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At Virgin Atlantic we’re really proud of our state of the art fleet.

When you join our engineering team, you’ll have the chance to work on one of the youngest and most impressive fleets in the industry. It includes the mighty Boeing 747-400, the innovative 787-9, the A330 and we’ve some A350s on the way. In fact, when our A350s start arriving in 2019, we’ll have the youngest fleet in the sky. How great is that?

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Engineering Opportunities

We proudly offer a wide range of opportunities across the two areas that make up our Engineering organisation:

  • Engineering Maintenance Production
  • Engineering Support Services

Engineering Support Services

Our Engineering Support Services have a huge impact on customers. We make sure that everyone has an enjoyable and safe flight by sourcing the best parts, providing 24 hour support to our production teams and being involved in longer term operational planning. Our specialist areas include Reliability, Technical Operations, Supply Chain, Planning and Fleet Technical to name a few.


We’re always looking for exceptional engineers within Part 145 (including Hangar and Line Maintenance). So if you want to work with the best engineering production team in the business, we’d love to hear from you.

Based in London Heathrow or Gatwick, you’ll play a vital role in supporting our flight network with the highest quality aircraft maintenance. We work in state of the art facilities whether that’s on the line or in our hangars, on the airframe or in the cabin. As well as day to day mandatory maintenance, you could end up fixing something on the Upper Class bar or changing engine. It’s diverse work.


Engineering Apprenticeships

Our Engineering Apprenticeship programme is an amazing opportunity for budding engineers to gain hand-on experience mixing theoretical with practical training, both on and off-site, gaining an A-license qualification at the end of the 25 month programme:

  • For the first 10 months you’ll be onsite with our training provider who will put you to the test and train you within their state of the art Hangar.
  • During the next 15 months you’ll work with our world-class engineers and other professionals who are passionate about passing on their experience and helping you to build your future career.

As one of our Engineering Apprentices, you’ll be a valued asset to our team, earning a real wage while being trained to the highest standards in Aircraft Maintenance.

It’s an extremely varied role and will require you to have a wide range of skills which we will be assessing throughout both the recruitment process and your training programme. You can expect lots of studying, regular exams and further intensive training as soon as our new aircraft arrive.

If you want to apply, you’ll need to impress us with your industry knowledge and show us you’ve researched Virgin Atlantic. For many of our apprentices, this scheme is just the start of a high flying career within Virgin Atlantic.

Engineering Graduate Scheme

Our Graduate scheme is one of the best in the business. You’ll get involved in multiple teams across our Engineering Services and Production. You’ll build up real world experience in new disciplines and learn the skills you’ll need to kick-start your career.

Our scheme is designed to give you a comprehensive view of the technical world of Virgin Atlantic. In fact, it’s fair to say that by the end of your training, you’ll know our fabulous fleet inside out. That’s because you’ll spend two years rotating around our entire engineering function, learning all about the maintenance and the optimisation of reliability and cost of our Airbus and Boeing aircraft, their engines, systems, cabin interiors and structures.  We also want you to sharpen your commercial and project management skills.

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