The Virgin Australia – Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program 2023

About the Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

The Virgin Australia Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program is a unique opportunity to play an integral role in the evolution of Australia’s most loved airline, and to become a part of a dynamic company that genuinely believes and demonstrates that its people are its greatest asset.

A career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer requires a high level of dedication and passion. In return you will be placed in a world class maintenance organisation and will receive the benefits of training in a large Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)  Part 145 maintenance organisation.

The aim of the Program is to commence a long-term career as an Engineer with Virgin Australia. As such, the apprenticeship positions are offered on a permanent basis only. If you are offered and accept a position, you will be employed on a permanent basis under the terms and conditions of the apprenticeship contract.

Application Requirements

  • A passion for aviation and commitment to the Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program 
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency (where English is a second language)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Hold a current Australian driver’s license
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Availability to work a 24-hour roster over 7 days, including weekends and weekdays, public holidays and peak holiday periods such as Christmas, New Year and Easter
  • Ability to successfully obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Pass a pre-employment medical examination

Recruitment process

The recruitment process begins with your application, which must be submitted online through the Virgin Australia Careers website. Your online application should provide information about your professional and educational background to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the role. It is also important that you take the time to read the position information carefully to make sure that your experience and skills match the role requirements.

If your application meets the minimum requirements and is short-listed, you will be invited to attend a Recruitment Day at the base you have applied. Further information about the recruitment process will be provided at the Recruitment Day.


An apprenticeship will offer you the ability to work for an ESA Part 145 organisation while undertaking training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification within the aerospace industry.

  • You will be supported by an international and nationally recognised training organisation
  • You will undertake practical training developing the required practical skills and knowledge required to be granted a nationally recognised Certificate IV in Aeroskills
  • You’ll be rotated through the Engineering department as required for completion of their practical elements
  • During practical training at the workplace you will be required to work permanent night shift
  • Pay will be in line with our current EBA.