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Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent
Location: London Heathrow
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted up to 23:59 BST on 1st Sep 2019


In a nutshell

You will operate as First Officer, reporting to and working with the Aircraft Commander to deliver excellence in the safe, efficient and customer focused conduct of a flight.


Day to day

  • You will support the Commander in the operation and management of the flight, ensuring the highest standards of safety, whilst delighting our customers and leading the overall crew morale.
  • You'll possess excellent human factors and flight management skills, exchanging such advice, information and explanation with the Commander, crew and ground teams as is necessary to successfully operate the flight to the industry leading standards which define Virgin Atlantic Airways.
  • You will maintain your licence in accordance with the professional and medical standards required by the CAA and the Company.
  • You'll set high standards for your own development, supported by Virgin Atlantic’s industry leading training and development processes, and should possess the necessary attributes to be a Commander of a Virgin Atlantic aircraft in the future.
  • Your actions will both continue and improve the Virgin Atlantic brand reputation.


About you

If you have a current Boeing type-rating on the B777/787, with a minimum experience of 1,500 hours total flying time and 500 hours on type (not including time spent solely as a cruise pilot), and you have flown a Boeing aircraft within the last 6 months we'd like to hear from you.

We require you to hold a current UK Class one Medical and a full EASA ATPL licence (UK issue) at date of joining.

You should be able to demonstrate a high level of fluency in English (certified as ICAO level 6 English Proficiency at the time of submitting your application). You will also have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK.

The perks

We recognise the value you add to our dynamic company. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits to help you enjoy life to the full, including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic destinations. Of course you can also take advantage of discounts on our amazing Virgin Holidays hotels. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes and life assurance. You can even self select whats important to you through our benefits portal.

Be Yourself - Our Differences make us stronger
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are committed equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity. Diversity brings strength which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our forward-thinking mix of people.
To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Atlantic does not accept unsolicited agency CVs.