Your career could take off with British Airways as the airline prepares to hire 2,000 staff next year

Successful candidates with no prior experience will train through the airline’s new 12-month cabin crew apprenticeships.

The scheme begins in March at BA’s Heathrow-based Global Learning Academy.

Trainees will gain qualifications in English, maths and digital skills, alongside training in customer service and aviation safety and security.

The scheme is open to applicants of all ages and backgrounds.

Chief learning officer Nigel Jeremy said: “We’re delighted to be offering the UK’s largest cabin crew apprenticeship scheme.

SPONSORED: How Switchcraft could save you £100s a year

Once you're signed up it continues to search for better deals and automatically moves you onto the cheapest one – and Switchcraft says it could save you £518 a year.

  • Sign up to Switchcraft for free and get £5 cashback – here.

So, how does Switchcraft work?

£5 cashback is paid into your bank account within 4 months of completing the switch. Pre-paid meter customers will receive a £5 Amazon voucher. Promotion ends 31/12/18. Open to those aged 18 and over. UK residents only. Click here for full T&Cs.

NewsUK has a brand partnership with Switchcraft.

“We are looking for candidates who can offer exceptional customer service.”

The new apprenticeships will run alongside existing schemes in customer service, engineering and head office roles.

Victoria Bromiley is training as a customer service apprentice but hopes to eventually take to the skies.

The 19-year-old from North Marston, Bucks, said: “My apprenticeship at British Airways has been the perfect way to begin my career in the aviation industry. The opportunities available are amazing.

“Like many others, I chose to become an apprentice because I wanted to gain a qualification while working a full-time job. My dream is to one day be a pilot.

“As apprentices we receive both on-the-job training and ‘offline’ days too, which is basically time off work to get our coursework done.

“Because British Airways is such a massive organisation, the career options are wide-ranging.

“I’m really excited for the future. I would absolutely recommend an apprenticeship to anyone.”

Apply for an apprenticeship now at

Carving out his future

JOE BUCK is on track to be the sharpest staffer at Toby Carvery – currently finishing his THIRD apprenticeship with the chain in three years.

And his hard work has paid off after winning the Rising Star award at the National Apprenticeship Awards last week.

Joe, 20, has already completed hospitality services and team leader schemes and is now working on a supervisor course.

He said after winning the gong: “I am so proud.

“Throughout the three years I have had many challenges both in my business and in my personal life but have always given everything to improve myself and the business I manage.”

Joe is a duty manager at the Toby Carvery in Aintree, Liverpool, run by pub and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers.

The chain’s Lauren Carroll said: “Joe is truly a shining example.”


Four Seasons Health Care needs more than 400 staff nationwide.

Details at

Secret Santa’s secrets

Make sure your workplace Secret Santa prezzie won’t get you in a sackful of trouble.

With more firms across the UK joining the festive trend of giving anonymous gifts for under a tenner, we’ve teamed up with to reveal how to get your gift right.

Spokesman Darren Williams said: “Some employees will take risks and make mistakes.”

Here are Darren’s gifting tips.

1 – Keep it appropriate. Don’t give a gift which could be interpreted as not suitable for work. It’s a no to anything politically incorrect, such as nude calendars or mugs with swearing printed on them.

2 – Stick to the budget. Spending a fraction of the agreed limit is a scrooge-move and will leave someone singled out and disappointed. Wildly over-spending is boastful and will leave the rest of the office envious of the lucky recipient.

3 – Don’t take a risk. Avoid presents that are easy to get wrong and could cause offence, such as sized items of clothing.

4 – Wrap it up. Taking care over presentation is a cheap, quick, easy way to elevate a gift’s status. Use smart-looking paper, never the bag the gift came in.


Car hire firm Enterprise needs 1,000 new staff over the next 12 months, including 800 graduate vacancies and 200 internships.

Apply at:

Workers flexed

Staff offered flexible working arrangements take less leave and work more effectively, with higher levels of productivity, new research shows.

The study from AAT found a quarter of flexi-employees work longer hours than when doing a nine-to-five, while 21 per cent were “much more productive”.

Olivia Hill, head of HR at the accountancy firm, said: “All many people need is a laptop and stable internet, that can be found in many places other than the office environment.”


Harveys and Bensons For Beds have 70-plus jobs on offer nationwide.

Find them at

Happier in charge

Seven in ten employees are in jobs they don’t want to do – while a third of full-time employees would like to start their own business.

But business owners are six times more likely to be in their dream job than employees – 74 per cent of entrepreneurs say they love their role, just 13 per cent of employees can say the same thing.

Paul Mizen, head of Recruit Venture which conducted the poll, said: “There is always another option and a different career path has no age limit, especially when looking at setting up your own firm.”

Source: Read Full Article