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You better be quick, Virgin Atlantic, who recently started an open-ended recruitment drive for new cabin crew will stop accepting new applications very soon.
Virgin had advised aspiring candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible and warned that the position could close at any time. Now, the airline has given a date for final submissions – the 20th January.
It’s been some time since Virgin Atlantic last advertised for new cabin crew and competition is expected to be fierce for the limited number of positions available.
In 2012, Virgin entered into a major joint venture with Delta Air Lines. The US carrier has provided valuable investment for Virgin and is hoping for its best profits ever in 2018.
As part of the venture, Virgin has seen a renewed focus on its North American and Caribbean destinations with new routes opening up to Seattle and Cuba.
If you intend to apply for this sought after role you’ll need to have the right to work in the UK. Eligible candidates include:
- British citizens
- Nationals of the European Economic Area
- Candidates with relevant work or spousal visas for the UK
Virgin Atlantic are looking for new flight attendants with a “cool, calm and collected approach.” You’ll “go out of your way to ensure a smooth, safe and enjoyable journey for all” and have a “passion and professionalism” for the job.
Although time is limited you’ll need to be well prepared for this process. Candidates are expected to submit an up to date resume and provide two work based examples:
- An example of providing excellent customer service.
- A situation in which you have worked as a team.
If you’re successful then expect a telephone interview with a recruiter that normally lasts around 30 minutes.
Once you’ve passed this screening exercise you’ll be invited to attend an assessment day.
The application link can be found here.
The very best of luck!
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Mateusz Maszczynski is a serving international flight attendant with experience at a major Middle East and European airline. Mateusz is passionate about the aviation industry and helping aspiring flight attendants achieve their dreams. Cabin crew recruitment can be tough, ultra-competitive and just a little bit confusing - Mateusz has been there and done that. He's got the low down on what really works.