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Academy of Engineering Training

Virgin Atlantic 787 aircraft flying through clouds

World class organisations need people with certified skills and professional attitudes. Discover what our Academy of Engineering Training has to offer.


What we do

The Virgin Atlantic Academy of Engineering Training (AET) is an EASA Part-147 approved training organisation, providing Basic License, Type and Specialised courses in Aircraft Maintenance and Safety & Equipment.

We serve Virgin Atlantic Airways and the wider aviation industry, including major and independent airlines, aircraft operators, maintenance companies, training companies requiring specialist support, and independent contractors.

Our mission is simple; to be the best training provider in the business.


Engineer inspecting a plane wing
Engineer inspecting an aircraft engine

Why we're right for you

We’re backed by the excellence of our own engineering-services record, including 20 years experience operating B747’s and more than 15 years experience operating A340’s.

More and more companies and individual engineers are choosing us for their training needs. We offer global credibility, world-class instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, maximum return on investment, flexibility and bespoke courses.



Due to the challenges currently facing the UK airline industry, Virgin Atlantic has taken the decision not to recruit an apprenticeship or graduate intake to its engineering department this year.

Virgin Atlantic is extremely proud of its apprenticeship and graduate schemes and remains fully committed to their on-going success. This is a suspension only and will allow a full review of the schemes to see how we can best deliver future talent in-line with an evolving fleet mix, more efficient aircraft and changing technologies.

Please see the Virgin Careers website for further information.



Virgin Atlantic engineering graduates


Our portfolio

Follow the links below for information on the courses we offer and for our training schedules.


Book now

For our latest course programme and booking forms, follow the links below:


Our licences

We now have RAeS (opens in a new window) and IMechE (opens in a new window) approval across the board for our basic licence programmes, apprenticeship and our graduate scheme.


Contact us

Academy of Engineering Training
Virgin Atlantic Airways
The Base
Fleming Way
RH10 9LX

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