Fantastic IT Graduate Programme with London Gatwick Airport!

Company:   London Gatwick Airport
Location:   Horley, Gatwick
Role:   IT 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 have an interest in IT, Innovation projects and perhaps Travel or aviation?  

What is the Programme? 

As an Innovation Graduate, on this 2-year programme, 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 turnaround, Passenger Processing), by delivering sustainable Innovative technologies.  

You will be 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? 

  • Work with colleagues across Gatwick to facilitate delivery of a range of innovation projects/initiatives. 
  • Support delivery of stakeholder engagement programmes and events. 
  • Create content and engaging with our stakeholders. 
  • Build a broad knowledge of the Innovation function, airport operations and business priorities. 
  • Partake in demos in the Innovation Lab and present findings back to Innovation Leads. 


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. 
  • 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 relevant IT or Computer Science subject (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. 
  • Someone with strong communication skills, who is keen to build relationships. 
  • Creative, innovative, curious to find a better way. 
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, always trying to be your best self. 
  • Team player 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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