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Old 9th Jun 2010, 21:07   #1 (permalink)
 
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Altara Interviews

Hi Every One,

Just wondering if any one has info on how Altara handle Assessment Days.
Are they the same as Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin have their Assessment Days?
Any Info would be apprectiated.

Thanks

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Old 10th Jun 2010, 00:36   #2 (permalink)


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Hi Lady J1 , i attended the altara interviews for SEQ casual cabin crew and it is similar from what i hear (haven't been to others). You are seated at tables of say 10 and given an overview/history etc. and then measured and 1 on 1 interview and then a few group activities followed by a basic questionairre. Very relaxed and lovely people. In the interviews they ask you of specific instances of where you have provided exceptional customer service, of where you worked in a team and the team worked well together and what you think made it work etc. Hope this helps a little.
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 06:48   #3 (permalink)
 
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If politically incorrect, please disregard and I apologise
Does anyone know the pay for Altara, Jetstar Casuals?
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 08:48   #4 (permalink)


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Thumbs up Altara/Jetstar process? And next week's Altara/Jetstar interviews in MEL - who else?

Hi,

Was just wandering what the process is with Altara/Jetstar?

Also, if you're attending next Friday's session at Qantas Training Center, let me know!
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 21:30   #5 (permalink)
 
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Altara/Jetstar Recruitment Day

Hi,
I'm also attending this week.
Does anyone know how 'ruthless' they are?
VB and QF can be...

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Old 13th Jun 2010, 03:15   #6 (permalink)
 
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jetstar/altara cabin crew

I am also attending the assessment day next friday in melbourne.
anybody know what the base salary is? also could a casual position possibly lead to full time work?
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 06:49   #7 (permalink)
 
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It's casual so you only get paid by the hour. So the rate is $20 per hour, and you get a flying allowance of $10 per hour (when you're in the air), you also get $60 per day if you're on call.

There are rumours that the casual positions could lead to full time but a lot of those rumours have been shut down by "people in the know".

I don't know how "ruthless" they are ... I got through and am starting GS for SEQ next week. But I've been trying to get into the industry for 2 years. I don't know how many other people got through, but I think we calculated that about 300 people were at the initial RD's.
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 11:49   #8 (permalink)
 
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RD

Hi,
Are you saying there were 300 people at one assesment day - before elimnation? That is a lot of people!

Or, was it over the course of a couple of days (ie. assessment days/recruitment days).

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Old 15th Jun 2010, 22:26   #9 (permalink)
 
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Over the course of the 3 days...
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Old 16th Jun 2010, 11:17   #10 (permalink)
 
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can anyone tell me if there is a role play component at any stage throughout the day?
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Old 16th Jun 2010, 23:11   #11 (permalink)
 
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No, no role play.
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Old 18th Jun 2010, 04:35   #12 (permalink)
 
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hey all, sorry LadyJ for hijacking your thread but seeing as we are asking the same thing there wasnt a point in opening a new one

Just a few questions guys, i like many of you applied for casual CC with JetStar but only did so a few hours ago so still playing the waiting game haha, in the meantime, ive literally spent my entire day reading everything i can to familiarize myself with what to expect, work environment ect,

Just wondering what are my actual chances of being asked to come in for an assessment day being 18? Well 19 in July? i know none of you can answer this with certainty however i do have all those additional 'preferred' criteria such as:

a current and valid First Aid and RSA
Hospitality cert. 2 & 3
Loads of customer services experience ect.

Im hoping they work in my favour. Just stressing out at the fact due to not enough life experience they'll knock me back which will be devo but oh well.

I live literally less than 5 minutes drive from the airport, so hopefully they consider that an advantage on when choosing who to call.

Being only a casual position and from what ive read, we will most likely be called during busier periods throughout the year such as Easter, School holidays ect.
Is it worth having a second job in between the days i havnt been called in?

I know alot of you are gonna think im crazy but im also at university. I actually never go LOL, i just listen and do all my work at home. Only being a casual position i think with an effective time management plan i can accomplish both things.
Just shattered im giving up my very hectic, active social life, ( im such a club slut ) but i knew that full well before applying.

