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Heathrow Engineering

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This programme is open to anyone aged 13+
Certificate of completion
Over 7 hours worth of content


On average there are roughly 1,300 take-offs and landings every day at Heathrow, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. So it comes as no surprise that complex engineering projects help the airport run smoothly. There are loads of systems to maintain, whether it’s something we have in our own homes like water and electricity, albeit at Heathrow there on an industrial scale or systems like security, which are constantly being updated with new tech. In this virtual work experience programme, we’re taking a look behind the scenes to see the thought and scale behind these projects. 

What’s Included: 

In this virtual work experience programme, you’ll get a behind the scenes look at engineering at Heathrow Airport. This programme looks at the extensive opportunities an engineering career at Heathrow can provide, from rail apprenticeship placements to airside health and safety training. You’ll take part in quizzes and thought-provoking activities, we’ll also encourage you to do your own research to find out what specialism of engineering is right for you. 

An Introduction to Heathrow

In this introductory module, we’ll hear all about Heathrow’s story, including its history, what it does now and what it wants to look like in the future. We’ll cover topics such as who does what at Heathrow and how to predict and meet future challenges. 

Industry Introduction
Terminals: Infrastructure & Security
Airside & Infrastructure

Available dates




Programme dates

25th March - 19th April

Application deadline

19th April

Hear from our student community

Aqsa Saleemi, Year 12 Student

Thank you for all your time and effort. The program was by far the best experience I’ve had virtually compared to other virtual experiences I’ve done. I liked the layout and the interactive activities, and I learnt a lot I didn’t know. I would definitely recommend this program to others; it was a great experience I would love to do it all again.

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