Business Career Foundation Program

Business Career Foundation Program

Rotational Programs

Develop the Skills to Succeed
Through experiential, hands-on challenges and special projects, as well as formal leadership training, the program prepares you for future endeavors. Development activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Boeing Site Tours
  • Community Involvement
  • Exposure to Executives
  • Mentoring
  • Networking Events
  • Training Seminars

The Boeing Business Career Foundation Program (BCFP) is a fast-paced leadership development program designed for high-potential recent college graduates. The aim of the BCFP is to develop highly skilled future leaders by exposing you to assignments spanning the business and finance organizations and allowing you to further develop your leadership, analytical and technical skills. Through a broad range of assignments and various program activities, you'll be provided with the scope, challenge and experience needed to help your business career take flight.

Get Exposed to Boeing and Find the Perfect Fit
In the BCFP, you'll rotate through six different positions during the two-year program. By working numerous organizations within Boeing, you'll gain unique insight into business operations and naturally develop a network enterprise-wide. Each rotation offers you exposure to a new job function, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business Elective (such as Marketing, Business Development, Internal Audit, Strategy, HR and more)
  • Business Operations
  • Contracts
  • Cost Management
  • Estimating & Pricing
  • Financial Planning

This program is limited to a select number of new college graduates. Boeing interns have an opportunity to apply internally to the program during their summer internship. If you're interested, you must apply online during the fall semester of your senior year.

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Justin Hayashi, Puget Sound, Class of 2012, Whitman College "I've gained exposure to the diverse careers that Boeing has to offer and experienced what it entails to work at the world's top aerospace company. Within my first year in the program, I participated in supplier workshops in Japan, developed multi-million dollar proposals to airline customers in North and South America, and coordinated the deployment of Boeing grant funds with our offices in the Middle East. It's rare for companies to offer such a wealth of responsibilities to first-year employees, but in the BCFP, it's an expectation." Justin Hayashi, Puget Sound, Class of 2012, Whitman College
Josh McDonald, Puget Sound, Class of 2000, Senior Manager, BCA Commercial Aviation Services – Fleet Management Finance "The BCFP provided me the opportunity to quickly gain essential foundational experience and to establish a network across programs and functions. The different perspectives gained through the job rotations have stayed with me through my career, and I actively promote the value of rotation in career development. I serve on the BCFP Steering Committee, give back through mentoring and stay connected by supporting BCFP events." Josh McDonald, Puget Sound, Class of 2000, Senior Manager, BCA Commercial Aviation Services – Fleet Management Finance
Truman Rendina, Puget Sound, Class of 2012, Ohio State University "In my first year alone, I learned what it was like to engage in flight test mitigation activities on a new airplane program, became a part of a commercial airplane sales team that delivered Boeing's proposal to a European customer worth billions of dollars, and gained insight into the financing arm of the company through a financial reporting rotation at Boeing Capital. These unique opportunities are seemingly unprecedented for new college hires, but they define the BCFP and differentiate the participants as they progress through their careers." Truman Rendina, Puget Sound, Class of 2012, Ohio State University
Matt Zylstra, St. Louis, Class of 2013, Iowa State University "The BCFP works to lay the framework for a successful career by letting you rotate through every stage of the business and explore challenging rotations in corporate finance or supporting international efforts. As a member of the program, you are given great exposure to both the Boeing Company and its leaders by participating in everything from lunch with your executive mentor, to book reviews with executives, to sitting in on the CFO's meetings. BCFPs are constantly challenged to improve themselves and the company through the fast-paced rotations and their capstone projects." Matt Zylstra, St. Louis, Class of 2013, Iowa State University
Rick Gross, Enterprise BCFP Sponsor, Vice President, Supplier Management, Shared Services Group (SSG) "This is the premier business and leadership development program. We have the opportunity to learn multiple disciplines in a short period of time – thus better enabling us to understand how our different processes and disciplines interact. We're developing leaders that understand "how things work" across the company, and it's through these multi-functional, multi-business unit experiences that we will drive continuous improvement, enabling our great company to grow." Rick Gross, Enterprise BCFP Sponsor, Vice President, Supplier Management, Shared Services Group (SSG)
Morgan DeLong, St. Louis BCFP Alumnus, Class of 2010, University of Missouri "The BCFP gave me the opportunity to experience six diverse careers in a fast-paced and energetic environment, enabling me to discover where I fit best, what I wanted to do, and how to get there. The extensive network of people, learning opportunities, wide array of projects, and challenging experiences I encountered equipped me with the tools to be successful in a variety of careers. The mentoring and guidance I received has expanded my view of the world and business in ways that I never imagined. I feel truly blessed to have graduated from such a prominent program." Morgan DeLong, St. Louis BCFP Alumnus, Class of 2010, University of Missouri

