Birmingham Airport takes on high-flyers

Posted on 3 November, 2023 by Advance 

Four potential future stars of the aviation industry are embarking on apprenticeships at Birmingham Airport (BHX).

Image courtesy BHX

The four - Annie, Luke, Lewis and Justin - and are among a cohort of 12 on the 'BHX High-Flyers' apprenticeship scheme at the Midlands transport hub.:

Annie Sharman, 19, from Coventry, BHX airfield engineering apprentice, said: “Ultimately I’d love to go into management and different departments but most of all, I want to enjoy going into work - and I think I will because every day is different at BHX.”

Luke Taylor, 20, from Castle Bromwich, BHX baggage operations apprentice, said: “At the end of this apprenticeship I want to get a role that I can make a career out of.”

Lewis Dallimore, 17, Solihull, BHX maintenance engineering apprentice, said: “I hope to end up with a job at the end of it and then loop back around and, who knows, one day I could potentially be interviewing would-be engineers in future.”

Justin Listhrop, 24, Birmingham, BHX airfield engineering apprentice, said: “I’ve always liked building things, taking them apart and putting them back together, so when I saw this opportunity, I went for it. Once I get the skills and knowledge, I can take that into so many different roles. It will open doors and opportunities for me.”

BHX departments offering apprenticeships in future years will include Engineering, Fire Service, IT, Customer Service, Airfield Operations, Human Resources and Baggage Operations.

Andrew Holl, Airfield Operations Director said: “This year we’ve expanded the opportunities for apprentices here at BHX. From administration to engineering, air-traffic control to information technology, we’re helping talented people make a great start to their aviation careers. Look out for more opportunities in 2024 as we continue to strengthen our team with more BHX High-Flyers.”

To find out more and apply for the BHX apprenticeship scheme: