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British Airways Overview

www.ba.com
Harmondsworth, England
10000+ employees
1919
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Airlines
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
We’re marking a special anniversary at British Airways in 2019 – our centenary year is a fantastic time to be part of the team. Not only are we celebrating the achievements and big moments of the last 100 years, we’re looking to the future with ... Read more

Mission: Connecting Britain with the world, together as one British Airways.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#19)

Company Updates

  • To celebrate 100 years of flying, we created a flight to remember for our colleagues. Flying from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur, two of our flights were operated solely by Cabin Crew who are family members or have a long family history with British Airways. Learn more about the British Airways Family Affair: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMHLr

  • We’re looking to inspire the next generation of pilots by providing hundreds of flying lessons for young people in 2020. Taking the controls of a mini-British Airways aircraft for a 60-minute lesson, students will experience the thrill of flying and see what life in the cockpit is really like! This ground-breaking initiative aims to show how a career as a pilot is accessible and achievable for every young person in the UK. Find out about all our Work Experience programmes http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMRpb

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British Airways – Why Work With Us?


Find the opportunity to match your talents

There are many different roles on offer – both in the air and on the ground, customer-facing and behind the scenes. Whatever your role, you will thrive with us if you’re a resourceful team player who brings a genuine warmth, energy and positivity to your work – someone who cares about making customers feel great about their experiences.

There’s a distinctive feel to our culture, just like there’s a unique feel to our service. We represent timeless British values and the best of modern Britain. Our country’s creativity, diversity, wit, warmth and style are qualities admired around the world. They’re also the qualities that make us who we are. If you’re made the same way, there could be a place for you on the team.




Our Pilots and Cabin Crew have very different responsibilities – but both roles focus on creating the best possible experiences for our customers. Our people go that bit further to make flights memorable, while putting a distinctly British slant on the service we offer. Working in the air isn’t just a job. There will be challenging days. It’s never 9-5, and it's not for everyone. But when a customer says you have made their flight, there’s no feeling like it. You’ll find opportunities across multiple routes, flying both long and short haul.




It takes a diverse mix of talented people to run an airline of our size and complexity. Our Airport Customer Services teams focus on making customers’ journeys easy, while Ground Operations & Cargo teams keep everything in motion behind the scenes. We trust our Engineers with setting the highest standards in maintaining our diverse fleet. Our Contact Centre teams are brand ambassadors ready to help customers all over the world. In Head Office roles, our specialists and leaders across different functions are finding even smarter ways to achieve our goals.

We make adventures happen. Inspire others to dream. Our red, white and blue has always ignited in people a desire to get somewhere. But start your career with BA and you’ll see that the opportunities really are endless. Connections. Relationships. Knowledge. Different points of view. This is what makes our world go around. And it’s what can make yours expand. Because you don’t know how far you’ve travelled until you’ve arrived.  One community, united in its diversity. That’s just how we’re made.

But when it’s an institution the size and scale of BA, you really can go far. Ours is a dynamic, fast-paced environment that will bring out the best in you, if you’re ready to embrace responsibility, take ownership and step up to any challenge.

So help us connect Britain with the world and the world with Britain like no one else. And we’ll help you start getting somewhere.

Your future is out there waiting to be explored. Ready to be part of our new generation?





Diversity and Inclusion

It is important to us that our colleagues reflect the many different communities around the world that we serve. That’s why we encourage our people to celebrate and be proud of diversity and we strive to grow an inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive, whatever their personal characteristics or background.

Our diverse culture

Our aim is to build a truly inclusive environment where colleagues can be themselves. And we’re already well on our way to achieving that aim, with collaborative ways of working that allow us to meet the needs of customers and colleagues around the world.

Bringing people together

From gender and ethnicity to our commitment to support our colleagues across the generations, we value diversity in every sense. We appreciate and understand that diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds enable our business to flourish, be more dynamic and continue to grow.

It's a journey, and we have made great strides – but it doesn't stop here. The real change starts with our people. With their values and behaviours, and in the way that they support each other. That’s why we encourage our colleagues to use their voices and be advocates for diversity.

“British Airways is a welcoming place. We recognise the benefit of diversity and inclusion for everyone who works for us and for our customers. Our vision is for diversity and inclusion to be a part of our DNA and I am committed to making this happen. As we move towards our centenary year, we can look forward to a future where diversity and inclusion is a celebrated integral part of our modern and dynamic workforce."

- Alex Cruz, Chief Executive

British Airways Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Incredible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Head Office Employee in Harmondsworth, England
    Current Employee - Head Office Employee in Harmondsworth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Airways full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BA has so many pro's, most notably:
    - Flexible working
    - Supportive managers
    - Fantastic career progression
    - Good salaries
    - Wonderful working environment
    - A big focus on staff

    Cons

    The location of head office makes travel mildly inconvenient for employees but there is a regular, free bus service to the station and free parking which makes up for it

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on staff, growth and our customers

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British Airways Photos

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British Airways Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

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    Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at British Airways (London, England) in April 2019.

    Interview

    Assessment day takes place at BA head office in Waterside near London Heathrow Airport. The day consists of a presentation, followed by group assessment and then 1 to 1 role play scenario. You are then split into groups, the unsuccessful group goes home and successful group go on to face to face interviews with managers from BA. I was success and reached the last stage, the face to face interviews. I received an offer of employment 7 days later.

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British Airways Awards & Accolades

  • 2019 Worker's Choice Brand Rankings, You Gov, 2019
  • Best Airline Staff in Europe, Skytrax, 2019
  • Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, Rate-My-Apprenticeship, 2019
  • Outstanding Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) - Abigail Roberts, Rate-My-Apprenticeship, 2019
  • Ranked number 1 employer for Logistics, transport and supply chain, The Guardian UK 300, 2018
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