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.



Our training programme is structrued and designed to ensure that the apprentices gain a range of qualifications, which will include: a National Vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (1789-34), NVQ Level 3 Diploma On-Aircraft Maintanence (2675-04) and EASA Part 66 Category A, (and Category B1 or B2 modules, as required).

Entry onto a Virgin Atlantic Apprenticeship can only be gained by entry into Brooklands College, Weybridge, Surrey, through their generic selection process. You will complete one year of your course with Brooklands college, after which you may be selected to join the 3 year Virgin Atlantic Apprenticeship scheme.

Please see the Virgin Careers website for further information.



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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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