In reference to my social life and drug screening, are all illicit drugs tested for? I ask because im no angel, ive occasionally dabbled just for fun but prior to commencement they do a test and results turn positive for whatever reason, even minute, (despite abstinance) am i safe to assume employment will be immediately terminated? If so ill start a detox asap! ( mind you please dont think im an everyday user, far from it, just once every few weeks or months. ) And yes im well aware nowadays drug testing is randomly done, so of course i will not touch anything during employment

Sorry for draining it but they are pretty much my only concerns, im sure everything else will fall into place if its meant to be.
Thanks guys, appreciate it

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Old 18th Jun 2010, 09:46   #13 (permalink)
 
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hooray!! made it through to the afternoon session of altara/jetstar recruitment today fingers crossed....
the assessors were very friendly and helpful all day long. wish it was more than just a casual position but hey its a foot in the door i suppose and you never knowwhere that may lead.
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Old 18th Jun 2010, 11:43   #14 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Paulii.

Paulii,

thanks for taking the time to include your addled thoughts to this thread. I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that your post was NOT a p!ss-take, and that your questions are genuine....

I'll happily don my flak jacket and helmet and state right now if your thought processes and values are in any way representative of cabin crew in ANY airline, then this industry is completely, irreversibly shot as a career.

Please, please update up here and let us know if you are successful and subsequently take up employment with any airline; that way I can ban my extended family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, taxi drivers, Joe the butcher and poor old Mrs Jenkins down the road who is senile and smells like urine from ever, ever setting foot in an aircraft that has the sad misfortune of having a person like you RESPONSIBLE for their SAFETY and WELL BEING.

For. Crying. Out. Loud.
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Old 18th Jun 2010, 21:24   #15 (permalink)
 
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I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that your post was NOT a p!ss-take, and that your questions are genuine....
Wine Glass, i fail to understand as to why my questions wouldn't sound legitimate and genuine? If they somehow appear to be ambiguous, then i do apologize.

Quote:
I'll happily don my flak jacket and helmet and state right now if your thought processes and values are in any way representative of cabin crew in ANY airline, then this industry is completely, irreversibly shot as a career.
I was actually under the impression that by me conducting my own research prior, and taking it upon myself to educate myself with the different facets presented within this industry, i was at least showing a willingness and desire to learn.
I also fail to see how my current thought processes and values should make me re-evaluate my decision in this industry?
Its often noted that my maturity levels and wise thoughts surpass the fact im still in my adolescent years and conversing with me, you'll understand too.

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Please, please update up here and let us know if you are successful and subsequently take up employment with any airline; that way I can ban my extended family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, taxi drivers, Joe the butcher and poor old Mrs Jenkins down the road who is senile and smells like urine from ever, ever setting foot in an aircraft that has the sad misfortune of having a person like you RESPONSIBLE for their SAFETY and WELL BEING.
I dont know if i should take offense or simply ignore such a closed minded statement.
I simply expressed that any use has been far and few in between. I was just concerned that if i somehow had a build up of illegal drugs in my system (despite months of no use) if the drug test is able to pick up any remnants and immediately disqualify me.

Jeopardizing the safety and well being of pax with full intention is disgustingly immoral and i wouldnt even consider such a position where im responsible for many lives.

i hope we have cleared up a few issues.
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Old 19th Jun 2010, 08:10   #16 (permalink)
 
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Seriously Paulii - I for one hope you don't make it.
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Old 20th Jun 2010, 08:49   #17 (permalink)
 
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Paulii I agree with GC1 & Wine Glass. Don't even bother applying, you won't pass the drug test. Plus, they insist that you don't have a second job/life to juggle.
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Old 20th Jun 2010, 10:01   #18 (permalink)
 
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Paulii you won't get the job. Altara resources will see your lack of brain. Also, I am only 19 and got the job. But I think the ability to drop a pinger every month and living up to the "club slut" name as you call yourself doesn't quite cut it as life experience. But let us know if you make it in, good luck
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Old 21st Jun 2010, 01:40   #19 (permalink)
 
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Pay and Conditions - Altara.

Hi Folks,
I am QCCA longhaul and wondering what the hourly pay rate is for Altara and what kind of flying you get. Is JQ 4 sector days and nil overnights. Id appreciate any info you have re hourly rate and rosters. Thanks in advance.
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 01:10   #20 (permalink)
 
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I got the invitation for the Tuesday Assessment day. Can anyone tell me what to expect??

Am a little bit worry..
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