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Send your children on the British Airways work experience scheme

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If you have a child at school or sixth form college (not university), British Airways is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2019 work experience scheme.

Positions are available at Heathrow (customer facing, operations, engineering, Waterside HQ), Gatwick (customer facing and engineering), Glasgow (engineering) and Cardiff (engineering).  There is also a gliding scholarship in High Wycombe available.

British Airways work experience programme

There were 600 roles offered in 2018 and BA is promising to increase the number in 2019 as part of its 100th birthday celebrations.  Each placement lasts for five days and will require a week off school.

You can find out more on the British Airways careers website here.  The deadline to apply is Friday.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (147)

  • Clive says:

    Wifes 1000 VS miles for Tesco Auto Tip posted today

  • Jon says:

    O/T – have Amex Plat which I might not keep too long. Is there any benefit in waiting until Jan 2019 before registering for hotel/partner benefits? (in order to get longer duration memberships)

    • TGLoyalty says:

      there would be as you would keep the status for longer as it’s usually all of the year you reach the status and the year after. So if you get it now it’s only for a year vs 2 if you achieve in early 2019

      • Benylin says:

        If you signed up to hotel status this year (2018), is there anything I can do come 2019 to extend my hotel status length?

  • Ming says:

    Can I assume if the cash back deal did not show up in my offers today, it is not going to?

    • Shoestring says:

      Not always a correct assumption.

      • Ming says:

        Has it been a case that some people get the same offers few days later?

        • Shoestring says:

          With other offers, definitely yes. I haven’t specifically tracked this one but probably same principle. Ie Amex want to release it to (say) 10,000 people. If, after some days, only 5,000 people have saved it, they’ll release it more widely to make the number.

  • Alberto says:

    I have the offer in my Platinum (200 pounds back when spending 600+)
    Anyone know if it should be done in one single transaction?

  • neil says:

    I had a wonderful time in the late 80’s doing my work experience with BA engineering at Glasgow. From boarding BAC1-11’s and dousing myself with the club europe aftershave , to visiting the 757 cockpit. Lovely memories