As school leavers across west London celebrated their exam results British Airways is getting ready to welcome apprenticeship applications.
The airline's plans include employing 175 apprentices this year, through 12 schemes, in areas of the business ranging from engineering and operations to IT and finance.
Since the scheme was introduced in 2010, more than 500 students have stepped on the apprenticeship ladder, with many graduating to permanent roles with the carrier.
Dan Cusano, a current engineering apprentice at British Airways, said: “My apprenticeship has allowed me to experience so many different parts of engineering.
"I have developed new skills, met new people and have a platform for a really successful career at British Airways.”
Keith Williams, British Airways’ executive chairman, added: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of providing young people with a combination of on-the-job training and theoretical education.
"They are a great foundation for a whole range of highly skilled careers at British Airways and we are proud to offer them.”
Apprenticeship schemes are offered in London, Glasgow and Cardiff.