Graduate Schemes

at London Stansted Airport

Graduate Schemes

Open to applications now!

As we look ahead, MAG is keen on creating a workforce capable of leading our airports into the future, where the sky is the limit. Our talent strategy focuses on ensuring that we have the leadership and technical capabilities we need to deliver MAG’s strategic priorities.

Graduates from our previous schemes have gone on to become a core part of our Senior Leadership Team, and even become chairs of high-profile international teams.

Our Graduate Schemes

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Technology- Solutions Architect Graduate Scheme

Break boundaries and rise to the challenge of transforming our airports as we head towards an exciting time for aviation. We are excited to grow our technology team as our airport transformation takes shape.

You’ll play a key role in finding new solutions for our business and sustaining long-term change over time. You’ll identify new technology or improvements, and successfully communicate the benefit to our business. Managing relationships with a variety of audiences across our organisation, where priorities and understanding may vary will be an essential skill. You’ll collaborate with stakeholders and adjust priorities effectually in a dynamic environment.

Watch your career take off and, enjoy a supportive environment where progress is a constant.

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Finance Graduate Scheme

Jump into the complexities of financial teams during our graduate scheme as a motivated and passionate member of the team. Build partnerships between finance and operation, be proactive in finding solutions and, help drive our business forward.

You’ll be an excellent communicator with great analytical skills and business knowledge, from financial regulations to operational awareness. You’ll nurture relationships with our stakeholders, as well as share ideas, learnings and best practices in a collaborative environment. Ensuring that our business partnerships remain strong is at the core of this scheme, calling for all your best qualities such as personality, flair, and intellect.

Our finance graduate scheme allows you to gain a CIMA certification and, play a key role in our finance team. Be part of MAG as we take flight into a period of radical growth.

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Project Management Graduate Scheme

As we make great strides in a busy period of growth, you’ll be managing important airport projects to put innovation first.

You’ll be confident and capable as you help plan our future capacity and support expansion planning. You’ll be a critical thinker and know where we excel, as well as where we can improve. You’ll be decisive and unafraid to push for our daring ambitions in aviation, as you’ll model prospective ideas and prove their benefit to our business.

Our development scheme will guarantee that you are propelled into a position of trust, where your career will progress as our business thrives.

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Airport Operations Graduate Scheme

Join our team and learn the ropes of our 24/7 airport operation. From our terminals to our airfield, dive into the heart of our business.

You’ll be a team player and, be safe hands to trust to put customers and colleagues at the centre of everything we do. Understanding people will be crucial for you as you navigate the complexities of managing large and diverse teams. You’ll have a critical awareness of the key issues facing airport operation, from commercial pressures to safety management procedures. You’ll show thought leadership, so as to provide solutions to contemporary issues in airport planning and management.

Be part of our organisation and grow with us as we step into a jet-packed future. See where your career will take you.

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Property Development Graduate Scheme

As we plan for an exciting future ahead for our business, we’ll broaden our horizons with a diverse property portfolio.

You’ll be a relentless advocate for sustainable growth, with a passion for shaping the future of the built environment. You’ll have a positive outlook on hard-work, and show leadership skills where required. You’ll be able to manage competing priorities and support a business development program for an expanding property selection. As part of critical national infrastructure, you’ll need to understand the laws and regulations that we’re bound by, and understand the impact on our business for future planning.

You’ll be guided so that you soar into a role, as you gain an APC qualification during our Property Graduate Scheme.

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Asset Management- Sustainability & Renewables Graduate Scheme

Build a strong foundation for both our business and your career with our Asset Management- Sustainability & Renewables Graduate Scheme.

With this scheme, we’re searching for a relentless advocate for sustainable growth, with a passion for shaping the future of our renewable energy agenda. You’ll stay in the know about changing political landscapes and emerging technologies to place our business at the forefront of the energy management agenda. We’ll push you to use your knowledge and action our own strategies and policies to promote best practice. You’ll need to connect with people across the business and, manage the delivery of essential changes involving various teams, agendas and priorities.

With our Asset Management - Sustainability & Renewables graduate scheme, you'll truly make a difference to the skies.

How has the Graduate Scheme helped you develop?

The Finance Graduate Scheme has helped me to develop both my personal and professional skills.

The rotational element meant that I have been involved with various different projects, all of which have helped define my future career path.

Whilst I’m empowered to work on my own, I have supportive team that encourage me to develop my professional knowledge.

I can honestly say that my project management, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills wouldn’t be the same without them.


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How was your Graduate Scheme experience?

I remember as a graduate leaving university not knowing how the theory I had learnt would apply in a work environment. The programme allowed me to unravel that connection at my own pace, and in a ‘safe’ environment.

My sponsor encouraged me to challenge the status quo, and subsequently coached me on what was and wasn’t possible in a genuine environment. It wasn’t long before I was assembling strong business proposals for change to my peers.


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What attracted you to the MAG Graduate Scheme?

MAG has a positive reputation from its investment in local communities to its employee support and inclusivity. The graduate programme specifically attracted me due to its accessibility to personal development opportunities that are tailored to my career in surveying.


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Why would you recommend our Graduate Schemes?

The people you meet and experiences you go through are unrivalled. The people you work with are fantastic across the group and as a graduate intake, we made friends for life that we socialise with outside of the working environment.

The opportunities are endless with so many different roles available across the airport with an ever-changing environment keeping you on your toes.


Airport Operations Graduate Scheme

Why Join Us?

Our colleagues and customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our team makes our strategy a reality and delivers services to our passengers. We are devoted to developing all our colleagues on an individual basis. Your career and training is tailored to build on each employee’s strengths and assist with learning other areas.

MAG has pledged itself to guaranteeing that its employees have a supportive a workplace as possible, with constant engagement from the team on how to enhance the office environment. We have already set up several Well-being initiatives to ensure we support out team on both a personal and professional level.

The cornerstone of MAG is to provide a supportive and prosperous environment where all can grow and develop.

Valuing Diversity

MAG is dedicated to ensuring that our airports and colleagues should represent the diversity of the regions they serve. We are committed to building teams that challenge the status quo and that promote change where needed. We do this by creating diverse and inclusive workplaces for our employees to belong.

We believe that everyone should feel able and encouraged to be their authentic self at work, in a welcoming and supportive environment. Over the last year, we have made progress in delivering our Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy, setting up Colleague Resource Groups focused on Women, LGBTQIA+, Race and Ethnicity, and Men’s Mental Health to support colleagues, raise awareness and help to foster an inclusive culture across MAG.