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Weekend Operations Assistant

Company Information


VA Airline Training is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), operating B737NG and A320 flight simulators at our Cambridge Airport Training Centre. We provide simulator training to commercial pilots and airlines, and we pride ourselves on providing high-quality training in a friendly and supportive environment.

Job Purpose

This is an entry level position, where you will play a vital role in ensuring the efficient running of our Training Centre. You will be part of a small team, working together to deliver training to a very high standard, and you will be expected to carry out duties in support of the entire business function, but will ultimately report to the Operations Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Daily start-up and shut-down

  • Configuring simulator prior to training sessions, as per instructor/customer requirements

  • Assist with basic troubleshooting and regulated routine maintenance/cleaning

  • Compliance systems (training provided)


  • Provide friendly and professional customer service to all clients

  • General administration using in-house systems

  • Scheduling of simulator sessions and rostering of staff and instructors

  • Assist the team with other duties in support of the entire business function

Person Specification


  • Technically minded, with an awareness of computer hardware/software

  • Natural team player, with strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Adaptability and resourcefulness with an ability to work under pressure

  • Problem solving skills with an ability to think outside the box

  • Enthusiastic, motivated and reliable

  • Genuine desire to continually develop new skills and techniques


  • Industry knowledge of flight training would be an advantage

  • An interest in commercial aviation

This is a part-time weekend role based at Cambridge Airport working Saturdays and Sundays only.
Salary negotiable, depending on relevant experience.

You must have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK, and meet the requirements to be eligible for an airside pass.

How to Apply

If you feel that you have the qualities and experience we are looking for, please send your CV and covering letter by email to

VA Airline Training thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.