About Us

About Us

That was the business plan when Virgin Active CEO Matthew Bucknall first met Richard Branson back in July 1997. Richard's message was very simple – spend the next year travelling at my expense, but make sure that you create the very best health clubs in the world. We think we've achieved that, and much, much more.

Today, we have over 60 clubs in the UK alone, and an impressive 250 worldwide, making us one of the fastest-growing businesses within the Virgin Group. A far cry from when we opened our very first club in Preston, Lancashire in 1999. By 2011 we had reached the 1 million members mark. And, today, we have over 20,000 people working for us, each of whom share our values of fun, challenging the norm, innovation, excellent customer service and value for money. Indeed, these are the essential ingredients that have made us, and continue to make us, and our people tick. But, more about them in our 'What it takes to join us' section.

We are an inclusive business that prides itself on the diversity of its team. Our people will always be chosen purely on their talent and the value they can add to our work hard play hard culture. And, we will seek to make sure they reflect the diverse make up of our membership. So, are you up for it?

From Belfast to Bristol, Glasgow to Glamorgan. Fitness to Front of House, Cleaning to Club Management. Wherever you are and whatever it is, the chances are we've got an opportunity that matches your career aspirations.