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I worked at British Airways as an intern (Less than a year)
Amazing to be involved at the Fleet support hangar at Heathrow. I was able to get involved with and observe a wide range of activities, such as nose cone replacements and engine runs.
The staff were all very friendly and supportive.
The shift work in the hangar and operational times of Heathrow meant that much of the work was carried out overnight when I was not in.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at British Airways (Heathrow, England).
Online application, telephone interview, online tests, in-person assessment (case study and then a strengths interview). Easy application process up until in-person assessment and the interviewers were friendly.
However, the lady I met at the careers reception desk at Waterside was very rude and despite giving her accepted paperwork for ID verification etc. she said she could not accept it. Additionally no expenses are paid which is disappointing, even more so when they don't even bother to give feedback - given I took a whole day out to attend it does not take long for a quick email or follow-up call.
The case study element of the interview was challenging, mostly due to it taking a very different format to the majority of consultancies, professional services firms or even investment banks. A little note to advise candidates to brush up on Excel skills prior to the interview would have been nice, at least for candidates who tend to use other (and more complex) programmes to analyse data. It was a curveball that then set the tone for the rest of the process.