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Virgin Atlantic begins first external recruitment in two years

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As travel demand picks up, Virgin Atlantic is hiring new cabin staff for the first time in over two years.

As a result of the epidemic, the airline placed numerous cabin staff members in a holding pool. In 2021, it rehired 750 cabin crew members from that pool, with another 230 set to return in the first quarter of 2022.

It is now also taking applications from outside sources. The British airline, which was founded by Sir Richard Branson, announced on January 12, 2022 that it plans to hire 400 more cabin staff members. Contracts are for a six-month fixed term with the possibility of extension.

“It’s the best jobs that make people fly, and we couldn’t be more excited to be welcoming so many new cabin crew members to the skies with our recruitment drive,” Estelle Hollingsworth, Chief People Officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented in a press release.

The airline stated that it wants to be more diverse, so it is accepting applications from people of all backgrounds. The ability to travel places in Virgin Atlantic’s network, such as New York, Los Angeles, and the Caribbean, is one of the job’s bonuses, according to Virgin Atlantic.

Travel restrictions enforced by the United States on travelers from the United Kingdom wreaked havoc on the airline. It obtained more money from shareholders Branson and Delta Air Lines on December 13, 2021.

When the United States opened its borders in November, Virgin Atlantic celebrated by taking out from Heathrow alongside competitor British Airways. It has been expanding its network, and on January 10, 2022, it announced new direct flights to Austin, Texas, beginning in May 2022.


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