• Salary:
    £31,500 per annum, £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 Flex allowance, 10% bonus and benefits
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  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term (Secondment for existing employees)
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IT Innovation - Graduate Programme

IT Innovation Graduate Scheme
(2 year Fixed Term Contract)

£31,500 salary, £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 Flex allowance plus bonus and benefits

Have you graduated in 2023 with a 2:1 or above (or projected for 2024) and have an interest in IT, Innovation projects and perhaps travel or aviation?

What is the Programme?

Its for 2 years. As an Innovation Graduate you will be involved in a rotational placement, with an opportunity to be part of a fast-paced environment.

You will be working across a range of opportunities,  projects/initiatives that would enhance and/or assist in Airline/Airport operational functions (e.g. Aircraft turnround, Passenger Processing), by delivering sustainable Innovative technologies. 

Having the ability to partake in demos in the Innovation Lab and present findings back to Innovation Leads.  Involved in taking a proposed innovation idea, meeting with proposed supplier(s) and doing some research into the feasibility of the idea. 

Assisting with the arrangements of our Tech Forum, where we network with our customers, giving them a view into both our business units (Commercial IT and Innovation), where any current and future services and innovations are highlighted, as well as showcasing our current innovations.

Part of the programme will include a leadership development module with the other graduates and a dedicated coach (a senior leader from the business) to help build resilience in the workplace.


What will you do?

  • Working with colleagues across Gatwick to facilitate delivery of a range of innovation projects/initiatives
  • Supporting delivery of stakeholder engagement programmes and events
  • Creating content and engaging with our stakeholders
  • Build a broad knowledge of the Innovation function, airport operations and business priorities 

What will you gain?

  • A competitive salary, bonus and benefits package 
  • A Leadership development programme that builds on your commercial awareness, sense of self, coaching skills and scope to grow your career further. 
  • An understanding of Aviation and its impact on the economy, including sustainability and commerciality
  • Knowledge on Agile processes
  • Knowledge of Business Analysis, Requirements Gathering/Management and Testing
  • Understanding how technology can be used to support business processes
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Do you have what we're looking for?

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in a technology discipline (preferably Information Technology or Computer Science. (Graduated 2023 or projected for 2024) 
  • Logical thinker with an aptitude for problem-solving
  • Passionate to understand new technologies, with an inquisitive approach
  • Ability to prioritise and work at pace
  • An engaging team player who is keen to build relationships
  • Creative, innovative, curious to find a better way
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, always trying to be your best self
  • Team working- you'll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas, and collaborating with colleagues as well as other graduates

We prioritise the professional growth of our employees and provide opportunities for people to continue their journey through ongoing development and support along with a total reward package that recognises your contribution.

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our local community and the passengers we serve. We value an environment where everyone feels comfortable, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves. As an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer, we encourage different perspectives that redefine what's possible. Together, we form a strong and united team.

Does this sound like you? Join the adventure! Click apply and complete your application.

Selection Process

  1. An online application that will involve a CV – closing date 31st December 2023. 
  2. Online assessments to demonstrate your strengths and the necessary behaviours to be successful
  3. If successful a virtual 1st stage screening call
  4. An assessment centre with group and individual activities as well as a behaviour-based interview with the opportunity to meet managers and explore the airport.
    Dates to be confirmed for Febuary 2024. 

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Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, United Kingdom, RH6 0NP

Meet the recruiter

Georgia Stone



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