Want to work for Virgin Active SA? Read this!

If you have the right values, you could be Virgin Active SA's next employee.

Job security and job satisfaction is what you'll get from Virgin Active SA. Here are tips to become their employee...

Virgin Active SA has 114 gyms throughout South Africa (and another 153 across the globe) with more than 1.3 million people signed up as gym members.

The MD of Virgin Active SA, Ross Faragher-Thomas, says that they aim to hire people that have values that are aligned with the company – and that is the key to drive a successful organisation.

Virgin Active SA wants people that are:

  • Friendly
  • Helpful
  • 110% passionate about the company, and
  • 110% passionate about their members
  • Why you’ll want to work for Virgin Active SA:

    There’s plenty room for growth since they have national and international connections.  Also, the company is huge so you’ll never have to worry about your job security. A well-established company means that they can serve you as well as you serve them. They do offer childcare assistance, complimentary gym memberships and pension plans for their employees.

    An 80% stake was bought by Brait SA, further solidifying the reassurance of big plans that are still to come for Virgin Active SA.

    When you just start out, they offer a thorough induction and give you role-specific training, but that’s only the beginning. They actively help you to develop your potential by offering further training opportunities. You will receive regular feedback from higher ups so that your efforts will always be noticed, recognised and appreciated.

    And on your birthday, you get to stay at home!

    For those that end up working in sales, there’s a sales incentive scheme which includes an overseas trip, a car and loads more.

    Work for Virgin Active SA

    It’s no surprise why they’ve received ‘Best Company to Work for’ Awards:

    1st place in the Deloitte's Best Company To Work For 2012

    2nd place in the Deloitte's Best Company To Work For 2011

    3rd place in the Deloitte's Best Company To Work For 2010

    If you had any doubt, Virgin Active SA’s employees are not only secure but they’re happy too!

    How you can get in:

    We’ve gathered information that you must must must include in your CV and cover letter if you are applying for any of the following three positions. If you do possess the skills, qualifications, experience and personality listed below, think of creative real-life examples that details how you’ve used them.

    This is your ticket in.

    Personal trainer

  • Qualifications
  • A recognized Personal Training qualification

    1- 2 years' experience within personal training 

    A current First Aid, CPR and AED certification

  • Personality
  • An outgoing and friendly personality

    Maintaining appropriate professional boundaries

    Great social skills

    Able to create a fun atmosphere

    Good communication skills



    Excellent customer service skills

  • Experience
  • Achieve set income targets consistently

    Able to build and maintain a client base

    Design exercise programs for members

    Sales Consultant

    If you'd like to apply fir this position, you'll have to available to work weekends as well as public holidays sometimes.

  • Qualifications
  • Matric or Grade 12

    Valid Driver's license (advantageous)

    A Sales & Marketing qualification (advantageous)

  • Personality
  • A passion for a healthy lifestyle

    A passion for customers 

    Personal drive and determination

    Very friendly

    Ability to put customers first

    Willing to do more than is required


  • Skills
  • Good communication skills

    Excellent at analysing what a member may need

    Excellent comprehension

    Fast thinker

    Good planning and organising skills

    Strong numeric skills

    MS Office skills

    Good listening and problem solving skills

  • Experience
  • Sales experience with an amazing track record

    A history of generating and qualifying your own leads

    Must be able to build a great member networ and maintain relationships

    Close deals

    Brand ambassador

    Fitness Instructor

  • Qualifications
  • Sport qualification or a student studying a course within the industry

    First aid qualified

    Improve your chances by adding these to you CV if you have them. Please note that they are not compulsory for this position, merely a bonus:

    NASM – Adv. PT Certification, Personal Trainer Certificate 

    Premier Training and Devlp. – GI, Fit. Asses. ETA Gym Instructor 

    ACSM – HFI

    Personal Trainer (HFP,RIA,IIFT,IFT) 

    RIA – Health Club Supervisors Certificate

    IFT – Gym Instructor 

    Bodyline – Gym Instructor

    NASM – Foundations 

    NASM – CPT

  • Personality
  • Fun



  • Experience
  • You don't need experience to apply for this position. However, you must be willing to work with and help people.

    If you think you’re a great fit, go and apply right now!