Virgin Australia Exceeds 50-50 Gender Target for Training


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Virgin Australia has exceeded its target of an equal intake of males and females for its 2018 Pilot Cadetship program, achieving female representation of 56 per cent, a 200 per cent increase on the previous program.

  • According to Virgin Australia Group Executive People, Lucinda Gemmell Virgin Australia is committed to increasing gender diversity across all areas of its business and in particular the non-traditional roles of aviation.
  • The recruitment process for the program is run over a 13-week period and involves rigorous skills-based and academic testing, designed to identify the most promising talent among candidates selected for the assessment phase.
  • Candidates were exposed to screening and panel interviews, abilities testing, personality profiling, computer based learning and examination, and reference checks.
  • The 2018 Pilot Cadetship will run for 54-weeks at Flight Training Adelaide in South Australia, where cadets are trained by some of the best instructors in the industry. At the end of their training, the cadets will graduate with a Commercial Pilot Licence and will be offered roles as certified First and Second Officers with Virgin Australia.

Source: Virgin Australia