I've just had a read of current virgin agreement. I've seen the pay is level based does anybody know if levels are the sames as years like other airlines? And the overnight allowance is that per day your away? Been sick so didn't attend the recruitment day declined so am waiting to see if I get invite to the next lot? Exciting times ahead I hear. Do Perth crew get trained on the A330? What Aircraft types do they operate from Perth these days -so much has changed within virgin
how strict are v australia on tattoos? I got tattoos while i was working at my previous airline and always managed to keep them covered in my uniform but i am wondering weather it would be an issue applying for another airline and weather they do an initial grooming check?
Hi Bec, generally if you got past the AD you will hear back regardless of if you were successful or not. There are a couple girls that used to work at the airline I currently fly for, that have since gone to Virgin, who waited quite a while (in one case, around 4 months) after the AD before they got offered the position. If you've done the online assessment it is more than likely good news - hang in there, and good luck!
I started the online assesment yesterday but my internet crashed half way through so i had to call them to have it reset... it says we have 72 hours to do it... do you think that means that in 72 hours we will get another update?? from what i did its quite a different kind of test, not something you can study for... im just not sure if they are wanting us to get it all right or if they are just testing how we learn/perceive things??
Hi Veronica1, we didn't have to do in-flight announcements. virgin Australia has mostly prerecorded announcements and any other announcements are made either by the Captain/cabin supervisor, we had a one on one with the interviewer and then we did group activities.
AAA1, I'm currently in ground school and they told me that there are basically no more ground schools going for the next 6 months with virgin. That was from my LCC(leader cabin crew) who is in charge of all cabin crew for Perth.
Hi marymary, I just wanted to ask - was it that you heard there were no more ground schools for 6 months for Perth only or other bases as well? I'm just waiting for the call for the medical once they have a ground school date for Sydney base. Have been waiting 6 weeks so far - the wait is killing me! Thanks in advance.
She said all ground schools in all bases are cancelled for the next 6 months, there were many for Perth during august and September and there was a Sydney ground school that started mid September. However, she said it can always change they might decide to start ground schools again. Don't lose hope (:
Does anybody know when, or if VA will need to start recruiting International CC. I've been waiting for a campaign for almost 6 months, was invited to the PER open day, but don't fancy flying domestic anytime soon.
I was just reading through the thread and saw that a few people mentioned that ground schools were cancelled for 6 months in Perth? Does anyone know when that was announced? So will they resume around jan/feb next year?
I attended an Open day in Perth at the start of October and since have done the online assesment and now just waiting to hear back about the next stage. So im guessing that because its nearly the end of the year, if im successful I wont be starting training until next year.
Can anyone help to answer some of my questions? Thanks
I would love to know how many they are looking for, for next year. I currently am a FA for a regional carrier - but my dream has always to work at VA and hopefully do domestic flying. Looking at VA it will offer everything , regional, domestic and international out of Perth.
I am completely new to this but attended a VA assessment today in Brisbane... apparently you can't get a job domestically for at least another 6 to 12 months in Brisbane however there are 60 new jobs for their regional airline; as they have looking to purchase Skywest outright... Perhaps they may call you for the regional sector and you can move your way up!
Jess, the plan is for the various business elements to be kept separate. If you are at Skywest, that's where you will stay for the forseeable future. Short Haul does some internatioanl routes like Bali and Phuket. Long Haul does the other stuff (LAX and Abu Dhabi).
Thanks Anthill - I see... I was a little confused as to why Virgin would be holding a recruitment day for a business that Virgin are planning to keep a separate entity, yet Virgin aren't hiring domestically for the next six to twelve months They did notify us that we (if successful) would be employed under Virgin with Virgin uniforms etc, but traveling on Skywest aircraft.
I am not with either company at the moment - I would LOVE to be; it's just I was trying to get my head around the whole recruitment process and as it seems; due to the popularity of people having to wait months to hear from Virgin, I will not be holding my breath.