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

You must be graduating with a Bachelor's Degree or five-year consolidated Bachelor's/Master's Degree by next July. Degrees in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, Accounting or other analytical fields are preferred; however, other degrees may be considered. A 3.5 GPA is preferred. In addition, you must exhibit strong leadership, analytical and communication skills.

What is the BCFP recruiting process?

BCFP recruiting is a three-step process. First, applicants must apply online through the Boeing Enterprise Staffing System (BESS) to the appropriate job posting. From this resume pool, candidates are selected and invited to participate in a first-round interview on campus, over the phone or at a Boeing facility. Finally, candidates are selected or invited for a second interview with a panel of senior managers on site at a Boeing facility.

Where is the BCFP located?

The BCFP is located in the following regions:

  • Southern California
  • Seattle/Puget Sound area, Washington
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mesa, Arizona (administered by Philadelphia site)

Which Boeing business units will I be exposed to?

The BCFP strives to expose participants to many functions within Boeing. Depending on the region, you may have the opportunity to work in multiple business units such as Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), Boeing Shared Services Group (SSG), Boeing Engineering, Operations, & Technology (EO&T), and Corporate.

Do I choose my rotations?

Upon entering the program, your first rotation assignment is predetermined by the BCFP program manager. All subsequent rotations are coordinated with the program manager based on program requirements, business needs, your preferences and rotation availability.

What kind of work will I do as a BCFP participant?

The specific work assignment varies from rotation to rotation. During the two-year development program, you will be exposed to six assignments of four months each. These may include many of the following core skill areas:

  • Accounting
  • Financial planning
  • Contracts
  • Estimating/pricing
  • Procurement cost/price analysis
  • Program cost management
  • Supplier management (procurement)
  • Integrated scheduling

An elective may also be chosen in another business area based on career interest and availability.

Will I relocate during the program?

No; however, your daily commute may vary depending on the location of each rotation.

Are there opportunities for assignments in other regions?

During the second year of the program, you will be given the opportunity to apply for a rotation in another BCFP region. This opportunity is coordinated through program management. Eligibility is based on performance, career goals and offsite rotation availability. The current business environment will influence this opportunity, and availability of offsite locations may vary during each rotation cycle. Compensation for such assignments is provided based on Boeing policy.

Do I receive the same benefits as other Boeing employees?

Yes. As a participant in the BCFP you are considered a full-time, salaried employee of The Boeing Company. Thus, you are eligible to receive the benefits offered by Boeing.

How is performance in the program evaluated?

Performance in the program is evaluated at two levels. The first is the rotation level. Each hosting manager assesses various aspects of the participant's performance in that rotation. The second is the program level, where the BCFP program manager reviews your performance in the three rotations over the year, as well as your development and progress within the program on an annual basis.

Will I have any interaction with Executive level management?

Within the BCFP, participants are paired with a mentor at the senior manager or executive level. The purpose of this mentorship is to build a strong relationship between program participants and a Boeing leader to help establish short- and long-range career goals. In addition, roundtable discussions with executives are scheduled on a regular basis. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon completion of the program, you will coordinate with program management to transition to a permanent position consistent with both your career interests and the needs of Boeing.

What are my responsibilities to the program?

Each BCFP participant is required to work on a BCFP team, which involves coordinating special events, maintaining the internal BCFP Web site, planning training events or facilitating the mentor program.

Will I be working with other BCFP participants?

Because the program consists of rotating assignments, only one participant will be assigned to a particular rotation at a time. Although you likely will not work side by side with other BCFPs, the group convenes for monthly meetings. In addition, various social activities throughout the year will give you an opportunity to meet others in the program.

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