First officer

Virgin Atlantic is recruiting Airbus First Officers and Senior First Officers

You’ll 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.

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 First Officers and Senior First Officers!

To be suitable to join us on the Airbus, you must:

A minimum of 1500 hours flight time for First Officers and a minimum of 3000 hours flight time for Senior First Officers on a multi turbo jet aeroplane, certified to the standards of CS-25 or equivalent OR have a maximum certified take off mass of not less than 10 tonnes/19 passengers.
You must have flown the 330 or 350 within the last 12 months, have 500 previous flying hours, and hold a valid type rating for either variant.
Hold a current UK Class One Medical and United Kingdom Flight Crew License (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.

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.
Be in possession of 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.

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