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High-flying graduates welcomed to British Airways

The search is on for the next group of undergraduates hoping to secure a place on one of the airline's five programmes

New intake of British Airways graduates

A new cohort of graduates have joined British Airways for a career where the sky really is the limit.

The group of 51 boys and girls, from universities across the UK, have been finding their feet since they were welcomed to the airline earlier this month.

Maneesh Sharma, of Eastcote, is on the operational research scheme and said: “I’m really looking forward to starting my first placement at British Airways.

"We’re currently on a one-week induction to the airline and immersing ourselves in its culture and aspirations.

"It could have been overwhelming but we’ve had a lot of support from our mentors and fellow graduates.”

Now the search for the class of 2016 is already under way, and there are 50 places available for undergraduates among the five programmes on offer: leaders for business; analysts; engineering; cargo and operational research.

Jordan Floyd, who is completing his first year on the leaders for business programme, added: “There are few employers out there that provide such a broad range of opportunities – to travel the world, work face to face with customers and be trusted with real responsibility from the outset – and that’s just in the first year of the graduate programme!”

Karen Hewitt, BA graduate and apprentice manager, said: “We are very proud of our graduate scheme and the achievements of our past alumni.

"There are some common attributes found among all our graduates – curiosity, a willingness to learn and commitment to deliver for British Airways customers.

"If you think you could fit the bill, we’d love to receive your application!”

BA also offers routes to a career with the airline through apprenticeships , business placements and work experience.

To apply visit www.ba.com/careers.

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