Get in (and get on)
Are you Virgin?
Expansive global enterprise, wide ranging interests, often maverick but never reckless, seeks passionate professionals, from all walks of life, for challenging adventures.
We provide a challenging and exciting environment where people can bring their passion and personalities to work. We ask that you believe in the customer and our ability to make great things happen.
How do we do this?
Exciting and Challenging… In a team or on our own, we all take on challenges, no matter how big or small. From our start-ups to our established businesses we always seek out solutions in the same way. We’re passionate about creativity and taking an innovative approach to the way we do business, never letting convention dictate how we deliver for our customers. A great idea is a great idea.
Unique and Inspiring…Virgin is unique. We started off in the music business and now we are in the space travel business. We’re not just in the business of making money; we lead global sustainable development initiatives and we even have our own not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the environment we operate in.
Be Yourself… From trains to planes; from call centres to gyms; from cable installers to engineers; from accountants to marketers. We have an extensive portfolio of businesses, which rely on the diversity and talent of our people. We know that you’re happiest being you, and we believe a positive workforce is more likely to result in delighted customers.
You Make it Happen…The Virgin magic relies on the passion of our people to constantly strive to delight our customers. Employees are all given the opportunity to be the best we can be, voice our ideas and contribute to challenging convention by creating new products and experiences for our customers. And what's more, we thrive on it. We are encouraged to think like Virgin customers and design our products and services from their perspective. It’s all about focussing our energy (and money!) on the things that matter to them.
Good things for good people
For us, our employees matter most. It just seems common sense to me that if you start off with a happy well motivated workforce, you’re much more likely to have happy customers. And in due course the resulting profits will make your shareholders happy. Richard Branson
We recognise and celebrate that all our people are different and have different needs. So we offer all sorts of benefits – some financial, some about health and well-being and some just for fun. And they’re all the kind of benefits that are genuinely worth having. They vary from company to company, and there are some country differences too. We also offer a whole host of things that will make your working day that little bit better, based on the sector and the country you’re working in. And we also run a discounts scheme called Tribe, which means you (and your friends and family) can get some great deals on planes, trains, mobiles, the latest iPods, holidays in the sun or snow and just about anything else you can think of.
So you want in ...
Every business has its own specific recruitment process, but we all agree on one thing – that people are the lifeblood of Virgin. So we all put in a lot of work into our hunt for talent. If you’re invited in for an interview, it could be a behavioural interview, where we ask you about your specific experiences, or more of a biographical interview, which will be based around your CV. But there are all sorts of other techniques that we use too – everything from psychometric tests through to assessment centres. It’s also a chance for you to check us out and make sure this is the place for you.
CVs the Virgin way
We never like to miss out on a good candidate. Which is why it’s really important that your CV is up-to-scratch (and up-to-date, obviously). And that it tells us lots of interesting things about you. So it’s well worth taking a quick look at our CV Guide.