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Virgin Atlantic crew to support NHS vaccine centres

Virgin Atlantic staff will work with the NHS over the coming months to help with the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Cabin crew, pilots, ground and office-based teams will take up voluntary and paid opportunities with the NHS and St John’s Ambulance service at NHS mass vaccination centres.

During the pandemic, many Virgin Atlantic employees – including those with medical training – have been furloughed on the Job Retention Scheme and have been offering their time and skills to support the NHS in the fight against Covid-19.

Staff will be training in a range of skills, from administering the vaccine to patient welfare and managing the logistics of the vaccine centres.

Corneel Koster, chief customer and operating officer at Virgin Atlantic, said: “We are very proud of our highly skilled people at Virgin Atlantic and since the beginning of the crisis we have received an amazing response with hundreds keen to sign up and support the NHS and frontline emergency services.

“Our people undergo rigorous training programmes in their roles which include medical, safety and customer service training and the NHS recognises the value and experience they will bring to this crucial mass vaccination programme.”

The NHS is offering a fast-track application process for Virgin Atlantic staff.

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