Fantastic Legal, Compliance & Data Protection Graduate Programme with London Gatwick Airport!

Company:   London Gatwick Airport
Location:   Horley, Gatwick
Role:   Legal Graduate Programme
Start Date:  September 2024
Salary:   £31,500
Assessment Centres/Final Stage:  1st Stage screening call followed by an in-person assessment centre in February 2024.  

Have you graduated in 2023 with a 2:1 or above (or projected for 2024) and do you have a passion for Legal Operations, Compliance and Data Protection? 

The Legal Function Graduate will be involved in a programme that consists of rotational placements and provides opportunity to be a part of a variety of projects in a non-legal capacity across the Legal Function. 

You will work as part of a team that helps to manage Gatwick’s Legal and Compliance Risk in a way that facilitates competitive advantage. 

What is the Programme? 

It’s for 2 years. You will rotate through 3 different rotations: Legal Operations, Compliance and Data Protection. You will be innovative, with a growth mindset, and have a keen focus on transformation of the Legal Function’s performance using technology, automation and process optimisation. 

You will also be a strong communicator and influencer, helping to shape the compliance and data protection culture at Gatwick in creative and compelling ways. You will interface with all areas of the business and develop a strong understanding of the airport operation. 


What will you gain? 

  • A competitive salary with a £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 flex allowance plus bonus & benefits. (25 Days annual leave + bank holidays, company pension scheme, free staff parking, private medical cover plus many more). 
  • 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. 
  • A knowledgebase across legal operations, compliance and data protection, supporting business strategic initiatives.  
  • Influencing skills, presentation and analytical skills transferring data into actionable information. 


Do you have what we’re looking for? 

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in a relevant degree area, business etc (graduated 2023 or projected for 2024). 
  • Confidence to be proactive and work under own initiative. 
  • Logical thinker with an aptitude for problem-solving. 
  • Highly numerate, with an understanding of data analysis. 
  • Ability to prioritise and work at pace. 
  • Ability to build good relationships and influence across the Airport. 
  • 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.  

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