Set your career for take-off

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.


We are holding a Graduate Open Evening on the 17th of October 2017 so prospective Graduates could learn more about us and the aircraft leasing industry. Please see the video below for highlights of last year's evening.
To register your interest in attending this year’s evening or if you have any questions regarding our graduate recruitment programme, please get in touch with us at graduatecareers@smbc.aero



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.

We are one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world.

Our graduate programme is world class and open to all disciplines.

We have a Buddy and Mentor system to support you day to day.

There is an opportunity to get hands on with our assets.

A programme for high fliers

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.

What we offer at a glance

In addition to a first class opportunity to work with one of the leading aircraft leasing companies in the world, our core benefits include:
  • Buddy and Mentor support
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Active CSR programme
  • Regular team and group sporting activitites
  • 24 annual holidays
  • Global travel opportunities
  • Ultra-modern offices in the heart of the IFSC

Download our full graduate brochure

Hear more on the graduate programme directly from our team

What we can 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.

Key dates for application

25th September 2017: Applications open

24th November 2017: Applications close

December 2017 - February 2018: 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 2018: Offers made to candidates

September 2018: Successful graduates begin programme

Apply now

To apply, just fill in the short form below

Application Form