Stans, Switzerland

Your Path to a Successful Future

Here at Pilatus, we have always attached the greatest importance to promoting young talent. With that in mind, Pilatus constantly strives to attract and encourage talented youngsters. Our varied training programmes provide an in-depth insight into the aviation industry and pave the way to further career developments.

Find out what it’s like to work at Pilatus on a day-to-day basis on one of our work placements, with an opportunity to learn the basic skills used in your assigned area. Or join us as a post-graduate trainee and start your career in a fascinating and highly varied environment. Vacancies are published here on our website.

Take off with us into the world of aviation! We offer the following opportunities:

Before your degree course

Pilatus offers future ETH engineering students the opportunity to complete the mandatory workshop training in six weeks. Future FH engineering students require twelve months’ work experience, of which eight months can be completed at Pilatus on an industrial training programme.

During your degree course

For an opportunity to experience the world of research and development at first hand whilst getting to know the day-to-day working environment of an engineer in the aviation industry, Pilatus regularly offers engineering students three to six month placements in a variety of disciplines. Depending on specialism, various content in different disciplines will be offered.

After your degree course

Having completed degree studies, graduates may take their first steps in an aviation career with us at Pilatus. Pilatus offers graduates a 15-month engineering trainee programme or supply chain trainee programme. A twelve-month trainee programme in accounting/controlling is available for business graduates.


Bachelor/Master Theses

We do not have any current opportunities for Bachelor or Master theses. Available thesis opportunities are posted on our website.

Examples of success

Good Training Pays Off!

A trainee programme or an internship at Pilatus will open the door on a wide choice of career opportunities!

“Started out as a Flight Test Trainee at Pilatus, is now Flight Test Engineer”