British Airways Aircraft Technician Visa Sponsorship Available

January 17, 2024
£52.5 - £53.8 / year

Job Description




Licenced Aircraft Technician

British Airways is proud of its history, but it is also looking forward to the future as an airline that enjoys embracing the best of modern Britain. Our country’s inventiveness, diversity, flair, wit, and kindness are all unique attributes that define who we are.

If you possess the same attributes as us, you could soon be a part of the next chapter in our narrative. As a team, we are linking Britain to the world and the world to Britain like no one else.


What We Can Offer You


A basic annual income of £52,521 that will rise as follows.

£53,834 on June 1, 2024.

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 represents the skills and leadership you’ll bring, motivating the team to achieve their maximum 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.


What will you do?


t’s an opportunity to gain new skills, improve your abilities, and grow your profession. It’s an opportunity to become acquainted with a wide range of aircraft and the kind of technical obstacles that will put you to the test. Make the most of these opportunities, and the only limit to your progress will be your skill and desire to do so.

Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that all of our aircraft are airworthy. This entails going above and above the regulatory norm in order to meet our own engineering quality requirements. This will entail doing a variety of particular maintenance activities, ranging from component replacement and routine checks to general visual and surveillance inspections. Recording and documenting these modifications will be an important element of your responsibilities.




  • Can lead maintenance tasks within your scope of authorization to agreed upon aims and expectations.
  • Actively enhance your skills and expertise to support the delivery of departmental objectives.
  • Responsible for successfully completing all allocated, planned, and ad hoc maintenance tasks.
  • Maintains compliance with safety, company procedures, regulatory, and airmanship requirements.
  • ensures and encourages successful communication.
  • Establishes a culture of continual improvement in a production environment.
  • Supports the creation of a high-performing team and culture.


Technical expertise.


  • Responsible for maintaining qualification and authorization on all aircraft types, vehicles, and equipment appropriate to the area, and able to carry out all responsibilities related with the Technician function.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment by following to quality, health, and safety requirements, as well as housekeeping standards.
  • Ensure that the requirements for competency inspections in accordance with British Airways Quality procedures are met.
  • Executes IT and documentary transactions as needed, making full use of technology.
  • Understanding of material consumption, ordering, and the “fit and remove” process.
  • Expected to expand one’s knowledge and abilities through training, technological use, and experience.


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:


  • CAA UK Part 66 Category A licence (fixed-wing turbine)
  • Applications are also welcome from holders of CAA UK Part-66 B1 licences without type ratings.
  • 6 months of demonstrated maintenance experience in a Part 145 setting within the last two years.
  • UK manual driving licence (and airside driving licence is desirable).


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-66, Part-147, and Part-145 training, which includes the latest aircraft types, modern classrooms, and simulators.
  • Our Global Learning Academy at Heathrow offers a variety of personal and professional development training.
  • Opportunities to obtain B1 and/or B2 licences with type ratings to advance your career.
  • Opportunity to complete a type course and obtain a BA type for B1/B2 licence holders, advancing your career to Licenced Aircraft Engineer.




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


  • 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.
  • Free parking at work and at Heathrow while on vacation for up to two weeks at a time



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

Candidates with a CAA Part-66 licence may be eligible for fully sponsored skilled worker visa sponsorship.

At British Airways, we are all responsible for establishing an inclusive workplace. Diverse representation among our employees is extremely important to us, and we realise that each of our colleagues is unique, bringing their own originality, creativity, and individuality to the workplace.

Inclusion and diversity are vital drivers of creativity, and we are dedicated to establishing a culture in which everyone feels free to be themselves. We’re looking for people from all walks of life and cultures to join us on our path to become a Better BA as we continue to link Britain with the rest of the globe and with Britain itself.