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HR at Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic HR and training

Virgin Atlantic puts its own people at the heart of everything of it does. Why? Because they live and breathe our brand, and they’re the ones who make it happen for our customers. So it’s only right that our People teams are the best of the best. Our HR Centre of Excellence helps the business recruit, retain and reward our people.

By joining us, you’ll do everything from partnering with our business on transformation projects and giving managers strategic advice to supporting the day to day needs of our people. As Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays are such diverse businesses, working for our HR department is exciting, varied and a fab opportunity to get to grips with fascinating companies and fast paced industries. From corporate communications to reward management, discover our wide range of human resources jobs below.

HR jobs in the People team

As big international businesses, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays have a lot to live up to. That’s why it’s so important that we co-create our own future working alongside the business areas, this team helps internal teams build on their capabilities to deliver corporate objectives. We have a range of HR jobs available.

Who do we look for?

To work for this team, you need to be passionate about our People agenda but also be commercially savvy and think about the bigger picture. Broadly, the People team is organised in these main areas:

  • Resourcing
  • Staff Travel
  • Customer training
  • HR Systems and HR Shared Services
  • Reward
  • Business Transformation (Business Partnering)
  • Employee Relations
  • Corporate Communications


Customer Training jobs

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays have seriously impressive reputations for customer service. But we wouldn’t be able to deliver such greatness if it wasn’t for our Customer Training. This team makes sure that everyone who interacts with customers does so in a perfectly on brand way, that they’re confident enough to deal with almost any scenario and that they always deliver excellence.

Who do we look for?

We need people who can deliver effective, motivating and engaging training for the business areas. They need the ability to support and coach learners so they can competently and confidently perform their roles.

You will work closely with Training Design assisting with the design and development of training material, utilising subject matter expertise to ensure material is accurate for compliance that Virgin Atlantic must adhere to and for regulatory processes.


HR Business Partner jobs

As a HR Business Partner, you’ll act as a strategic partner, advisor and coach to the Senior Leadership teams, such as Vice Presidents within the business. You’ll provide HR technical expertise and advice, develop and implement appropriate people strategies, as well as drive, influence and support the cultural and people aspects of the business. The outcome should result in improved productivity and organisational effectiveness.

Who do we look for?

If you have a strong commercial awareness and HR technical expertise, can respond quickly and provide expert advice, and think objectively and strategically then this role could be for you. HRBP jobs require a high level of drive, enthusiasm, tenacity and resilience – we’ll also expect you to understand complex business functions quickly, recognising needs rather than wants within the organisation.

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Corporate Communication jobs

Could you effectively create our company story to inspire and engage our people and external audiences? You’ll support corporate communication initiatives in line with our strategy, as well as craft and deliver ‘story’ materials to drive our positive corporate reputation. Our roles are varied within this department, with opportunities in senior management if you’re looking to take your career to the next level.

Who do we look for?

If you have proven experience of creating and executing high profile corporate campaigns and can write compelling content, then you should be at home in our Corporate Communications team. In addition, you should have outstanding negotiation skills and the ability to ‘sell’ ideas where needed. An understanding of public affairs and government relations would also be an advantage.


Talent Experience jobs (Resourcing)

We’re all about bringing amazing talent into our business. Become an essential part of this process by delighting hiring managers and prospective employees with a unique Virgin experience. You’ll help us ensure that our attraction strategy is truly diverse, and coach and empower team and hiring managers to make brilliant hiring decisions.

Who do we look for?

We look for individuals who are highly collaborative, with proven judgement and decision-making skills. You should have a flexible approach to change and experience within a fast-paced environment and, as well as curiosity and creativity with a drive for continuous improvement within your role and the business.


Reward Manager jobs

Join our Reward team and play a key part in designing and delivering the compensation agenda across all reward areas within our business. You could contribute to carrying out significant reward changes,across the business.

Who do we look for?

You should be highly numerate and have a detailed knowledge of pay and benefits, including experience across the full range of reward (benefits, pay, incentives including long term incentive plans). We also look for individuals who take a collaborative and highly structured approach with a high degree of commercial savviness and business understanding.


Why join the Virgin Atlantic family?

At Virgin Atlantic, we firmly believe that our differences make us stronger. So we encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Our aim is to create a highly skilled workforce which reflects the diverse nature of society.

We believe everyone should have the same opportunity to learn, grow and progress within their careers, which is why we offer on-going training and development. You’ll be given the chance to not only flourish on a professional level, but on a personal one too. In addition, we offer industry-leading benefits including up to 7 return standby flights a year and discounts on Virgin Trains, Virgin Experience Days and Eurostar, to name a few.

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