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Operator Classification
Operator name: Virgin Atlantic
Operator type: Legacy
Region: Europe
Country: UK
 
Pilots' Detailed Payscale - please state whether payscale is before or after tax
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Fleet
ALL
Rank
CAPTSF/OF/OCADET 1-7
Year
 
16
£104,239
15
£102,784
14
£160,356
£101,356
13
£158,116
£99,949
12
£155,922
£97,934
11
£153,759
£95,968
10
£150,658
£94,050
9
£147,631
£92,176
8
£144,680
£90,352
7
£141,800
£88,571
6
£138,991
£86,833
5
£136,248
£85,134
4
£133,573
£83,481
FO1
3
£130,965
£81,866
TBC
2
£128,420
£80,298
65500
TBC
1
£125,939
£79,988
63500
TBC
Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

last update

Capt top £160,356
23/Jan/19
Capt base £125,939
23/Jan/19
FO top £104,239 23/Jan/19
FO base SF/O Base 9/Oct/19
SO top
SO base Was £60500 - TBC in negotiations
19/Oct/19
FE top
FE base
   
Flight Pay / Per Diem
last update
Capt Approx 1000USD pcm allowances in addition to above
2/Jan/19
FO Aproc 1000USD allowances in addition to above
2/Jan/19
SO
FE
   
Pension Details
last update
Employee contribution 6%, Virgin contirbute 15% off full basic salary. Can contribute more thatn 6%, but 15% is max company contribution.  
8/Mar/07
   
Conditions
last update
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.
5/Mar/18
Leave 35 days plus 1 day for each year of service for 7 years
14/Nov/04
Staff travel Yes
Discounted
holidays
Yes
 
Employment Situation For Pilots
last update
  Current Situation:  
further reduction of 1,150 jobs across all functions 9/Oct/20
   
  Outlook:  
Pilots reduced from 1052 down to 550. Hold pool for those made redundant. 11/Jul/20
     
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Negative   9/Oct/20
   
Entry Requirements
last update
  Captain  
Promoted from within. 6000hrs minus 250hrs for each year for up to four years. Command looking at least 10yrs. 14/Aug/08
     
  FO  
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
     
  SO  
     
  FE  
     
  Scholorship  
 
   
Recruitment Process
last update
Zenon screening with interviews, psychometric and grading, then 2 panel interviews. Two Pilot Managers and Two HR Managers. Very friendly and relaxed interview based on behavioral, biographical and technical aspects. Scenario discussion too. 9/Oct/19
     
Fleet
last update
  Current:  
10xA330-300, 4xA330-200, 17x787-9, 4xA35K 10/May/20
     
  Orders:  
8xA35K, 14 A339 (+6 options)   9/Oct/19
 
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
last update
  Preferred method of application:  
Very friendly bunch, calls appreciated. Preference for online app. 31/Mar/14
     
  Name:    
-   19/Oct/19
  Job Title:  
Pilot Recruitment  
  Address:    
The Base, Fleming Way, Crawley, RH10 9LX   13/Feb/19
       
Tel: 01293444843 13/Feb/19
Fax: N/A 13/Feb/19
Email: - 13/Feb/19
       
  Website:   
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
last update
London Heathrow and Manchester (Temporary Base)   19/Oct/19

 

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