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Engineering Future Leaders Programme

Engineering Future Leaders Programme

Build an engineering career like no other

Engineering is the lifeblood of Heathrow. Our engineering teams work across the airport on a huge range of state of the art development, construction and maintenance projects. Together, they are responsible for £14bn worth of assets, including 4 million square metres of airfield pavements, 180km of roads, 33 surface car parks, 50 tunnels and 31 bridges, not to mention the largest private water distribution system in Europe.

Join us, as one of our graduate engineers, as we develop our assets for a growing airport, to make them more efficient, intelligent and creative than ever before. Where would you like to start?

Two-year scheme

This is a two-year professional development programme, which prepares you for management roles within engineering and asset management. You will gain a breadth of exposure to our work, including:

  • Airside and landside operations
  • Water management
  • Power generation
  • Terminal operations
  • Rail
  • Asset Management

You will join us on significant projects and learn from our expert engineers, on a personalised programme that will take into account your dreams, passions and skills.

Your professional development

You will embark on a comprehensive and defined training route, while receiving one-to-one coaching from mentors and sponsors, will build up your knowledge, experience and the leadership skills needed to succeed as a future leader at Heathrow. Our expectation is that you will go on to achieve Chartered Engineer status with us and, ideally, take a fast-track route into a managerial role. What do you dream of achieving?

What we’re looking for

To make it onto this programme, you need a real passion for engineering as well as an engineering degree in an electrical/electronics, civil or mechanical discipline at a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Excellent interpersonal skills are meaningful in all aspects of building your career. Above all, it’s important that you have a real drive to develop and improve, and the desire to continue learning about different areas of our business throughout the two-year programme and beyond.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals. We believe that diverse talent makes us stronger – not least because we welcome passengers from all corners of the globe, every single day. At Heathrow we’re an accessible place to work, driven by inclusivity and celebrating individuality. For more information, please visit our diversity & inclusion page.

Our applications are now closed.

Meet our engineers

Our Engineering Graduates have the opportunity to explore the airport and all its engineering facets, whilst leading on key operational projects. Find out how they contribute to keeping the airport running.

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