We are now also welcoming EU nationals to apply for this role, and upon job offer we will provide you with a 5-year sponsorship with the right to live and work in the UK!
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 Dubai, New York, The Maldives, San Francisco, 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 sophisticated twin-engine wide-body fleet of any airline. So, as a pilot, you will be flying industry leading modern and efficient aircraft, which is being further renewed with deliveries every year. So, if you are 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 outstanding human factors. All of which will give you the passion and drive tobe a future Commander here at Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Leading our operation and taking pride in making values-based decisions in the air and on the ground. You will 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?
To be suitable to join us on the Airbus, you must be current and qualified on one either the Airbus A319/320/321/330/350
You must have a minimum experience of 100 route sectors and 1500 hours (FO)/ 3000 hours (SFO)of flight time on a multi-pilot turbojet or a multi-pilot turbo-prop aeroplane,having a maximum take-off mass of not less than 10 tonnes or a certificated passenger seating configuration of more than 19 passengers.
(Within the above total flying hours, at least 500 hours of these must be one of the aircraft types highlighted above (hours spent solely as a cruise pilot are not included).
Before starting with us, you also need the following:
- Hold a current UK Class One Medical
- Have a valid United Kingdom Flight Crew License (ATPL) issued by the UK CAA.
- A valid type rating on your UK license, on one of the aircraft types highlighted above.
- 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 (for you and your family)
- Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 15% company contribution)
- A high-energy work environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion and a number of internal networks for support, guidance and assistance in the workplace
- 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