Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus

Does a career in Aviation interest you?

As Ireland’s only 4 star airline, we are at the heart of this exciting industry. Whether you have a lifelong interest or a recently developed curiosity for a career in Aviation then the Aer Lingus Graduate Programme could be for you!

What’s the programme all about?

We offer a 2 year programme designed to develop your expertise in the area that best suits your skills, interest and academic background. We have previously recruited graduates into Marketing, HR, Digital, Revenue Management, Ground Operations, Engineering and Finance. You will be given responsibility from early on and will learn by rotating around your department and interacting with experienced professionals. Our Finance Programme is 3.5 years and involves working towards your  professional accountancy qualification. Typically, our graduates commence in September of each year and start with a detailed induction programme which is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure to areas unique to an airline, including Flight Operations, Ground Operations, Inflight Services and Maintenance and Engineering.

We know that the first couple of days can be daunting, so in order to make the transition as smooth as possible we will allocate you with a Buddy. Your Buddy will be a recent graduate or a current employee who will be on the team you are joining. They will be a friendly face that you can go to for on-going support. You won't be the only graduate starting so rest assured that you will already have a network from day one! You will also be assigned a mentor who will be an experienced employee and will act as a point of contact for you outside of your department. They will provide you with on-going guidance, advice and support throughout the programme.

Is It For You?

We are interested in graduates from a wide range of academic disciplines who have a great sense of initiative, motivation, leadership potential, resilience and strong analytical and problem solving skills.

How do you apply?

Please visit Applications typically open in the New Year.

Are there other opportunities for students and graduates?

We also recruit students into seasonal roles such as Cabin Crew, Check-In, Aircraft Cleaning or Baggage Loading; this is the perfect way to gain some experience either before or after you graduate. Keep connected to your university careers services for more information.


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