Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Requirements 2024

Don’t want to fail your application to become Cabin Crew?

Join us on our fantastic ‘Get a Cabin Crew Job’ training course to fast-track through the airline selection process.
What will you be doing this time next year otherwise?

Virgin Atlantic is a major British success story. From the first leased jumbo to the UK’s second largest long haul airline, they’ve come a long way.


Virgin Atlantic bases are London Heathrow and Manchester airports. The airline also operates flights from Edinburgh and Belfast.


Cabin Crew Requirements:

    • Be aged 18 years or above
    • Have the right to live and work in the UK (we’re unable to offer Skilled Worker VISA sponsorship)
    • You have no live or unspent criminal convictions or cases pending
    • You must have a minimum of three GCSE (A-C or 9-4) or academic equivalent and fluent in both written and spoken English
    • Reach up to 210cm high without shoes, standing on tiptoes if needed. At our assessment centre you will be required to retrieve, restow and remove a piece of safety equipment
    • Sit in a crew seat which is 45cm high with your feet flat on the floor (without shoes). At our assessment centre you will be required to secure the seatbelt and harness without the use of an extension seatbelt. Adopt the cabin crew brace position.
    • Be able to swim 25 metres unaided and tread water whilst putting on and manually inflating a life jacket
    • Be committed to undertaking an intensive 5-week training programme
    • Passion and dedication to continuously deliver exceptional customer service. So, a minimum requirement of twelve months of customer service experience at the time of application

Virgin Atlantic look for individuals with an adventurous spirit, a desire to see new places and embrace new cultures, a positive approach, and, most importantly, a passion for providing thoughtful experiences for our customers.


Starting salary of approximately £19,266. Plus trip pay, onboard commission, and other allowances once you start flying

Other Benefits

        • Industry-leading staff travel benefits for you and your loved ones, with up to seven flights a year to any of Virgin Atlantic’s destinations
        • Ongoing coaching and development throughout your career with your dedicated Crew Performance Manager
        • Generous contributory pension scheme and life assurance
        • Self-funded private medical insurance
        • Voluntary Benefits – catalogue of optional salary sacrifice benefits such as travel and dental insurance, Gym memberships and Healthcare cash plan
        • Dr @ Hand – Access to online digital GP
        • Access to a range of discounted products and services via Virgin Family & AON Plus

Company Facts:

Richard Branson, Founder
Shai Weiss, CEO

Founded: 1984
2023 Turnover: £2.9 billion
Fleet Size: 41 (including the A330-300, A340-600 and Boeing 787-9)

Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Jobs

Click here to find out where Virgin Atlantic are recruiting Cabin Crew

Show More

Cabin Crew Wings Team

Our team of experts have the many years as Cabin Crew plus HR experience and are up to date with the latest selection news.

Related Articles


    1. No there is no upper age limit, you just need to be physically fit/ able to do role and meet the requirements above.

    1. Yes, if you have the right to live and work in the country you will be based you can certainly apply!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Cabin Crew Wings Ability Tests Book
Cabin Crew Assessment Ability Tests ebook
Bought by Sarah from United Kingdom (UK)
about 17 hours ago
Cabin Crew CV eBook + 2 Items
Bought by Julia from United Kingdom (UK)
about 1 day ago
Cabin Crew Assessment Day ebook
Cabin Crew Assessment Day ebook + 1 Item
Bought by Vivien from Hungary
about 3 days ago
Cabin Crew Wings Ability Tests Book
Cabin Crew Assessment Ability Tests ebook
Bought by Ricardo from United States (US)
about 3 days ago
cabin crew online course
Online ‘Get a Cabin Crew Job’ Course
Bought by Sara from United Kingdom (UK)
about 7 days ago