details on how to apply and how to complete your application form are found at the end of each task  

Please note: 

  • You can only apply for one work experience placement (so choose the area you are most interested in)  
  • You cannot complete more than one work experience placement   
  • You will be asked to complete a mini project or report as part of your application depending on which placement you’ve applied for. Read through this carefully!  

We look forward to receiving applications for these opportunities!

If you have any further questions, please email