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 honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.