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Operator Classification
Operator name: Virgin Atlantic
Operator type: Legacy
Region: Europe
Country: UK
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Capt top 163000
Capt base 121095
FO top 100230 5/Mar/18
FO base 74008 5/Mar/18
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Flight Pay / Per Diem
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Pension Details
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Employee contribution 6%, Virgin contirbute 15% off full basic salary. Can contribute more thatn 6%, but 15% is max company contribution.  
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Roster 750hours limit. Requested days off every month generally granted. Minimum 120 RDO's in 12 month period plus NRD (non rostered days) after each trip. No back to back trips. Absolute minimum 2 days off between trips. Absolute minimum 10 RDO's each month. 6 CDO's (Confirmed Days Off for significant events) days in 12 month rolling period. LEAVE: 35 days plus 1 day for each year of service for 7 years. If leave greater than 7 days 2 duty free days will be allocated also.
Leave 35 days plus 1 day for each year of service for 7 years
Staff travel Yes
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
Positive hiring over this winter 21/Aug/18
Recruiting TR'd First Officers for all fleets. Must have 3000 hours and 1000 hours on type. Military applicants must have 3000 hours of which 1500 hours much be Fast Jet or heavy transport. Applications via the website. 10/Aug/13
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   21/Aug/18
Entry Requirements
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Promoted from within. 6000hrs minus 250hrs for each year for up to four years. Command looking at least 10yrs. 14/Aug/08
If coming from a commercial background you must have an Airbus or Boeing rating and experience with 3000 hours, 1000 on type. If coming from a military background you will need to have 3000 hours which must include at least 1500 hours 'heavy' experience. You must hold a current Class one Medical and a full JAA ATPL licence (UK issue) - for military pilots a frozen ATPL is acceptable. You should be able to demonstrate a high level of fluency in English (ICAO level 6 English Proficiency). 31/May/12
Recruitment Process
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No Sim Ride. 3 panel interview with two pilot managers & HR person. Friendly relaxed interview with short scenario aspect. 3/Apr/17
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10xA330-300, 4xA330-200 7xA340-600, 7x747-400, 17x787-9 29/Aug/18
12xA350-1000(5 Options)   29/Aug/18
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
Very friendly bunch, calls appreciated. Preference for online app. 31/Mar/14
Graham Hall   30/Mar/14
  Job Title:  
Pilot Recruitment  
The Office, Crawley Business Quarter, Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 2NU  
Tel: 01293444250 30/Mar/14
Fax: 01293-444924
Email: Graham.Hall@fly.virgin.com 30/Mar/14
http://www.virgin-atlantic.com   7/Oct/10
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
http://gs19.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_virgin01.asp?newms=INFO75   7/Oct/10
  Online application form link:   
http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/allaboutus/workingforus/pilotrecruitment/pilot1.jsp;jsessionid=BlyLgLXg0qnq1yFXzvkBGDyX50qhvMmsb5183tnTRFHTH2mLC9Qx!1186299480   12/Jan/05
Bases For Pilots
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LHR, LGW, MAN   2/Oct/13


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