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“Our Engineering team sit at the core of the entire Virgin Atlantic operation. We’re dedicated to investing in our future talent and take the learning and development of our enginers seriously”

Phil Maher, Executive Vice President of Operations

Why join Virgin Atlantic as an Apprentice?

Our Engineering Apprenticeship programme is an amazing opportunity for ambitious, passionate, budding engineers. You’ll earn whilst you learn and get lots of support as you start your career with us.

We look for people from all walks of life who have good manual dexterity, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work quickly and accurately.

‘My current role as an aircraft engineer apprentice for Virgin Atlantic Airways, joining the Virgin family and choosing to be an engineer was the best decision I’ve ever made’

Rebecca Hoibak, Apprentice Engineer

What can I expect?

Candidates will receive a fully funded Level 3 apprenticeship, as well as an NVQ Level 3 in Aeronautical Engineering and a Category A-license qualification.

After a week at Virgin Atlantic’s head office in Crawley, you’ll spend 10 months at a state of the art training facility in Gloucestershire. The final 15 months will then be spent getting hands-on experience at either London Gatwick or London Heathrow Hangars

What do our current apprentices say about the scheme?

Many long and fulfilling careers have started with our apprentice schemes. If you’re obsessed with aviation or travel and love the Virgin brand then joining one of our apprenticeship programmes could be the best thing you ever do. But don’t take our word for it, see what our Class of 2017 have to say!

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Join us as an Apprentice Engineer