British Airways is seeking new apprenticeship applications today to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

The airline has 145 places open this year across several areas of the company, including operations, engineering and in head office.

A series of workshops and roadshows are being held this month to showcase BA and its apprenticeship programme to teachers, parents and future recruits.

Apprentice manager Karen Hewitt said: “We have a proven track record in offering a diverse and rewarding series of apprenticeship programmes.

“Our approach has always been to give our apprentices genuine responsibility right from the start of their placement, while benefitting from the experience of working directly with British Airways experts.

“This provides a fundamental basis to start a successful career at the airline.”

Former BA apprentice Catherine Hearn, who completed a head office apprenticeship last year and is now employed full-time by the airline, said: “My apprenticeship offered the perfect platform to begin my career.

“I was someone who dreaded the question ‘what do you want to do when you grow up?’ but now I embrace every opportunity to speak about my apprenticeship journey, my achievements, and what I plan to do in the future.

“I am so proud of what I have achieved during my apprenticeship and I`d strongly recommend it to anyone.”

The airline will be taking applications throughout March.

Apply here