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Virgin Australia to invest in next generation of engineering

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 12, 2013

If you ever felt like going on vacation without knowing where you were going, Virgin has the deal for you. (Andrew McLaughlin)

Virgin Australia has announced it will open a new aircraft engineer apprenticeship program. The new program will open up to 32 aircraft maintenance, mechanical and avionic apprenticeships at the airline over the next four years.

The successful applicants will be trained in Melbourne and Brisbane, working on some of the world’s most advanced technology, including repairing, maintaining and testing equipment including radar and communications systems.

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Virgin Australia Acting Chief Operating Officer Lawrie Turner said: “This is an investment in the next generation of engineers for our business, increasing the number of people in Australia with vital skills for our industry.”

Virgin Australia will partner with the Airline Academy of Australia to train the new apprentices.

Applications are expected to open next week and should be made with Airline Academy of Australia (www.airlineacademy.com.au).

It is intended that successful applicants will start work with Virgin Australia in January 2014.

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The apprenticeship program follows the launch of Virgin Australia’s cadet pilot program, which offers students the opportunity to receive full training and qualify as commercial pilots at Flight Training Adelaide.

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