Early Careers

At Edinburgh Airport, we recognise that young people are our future workforce. That’s why we offer exciting ways for young people to immerse themselves in the airport through work tasters, insight sessions, apprenticeships and internships.

We work in close partnership with Developing the Young Workforce, local schools, colleges and universities to develop options that suit the needs of students in our local community.

When you come to us on one of our early career programmes, we treat you just like any other member of the team, and you’ll find yourself working on projects that will have an impact on our business for years to come.

Internships – applications closed

We offer summer internships to local college and university students in a variety of teams across the airport. We think interns bring energy, new ways of thinking and real value add to projects that will make a difference to our business.

Everyone has a different background, a different experience in life and a different perspective. At Edinburgh Airport we value diversity and people’s own individual experience. We are an inclusive environment in which you can flourish, so perhaps your experience of some of the following circumstances could give us both the opportunity to develop together.

We welcome applications from everyone for our internships but will prioritise applicants from colleges and non-Russell Group universities.

Hear more about what it’s like to be an intern at EDI, and the development opportunities available by reading Rachel’s story here.

Graduates – applications closed

Our Graduate Analyst Programme consists of three placements over 2.5 years across our Business Analytics, Aero, Finance and Commercial Teams. Applications for 2024 are now closed, but you can hear from our current Graduate Analysts below on why they enjoy their roles at EDI.

“Having graduated university with a degree in maths and philosophy, I was keen to join a company where I could see the impact of the work I was doing, but also one where my days work is diverse and varied. This is very much true of the airport, and one of the things I love most about my role.

One day can be spent working at home on an analysis for an upcoming sports event, the next at the airport, shadowing the operation, and the day after presenting how our work can enhance the airport.

Coming into this Graduate Programme I had no specific experience with data analysis or within an aviation environment, but everyone’s been amazingly welcoming, and there’s been so many people to help and support me, not only within my team but across the wider business”.

Christina Kirkpatrick, Graduate Analyst

“It’s been an amazing journey so far. The team’s been super supportive, and the training opportunities helped me settle in seamlessly.

What has stood out for me is the diversity of tasks and collaborative opportunities with various airport teams. From delving into data analysis, constructing dashboards, to participating in on-site data collection and insightful tours, every day brings something new.

This role continuously challenges my analytical skills while providing a practical understanding of the airport operations. The dynamic nature of the work ensures there’s never a dull moment. I genuinely believe this is an unparalleled opportunity for anyone interested in the intersection of data and the aviation industry.

Yini Zhang, Graduate Analyst


If you’re looking to get hands on experience in the workplace, whilst also working towards a qualification, then an apprenticeship could be for you. We’ve welcomed apprentices in our Engineering, HR and IT teams in the past. Hear from Michael in Engineering about his experience:

“I started as a Modern Apprentice in the Engineering Department back in 2016 and looking back, considering how unsure I was about my career direction after dropping out of university the year before, I know I made the right choice as apprenticeships are, in my opinion, the best balance of real-world learning and work”.

Michael Taylor, Engineering Technician

We don’t have any live apprenticeship opportunities right now. Check back soon or set up a job alert in your candidate profile here.

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