News — 2017

SMBC Aviation Capital launches its fifth annual Graduate Recruitment Campaign


Open evening 17th October

SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world's leading aircraft leasing companies, has today September 25th 2017 launched its 2018 Graduate Recruitment Programme.Now in its fifth year, the programme is the only one of its type amongst Irish aircraft leasing companies.

SMBC Aviation Capital is seeking to recruit a number of talented graduates to join its programme and develop a career in a rapidly growing industry.As part of its recruitment drive, a graduate open evening will be held in the company's offices on October 17th 2017 which will give graduates the opportunity to learn more about the industry.

The Graduate Programme runs over a two-year period.During this time, graduates gain experience right across aircraft leasing, including aircraft finance, aircraft management and strategic market analysis.Alongside a competitive remuneration package and benefits, the programme includes the potential for overseas travel and strong support including mentoring and a buddy system.Five new graduates have recently joined the company as part of the 2017 intake with a total of nine graduates participating in the programme across the company.

Located in state of the art offices in the heart of the IFSC, SMBC Aviation Capital has 175 professionals with locations in Dublin, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Seattle, Toulouse and Miami.The company is also a sponsor of the MSc in Aviation Finance in Smurfit Business School in UCD, one of the first such courses offered worldwide.

Barry Flannery, CFO and sponsor of the 2018 Graduate Programme SMBC Aviation Capital said, "Our Graduate Programme is unique in this industry.We are pleased to offer Graduates access to specialised skills providing them with the opportunity to develop a career in an industry which is continuing to flourish as demand for global air travel continues.Any Graduate joining the company also gets the opportunity to work with the key decision makers.We look forward to recruiting the next generation of aircraft leasing professionals to join us to take this industry forward."

Mengying Liu a current Graduate on the 2017 programme said, "I have just completed the MSc in Aviation Finance at UCD and enjoy applying what I have learned in college into this rapidly growing, dynamic sector."

As part of the 2018 Graduate Recruitment Campaign, the SMBC Aviation Capital team will be in attendance at graduate fairs in NUIG, TCD and DCU.Applications open on 25th September and the company will hold a Graduate Open Evening on the 17th October 2017.For more information please visit the SMBC Aviation Capital website at and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


About SMBC Aviation Capital

SMBC Aviation Capital is one of the world's leading aircraft lessors, with c. 100 airline customers in 41 countries.At 31 March 2017, the company owns, manages and is committed to purchase 670 aircraft.Established in 2001, the company rebranded to SMBC Aviation Capital in 2012 following its acquisition by a consortium comprising two of Japan's biggest companies SMFG and Sumitomo Corporation.For further information go to

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