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Job Overview

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    Full Time

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    Maintenance & Engineering

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Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Melbourne

2023 Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program (Melbourne)

At Virgin Australia, we’re in the business of experience – putting our customers at the heart of everything we do. We know one of the things that makes the Virgin Australia experience unlike any other is our people, and that’s why we’re always on the hunt for extraordinarily talented folks to join the Virgin Australia family.

We’re proud to launch our Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program for 2023. This is a rare and incredibly exciting opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and take your career to new heights.


Get to know the role:

There are several exciting opportunities to work within the Aircraft Maintenance teams based in Melbourne. If you’re a motivated and committed individual with a love for aviation, it’s time to put your application in for the following position.


Apprenticeships in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical/Avionics)

We are looking for candidates who are highly driven to excel through what will be a challenging and demanding apprenticeship. You will demonstrate well-established analytical skills, high attention to detail and exceptional communication skills.

Places are available for both Mechanical and Avionics disciplines.


To ensure your success in this role you will possess the following:

  • The ability to work rotating shift rosters, including overnights
  • Have unlimited working rights in Australia
  • Be 18 years of age or older and hold a current state driver's licence
  • Have a passion for a career in the aviation industry

To assist you throughout your apprenticeship at Virgin Australia, you will be assigned a mentor to provide you with guidance and advice. Your mentor will be selected from our very experienced and high-performing Engineering team.  


Let’s get to know you:

Successful candidates will need to be passionate, committed and meet the prerequisites listed above. If you’re looking for an opportunity to prove yourself and gain experience in a dynamic engineering environment, then this is the role for you!


What you’ll get from us:

Let’s be honest – you skipped to the best part, didn’t you?! And why wouldn’t you with these benefits:

  • Experience the Virgin Australia Culture which is unlike anything else you have experienced. Become part of an internationally recognised brand that feels like family.
  • Once you’ve successfully completed the program, you can look forward to career prospects within the Virgin Australia Group.
  • See Australia and the world with access to heavily discounted flights for you, your family and friends on Virgin Australia and many of our interline partners. We are extremely proud of our Team Travel program and it won’t take long to realise why.
  • Take advantage of countless industry discounts – Lounge membership, hotels, travel insurance, car hire, tours, retail… the list goes on.
  • Work in an environment that encourages rewarding their team through various employee recognition programs.
  • The sky is the limit when it comes to career development, feel encouraged to diversify your skills and experience with access to internal vacancies.

Ready to spread your wings?  

Boarding for this opportunity won’t last long – register your interest today by submitting an application via the link below.


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