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We are recruiting!

VAPSP peers are a group of Virgin Atlantic line pilots who volunteer their time to offer confidential, non-judgmental support and guidance to VA pilots with any personal or professional concerns they may have, however large or small. They respond to requests for contact and find the experience of supporting colleagues in their hour of need worthwhile and fulfilling. 

VAPSP is in the privileged position of being both endorsed and ultimately accountable to both VA and the VA Company Council.


Launched at the start of Covid, VAPSP is now seeking to extend and refresh our peer community as we enhance and promote this service to our colleagues as a trusted and independent service there for them.


We are now inviting applications from across the VA pilot community as we seek to reflect those we serve. 


Successful applicants will be selected, trained and supported by the Centre for Aviation Psychology, along with existing trained and experienced peers. Training will lead to becoming a CAP Accredited Peer and will involve a mix of online self study, virtual and in-person meetings, coaching and simulations. 


The peer community group itself will meet regularly to share experiences and undergo further training. Casework (30-60 hrs/year) is on a flexible, voluntary basis. All training, initial and recurrent, will be credited.


While no previous experience is required, applicants will be expected to demonstrate good listening skills, a high degree of empathy and confidentiality as well as good judgement and evaluation of personal issues. Much more about these core skills and requirements will be included in the training.


The first step in applying to join VAPSP is to submit a brief summary of your career to date,  along with responses to the following two questions (in around 200- 250 words per question):


  1. What is your prime motivation in seeking to become a peer?

  2. What skills or life experiences do you possess that would make you especially valuable as a peer? 


Please email your CV and responses to the questions to before the 30 June 2023. If you have any questions please let us know (via the same email address).

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