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Engineering Future Leaders

Engineering Future Leaders

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

Your professional development  

Progression along 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 genuine passion for engineering as well as an engineering degree in an electrical/electronics, civil or mechanical discipline. Excellent communication skills are very important. Above all, you must 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. 

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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