News — 2018

Seven graduates join SMBC Aviation Capital


-as 2019 Graduate Programme opens to new applicants-

(Pictured l-r are): Gavin Browne, Orlagh Hynes, John James Kelly, Claire Bensahmoun, Parth Parikh, Oliver Robinson and Anthony Boland.

Dublin, October 1 2018: SMBC Aviation Capital today announced that seven graduates have commenced the company's two year Graduate Programme, the largest intake since the Graduate Programme was launched five years ago. The company's 2019 Graduate Programme has also opened to new applicants today.

This year, SMBC Aviation Capital is seeking to attract more female graduates from a wide variety of disciplines to pursue a career in aircraft leasing. The company will also host an open evening on October 17 where graduates can learn more about the sector.

Commenting, Barry Flannery, CFO of SMBC Aviation Capital and executive sponsor of the Graduate Programme said, "We are very pleased to be in a position to take in seven graduates across the company and look forward to the fresh perspectives that they will bring to their roles.We are conscious about ensuring that we have a thriving aircraft leasing industry in this country and attracting a new generation of diverse talent is crucial to this objective."

To review our new graduate video, please download here. To apply for the 2019 SMBC Aviation Capital Graduate Programme and for further information on key dates, please visit


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