British Airways i360 looking for the X-Factor

British Airways i360 Recruitment Days

British Airways i360 has announced three recruitment days in their search for top candidates to fill around 80 jobs, both full- and part-time, that are being created when it opens this summer.

On May 25 at the Holiday Inn Brighton and on June 7 and 8 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton their recruitment days will look for people to become “in-flight crew”; box office and retail assistants; security assistants and housekeeping crew.

As British Airways is the official sponsor of the new, record breaking attraction, staff will be required to wear the British Airways uniform with pride and meet their uniform standards.

The recruitment process promises to be high energy and ‘X-Factor’ style, where, after the first round consisting of an interview and group exercise, successful candidates will go onto the second round on the very same day. After the three recruitment days have been completed, the successful applicants will be informed of their new roles.

People interested in attending should book online at Sessions will be held at 8am and 12pm on all days, with additional later sessions on June 7 and 8.

British Airways i360 has signed up to the Living Wage Campaign in Brighton and Hove, making it one of the first major tourism attractions in the city to commit to paying its staff well over the minimum wage.

Separate recruitment days will be announced shortly for event and catering roles available at British Airways i360 working for caterer Heritage Portfolio and photography partner, Magic Memories, who will be recruiting photography sales assistants.

At 162 metres high, and with an observation pod rising to 138 metres (450 feet), British Airways i360 is the world’s first vertical cable car, the world’s highest moving observation tower and the tallest observation tower outside London, offering a new perspective on the fun loving seaside city of Brighton.

Their beach-side visitor centre, which includes a 400 seat restaurant, a shop, tea rooms, an exhibition, kids play zone, and conference and event facilities for up to 1,000 guests.

Image captions (please credit British Airways i360): British Airways i360 recruitment days.

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About British Airways i360
British Airways i360 is conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye. With an overall height of 162m, and an observation pod that rises from ground level to 138m above Brighton beach, British Airways i360 will be the world’s tallest moving observation tower when it opens in summer 2016. Each ‘flight’ will carry up to 200 visitors at a time to enjoy unprecedented views of the city of Brighton and the landscape of the South Downs National Park. The attraction’s visitor centre will incorporate a 400-seat restaurant, a gift shop, a children’s play zone, an exhibition space, and conference and event facilities.

British Airways i360 holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s most slender tower, with a diameter of just 3.9 meters at its widest point.

Sited at the root end of Brighton’s historic West Pier, British Airways i360 will breathe new life into this area of the seafront, creating a ‘vertical pier’ with an elegant, modern design that looks to the future while respecting the heritage of the site. British Airways i360 has worked with the West Pier Trust to rebuild two of the original West Pier toll booths using Victorian building techniques. The rebuilt buildings now grace the entrance to British Airways i360, housing a tea room and ticket office.
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About Marks Barfield Architects

David Marks and Julia Barfield are the architect-entrepreneurs behind the creation of British Airways i360. They founded the company in 2005 and are its majority shareholders. Previously they performed a similar role creating the London Eye where they remained shareholders and directors until 2006. Together with a tight-knit group of extraordinary individuals, trusted consultants and companies, many of whom worked with David and Julia at the London Eye, they secured the planning permission, partners, land and funding for British Airways i360. Marks Barfield Architects is one of the UK’s most versatile and innovative architecture practices, established in 1989. David chairs the British Airways i360 board.


About British Airways
British Airways is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines and the UK’s largest international scheduled airline, carrying approximately 35 million passengers worldwide annually, on around 800 daily flights. The airline employs around 40,000 people, the vast majority of these at its sites throughout the UK, and has an annual turnover of £8.5 billion. It employs 2,500 people in Sussex, several hundred of them in Brighton.
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Eleanor Harris, CEO of British Airways i360
David Marks, managing director of Marks Barfield Architects
Julia Barfield, managing director of Marks Barfield Architects

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