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Job Opportunities and Apprenticeships

Over 76,000 people work at Heathrow, making it one of the largest single-site workplaces in our country. With expansion, we will deliver up to 180,000 new skilled jobs, in every region and nation in the UK.

For all the latest jobs with Heathrow Expansion visit our Careers Website

Local opportunity

Heathrow expansion is a major opportunity to create a legacy of long-term and skilled career opportunities for local residents.

Expansion will create 5,000 additional airport apprenticeships, bringing the total to 10,000 helping young people in the local community develop quality careers, and creating a highly skilled future generation.

Expansion Apprenticeships

Expansion means 10,000 apprenticeships

Supply chain opportunity

We are committed to helping small and medium sized (SME) British businesses benefit from Heathrow expansion.  Every year Heathrow’s annual supplier day conference is a fantastic opportunity for SMEs to meet our procurement team and Tier 1 suppliers. Watch this video below to find out more:


Future opportunity

Expanding Heathrow is a unique opportunity to revolutionise the construction industry and establish Britain as a world leader in the field.

To secure the skills we will need, we have brought together a Skills Taskforce of representatives from schools, colleges, universities, unions, local authorities and the voluntary and private sectors. Under the leadership of Lord Blunkett, the Taskforce will present recommendations to Heathrow in 2018, which will help inform skilled careers for generations to come.

A lasting skills legacy

Heathrow expansion is a unique opportunity to equip Britain with a legacy of skills for generations to come. Working together with other infrastructure projects, Heathrow has an important role to play to develop the talent needed today, and arm a generation with the skills it needs for future projects.

In January 2017 we set up an independent Skills Taskforce under the leadership of Lord Blunkett, to provide recommendations on delivering a clear skills strategy to build and operate an expanded Heathrow. Its recommendations will help maximise the employment benefits of expansion, ensure opportunities for young people to fulfil their potential, and help Heathrow to become a role model for social mobility and diversity.

The independent Heathrow Skills Taskforce published a series of recommendations in September 2018 that could help the UK capitalise on the tens of thousands of new jobs, apprenticeships and career development opportunities which will be created by the airport’s expansion. In January 2019, we [responded to these recommendations] and detailed the action we are taking today to ensure Heathrow can meet its ambitious targets. Our response includes commitments such as: 

  • Offering 10,000 quality ‘experience of work’ days across the airport over the lifetime of the expansion programme;
  • Developing a World of Work programme, our youth employment movement aimed at inspiring careers at Heathrow and beyond;
  • Publishing a plan for how Heathrow will double the number of apprenticeships to 10,000 across the airport and supply chain by 2030; 
  • Establish a Skills Partnership with local colleges and universities;
  • Continue to stamp out zero-hours contracts across the airport;
  • Enabling colleagues to use their talent and skills for the benefit of the local community through volunteering.

For more information on Heathrow’s education and skills commitments, please contact [email protected].


Expansion will create 5,000 additional apprenticeships, bringing the total to 10,000 here.