Virgin Nigeria Recruitment: Pilot and Co-Pilots

Posted on :

29 Apr, 2010

Category :

Aviation Jobs in Nigeria

Virgin Nigeria is Nigeria’s private sector flag carrier, 51% owned by Nigerian institutional investors and 49% owned by Virgin Atlantic. The airline was formed in September 2004 when the Federal Government of Nigeria announced the selection of Virgin Atlantic Airways as the strategic investor and technical partner in this exciting project

Do you have 500 hours or more, total flight time? Are you excited about safety and efficiency? Then take your special place as a first-rate pilot with Virgin Nigeria.

Virgin Nigeria is Nigeria’s designated flag carrier. We currently fly from our hub in Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Sokoto, Calabar, and Kano on the domestic route. Regionally we fly to Accra, Douala, Dakar, Libreville, Monrovia, Abidjan, Banjul and Cotonou. We have plans to open up more routes with a promise to offer our customers excellent service and operate to the highest standards.

Essential to our growth and success is the employment of high quality pilots in Lagos for our expanding B737 and Embraer 170/190 Fleets. We are offering exciting career opportunities for dynamic, fun-loving pilots to join us.

• Good understanding of commercial air transport operations
• Positive and proactive attitude towards flight safety
• Good communications skills
• IT literacy
• Driving licence
• Embraer 170/190 type rating OR
• B737 Type Rating

Responsible to the Chief Pilot and the Company for safe and efficient operation of the aircraft. To join us as Captain, you will need:

• An Airline Transport Pilots Licence
• A minimum of 5,000 hours flight time of which at least 1000 hours must be in
• Good CRM skills
• Strong leadership and flight deck management skills

Responsible to the Captain, you will be expected to aspire to achieve the same standards as the Captain. We are recruiting future Captains and you must be able to demonstrate good command and leadership qualities with your flying skills. To join us as Co-Pilot, you will need:
• A Commercial Pilot’s Licence
• A minimum of 500 hours flying experience
• Demonstrate sound technical skills, potential leadership qualities and command
• Good CRM skills
• Exhibit leadership and flight deck management skills

In return we will offer you a great place to work, an industry leading reward package consisting of a competitive salary, excellent training & development, medical cover, pension, staff travel benefits and an opportunity to see the world.

To be considered, you will need to do the following:
Download the application form by clicking on click on the ‘Save’ button and save the file to an appropriate location. (You will want to carefully note the location you save to, so that you will be able to find the file once the download is complete). Carefully complete the application form.

Once you have downloaded and filled in this form, please e-mail to [email protected]

Please note that this application form is ONLY for Pilots applying for Flight Deck positions.

Please do not fill this form unless you are a Pilot.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.


If you have applied for this position before, you need not apply again

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