Apprenticeships at Birmingham Airport

Watch your career take flight!

Are you ready to soar towards a successful career in the aviation industry?

Birmingham Airport is the perfect place to launch your aviation career and become a rising star in the aviation world. Our program offers a unique opportunity for aspiring individuals to gain knowledge and experience in a dynamic and thriving environment.

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Jess - Our Airfield Administration Apprentice

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Sam started his career at BHX as a Motor Transport Apprentice

Opportunities at the airport

There are a number of roles you can apply for at Birmingham Airport, these include:

Apprentice Compliance and Safety Officer

In this role you will learn to apply compliance and safety standards in accordance with the requirements set by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). You will learn and assist in identifying risks, providing assurances and processes for corrective actions and improvement at the airport.

Apprentice Motor Transport Technician

The Apprentice Motor Transport Technician will learn to service and maintain a fleet of petrol, diesel, electric vehicles, hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems including; SUVs, fire tenders, buses, grounds plant (such as mowers, tractors etc) and steps and lifts.

Apprentice Airfield Technician

The Apprentice Airfield Technician will learn to carry out maintenance and installation work on Airfield electrical and mechanical equipment together with civils structures or surfaces.

Apprentice Electrical Engineer

The Apprentice Electrical Engineer will learn to carry out maintenance and installation work on all Terminal electrical and mechanical equipment together with civils structures or surfaces and much more.

Apprentice Baggage Engineer

In this role you will learn to carry out maintenance and installation work on all Terminal Baggage Systems, including all related electrical and mechanical equipment plus more.


If these apprenticeships sound like the career choice for you, then start applying today!

Apprentice Schemes at Birmingham Airport

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences through a mix of on-the-job training alongside classroom or practical education through a registered provider.

Apprenticeships are designed to open opportunities for people who want to gain a professional qualification whilst gaining valuable and relevant work experience. All of our apprentices are supported to ensure they get the most out of their apprenticeship and are provided with dedicated time and resource to focus on achieving their apprenticeship.

At Birmingham Airport whilst you'll report to a manager and you will also be given a dedicated mentor to guide you on your journey.

Apprenticeships at Birmingham Airport are a good choice because...

Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain access to a company or a sector you want to work in whilst learning transferable skills with hands-on experience. You also gain a valuable qualification which could lead to further qualifications through higher apprenticeships or to a successful career in the sector you have trained in.

Our Apprenticeship Scheme Delivery

There are different ways apprenticeships can be delivered, some of our apprenticeships require attendance at education establishments on a regular basis whilst other training providers offer on the job assessments and remote support via online learning.

Each apprenticeship will have a set criteria that needs to be met in terms of experience in the workplace, and we work closely with our apprenticeship partners to ensure that you get the support needed to assist you in your journey.

Professional qualifications are achieved through apprenticeships, and range from Level 2 to Level 7 (equivalent to a Master's degree) depending on the chosen scheme.

Benefits of our Apprenticeship Scheme

  • Apprenticeships are fully funded, which means you won't take on any student debt
  • You earn whilst you learn - starting from £9.17p/h
  • Further apprenticeship opportunities for higher qualifications
  • Future job opportunities
  • Hands on experience with industry experts

What we can offer you

Birmingham Airport provides a range of rewards and benefits for our employees in recognition of their contribution to the success of the business, including:

  • A competitive salary
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan for eligible employees
  • Generous holiday entitlement, plus bank holidays (or equivalent hours for shift staff)
  • Concessionary on-site parking
  • A discretionary bonus linked to Company performance
  • Cycle to work scheme through Halfords
  • Discounted travel (up to 25%) available on bus and train tickets through the Travelwise Scheme
  • Discounts on a variety of retail and catering outlets within the airport
  • Access to Birmingham Airport's exclusive reward and recognition app, which includes 24/7 GP access; gym, cinema and 200+ retail discounts and much more
  • A variety of additional lifestyle benefits

The Airport takes a proactive stance on employee wellbeing, we have various initiatives in place to support our employees including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, qualified Mental Health First Aiders, Mental Health Ambassadors, and a Head Space Garden.

We believe that these benefits help employees to thrive within a supportive and progressive environment.

For more information

Contact our Recruitment Team
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