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Virgin Atlantic - B787 Second Officer

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent
Location: London Heathrow

In a nutshell

Virgin Atlantic is the UK’s only exclusively long-haul airline, and we’re proud to have one of the youngest, cleanest, and most technologically advanced twin-engine wide-body fleets in the sky. Our 787s are a smoother, quieter, and faster aircraft offering an incredible on board experience for our customers and crew alike.

We’re looking for Boeing 787 Second Officers cruise pilots to join us from all industry sectors, whether regional, short-haul or long-haul operators. To be suitable, you must have a minimum experience of 500 hours of flight time on a multi-pilot turbojet or a multi-pilot turbo-prop aeroplane, having a maximum take-off mass of not less than 10 tonnes or a certificated passenger seating configuration of more than 19 passengers.

As a motivated professional pilot, you’ll join our hardworking crew flying out of London Heathrow to exciting long-haul destinations such as San Francisco, Las Vegas, Delhi, Cape Town, Seattle, Montego Bay and many more!

Supporting the Commander and First Officer, you’ll provide consistent operational excellence above the clouds while maintaining our high safety standards.

This is an excellent opportunity to start your seniority towards a long haul/wide body command at an early stage in your career.

Day to day

You’ll demonstrate excellent operational and teamwork skills, underpinned by your procedural and technical knowledge and supported by a textbook understanding of human factors.

Our teams are built around trust. You’ll communicate closely with our flight crew and ground teams when operating. Your actions will continue to enhance the brand’s reputation and impact our customers every time you report for duty.

The sky’s the limit when you embark on your two year journey as a Second Officer, with opportunities to progress to First Officer and Senior First Officer and finally onwards to Aircraft Commander.

We’ll provide the tools and development opportunities you need to thrive and grow through training and ongoing assessment of the professional and medical standards required by us and the CAA.

About you

We encourage everyone to take on the world, championing inclusivity, activism, and challenger spirit. It guides us in everything we do as we strive to progress on the issues that matter the most.

Our pilot community encompasses a diverse group of backgrounds, so respect and teamwork are fundamental. If you have a genuine passion for flying and the aviation industry and want to play a key role in helping us to become the ‘Most Loved’ Travel Company, why not apply today?

We’ll also require you to have the following:

• Achieved 200 flying hours in the last 12 months and have been actively flying
• Hold a UK Class One Medical and United Kingdom or EASA – ATPL, MPL, *frozen* ATPL
• For non UK licence holders – All VAA pilots require a UK licence, therefore if successful at interview you must hold a UK Class One medical prior to joining and have commenced issue of your UK licence with the UK CAA, so that on completion of LST can convert to a UK licence
• The ability to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English (certified as ICAO level 6 English Proficiency when applying)

What we offer

Our ground-breaking spirit and passion keep our brand alive. With one of the best concessionary packages in the industry, we give our people the rewards and benefits they deserve because the best deserve the best.

Private Medical Scheme
Up to seven flights a year to any of Virgin Atlantic’s global destinations
Generous contributory pension scheme
A high-energy work environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work
Access to our employee assistance programme and Digital GP service
Industry-leading Staff Travel benefits
Access to many adventures, benefits and programs throughout the Virgin group.

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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