Hi guys, it has been 2 months since my assessment day on Jan 12. I have not heard a thing. They did call my references, but that was over a fortnight ago.....is it safe to assume that I have been unsuccessful??
I am in the process with 2 other airlines, and truly only want the job with one of them, as everyone I know loves to work for them and it is Full time etc. Jetstar would not be something I would be after in the long run, and don't want to waste their time or take up a slot at the AD for that reason.
I'm on the fence about it, but don't think I will go, don't know what to do. I guess it can't hurt to be in the process, but shall see, I guess it is a back up plan.
We'll be working F/T hours. We can pick High or low amount of hours and if we want to early or late starts (or a mix of both) and the days we'd like to work and days we'd like off. If we want to do overnights, etc...We do this every month. We can trade and bid for flights.
It's a lot more flexible than other airlines(what i know of) and a lot more opportunities. We can move to being directly employed by Jetstar in 6 months, domestic Cabin Manager in 12 months and on international in about the same amount of time.
I've decided to stay with Jetstar (I was offered a position with Qantas)
You get paid commission on anything you sell on board. (All food, drinks, entertainment, etc is buy-on-board) The average commission earnings per month is around $500.
You get 3 uniforms to start with...if you're a girl you get a choice of - dress, skirt + top or pants + top. You can mix and match and the tops are short or 3/4 sleeve. I got two skirts and one pant - two short sleeve tops and one 3/4. Plus - two orange blazers, a belt, a winter coat and a suitcase.
Not many people get the dress - it has a really strange fit.
Guys - 3X shirts + pants, a black jacket/blazer, a winter coat, a belt, suitcase ....that's it, i think. I think there's a long and short sleeve choice as well.
Obviously, you get paid while on overnights + allowances which all gets added to the following pay.
The only negative that i've found is that in the ground school - you will have people who aren't passionate about the job and they applied because "they had nothing else to do" but i personally believe that those people won't handle the job well and will drop out within the first few months.
....I guess that's the same with every airline though!
And you'll need to have money saved up before ground school or be willing to use a credit card for a month or so.