From humble beginnings with a very small team and one 747 flying just one route, Virgin Atlantic now has a global network and employs thousands of wonderful people the world over. As much as we've grown, there's still this feeling of family and home that really makes Virgin Atlantic a special place to work, and a special airline for our customers to fly.
Don’t just dream of being a pilot. Virgin Atlantic could turn your aspirations into reality with the Future Flyers Programme.For the first time in our history in 2014, we launched an annual programme specifically designed to create the next generation of Virgin Atlantic pilots.Virgin Atlantic Future Flyers Programme is a unique opportunity to build your career as an ambassador for one of the world’s most iconic brands, flying exclusively long-haul on some of the most technologically advanced aircrafts around. And, as you’d expect from Virgin Atlantic, the quality of training and support we offer will be second-to-none. So we’ll expect the highest standards from you too!We’ve created a structured pilot training programme that leads towards the Civil Aviation Authority’s latest Multi Pilot Licence (MPL) and a position as a First Officer on the Airbus A330-300.The programme will expose you to Virgin Atlantic’s standard operating procedures right from the start, with flight and simulator training tailored specifically to Virgin’s operational requirements.We have selected CTC Aviation as our exclusive partner to deliver your training. The Virgin Atlantic team together with CTC Aviation and the UK CAA have worked together to tailor CTC Aviation’s world renown airline pilot career programme, CTC WINGS to meet our specific needs for our A330 wide body, long-haul operations.The first 6 months will be classroom based in the UK; building your aviation knowledge and examining it regularly. Once you progress beyond the classroom you will undertake some flight training at CTC Aviation’s newest Crew Training Centre – Phoenix in Arizona. (Offering you a great opportunity to see a bit of the world on your journey to the flight deck.)Upon your return to the UK your newly learnt skills will be refined, developed and examined in some of the world’s newest generation full motion simulators back at CTC Aviation’s headquarters in Southampton as well as with us at our Virgin Atlantic training facilities at ‘The Base’ near Gatwick. Uniquely though, you’ll also experience a number of flights to a range of global destinations. This is essential exposure to our operation, enhancing your knowledge and giving you a first-hand understanding of a long-haul pilot’s day-to-day working life.We’ll be committed to your development every step of the way and a team of front-line Liaison Pilots will be on hand to answer your questions, provide feedback and mentor you in preparation for becoming a First Officer. Then, when you graduate from the programme, our hugely experienced pilot team will be on hand to help you take that next big step on to the flight deck ensuring you uphold the highest standards and exceed expectations on every journey.