FAQs

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our Engineering Future Leaders Programme. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for in this section, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We opened for applications on Monday 1st October 2018. We will next be opening for applications in Autumn 2019.

Our applications closed on Monday 19th November 2018. You can track the progress of your application here.

It begins with an online application, including the opportunity to explore your responses to scenarios which you may come across at Heathrow.

The next step will allow you to demonstrate your numerical, verbal and abstract abilities through a game-based mobile application.

We will conduct a video interview to further explore your behaviours, building upon your online application.

A telephone coaching interview will be the penultimate step in the process, giving you a chance to discuss your experiences so far, explore the role in more detail and consider how to prepare for an assessment centre.

Finally, you will attend an assessment centre based at Heathrow, which will involve a range of activities to explore your strengths and behaviours.

We assess candidates at each stage, and invite those who are successful to the next phase of the process. Full details of each activity will be outlined in detail before each stage.

For our Engineering Future Leaders Programme, you need to be studying for, or already have achieved, an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline.

You need to be eligible to work in the UK, either as a UK or EU citizen or as the holder of a UK work visa.

In addition, as part of your application you will need to provide references covering the past five years from your current or past employers, university, college or school, accounting for any gaps of two weeks or more, including times when you were out of work or on an extended holiday.

If you are successful in the process you will need to complete a criminal records check and you may need to complete a counter terrorism check depending on your role and rotations on the programme.

You will be primarily based at Heathrow in our operation or in our head office, the Compass Centre.  In all roles you will get the opportunity to work across the airport campus.

Our Heathrow Engineering Future Leaders Programme will begin in early September 2019.

We accept applications from all ages so long, as you have achieved your degree and show the behaviours we seek in an Engineering Future Leader.

We welcome applications from all candidates who have the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor international applicants.

We’re looking to recruit roughly four Engineering Future Leaders this year.

Heathrow offers a competitive salary package – for our Engineering Future Leaders the starting salary is £28,000. For more details on the benefits of working at Heathrow, click here.

Once you have submitted your application, we will send you an email confirming this has been received. You can then keep track of the current status of your application through your online account area. We will update your account area and send you an email to advise you of the next steps for your application.

Our Assessment Centres are scheduled to take place during February/March 2019. Please ensure you’re able to attend if selected.

You can contact our recruitment team on 01635584133 or email us at enquiry@heathrowairport.ambertrack.co.uk. Please note these contact details only apply to our Early Careers programmes.

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