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Old 5th Aug 2012, 11:55
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They are expecting over 20,000 applicants.... Good luck :-)
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Old 5th Aug 2012, 13:00
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ab-initio to MECIR,frozen ATPL and MCC in 55 weeks, yeh good luck with that
Cathay Pacific have been successfully sending their cadets on the same course for years.
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Old 5th Aug 2012, 13:22
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ab-initio to MECIR,frozen ATPL and MCC in 55 weeks, yeh good luck with that
I did it in 52, including a few weeks off.....
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Old 5th Aug 2012, 13:50
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Anyone without completing high school and pursued a certificate or diplomas applied for this?
I know the pre requisites mention completed y12 with good passes in eng math and phys.
I am a cook by trade but have a burning passion for aviation.
Only reason dropping out of school at year 10 was due to visa reasons and my residency was a main priority at the time.
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Old 5th Aug 2012, 23:41
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If you really really want to be a pilot, I suggest you get your HSC through TAFE.. there are so many people who want to be a pilot, so you need to make sure you can compete with them for the jobs..
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Old 6th Aug 2012, 00:07
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good luck with that?

tobz92_ymen

"ab-initio to MECIR,frozen ATPL and MCC in 55 weeks, yeh good luck with that"

Lad, system of a down also mentioned it. You don't need luck to do that pal; just hard work and determination.

I have witnessed it more than once in schools that don't run airline programs.

I, myself completed it in less than a year. Got a reference from the school which then benefited me in a securing a regional multi crew turbine gig with less than 500tt.

All the best to the applicants. Looks like an amazing opportunity.
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Old 7th Aug 2012, 04:37
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Hi,

Does anybody know about the exclusivity of who can apply (regarding Citizenship/Residency)?

I am a NZ Citizen and so have the option to work and live without restriction in Australia. My fear though is that I will be ineligible for receiving funding through the described systems as a non-national, which (I assume) would disqualify me from acceptance into the programme.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Cheers
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Old 7th Aug 2012, 13:24
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Scanman24, VET FEE-HELP is only available to Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders residing in Australia.

So based on the facts in your post, you won't be eligible for the Australian government funding, meaning you'll have to find another way of funding the training costs if you're selected.
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Old 8th Aug 2012, 05:35
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geez fancy that! a scheme that taxpayers fund but excludes someone from another country. Australian taxpayers you should be ashamed
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Old 8th Aug 2012, 05:49
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@ armchair.. so true

@scanman24 you could probably still apply but might have to come up with the cash for the training... it depends on how NZ students go to uni here. if you can get HECS for uni here then you prob get FEE HELP too, but if you cant get HECS then you will prob just have to pay upfront.. Have you considered the jetstar cadetship? that is based in NZ....
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Old 12th Aug 2012, 12:49
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yep i've applied. Any idea of the time frame till Virgin will get back to us?
*checked emails

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Old 12th Aug 2012, 15:35
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Didn't you read the FAQ? The answer to that question is there....
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Old 13th Aug 2012, 03:59
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I work for an airline that has a cadet scheme and these kids are taken from school or uni and sent to oz for their fully paid training and during this time they are on a cadet salary their accomadation is looked after and when they return their carreer paths are layed out with progression through the airline. All this time the bill is picked up by the airline itself, no gov grants , no self funding but a financial commitment from the airline only and repaid by the cadets as time of service.
What Im leaning towards here is that the scheme virgin is offering is not a cadetship its just an excuss to lower condition and once again in Australian Aviation people will crawl over broken glass to recieve the pineapple treatment from the airlines, then in 5 years time they will be on this forum complaining about their conditions.
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Old 13th Aug 2012, 04:28
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I applied!
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Old 14th Aug 2012, 01:42
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How are Virgin cadets going to fly OZW aircraft? OZW aircraft OZW pilot and since the ATRs are OZW......well you see where I am going.

Not knocking the scheme or those involved just interested on how they are going to sell this to current pilots. Current ATR drivers get nothing from VOZ, can't even get staff travel for family on the aircraft they fly every day.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 12:06
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Anyone without completing high school and pursued a certificate or diplomas applied for this?
I know the pre requisites mention completed y12 with good passes in eng math and phys.
I am a cook by trade but have a burning passion for aviation. Only reason dropping out of school at year 10 was due to visa reasons and my residency was a main priority at the time.
Sounds like the perfect candidate!
Are you happy to work for a low rate of pay?
Are you happy to be part of the new 'lowering of the bar' method of employement?
Are you happy to tickle HR's ears with stories about fun, frivolity and flair while singing a song and building a house of cards at your group interview?
Are you happy to remain in a low paying gig where promotion in flight ops is only gaurenteed to 'yes men' and those with strong gums?
Then feel free to apply now!!
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 23:00
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Hey Cobra,

Herd nothing back yet. Just re-red my application confirmation email and they said 6-8 weeks for short-list which i guess would be from close of applications ie 14th August ?

That said...has anyone received any notice that they have progressed as yet ?
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 02:03
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Cactus,
Initially wanted to find out wether anyone had actually tried with qualifications like me. But since you mention the conditions of once upon being hired by virgin Australia, here I go.
Are you happy to work for a low rate of pay? Can't be worse than doing 60 hours per week for 41k/annum "VA IS OFFERING 50k for The cadets during their traineeship"
Are you happy to be part of the new 'lowering of the bar' method of employement? working in a 'modern kitchen' where everything from stoves to oven isn't working once every week.
The 30 yo grob that I flew in my flight school was more reliable than my oven.
Are you happy to tickle HR's ears with stories about fun, frivolity and flair while singing a song and building a house of cards at your group interview? I do These things every hour at work, not just to the employers but also to the customers too.
Are you happy to remain in a low paying gig where promotion in flight ops is only gaurenteed to 'yes men' and those with strong gums? Yet again, this is an understatement.
So yeah, from what I am experiencing the conditions for working as a cadet in virgin is paradise. It may sound unfair or just plain ridiculous to majority of you.
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 04:39
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More 'must haves'.

Are you happy to work for a low rate of pay? Can't be worse than doing 60 hours per week for 41k/annum "VA IS OFFERING 50k for The cadets during their traineeship"
Awesome That will put you financially in the same region as an airport cleaner, check-out chick at Woolies, Lifeguard at the local suburban swimming pool, part-time shelf packer at Bunnings or a second year house painter!!
Don't spend it all at once.......
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 06:13
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Not Good Enough

Seriously there are lots of threads around to debate about cadet schemes vs GA, this has gone on long enough. Everyone needs to accept what this industry has become, deal with it and move on with their lives. Ranting on forums about it isn't going to change anything. This is a professional pilots rumour network, and some of the trash on here suggests otherwise. Good day.
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