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British Airways to recruit thousands of cabin crew for centenary year

British Airways to recruit thousands of cabin crew for centenary year

British Airways is to launch a programme to recruit more than 2,000 cabin crew in 2019.

Successful candidates with no prior cabin crew experience will train through the airline’s new cabin crew apprenticeship programme, getting their career off to a flying start.

After completing an intense cabin crew training course at British Airways’ Global Learning Academy, apprentices will continue their learning journey in the air and on the ground.

The programme will see them gain qualifications in English, maths and digital skills, access to a dedicated mobile app to track their progress and continuous development coaching from a certified apprenticeship coach.

The airline’s initiative reflects the government’s push to increase and enhance the number and quality of apprenticeships offered in the UK, to improve core skills and the quality of training offered.


British Airways has a long tradition of running quality apprenticeship schemes, with apprentices currently working in engineering, customer service and head office roles.

The airline’s Global Learning Academy has recently achieved the status of a registered Employer Provider of apprenticeships, enabling it to continue delivering specialist airline learning, while also offering employees enhanced skills and professional qualifications.

Announcing the training enhancements and the new cabin crew apprenticeship programme, British Airways chief learning officer, Nigel Jeremy, said: “Apprenticeships are for people of all ages and backgrounds, and we’re delighted to be offering the UK’s largest cabin crew apprenticeship scheme as part of our cabin crew training at our world-class learning academy.

“We are looking for candidates who can offer exceptional customer service.

“The scheme has already proved to be extremely popular, and as we head towards our centenary year in 2019, there couldn’t be a better time to join the airline.”

To find out more, and to apply, visit the official website.