SMBC Aviation Capital
Every year, we select a small number of high-flying graduates looking for opportunities in the fast-paced, global and dynamic business of aircraft leasing.
Our graduates are given real responsibility and direct involvement on major projects as well as the opportunity to work with transaction team members. As you learn about the different parts of our organisation, you will also develop important relationships and build career enhancing skills all of which will allow you to make a real and immediate impact on our business.
Leaders in our field
SMBC Aviation Capital is a leading global aircraft leasing company. Our principal activity is leasing and trading aircraft, with a clear focus on young commercial jet aircraft of the types most popular with our customers.
Every minute, one of our aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. With the strength of our shareholders, we give our airline and investor customers access to an exceptionally broad range of financial solutions. We also provide investment and aircraft management services.
We are owned and supported by a consortium of leading Japanese institutions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company Limited (SMFL) and Sumitomo Corporation.
Over 160 professionals work at our headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and at locations in China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore and the United States.
Who are we looking for?
This programme is open to postgraduate students and final-year undergraduate students from all disciplines. Although your particular academic focus is not important, it would help to have an interest in financial markets and to share our enthusiasm for aviation.
Over 24 months you will gain a true insight into our business and benefit from tailored training, development and coaching - allowing you to become a fully rounded professional and a valuable asset to our organisation. We are looking for academically strong graduates, natural leaders who are also team players, proven self-starters with a determination to succeed and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
What can we offer you
Buddy and Mentor System
As well as access to senior leaders across SMBC Aviation Capital, you will also receive support from:
Your Buddy - A recent recruit with first-hand experience to support you throughout the two-year graduate programme.
Your Mentor - An experienced team member is assigned to you during the programme to support you and provide invaluable advice on any business challenges you face.
In the heart of the city
We are located in the heart of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, with access to convenient transport, food and recreational amenities.
Our attractive, modern offices allow for teams to work together easily, with design features influenced by our Japanese owners. We have a strong CSR programme, varied sporting activities and regular team days. We also offer the opportunity to work with and visit international offices in Europe, Asia and North America.
Tailored for you
You will be given real responsibility and direct involvement on major projects as well as the opportunity to shadow transaction team members.
As you learn about the different parts of our organisation, you will also develop important relationships and build career enhancing skills
all of which will allow you to make a real and immediate impact on our business.
Get hands on
You will have the opportunity to get hands on with our aircraft assets alongside your daily role whether in legal, tax, accounting and other professional services.
3rd October 2016 Applications open online at smbc.aero/careers/graduates
27th November 2016 Applications close
January If your application is successful, you will be invited to participate in some or all of the following: online assessments, telephone/video interviews, face to face interviews, assessment centres.
March/April Offers made to candidates
September Successful graduates begin programme
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