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A-Licence Aircraft Technician

British Airways
Heathrow Airport, Greater London, England
Full time
20 days ago

A career without limits

As the nation’s flag carrier, we take great pride in connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain.

It’s something we’ve been doing for over 100 years, ever since we launched the world’s first international scheduled air service between London and Paris.

This originality has been in our blood since day one. It’s the spirit we share with the people that fly with us, our partners, and our colleagues.

So, whether you are a reassuring voice on the end of a phone, a smile at the door, under a wing keeping the turbines spinning or landing us gently in far-flung places, a job at British Airways is yours to make.

We know great things can happen when you’re inspired to think big and bring your ambition to work every day, which is why, at British Airways the sky is never the limit.

The role:A Licence Aircraft Technician

The Technician grade is based on an CAA Cat A license and allows for Limited Maintenance Authorisation certification in accordance with BA Engineering Department Quality procedures, for specific maintenance tasks, component changes and routine checks personally performed by the individual.

What you’ll do:

Subject to authorisations held:

  • Completion of maintenance tasks, rectification of defects including component changes within the scope of appropriate Authorisation as defined in British Airways Engineering Quality Procedures. Shall issue a CRS or Sign-Off as applicable for maintenance carried out.
  • Will take every opportunity as necessary to extend knowledge and skills base with training and experience
  • Support Planning by ensuring completion of tasks to agreed time scales
  • Maintain a safe working environment through adherence to quality, health and safety and housekeeping standards
  • Carry out computer and documentary transactions as required.
  • Support the development of a high-performance team and culture, in line with the company hallmarks
  • Support the delivery of departmental and directorate objectives in line with company hallmarks working flexibly to support maintenance activities that may include transporting, positioning and delivering components, material and equipment.
  • Replenish vehicles, storage facilities and equipment as necessary

What you’ll bring to British Airways:

  • Good IT literacy
  • Good knowledge of engineering procedures and technical documentation and ability to comprehend technical publications.
  • Highly self-motivated, capable of working with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good Prioritisation, planning and organisation
  • Problem solving and acting on own initiative.
  • Technical decision making
  • Working to deadlines, company standards and values
  • Demonstrates good airmanship.
  • Experience level as appropriate to hold an CAA 66 Cat A Licence

Your experience:

  • Applicant shall hold an CAA 66 Cat A or Cat B1 licence
  • Valid full UK driving licence (or equivalent) (desirable)
  • Ability to hold airport restricted zone access (essential for Terminal based role)
  • Ability to hold an airside driving licence (desirable)
  • Successful applicants must attain either A3 or A4 type qualifications relevant to their work area.
  • Ability to hold Cat3 / HGV driving permit (desirable)
  • Ability to carry out aircraft headset functions.

Qualified candidates may be eligible for visa sponsorship.

What we offer:

We believe that all the people who work with us should feel valued for the part they play. It’s one of the reasons our rewards go far beyond a competitive salary.

From the day you join us, you’ll get access to brilliant staff travel benefits including unlimited basic and premium standby tickets on British Airways flights. You’ll also receive up to 30 discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares per year for yourself, friends, and family.

At British airways you’ll have the chance to take on new challenges and move forward in a way that feels right for you. We encourage all those who work for us to consider opportunities right across our business to help you develop and progress.

We never stand still, and we don’t expect our people to either. 

Inclusion & Diversity

We recognise that all our colleagues are uniquely different and bring their own originality, creativity, and identity to work. We encourage people from all backgrounds to be part of our journey to become a Better BA.


British Airways

company Size
10001+ Employees
Founding year

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