We can’t quite believe how quickly the time has flown. It was a pleasure meeting you and connecting over your ambition to become cabin crew with us. We only hope you had as much fun finding out more about us as we did about you.

We don’t underestimate the time, passion and commitment you’ve shown us throughout your recruitment journey, and we want to say a big ‘red’ thank you.

 

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We’ll be in touch with you soon
 

We know how agonising the wait to hear back can be, especially when your dream job is involved. We’ll be in touch to let you know the outcome of your assessment within the next ten days.

Whatever the outcome of your assessment, you should feel really proud of yourself. Maybe treat yourself to a cuppa and slice of cake while you take this moment to reflect and recognise your achievement.

What's next on your cabin crew recruitment journey

Our assessment day was the perfect chance to discover as much as possible about you.

We hope you enjoyed getting hands-on with all of our tasks and exercises that allowed you to show off your skills, behaviours, mindset and values. So, now that we've gotten to know each other a bit better, here's what will happen next.
 

The Virgin Atlantic People journey strives to create thoughtful experiences that feel brilliantly different at every opportunity. We believe passionately that your candidate experience, whatever the outcome is thoughtful, personal, and memorable.

No one likes being left in the dark, that’s why we’ve committed to updating you every step of the way, even if the outcome isn't what you were hoping for. You'll hear back from us via phone or email within ten days of attending your assessment centre.

If you progress this far and secure your role at Virgin Atlantic we’ll send you your offer, contract of employment and get started on pre-employment checks.

Once those are all successfully completed we’ll be all set to welcome you onboard and officially join the Virgin Atlantic family.

It’s time to begin your cabin crew training in Crawley, West Sussex.

Whether you’ve flown for years or getting your wings for the first time, our 4 ½ week training programme will prepare you for take off as a fully-fledged member of our amazing cabin crew,  including the confidence to deal with any emergency or medical situation that may arise while on or off duty.

The full package

We think working as Virgin Atlantic cabin crew is awesome enough already. They work hard and play even harder so we know our fantastic colleagues deserve more than a few perks here and there.

We offer a very competitive basic salary of £17,074 a year. Cabin crew will be able to earn up to approximately £22,000, which would include base pay, trip pay, and any commission. In addition to those earnings, you will also be given cash allowances down route to cover subsistence.

• Paid annual leave starting at 28 days per year

• A crew roster request system allowing you greater flexibility to manage your work/life balance*

• A company issued iPad to keep you connected onboard, at home or while you're away

• Meal allowances for when you're staying in hotels downroute

• A rolling allocation of confirmed days off which can be requested up to 11-months in advance

• Ongoing training and development through a dedicated on-demand digital learning platform

• Access to the best travel concessions in the industry, across our own network, partners and other airlines*

• Contributory company pension and flexible benefits

• Onboard retail therapy discounts

• Dedicated secure car parking when on duty

• Discounts at selected car hire, hotels and attraction

* after qualifying period of six months

We may alter or withdraw non-contractual benefits at our discretion from time to time.

Your uniform

The “Viv” is our iconic Vivienne Westwood uniform, and we wear it with incredible pride. After all, there’s nothing like a splash of red to make you out from the crowd.

But it’s not just about looking good. Made using technology that takes worn polyester clothing to turn it into new fabric, and elements from recycled plastic bottles, you’ll be looking fabulous while doing good for the planet.

Times have changed since our glamourous beginnings in 1984, and while we still do things in true Virgin Atlantic style, our uniform guidelines have been designed to offer increased comfort and more choice on how you want to express yourself at work.

 

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Your wellbeing

We all have times when life gets on top of us – sometimes that's work-related, like a challenging flight or revising for training and exams. Or it might be something else entirely – our health, our relationships, or our circumstances.

There are many upsides to working as cabin crew,  travelling the world, staying in fabulous hotels, and the camaraderie with your Virgin Atlantic colleagues.  It’s one of the most sociable, amazing, wonderful jobs you can do. But it can also feel quite isolating, especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or low in another country alone in your room.

That’s why we have a team of trained and compassionate mental health first aiders across all areas of our airline who are always ready to offer advice and support,  so you’re never far from someone you can talk to.

 

Read more about our mental health first aider programme