British Airways Air Craft Engineer Visa Sponsorship Uk

June 25, 2024
£55 - £65 / year

Job Description




A career without limitations

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As the country’s flag carrier, we take great satisfaction in connecting Britain and the rest of the world.

We’ve been doing it for more than a century, ever since we established the world’s first international scheduled air service between London and Paris.

Since the beginning, we’ve had a strong desire to be unique. It is the spirit we share with all who travel with us, including our partners and colleagues.

So, whether you’re a reassuring voice on the other end of the phone, a smile at the door, behind a wing keeping the turbines going, or softly landing us in exotic locations, a position at British Airways is yours to create.

We believe that great things can happen when you are encouraged to think big and bring your ambition to work every day, which is why at British Airways, the sky is never the limit.

The role:

Licenced Aircraft Engineer

Our Engineering department is evolving to create a whole new universe of possibilities, including increased flexibility in aircraft type ratings. This implies that we will give you with all of the necessary training to certify our aircraft while you are in your leadership capacity.

A period of investment and expansion in our fleet, resulting in limitless prospects for our engineers. We offer a variety of aeroplanes that you can work on. A320, B777, B787, A350, and A380. We are expanding our fleet with additional A350s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners on the way.

You’ll quickly realise that no two days are the identical at BA. With 111 long-haul and 142 short-haul aircraft, the options are limitless. There are openings in both our line and hangar-based teams, with various shift patterns available. But, most importantly, we’ll give you complete ownership and trust to do the best job possible, boosting your confidence and enhancing your decision-making abilities with the help of a competent team of mechanics and technicians.

A new era in engineering maintenance has begun, and we will look to our licenced aviation engineers to assist us lead it. If you want to be a part of the solution, you’ve come to the correct spot.

You will deliver in two main areas:


  • Manages maintenance tasks, including setting clear goals and expectations.
  • Develops and motivates your team to reach its full potential and scope for achieving departmental goals.
  • Ensures that team and individual members follow applicable company procedures, policies, legal, and regulatory obligations.
  • Responsible for successfully completing all assigned, planned, and ad hoc maintenance tasks. This will be accomplished through effective leadership, maintenance monitoring, and the efficient distribution of resources, equipment, and assets.
  • Provides direction for individual and team maintenance actions, assuring adherence to safety, company procedures, regulatory, and airmanship standards.
  • Enables and encourages successful communication.
  • Creates a culture of continual improvement in a manufacturing setting to promote unit performance and colleague growth.
  • Supports the creation of a high-performing team and culture.
  • Mentoring the emerging talent in our renowned apprenticeship programmes.

Technical expertise.

  • Responsible for maintaining qualification and authorization on all aircraft types, vehicles, and equipment relevant to the area.
  • Responsible for ensuring a safe working environment by compliance with quality, health, safety, and environmental legislation, as well as housekeeping standards.
  • Conduct competency checks in accordance with the British Airways quality processes. Executes IT and documentary transactions as needed, making full use of technology.
  • Expected to expand one’s knowledge and skill set.

Who will you collaborate with?

  • Duty Shift Manager (line manager), Satellite Engineers, all Production grades, Ramp/Base Planning, Engineering Control Centres and Technical Support Group (Part M)

You’ll need:

  • An unrestricted CAA UK Part-66 Category B1 and/or B2 licence
  • For B1, have at least one type rating in the B1.1 category (turbofan or turboprop).
  • For B2, have at least one type rating in the B2 category (fixed wing or rotary).
  • Proven recent experience certifying aircraft, 6 months within the last two years.

You will be:

  • Your success will be a combination of technical expertise and leadership qualities.
  • Problem-solving and acting on your own initiative are vital so you can make timely and educated judgements with the capacity to bring together and analyse complex information.
  • The ability to comprehend technical documents and make fact-based decisions in a difficult operational environment is critical. Combine these qualities with an inventive, flexible, and adaptable approach.
  • Strong collaborative abilities are important when managing a team.
  • Strong prioritisation, planning, and organising will ensure that you can deliver the British Airways operation on time.

We can provide the following training and development services:

  • All of our type course training takes place at our dedicated technical training facility in Heathrow.
  • We provide a wide selection of industry-leading Part-147 / Part-145 training, including the latest aircraft types, modern classrooms, and simulators.
  • Our Global Learning Academy at Heathrow offers a variety of personal and professional development training.

British Airways provides a wide range of flexible perks, such as:

  • Annual shift pay ranges from £4,000 to £8,900 depending on your work pattern (e.g., 4 days, 4 off or 4 nights, 4 off).
  • The total package shows the skills and leadership you’ll bring, motivating the team to perform to their greatest potential.
  • As a permanent employee of British Airways, you’ll get the complete range of business perks.
  • A variety of shift patterns are available to meet your work-life balance, offering competitive shift compensation.
  • A pension programme with potential contributions of up to 16.5%. (If you contribute 5%, BA will contribute 11.5%).
  • A flexible benefits system allows you the choice to select from a range of benefits such as private medical insurance, life insurance, and critical sickness cover.
  • Discounted confirmed flights for friends and family with BA from the day of joining.
  • Once in the job, you and three candidates will have access to standby flights (with eligibility for the Club cabin).
  • Discounted standby travel on other airlines within the Oneworld alliance
  • Discounts on vehicle rentals, hotels, leisure activities, entertainment, and much more.


Please include a scanned copy of your CAA Part-66 licence when submitting your application.

Qualified applicants may be eligible for visa sponsorship.

Inclusion and Diversity

We realise that each of our colleagues is unique and brings their own originality, creativity, and identity to the workplace. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join us on our path to become a Better BA.