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Old 27th Aug 2013, 15:59
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The email my son received from virgin about the recruitment process is slightly different to what they say on the virgin website.
All of your posts are about your son here, are you taking him by the hand to interviews and stuff? If he ever gets the job will you tell him what to do in the cockpit too? It looks like junior needs to grow and live a little before he can be trusted human lives, how about he learns to drive a car first.
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 04:01
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Still bitter your world class resume didn't cut it eh?
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 15:14
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Originally Posted by j3pipercub
Still bitter your world class resume didn't cut it eh?
Oh my goodness if I had a drink I would have spit it all over my computer screen. Post of the year.

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Old 30th Aug 2013, 07:33
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Bobby I wouldn't be so keen on this. Chances of succeeding are very low
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Old 30th Aug 2013, 10:01
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Sure, we'll just get them to take someone unsuitable in every other aspect, just to please the minority of whatever persuasion. If you have evidence of anything other than equal opportunity, best take it to the commissioner, sure they'd love to make a case. Pissing and moaning on here will get you everywhere, NOT.
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Old 30th Aug 2013, 11:01
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If you think that color and race are part of the selection criteria, then you are sadly mistaken. If you have proof of otherwise, feel free to use the legal system to it's fullest extent. Casting aspersions on the process, without evidence to do so is not useful to anyone.

N.B. My post was written prior to your editing of your previous post.

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Old 30th Aug 2013, 11:49
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Looks like another bitter failure using character assassination to make himself feel better about not being chosen...as I said earlier, these posts reveal much of the personality of those who didn't get chosen. Seems to me the culling process is doing its job.
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Old 11th Sep 2013, 02:56
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Is there other people out there that still are yet to receive a response?
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Old 12th Sep 2013, 08:52
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Hey Bobby

Those who've made it to the next round have been contacted for interviews to be conducted in Brisbane.

Hope that helps
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Old 13th Sep 2013, 06:47
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Lol? So some people have rejection letters some have had interviews and some no response at all yet?

That doesn't sound right.
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Old 13th Sep 2013, 08:14
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Perhaps they're still going through and notifying applicants?

The assessment centres have definitely all been completed. And the final interviews are scheduled for 8th of October in Brissy.
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Old 16th Sep 2013, 02:59
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15 made it to final interviews.
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Old 16th Sep 2013, 21:57
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Dr Oakenfold you may like to read again what I wrote. It's pretty easy to suss the attitude of an applicant and if the ones carrying on in this thread had acted like they have online they'd get weeded out straight away hence my comment.
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Old 17th Sep 2013, 10:41
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For every door closing another opens. For those that missed out, it may be the best thing that ever happened to you as it forces you to consider other careers. Almost all applicants will be intelligent and determined people who can succeed in other careers and afford to fly where they like when they like once they make it. Just a quick read of the discussions under this forum will show how your life will pan out if accepted as a professional pilot. Some good some not so fun. The best piece of advice I ever got was from someone who knew me, after a first ever rejection letter said "people like you will always land on your feet. Don't worry". And they were right. The hardest thing is making the break, it is easy to fall into the "but i am a pilot" trap and be blind to the other opportunities. Is was a fun career,but other careers can bring even more satisfaction. Some of it is luck too. Well done to all that made it but for the others, it could be the start of something new. Keep an open mind.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 04:36
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So everyone should know by now! Final 8 were picked yesterday.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 05:50
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Great pass rate in the first cohort of 8.

Only six remaining , a pass rate which can at best be a whole 75%

Whoo - Hoooo ; keep up the magnificent work Virgin , what a super selection you made.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 12:29
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Only six remaining , a pass rate which can at best be a whole 75%
7 remain from the first course. 1 resigned as they were unable to maintain a Class 1 medical.

All 7 have passed CPL/MECIR and are currently doing ATPL theory.
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 09:44
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The cadet that resigned had numerous problems and incidents. The "medical" reason for them leaving was just a cover.
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 04:14
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Poor Flyboat. Miss out did we luvvie? Never mind, there's box of tissues over in the corner for you......
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 04:46
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Thanks for the offer of Tissues but I didn't apply and am not interested.

I just think is wonderful to see that the graduating class is 4/7 girl power. What true legends in diversity Virgin are ? , they should tell the PM how to do it.

Expecting this years class to be an overwhelming celebration of all things feminine - it is just wonderful and makes me so proud to call myself an Australian.

All we need now is Virgin to apply the same focus on making a profit - as they do on being gender crusaders and it will be even more wonderful.
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