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Trainee Flight Operations Engineer


Job Details

Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time 
Location: VHQ, Crawley
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 8th October 2023

In a nutshell

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.

We love to lead the way with fresh ideas. Bringing new approaches to the industry and remaining a loud and proud voice for positive change - be it on issues of sustainability, people, or our communities. So, if you're ready to take your career to new heights, read on!

As Trainee Flight Operations Engineer, you will join us in a development role, bringing excellent technical knowledge from your studies at university (typically). You will bring good technical knowledge and support the Flight Operations Engineering team whilst gaining experience and knowledge in a unique and specialist field.   

Day to day

You will support the Flight Operations Engineering & Efficiency department in a range of activities. 

As part of a team covering a range of functions, the Trainee Flight Operations Engineer (TFOE) will initially specialise in one of departmental functions depending on experience, aptitude, and the needs of the team.  

These functions will typically be split into technical operational support, aircraft performance engineering, weight and balance engineering and fuel efficiency.

It is anticipated the TFOE will progress to the role of Flight Operations Engineer, subject to satisfactory performance over an approximate 18-24 month development period.

About you

Are you an aircraft engineering graduate with a breadth of knowledge and a desire to work on a some of the most modern and efficient aircraft in the industry? Do you want to progress your career in a fantastic and collaborative environment? If the answer is 'yes' and you meet or exceed the below criteria, we'd love to hear from you! 

  • Likely to be University educated unless the candidate can demonstrate equivalent competence by education plus industry experience
  • Experience working with aircraft in a technical capacity would be beneficial
  • Strong IT skills, including MS Office applications
  • Proven Analytical abilities would be beneficial but not essential
  • Ability to handle a multitude of work requests and projects at any one time and prioritise accordingly
  • Ability to engage and work with other teams and stakeholders

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, ([email protected]) feeling confident that we've got your individual considerations covered.