Civil Aviation Authority; CAA; Your Chance to Help Keep Our Skies Safe

Who are the CAA?

When each and everyone one of you heads to a UK airport, which organisation is it that ensures the aviation industry is keeping you safe by meeting safety standards? The answer is the Civil Aviation Authority – or CAA for short.  This article looks at both the vital and fundamental activities and services carried out by the CAA, how it prepares itself for future growth of the industry, and how that delivers new opportunities for recent graduates.

The enormity of the CAA’s remit is extraordinary, both in importance and volume.  A few examples:

  • Over 250 million people fly in or out of UK every year
  • The CAA processes over 15,000 licence issues and ratings every year
  • The CAA’s international team has worked with over 140 countries including Thailand, Kuwait and Brunei.

Your chance to join

The CAA has around since 1972, when established by Parliament as the independent specialist aviation regulator. Now, there is an opportunity to be part of the next era of regulation, and not least innovation. There are a number of key areas of activity regarding technology, automation and simple growth in demand, and all of which now seek new energy, insight and passion to shape the future of the organisation.

We have entry level roles in Finance, IT, Policy, International, Shared Services and SARG – the Safety & Air Regulation Group – the very heartbeat of the CAA, with very real possibilities of building careers throughout.

As you know, at Intern Avenue we survey our candidate base to determine what you find important in a job. The most frequent answers are:

  • Help to learn and progress in the role is paramount. Well, the CAA programme is a fine example of that investment in new talent.  Each hire will enjoy a carefully planned rotation around the various aspects of departmental functions and outputs, giving you the opportunity to look and learn at the diverse and varied aspects of CAA life, and potentially seek a way forward!
  • A great working environment. The Gatwick office is an attractive, airy open plan space with a superb atrium, which features not just an Airbus ’Sharklet’ wingtip, but also their very own windsock. Pretty unique!
  • Inspiring people – The CAA combines a group of hugely passionate people (and yes, aviation is undoubtedly one of those passions) keen to grow, develop and nurture new talent to be part of that journey.


Deadline for applications is the 28th of November with early applications recommended. This is your chance to make a difference to the lives of everyone affected by aviation, straight out of university. Don’t miss out, apply now!

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