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Article from BTNews 3 DECEMBER 2018

BA chases 2,000 cabin crew

An ambitious programme to recruit more than 2,000 cabin crew in 2019 was launched last week by British Airways with successful candidates with no prior experience entered into the airline’s new apprenticeship programme.

The programme includes a training course at BA’s Global Learning Academy, covering customer service and aviation safety and security before apprentices continue to gain experience in the air and on the ground.

The programme will see them gain qualifications in English, maths and digital skills, have access to a dedicated mobile app to track their progress and continuous development coaching from a certified apprenticeship coach.

BA says the initiative reflects the government’s push to increase and enhance the number and quality of apprenticeships offered in the UK, to improve core skills and the quality of training offered.

BA has a long tradition of apprenticeship schemes, with many graduates of courses currently working in engineering, customer service and head office roles. The learning academy has also been given registered ‘Employer Provider’ status.

The new programme took off last week when dozens of apprentices from across the airline spoke about their experiences at BA Skills London, the UK’s biggest careers event for 15-24 year-olds.


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