9 MAY 2022


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Article from BTNews 9 MAY 2022

Virgin apprenticeship scheme

Virgin Atlantic is on the lookout for its next generation of expert engineers, as it launches its apprenticeship and graduate schemes for the first time in three years.  

In a move that signals the continuing growth of the aviation industry following the global pandemic, the airline is looking to recruit ten apprentice engineers and four graduate engineers, in a bid to attract fresh new talent into the industry.  

The apprentice engineers will undertake a two-phased comprehensive programme spanning 24 months.   

Phase one incorporates academic and hand skills training to City & Guilds Level III.  

The new recruits will then follow a development phase which includes time spent at Resource Group’s training facility in the Cotswolds.  The final 14 months of the apprenticeship is spent gaining vital hands-on experience, working with the airline’s Heathrow line and hangar maintenance facilities.     

The programme will culminate in an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship certificate along with the opportunity to apply for a permanent role with the airline.

Virgin Atlantic anticipates the new apprentices will commence their role on 3 October.   

A 24-month graduate programme is also now open and will see recruits fully immersed in the airline from the get-go.  It is designed to offer a wide view of the technical world of Virgin Atlantic, working across departments including propulsion, airframe systems, avionics, cabin and structures.  Applicants must be a recent graduate in an engineering-based subject and possess a true passion for aviation.  


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