Which airlines run graduate schemes?
- Aer Lingus– Aer lingus runs a 2 year graduate programme to commence in september 2020. Aer lingus says you do not need to be an aviation expert or have come from an aviation course; However you do need to have curiosity for the airline industry, as well as ambition and passion to succeed. The graduate programmed offers you an introduction to an exciting career, in a rapidly evolving and dynamic industry. The candidates will be asked to apply to the stream that is a aligned with their academic background, skills and interests. The programmed aims to give you the opportunity to develop your expertise in 1 of these core areas along with a team of specialists.
- British Airways– British airways have many internships, graduate programmes and business placement programmes. They say you will find an incredible range of opportunities and career paths. It doesn’t matter if you have not considered the airline industry before, what they want to see is a tenacity and fearlessness, a natural ability to communicate, a real appetite for challenge and the drive to never settle for mediocrity. The internships and 11-month business placement are aligned to their graduate programmes. Following a placement with british airways, you could even earn some extra cash in your final year by becoming a campus ambassador and promoting british airways toy your peers.
- Easyjet– Easyjet has a european graduate programme that offers 2+ years fully involved in business, with potential graduate opportunities in operations, finance, engineering, IT, sales, marketing and HR. You will undertake a series of assignments during the programme many of which could be international. Easyjet say if you enjoy being in control of your own development and managing your own growth. You’ll be learning on and off the job from industry-leading people and playing your part into shaping easyjet from the word go. Easyjet are always looking for talented and ambitious individuals to to join their talented programmes. Easyjet will provide all the tools your career needs to really take off.
- TUI– Tui have 5 graduate and placement schemes you can apply for. Each of the programmes you will have experience and exciting mix of the day to day business activities, and high profile project work, as well as the opportunity to engage with your senior managers in the business. The graduate programmes begin with a comprehensive induction week at the head office, supported by ongoing development workshops, training opportunities and support from mentors. Tui are looking for candidates who have a positive can do attitude and approach, a smiling and friendly personality and a good communication style. Tui are looking for leadership potential and the ability and ambition to go far, once the programme has ended.
What qualifications do i need? Winning a place on one of these schemes is not going to be easy at all. A strong educational record is essential. The different airlines and programmes you will be applying for will vary some entry requirements also some attributes you will require no matter what route you end up choosing. All airlines will expect you to have willingness to learn and have passion about what they stand for. You also must have strong commitment to deliver for their customers. Interpersonal skills, relationship building and a high level of commercial acumen are must haves.
You can apply for any of these airline schemes on there website through the career page or you can sign up on their site so you can log in and check for new graduate alert schemes, when they have new ones that come up during this year. Good luck with your journey into aviation.