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Virgin Australia

Mainline Airline

Australia flagAustralia | Oceania

Fleet: 87
AC on order: 36

First Officer - B737NG




B737 MAX

Employment - Permanent
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Minimum requirements

Total time
500 hours
PIC time
300 hours
200 hours
Type rating
Not required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • Have a minimum total flight time of 500 hours with 300 hours in command of a powered fixed wing aircraft (excluding ICUS), that includes 200 hours in command of a multi engine aircraft (excluding ICUS), or
  • Have a minimum total flight time of 500 hours with 300 hours in command of a turbine powered fixed wing aircraft, or
  • Have a minimum total flight time of 500 hours on aircraft certified for operation by a crew of at least 2 pilots (multi-crew aircraft).
Lic. Authority
Class 1
ICAO ELP level
Covid-19 vaccination
Not specified
Visa sponsorship
Not provided

Additional requirements

  • A current Australian ATPL or CPL with MCC course and passes in all ATPL theory subjects.
  • Australian Instrument Rating with MEA, IAP 2D and IAP 3D endorsement.
  • English language proficiency Level 6.
  • A current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate.
  • * 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.

Interview, screening and training section

Step 1
Application Review
Step 2
Aptitude Testing, Simulator Assessment and Interview - Be assessed by the Head of Flying Operations/Chief Pilot and Head of Training & Standards (or delegates) as suitable.

Compensation and benefits

Insurance - Loss of Lic.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Parental Leave
Type rating


  • 42 days annual leave
  • Loss of licence insurance
  • Annual salary increase
  • Exceptional staff travel program that can be enjoyed by your family and friends
  • The ability to bid for rosters that suit your lifestyle
  • Career progression opportunities including first rate training throughout your flying career with Virgin Australia, designed to equip you with the skills to consistently develop and progress. There are future opportunities with the Training department, Technical Pilot roles and also management opportunities.
  • Fleet and operational variety
  • Engagement surveys that enable management to listen to the needs of team members and take action on the issues that matter
  • Employee Assistance Program - including 24 hour support for our team members and their families
  • Paid parental and adoption leave - including 10 weeks paid maternity, two weeks paid paternity and three weeks paid adoption leave
  • Study assistance - we offer support for study linked to development
  • Salary sacrifice options - such as vehicles and superannutation
  • The opportunity to tap into the diverse offerings of the Virgin group globally

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Base location

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Base location icon BNE - Brisbane
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Base location icon SYD - Sydney

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