British Airways’ apprenticeship programmes take off this week as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

National Apprenticeship Week aims to raise awareness of the opportunities apprenticeship programmes have to offer, enabling candidates from all walks of life to find out more about the variety of programmes available.

Previously, apprenticeship schemes have targeted schools and colleges. This year, the upper age limit has been lifted and places are now available to anyone over the age of 16.

The airline is making more than 200 places available, with opportunities in Customer, Operations and Professional services.

British Airways will be promoting its schemes at a number of events throughout the week with external roadshows in Twickenham and Kingston, near to Heathrow and within its Heritage Centre at Waterside and at Engineering TBJ, Terminal 5 and IAG Cargo, helping to raise awareness of the schemes with colleagues and local schools and colleges.

Ania Ryzner, Apprentice Programme Manager, said: “Apprenticeships are becoming ever more popular, so it’s a great opportunity for British Airways to take part in National Apprenticeship Week where we are promoting a range of exciting opportunities across our business, giving apprentices the chance to gain experience and qualifications.”

Colleagues wishing to find out more can visit the recruitment website.