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.

A programme for high fliers

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.

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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
  • Learning and development programme
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Active CSR programme
  • Sports and Social Committee
  • 24 annual leave days

SMBC Aviation Capital Graduate Programme Brochure 2022

Key dates for application

October 1st - Applications Open 

October 31st - Applications Close

November 2021 - January 2022: 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

February 2022-March 2022: Offers made to candidates

September 2022: Successful graduates begin programme