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Graduate Engineering Programme 2024 - London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow

Virgin Atlantic
London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

Graduate Engineering Programme 2024 - London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow

Job Details

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Hours: Full time
  • Location: Heathrow
  • Contract: Permanent  
  • Commencing: September 2024
  • Closing Date: 10th March 2024

At Virgin Atlantic Airways, we believe that everyone can take on the world, and it's our vision to become the most loved travel company. As we embark on this next exciting stage of our journey, we're harnessing our spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation to challenge the status quo.

In a nutshell

It's back! We're delighted to announce our Virgin Atlantic graduate engineering scheme for 2024, where we seek to appoint four graduate hotshots into our two-year programme, with a permanent job at the end of it and the opportunity to work towards your IEng/CEng professional registration. Through this initiative you'll experience the full scope of our world-class engineering operation, working with one of the youngest, cleanest, and most state-of-the-art fleets in the skies.

When we say 'graduate hotshots', we mean more than just strong academic achievement. We're looking for people from all walks of life who can think red, make friends and be truly amazing - which are at the heart of our company values. So, if you're not afraid to push boundaries and reach for the skies (literally), we'd love to hear from you. Because the best jobs make you fly.

To sweeten the deal, after your first 6 months we'll give you 7 free of fare flights every year, anywhere on the Virgin Atlantic Network. So you can experience New York, Miami, the Caribbean or even that trip of a lifetime to the Maldives. We'll get you there, you just need to find the accommodation (we can also save you some money on that too)!

Day to day

  • Join a dynamic, fully immersive two-year training programme based at our Heathrow hangar and airport locations, with a permanent Continued Airworthiness Engineering role on completion
  • Learn first-hand from the best aircraft engineers in the business, while working on our beautifully designed Boeing 787-9s, Airbus A350s and the very latest A330neos
  • Experience some of the most exciting areas of aircraft engineering - including managing the continued airworthiness of the aircraft's propulsion, airframe systems, avionics, cabin, structures and reliability
  • Have the opportunity to take a lead on exciting projects and fine tune your commercial skills
  • Be a part of our journey to becoming the most loved travel company with Virgin Atlantic.

About you

Are you a recent engineering graduate (or about to graduate) with a keen interest in aviation? 

Do you want to work in a supportive and inclusive environment where your skills and opinions really count? 

We're looking for people with:

  • A Bachelors or Masters Engineering degree, 2:1 or above, in a directly related discipline
  • A genuine passion for engineering and aviation
  • A drive to reimagine the world and lead the way with fresh ideas
  • Work experience with an airline or aviation business would be great but isn't essential

We ask that you upload your CV and answer a series of questions once you click to apply. There's no need to upload a cover letter or any other documents (unless you really want to). Just think carefully about the questions, keep your answers concise and include the important stuff!

Be yourself

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do our colleagues. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic, we believe everyone can take on the world - no matter your age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We celebrate difference and everything that makes our colleagues unique by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.

To make your journey with us accessible and individual to you, we encourage you to let us know if you'd like a little extra help with your application, or if you have any individual requirements at any stage along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please reach out to our team, feeling confident that we've got your individual considerations covered.

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