ATR 72 First Officer and Captain - Australia Wide

20 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

ATR 72 First Officer and Captain Opportunities 2018

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Virgin Australia is currently seeking applications from Flight Crew suitably qualified for First Officer and Command positions on our ATR 72 Fleet. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Virgin Australia Group of Airlines.

We are seeking applications for the following bases:

  • Sydney
  • Canberra

You will be an enthusiastic and professional team member who consistently displays behaviours that support the Virgin Australia brand and values.

Minimum Requirements:

Direct Entry First Officers Turbo-prop

  • Minimum total flight time of 400 hours of which:
    o 300 hours in command of a powered fixed wing aeroplane (excluding ICUS)
  • A current Australian ATPL or CPL with passes in all ATPL theory subjects
  • Australian Multi Engine Aeroplane Instrument Rating
  • English language Level 6 on Licence
  • A current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate

Direct Entry Command Turboprop

  • Minimum total flight time of 3000 hours of which:
  • Minimum of 1500 hours in command of multi engine aircraft certificated for operations by a crew of at least 2 pilots.
  • A current Australian ATPL
  • Australian Multi Engine Aeroplane Instrument Rating
  • English language Level 6 on licence
  • A current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate

Pilots with less than the minimum required flight hours are encourage to register their interest by applying and continuing to update their application.

* Those with a NZ licence must have applied for the CASA equivalent licence, through the Trans-Tasman Mutual Agreement process, prior to the commencement of the recruitment assessment process. Evidence of an application will need to be presented at the assessment interview.

Recruitment Process

Virgin Australia is currently accepting expressions of interest for Australian based ATR First Officers.
We are looking for enthusiastic and professional flight crew who consistently display behaviours that support the Virgin Australia brand and values.

Online application process

All applicants will submit an application via the careers page. You will be asked to establish a profile which you can update when your contact, employment and flight hour details change. Those who have previously applied for positions will need to re-submit an application unless you have specifically been informed not to re-apply.

Stage 1 - Application Review
Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be prioritised to progress to the next stage.

Stage 2 - Online cognitive testing
You will receive an email with all the instructions needed to complete the testing and the ideal timeframes to complete this testing to be considered for upcoming assessment days. Please note that during assessment days we will occasionally conduct ‘validation’ cognitive testing.

Stage 3 - Assessment Days
The Recruitment process will involve two consecutive days of assessments which will include Behavioural Interview, Group Activity and a Simulator Assessment.

Suggestions for success
Be yourself. Be prepared. Be punctual.


Where are the assessments held?
All assessments are held at the Boeing Flight Services Centre, 3 Melia Street, Eagle Farm, Brisbane. Virgin Australia conducts Simulator assessments through Airways Aviation, 6/441 Nudgee Road, Hendra Brisbane.

How do I know the status of my application?
We will acknowledge the initial receipt of your application.
We plan to communicate advice of the status of your application within two months initially, reducing to one month after we deal with the large numbers received after the invitation for applications initially open. The advice will indicate that:

  • you have been progressed to the next stage,
  • you are not competitive to be progressed at this time but will remain active, or
  • your application will not be progressed further.

Given the varied number of entry points into Virgin Australia pilot group, and the changing nature of our pilot resource requirements, it is not possible to provide timeframes as to how long you may stay at certain stages of the recruitment process.

Once candidates have progressed through the Assessment Days stage the final outcome will be advised within 2-3 weeks.

What happens if I am successful in the recruitment process?
Pending satisfactory completion of Referee Checks, and depending on Virgin Australia’s requirements at the time, you may be allocated directly to an endorsement course or placed on a Hold File for future opportunities.

When should I update my application?
You should update your application when significant changes such as licence type, employment, and residential address occur. At the very least you should update every six months to ensure we have your latest flying experience details.

How long is the bond period?
Generally you will bonded on type for between 30. Specific information can be obtained from the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.

To apply please click on the 'Apply' button

Application close: 30 Jun 2018 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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