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Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

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Capt top 170,938 7/May/24
Capt base 136,896
FO top 111,119 7/May/24
FO base 82,048 7/May/24
SO top


SO base 67,691
FE top
FE base
Additional Duty Pay / Per Diems for Virgin Atlantic Airways Pilot Jobs
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Pension Details for Virgin Atlantic Airways Pilot Jobs
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6% employee, 15% employer. This now includes new joiners which used to be 10%.  
Conditions for Virgin Atlantic Airways Pilot Jobs
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Staff travel 7 standby tickets per year. 1 paft now after 10 years.
Discounted holidays

Virgin Atlantic Airways Pilot Jobs Situation

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Current Situation:  
Currently looking to hiring a lot of Pilot (FO/SFO) but negotiations between Balpa and VS management ended with no common agreement (pay deal rejected by the pilots) main reason ROSTER (especially the recovery period after flights). Negotiations still ongoing
Currently looking for 350 Pilots for 2024 due to a massive exodus of experienced pilots for EK,LS, BA, QR, EZ.  
Overall Hiring Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):
Positive   3/Jun/24
Virgin Atlantic Airways Pilot Jobs Entry Requirements (including preferred pilot schools)
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Upgrade time around 7 years for the time being 3/Jun/24
Hold a current UK Class One Medical • Unfrozen ATPL licence issued by the UK CAA at the date of joining. • 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) 3/Jun/24
Recruitment Process for Virgin Atlantic Airways Pilot Jobs
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Recruitment dealt with exclusively by Zenon. STAGE 1: Pre-screen (all documentation submitted via an online application, which is then screened and the best are selected). STAGE 2: Telephone interview (45 minutes). (Idea of for Zenon to get to know you a bit better, and assess your motivations for working for VAA). STAGE 3 Online aptitude tests, featuring psychometric, verbal reasoning and mathematics. STAGE 4: Competency interview (REMOTE with Zenon)(1.2 hours). STAGE 5: 737 Simulator assessment, in partnership with Jet Masterclass. All raw data flying, no use of A/P allowed. Scenario based. 2 hours, 1 hour as PF and 1 hour as PM. STAGE 6: Final interview at VAA HQ, Gatwick. Practice aptitude and psychometric tests here.  3/May/24
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3x A339, 10x A330, 9x A350-1000, 17x B787 17/Jan/23
5x A350 + options, 13x A339 + options   17/Jan/23
Virgin Atlantic Airways Pilot Jobs Recruitment Contact
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Preferred method of application:  
Through Zenon 3/Jun/24
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Email: (To find out whether your email application has been read use VisualCV)
Website:  3/Jun/24  
Pilot vacancies webpage:  3/Jun/24  
Online application form link:  3/Jun/24    
Bases For Virgin Atlantic Airways Pilot Jobs (including restrictions for recent pilot school graduates)
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London Heathrow
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