Last Updated on: December 2022

Virgin Atlantic First Officer Scheme (with Zenon Recruitment)

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Overview

Virgin Atlantic is a British airline headquartered in Crawley. It uses a mixed fleet of Boeing and Airbus wide-body aircraft to fly to North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester airports.

In 2019, Virgin Atlantic previously partnered with Zenon Recruitment to manage a pilot recruitment drive, incorporating the Aon (Cut-E, MAPTQ) assessment.

For more information, please visit www.virgin-atlantic.com/pilots.

Preparation Advice

All pilot aptitude tests aim to assess the same key core skills required to complete pilot training successfully and/or operate an aircraft competently. The assessment of skills such as multi-tasking, spatial awareness, memory capacity, hand-to-eye coordination and mental arithmetic cannot necessarily be assessed within one test and therefore a pilot aptitude test is commonly separated in to a collection of tests, organised in to a battery and completed by the candidate in one sitting. The candidate is commonly provided with two attempts in which to complete this battery, enabling assessors to analyse improvement shown by the candidate.

This article pertains specifically to the Virgin Atlantic First Officer recruitment drive currently being managed by Zenon Recruitment. As of July 2022, we are aware that the selection process established by Zenon Recruitment incorporates a computerised pilot aptitude test that is to be undertaken and completed online, rather than in-house, by a candidate.

Furthermore, we understand from a previous Virgin Atlantic pilot recruitment drive which was also managed by Zenon Recruitment in 2019 that the Aon (Cut-E, MAPTQ) assessment was incorporated in to the selection process. We therefore believe that the Aon (Cut-E, MAPTQ) assessment will be the computerised aptitude test utilised in the 2022 recruitment of Virgin Atlantic First Officers.

Activities suitable for Virgin Atlantic DEP Preparation

We recommend using the content shown below in coordination with our Online Preparation Planners in preparation for the Virgin Atlantic DEP assessment.

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Num Reasoning (Type 1)
Numerical Reasoning 1 analyses your ability to interpret information, using figures, tables, graphs and statistics and come to conclusions on the data, just like Cut-E.
Num Reasoning (Type 2)
Numerical Reasoning 2 analyses your ability to interpret information, using figures, tables, graphs and statistics and come to conclusions on the data, just like Cut-E.
Visual Reasoning 2
Visual Reasoning 2 requires the candidate to identify a pattern and route from a collection of images by selecting from four available options.
Verbal Reasoning (Type 2)
Our verbal reasoning content, with multiple passages per test, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude and psychometric tests, including CEB/SHL, Talent Q and Cut-E.
Visual Reasoning 4
Visual Reasoning 4 presents four images each containing numerous scrambled lines and tasks the candidate with identifying which image hides a shape within.
Visual Reasoning 3
Visual Reasoning 3 presents cube nets with each panel containing a symbol. Candidate must identify which cube net relates to the three-dimensional cube.
Control
Control assesses and enhances candidate ability in hand-to-eye coordination and selective attention using multiple control axes and visual cues.
MultiTasker
Encompassing multiple tasks in to one activity, MultiTasker assesses and enhances candidate ability in multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and selective attention
Perspectives
Perspectives assesses and enhances spatial awareness, tasking the candidate with matching sets of multicoloured cylinders orientated in to different perspectives.
Switch
Switch establishes an understanding of memory capacity and selective attention skills, tasking the candidate with efficiently acknowledging change.
Orientation
Orientation assesses spatial awareness and selective attention skills, by tasking candidates with identifying friend or foe aircraft.
Bearings
Bearings assesses user understanding of their position in physical space, known as spatial awareness, using common flight instruments.
Adjust
A challenging activity, Adjust assesses multi-tasking, spatial awareness, hand-to-eye coordination, selective attention and mental mathematic skills.
Grid
Rectangular grid containing a variety of different coloured shapes. The candidate must examine the grid and determine which shape does not represent the provided values.
Align
Multi-tasking activity with three different activities which must be monitored and successfully completed simultaneously. Horizontal and vertical control mode are provided for practice.
Spin
Rotating tube containing a variety of different two-dimensional shapes, which must be correctly navigated (or flown through) to ensure continued progression through the tube.

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