Virgin Atlantic launches apprenticeship engineering scheme @VirginAtlantic @VirginTrains ‏ @richardbranson @VirginAmerica @virginmedia


  • Virgin Atlantic is looking to attract new talent into its busy operational team
  • 10 new, fully funded apprenticeship roles created
  • Apprentices will be based either at London Gatwick or London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has launched an apprenticeship engineering scheme to help attract new talent into the industry, and is offering ten successful applicants the chance to join the UK’s leading airline.


Successful 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.


Future engineers will begin their 25 month apprenticeship at the end of August 2017 and follow a comprehensive programme that will culminate in an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship certificate along with the opportunity to apply for a permanent role with the airline.


Beginning their apprenticeship with a kick off week at Virgin Atlantic’s head office in Crawley the apprentices will then spend ten months at a state of the art training facility in Gloucestershire. The final 15 months will be spent getting hands on experience at either London Gatwick or London Heathrow hangars.


Virgin Atlantic has encouraged applications from all walks of life and is looking for candidates who have good manual dexterity, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work quickly and accurately. Other key attributes include being a team player, good written and spoken English and basic technical knowledge.


Phil Maher, Executive Vice President of Operations at Virgin Atlantic commented;


“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 engineers seriously.


I’m looking forward to welcoming our 10 new engineering apprentices this summer and can’t wait to get them in the hangars in just over a year. A well as entering a successful career path, our apprentices will enjoy our world famous benefit programme which includes discounted travel anywhere on the Virgin Atlantic network.”


Applications can be found at and close on Sunday 9th July 2017. The apprentices will start on 29th August 2017.