I am an an Aussie working as a F/A for a large UK airline, based out of LHR for 10 years...,however I want to get back home and and want to work for VB. Despite the challenges facing VB at the moment, I admire the corporate culture at VB, having experienced the service several times. I was wondering about any VB team-members' opinions of VB and how I should aim my CV and any subsequent interview tips..ie. what are the 'magic' words, phrases etc. Having extensive flying and customer-service experience is one thing but I have heard that they like to hear the 'right' words too. As part of the same 'family', I was hoping a F/A at VB might be able to point me in the right direction. Perhaps we might fly together someday. Anyhow, thanks for your time and any help offered. Much appreciated and safe flying!!! Thanks again, WingsWest
I applied back in Dec, received an invite to attend Mel seminar on 23/5... Dont quite understand the process as once I accepted the invite I was then advised they will let me know if I would be required to attend... Thought I had already been invited!!!
Re part time. Virgin Blue does offer part time, however the waiting list is about a mile long, with crew moving up the list at about 1 per month. Fellow crew please correct me if I am wrong. Not sure how quickly the CS moves, but considering nearly every CS is on the list, I cant imagine it being very quick!
I think you also have to be in your position for 9 months before you can put yourself on the list.
Regarding the recruitment days, just be yourself. If only we knew what the icing on the cake was as too getting selected. Usual things apply, team playing, adaptability, customer service. I imagine past experience would come in handy.
Not sure how they pick people of the database, I assume it is a list and it goes in order of when you submitted your details. Make sure you have 6 months left on your CPR and 12 months on your Level 2 or you wont even get a look in.
Yes Virgin does have part time positions, but not as a direct hire - you have to get in, and then put your name on the list... at the moment there is apparently over 100 people on the list for each base - and the movement is very very slow sorry!!
Im not sure how it works!! Ive had an aplication with virgin for over a year, have all the credentials also and have never received an invite to a VRD, yet friends that apply, with less qualifiactions and experience then me have got an invitiation to a VRD strait away!
hi hust to answer your questions regarding Vb recruitment day in brisbane, i have been lucky enough to to invited to one neing held in brissie on the 30th of may. im not sure of any in melbourne. darcy
I got the same email about the VRD on the 23rd in MEL but being in Sydney, I'd find it hard to commute. A very good friend of mine is a CS out of BNE and says that some people do manage it. Can anyone currently working for DJ confirm or add any light to that, also about any info regarding DJ opening a base out of SYD for their regional flying?
SYD base and VB LH all rumours at this stage. Watch this space for more info as it comes to hand. LH are seeking expressions of interest at this stage and I would advise anyone interested to register for this via the VB home page. Happy flying.
Article in Airliner Magazine over here in the UK. Confirmed the order of several B777 by DJ to operate their long haul services. Many of us Aussies flying here in the UK are keeping a close eye on developments back home, but very little info actually filtering through.
Another thread got me curious as to what the rules/requirements are for Virgin Blue crew, regarding makeup. Do you need to wear specific brands or colours on lips etc, is it a must to wear lipstick, do they stipulate which colours of eyeshadow to wear etc?
I believe that the 5 weeks has been extended to 6 with weekends off. You train in either MEL or BNE depending on where you nominate to work. Currently there are groups training in MEL and BNE and I have heard that there will be at least 1 group a month in MEL till the end of the year, not sure about BNE. VB need a lot of crew to fill up the spots on EMB's if CC get that gig as well as replacing the churn of CC who dont realise how hard this job can be on your family and friends. Currently MEL crew averaging close to 10 overnights a month. I personally have gone from an average of 7 to at least 10 every month. My hours have also increased from around 100 to 120 per month, rostered. Available days are on top of that. I wish you all well but this job has definitely gotten harder in the last 12 months.
Sylphie: I work for Virgin Blue as ground crew and i know the same hair and makeup rules apply for both Ground crew and Cabin crew... There is no particular brand we have to wear, but it is compulsory to at least wear lipstick, blush and mascara. Then as for hair, you are not allow any wild colours or two toned colours, and if your hair is longer than 25cm in a ponytail, it has to be then worn in a plaited bun or a normal bun with a hair net. With both ponytail and bun hairstyles we have to wear a black ribbon tied in a bow and they have also allowed us to wear a thin alice head band if you want. With colours of eye shadow, you are only allowed to wear natural colours like browns, beige etc.. but no purple, blue etc...you get my drift.
Hope that was the info you needed
Also yes Virgin Blue will be flying to the USA end of next year and i think it will be set up as a separate company again just like Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue. I'd LOVE to be Cabin crew for that!!
As for being picked for VB VRD's, i noticed alot who get an invitation have been 'Blue stared' by a current VB employee, or have had some form of airline experience.. I "Personally think" the system just picks whatever special 'words/companies' from your application online to consider you for a VRD. I don't really know how they hand pick from all the thousands of applications they recieve, but thats how i percieve it..
In the CC interviews, you first do an individual 5 min one on one interview, then from there a test, then group activities, then get cut, then a individual role play (like a problem situation with one recruiter acting and the other taking notes), then a final interview which can take about 40mins..
If ever you don't get through Cabin Crew you can always apply from Ground Crew and work from there.. They are recruiting like crazy at the moment! Probably because the company is growing so fast with alot of new things happening eg.. New Embraer Jets arriving by August etc...