Earn while you develop business skills on our graduate programme


Our graduate programme offers you the chance to earn while you gain relevant business experience.
Help us solve real-life problems from day one. You'll deliver solutions to challenging architectural, engineering, and sustainability projects.
You'll get a dedicated mentor within your chosen business area. Spend time with each team and build your technical skills. With a unique and exciting environment, a graduate career at Gatwick is like no other.
Applications for our graduate programme are currently closed. Check back soon.

Apply to our award winning apprenticeship programme

We came second in the top 100 apprenticeship employersWe're great at what we do, but don't take our word for it. Our parallel scheme for apprentices has won second place at the Rate My Apprenticeship Awards for the last two years.

We have opportunities in

Construction IT Sales & eCommerce Corporate Affairs HR Security Operations Planning

Join Construction

Our Construction team deliver our Capital Investment plan to transform the airport for our passengers. It's a unique and complex to work - we build in a live 24/7 environment.
As a graduate construction engineer, you'll develop skills in design and project management. Follow a structured pathway and become qualified as a Chartered Engineer.
Do the words 'complex challenge' and 'it can't be done' sound exciting? This is the graduate programme for you.

  • Become an expert in sponsor led capital investment programmes
  • Work across a variety of construction disciplines and projects

Join Information and Technology

Our IT team looks after all the critical systems that keep the airport running. They cover areas like Cyber Security, Digital Development and Innovation. We also trial cutting edge technologies that improve passenger experience.
As an IT graduate, you'll work on projects and innovations from design to delivery. You'll develop skills in areas such as test and project management.
Do you love working with technology? This is the graduate programme for you.

  • Become an expert in business analysis and innovation
  • Develop skills in Cyber Security, Digital and Data

Join our Commercial team

Our Commercial team drives revenue for the airport. Our team generates income from our airlines, passengers, e-commerce and real estate.

As a Commercial graduate, you'll find new ways to understand our passengers. You'll get a deep understanding of how we sell products like premium services and car parking. You'll identify and improve ways for our passengers to reach the airport.

Do you love finding new ways to make money? This is the graduate programme for you.

Find out more and apply now

  • Become an expert in digital e-commerce and pricing intelligence
  • Develop skills in surface access strategy and business development

Join Corporate Affairs

Our Corporate Affairs team manage the reputation of the airport. The team work with media, businesses and key stakeholders to share the news of the great things we do. They also develop our sustainability and planning policy, and support our local communities.

As a Corporate graduate, you'll work on our Northern Runway plans, and our Decade of Change policy. You'll build networks with our local partners, community groups and journalists.

Are you a people person with a passion for sustainability? This is the graduate programme for you.

Find out more and apply now

  • Become an expert in Sustainability and Planning policy, including Development Consent Orders (DCO)
  • Develop skills in areas including Communications, Sustainability, Engagement and Policy

Join Human Resources

Our HR team support our people throughout their time at the airport. From onboarding to career development, you'll be there to provide a helping hand.

As a HR graduate, you'll work across a variety of disciplines. You'll learn about employee experience, talent acquisition, learning and development.

Are you passionate about making people the centre of everything we do? This is the graduate programme for you.

  • Become an expert in people focussed new ways of working
  • Develop skills in employee experience and general HR

Join Security

In Security every day is different. Our Security Officers control access to all secure areas of the airport. They screen passengers, staff and bags to comply with regulations keeping everyone at the airport safe.

As a Security graduate, we'll train you in all aspects of aviation security. You'll lead a team and be responsible for their coaching and development.

Do you enjoy problem solving and delivering great passenger experience? This is the graduate programme for you.

Find out more and apply now

  • Become an expert in regulation and compliance processes
  • Coach teams to deliver high levels of passenger experience

Join Operations Planning

In Operations Planning every piece of data matters. It's the team's role to know how many planes and passengers we accommodate today, and our future growth. This helps us plan where to focus our capital investment.
As an Operations graduate, we'll train you how to forecast passenger numbers. You'll also learn how to model trends and predict growth patterns.
Do you love working with data? This is the graduate programme for you

  • Become an expert in capacity declarations and passenger forecasting
  • Develop skills in data visualisation and modelling
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You'll learn in the action

Grow your career with Gatwick

Our graduate programme offers you the opportunity to develop your career in an environment like no other. Over 20,000 people work together across the airport to deliver a great experience for our passengers. Join us and help us rebuild and grow.
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Hear from some of our former graduates

Bronwen, Development Director

I joined Gatwick on a graduate programme. Since then, I've worked in lots of different areas, including Security, Operations and Construction.
Today, I lead the airports multi-million pound Capital Investment programme. Working at an airport, you're challenged to be ambitious and redefine what's possible.

Sam, Field Engineer (Civils)

I joined Gatwick as a graduate in 2018, and am working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer. I've had plenty of support to deliver what matters.

There's plenty of opportunities to grow your career in other areas of the airport. For me that's working on projects out on the airfield. Building in a live environment brings challenges you can't find elsewhere.

Andy, Senior Digital Performance Manager

I studied economics and like many graduates, I wasn't sure which career path to take. Joining the Gatwick graduate programme helped me find my passion for eCommerce.
The airport is a dynamic place to work, and you're always challenged to give your best. It has a real buzz you can't find elsewhere.

Apply now

Joining team Gatwick means growing your career with the world's most efficient single runway airport - where no two days are the same. You'll get the space and support to grow and develop with us. Together, we can succeed in creating an enjoyable and effortless experience for our passengers.

Applications for our graduate programme are currently closed. Check back soon.

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