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SMBC Aviation Capital


SMBC Aviation Capital is a leading global aircraft leasing company. We lease commercial jet aircraft to airlines and offer investors and aircraft owners a range of investment opportunities and management services.

As of September 2015 we own and manage 417 aircraft valued at over $15 billion on lease to airline customers in over 40 countries around the world. We are committed to developing and growing our business and have made commitments to purchase a further 211 aircraft worth over $23 billion from Airbus and Boeing in the coming years.

We have a simple, but effective strategy of focusing on the most modern, efficient and desirable aircraft types and work closely with our airline and investor customers to meet their individual requirements.

Our Programme

Based in our Head Office in Dublin, you will work within one business team yet have direct exposure to all areas of the business.

You will be given real responsibility and direct involvement on major projects as well as the opportunity to shadow 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.

Learning and development

Along with ongoing access to senior leaders across SMBC Aviation Capital, you will also receive support from:

Your Buddy

A recent recruit who will use their first-hand experience to support you throughout the two-year graduate programme.

Your Mentor

Assigned to you for the duration of the programme, your mentor will support you and provide invaluable advice on any business challenges you face.

Your Line Manager

In addition to assigning you responsibilities, your line manager will meet with you regularly to let you know how you’re doing and where you can develop.

Who we are looking for

This programme is open to postgraduate students and final-year undergraduate students who share our fascination with aviation. Although your discipline or major is not important, we will expect you to have an interest in financial markets.

We’re also looking for people who are:

  • Academically strong – minimum 2.1 degree (confirmed or predicted)
  • Natural leaders
  • Team players
  • Proven self-starters with a determination to succeed
  • Innovative
  • Results focused with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

All applicants must be eligible to work in Ireland.

What we can offer you

In addition to giving you the opportunity to enjoy a first class opportunity with one of the top aircraft leasing companies in the world, our Core Benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Role specific training and development
  • Personal skills development
  • 24 days holidays
  • City Centre location
  • New modern offices

Application process

To apply, please download and complete a copy of the application form (available from ) and send to along with your CV.

Please note the application form must be sent in excel/CSV format

Key dates

2 October 2015

Applications open 

6 December 2015

Applications close

January 2016 to February 2016

If your application is successful, you will be invited to participate in some or all of the following:

  • Online assessments
  • Telephone Interviews
  • Face to Face Interviews
  • Assessment Centres 

March/April 2016

Offers Made



Contact name: 
Sinead Osborne
Telephone number: 
+353 1 859 9005
Contact by email: 

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Areas of specialisation: 
Aviation Leasing
Logistics and transport, Management, business, administration
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