Graduate scheme

Welcome aboard the SMBC Aviation Capital Graduate Programme. 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 in 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.
We are looking for natural leaders who are also team players, with a determination to succeed.

Applications are open to postgraduate and final-year undergraduate students. Your particular academic focus is not important, but it would help to have an interest in financial markets and to share our enthusiasm for aviation.

In addition to our standard 2 year programme, we also offer graduates the opportunity to specialise in the areas of Accountancy or Law. These 3 year programmes are delivered in partnership with ACCA and The Law Society giving you the opportunity to gain your professional qualification whilst working in the exciting world of aircraft leasing.

Extra benefits

  • Buddy and Mentor support
  • Learning and development programme
  • Active CSR programme
  • Sports and Social Committee
  • 24 days annual leave

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Preferred Degree Subjects

Accounting and Finance

Business Management and Administrative Studies

Computer Science and IT


Company pension

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