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British Airways partnership

“As the largest airline in the UK and a global player in the aviation market, British Airways takes its relationship with education seriously. It’s a win-win for British Airways, the University, and the graduates. This partnership is the only one of its kind in the UK, and is a testament to Glamorgan’s reputation for excellence in the aviation industry.”

Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan

“We are delighted to be forming this relationship with the University of Glamorgan. British Airways employs over 1,400 people in the region, and this partnership will ensure that we continue to produce world-class engineers. Partnering with the University of Glamorgan will allow us to develop the skills necessary to take our business forward.”

Bill Kelly, General Manager Heavy Maintenance at British Airways

British Airways and the University of Glamorgan have signed a landmark agreement to combine technical training for one of the world’s leading airlines with the enhanced career prospects of a university degree.

Engineers will graduate from Glamorgan with a BSc (Hons) degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and accredited industry-standard EASA training. Engineering staff at British Airways will also have the opportunity to study academic modules from the University at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The University of Glamorgan is one of the world’s few institutions to have a purpose built Aerospace Centre, with its own airliner and flight simulator. Glamorgan’s provision and facilities are designed to give individuals considering a career in this field the best possible start.

Aerospace Centre

Aerospace Centre










The University of Glamorgan was founded by industry, for industry, as a specialist college of engineering, and it carries that forward today. Aerospace students get both the technical skills to work on some of the world’s leading aircraft, and the enhanced career prospects of a degree. The University is well recognised for being home to first-class facilities, and for producing graduates of an exceptional standard.

Its partnership with British Airways is one example of how the University is giving graduates a head start in their careers.

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