Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Location: London Heathrow
In a nutshell
As a member of our Flight Crew, you will be joining the UK’s only exclusively long-haul airline. Flying out of London Heathrow to exciting destinations such as New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Delhi, Barbados, Antigua and many more.
Our pilots head up our flying operation every day, being part of the crew and the wider team that make the difference to our customers as they fly Virgin Atlantic. As a high performing and motivated professional pilot, you will give our customers an exceptional journey, delivering consistent operational excellence in the sky whilst maintaining our high safety standards.
We have one of the youngest, cleanest, and most technologically advanced twin-engine wide-body fleet of any airline. So, as a pilot, you’ll be flying industry-leading modern and efficient aircraft, which is being further renewed with deliveries every year. So, if you’re ready to take your career to new heights, read on.
Day to day
When operating, you will demonstrate excellent aircraft handling ability. Extensive procedural and technical knowledge as well as strong leadership, and exemplary human factors. All of which will give you the passion and drive to be a future Commander here at Virgin Atlantic Airways.
When you become a Virgin Atlantic pilot, you’ll need to live up to the highest professional and safety standards, leading our operation and taking pride in making values-based decisions in the air and on the ground. You’ll work in a team built around trust and communicate closely with our Flight Service Manager, cabin crew and ground teams. Your actions will continue to enhance the brand’s reputation and impact our customers every time you report for duty.
We will provide recurrent training and checking to the professional and medical standards required by the CAA and Virgin Atlantic. We thrive off the challenges we face and this furthers our personal growth, supported by our industry leading training and development team.
We inspire everyone to take on the world, championing inclusivity, activism, and challenger spirit. It guides us in everything we do as we strive to make progress on the issues that matter the most.
Our Pilot community is made up of diverse backgrounds, so respect and teamwork are fundamental. If you have a genuine passion for flying, for all aspects of aviation and want to play a key role in helping us to become the ‘Most Loved’ Travel Company, why not apply today?
We are looking for pilots to join us as Senior First Officers. In order to be suitable, you must be operating, or have operated in the last three years on one of the following: -
You’ll need a minimum experience of 3000 hours of total flying time on the above. This must include at least 500 hours current on type (hours spent solely as a cruise pilot are not included).
You also need the following:
A valid LPC for one of the above types (with three take-off and landings in full flight SIM or aircraft in 90 days at the time of application)
Hold a current UK Class One Medical and United Kingdom or EASA license (ATPL / frozen ATPL) issued by the UK CAA at the date of joining
The ability to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English (certified as ICAO level 6 English Proficiency when applying)
What we offer
Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand alive, and with one of the best concessionary packages in the industry, we give our people the rewards and benefits that they deserve. Because the best, deserve the best.
Private Medical Scheme
Up to seven flights a year to any of Virgin Atlantic’s global destinations (did someone say Vegas!)
Generous contributory pension scheme
A high-energy work environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work
Access to our employee assistance programme and Digital GP service
Industry-leading Staff Travel benefits
Be yourself - Our differences make us stronger
Our customers come from all walks of life and so do our colleagues. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic we believe everyone can take on the world - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We celebrate difference, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.