Fantastic HR Graduate Programme with London Gatwick Airport!

Company:   London Gatwick Airport
Location:   Horley, Gatwick
Role:    Graduate Programme
Start Dates:   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 people? 

As a HR Graduate you will experience the full lifecycle of HR; 

What is the Programme? 

This 2-year programme will help you to understand more about running our airport. Tailored to suit you. You will be able to give your best and to redefine what is possible. You will be involved in live projects that deliver what matters. Part of the programme will include a leadership development module with the other graduates and a dedicated coach (a senior leader from the business) who will help to build resilience in the workplace. 

Starting your rotation in employee experience you’ll develop an understanding of fundamental HR tasks involved in onboarding our employees and the transactions needed. You’ll build your HR & employment law knowledge as you manage 1st line queries from managers and employees who need advice and support in employee related issues. 

Then there is a choice between Talent Acquisition and Talent Development. You’ll either learn about attraction, selection, and recruitment trends or learning and development, leadership development and engagement. Both teams assess the people needs across the organisation and design solutions to meet them. 

The 3rd rotation will be Reward. You will learn about compensation and benefits. This will give an introduction to pay, job evaluation and benefits and the opportunity to learn about pay models, decision making in benefits solutions and much more. 

Your final placement will be in the business facing HR team alongside the Business Partners and People Advisors. You’ll be involved in employee relations casework and supporting Business Partners as they work with their stakeholders on people initiatives. 

A career in HR is rewarding and challenging and every day is different! 


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 of core HR people system and how to support employee related issues. 
  • Exposure across the full HR lifecycle. 


Do you have what we’re looking for? 

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in HR or Business related (graduated 2023 or projected for 2024). 
  • Passionate to develop a career in HR and can demonstrate interest in this field. 
  • 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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