Virgin Atlantic Material Supplier


Virgin Atlantic Material Supplier

 Job Details

     At Virgin Atlantic Airways, we believe that everyone can take on the world, and it's our vision to become the most loved travel company. As we embark on this next exciting stage of our journey, we're harnessing our spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation to challenge the status quo. 


     We have one of the cleanest and greenest fleets in the sky, from Airbus A350s and A330neos to the Boeing 787s. Our engineering team is made up of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, and supply chain teams that help make sure they're well maintained and ready to get our customers to their chosen destinations. So, if you're ready to take your career to new heights, read on! 

In a nutshell,

        As a materials supplier, you will be accountable for overseeing all parts and material movements within the network of Virgin Atlantic Engineering Stores, ensuring accurate transactions of all inventory movements on the computerized inventory system. You will be dealing with first-line queries regarding inventory and liaising with production to solve inventory queries as they arise. In addition, the job holder must maintain a clean, safe, and secure working environment within the Civil Aviation Authority and Virgin Atlantic Quality mandatory regulations. 


This role will require the obtaining of an airside pass, as your responsibilities will require both hangar and airside support for our engineering teams. 


On-the-job training will be provided for all required tasks and functions to be successful in the role.

Day to day:

Frontline materials and tools support hangar checks and live aircraft activity.


Monitor and control the stocks of time-expired chemicals in accordance with the Control of Substances Harmful to Health Regulations, 1992 (COSHH) prior to disposal by a licensed contractor.


Ensure all tooling is controlled and stored to the highest standards. This includes following the 'Check-Out/Check-In' process.


Maintain the required standards of housekeeping and cleanliness, including safety precautions complying with health and safety regulations. Adherence to a bonded store environment to ensure continued compliance


You will have access to, and be given training to, support you in becoming conversant with all material procedures in Section 5 of the company's engineering departmental procedures manual and with all current local office instructions.


Ensure all materials are packaged appropriately and are either issued, transferred, or stored as appropriate, ensuring the computer system is accurately updated to reflect the parts location.


Ensure unserviceable or unsalvageable parts are segregated and routed to the relevant department for transacting.


Liaise fully with the Technical Stores Supervisor in the absence of the Senior Material Supplier at the beginning of each shift.


Notify the duty material planner that an AOG, or critical requirement, exists when a nil or not-stocked situation arises outside normal working hours.


      Liaise with material inventory/planning, purchasing, and component repair teams on receipt problems as and when necessary. Building maintenance spares preloads in support of the company's innovative industry-leading New Line of Flying program.


Complete self-monitoring procedures in support of continued compliance and improvement. Complete a thorough investigation of any discrepancies and forward the results to the supervisory team. Daily monitoring of the material request workspace and completing transactions as required.

About you

  Although experience is preferred, we are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join our team and train in the role of material supplier in support of our live aircraft activities. If you have the following skills and experience, we'd love to hear from you! 


  • Current full driving license

  • At least 5 years of history are required to obtain an airside pass. 

  • You must demonstrate strong numeracy skills and have the ability to work well on your own initiative as well as in a team.

  • Preferable, but not essential, experience in aviation or a similar field

  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent

  • Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel

  • A requirement to become the holder of a Cat.B1 counterbalance forklift operator's license or Flexi-forklift license (training provided as required)

  • A requirement to become the holder of a 25T forklift license (as required; training provided)

Be yourself

       Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do our colleagues. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic, we believe everyone can take on the world, no matter their age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We celebrate differences and everything that makes our colleagues unique by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.

 Salary: Up to £36,000 basic plus a generous shift allowance

Hours: Full Time (mixed day and night shifts)

Location: Heathrow

Contract: Permanent 

Closing Date: March 28, 2023

        To make your journey with us accessible and individual to you, we encourage you to let us know if you'd like a little extra help with your application or if you have any individual requirements at any stage along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please reach out to our team at,  feeling confident that we've got your individual considerations covered.



Mili Agrawal

HR Manager






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