Friday, December 14, 2007

Operational Research Graduates 2008 - British Airways

Ref UKLHW686
Region UK - Heathrow
Location London - Heathrow - Waterside
Category Graduate Opportunities

Job Description

Salary £26,000

Closing date for applications: 10th January 2008

Looking for a high flying career in Operational Research?

Working in a business as complex, fast moving and customer-focused as an airline industry puts intense demands on the skills of BA's management team. The support provided by Operational Research (OR) is critical to decision making within the business. OR employs over 50 consultants working across the business, bringing about effective change through analytical excellence.


Candidates must have the ALL of the following to apply:

Right to live and work in the UK
First degree 2:1 Achieved or will achieve 2:1
Significant OR content at BSc/MSc/PhD
2 A-levels (Grade A-C) or equivalent
Either highly quantitative first degree OR 3rd A-level Maths/Statistics (Grade A-B) or equivalent
Skills & Knowledge

You are able to apply business modelling, problem structuring and complex data analysis to complex business problems.
You are able to translate technical information into concepts that are easily understood by non-technical audiences.
You write clear reports and give clear presentations about your work.
You have the ability to communicate with people at all levels in the business.


As part of British Airways OR team you will be working closely with people at all levels, you'll be involved in high profile projects right across our business. You'll have the opportunity to show your initiative, drive and enthusiasm on a variety of projects such as helping BA make the most of Terminal 5. The projects will typically involve structuring a wide variety of complex issues. You'll use sophisticated analytical techniques to find the best solutions and work with the business to implement them effectively.

The Individual

You have the confidence and ability to quickly take on board complex issues and turn them into effective solutions.
Creative thinking - you are able to think outside the box and look for the most appropriate techniques and solutions.
You have the ability to work in a team.
You organise and prioritise your own work well.
You demonstrate good business awareness and use this in your work.
You are able to influence other people
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