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Old 27th Jul 2017, 03:39
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Originally Posted by patty50 View Post
This info is from the cadetship application, take it or leave it but its probably fairly similar. The video interview in particular seemed like it was used for all pilot applications.

The video was 3 questions, 30 seconds to answer the first two and 60 seconds for the last. You just upload a video that you can take as many times as you want, edit, do whatever.

The cognitive testing was basically IQ type questions but extremely time limited. Maths word problems, sequences, pattern recognition, 'find the word that doesn't fit'. I thought I may have failed but passed.

This is very recent but of course I don't know how applicable to ordinary pilot applications.
Were all the cognitive questions together over a 20min period or seperate mini tests? How did you know you passed at the end of the test?
Thanks for the info appreicated.
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Old 27th Jul 2017, 06:36
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Falling leaf, spot on
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Old 27th Jul 2017, 07:14
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Originally Posted by anonfly View Post
Were all the cognitive questions together over a 20min period or seperate mini tests? How did you know you passed at the end of the test?
Thanks for the info appreicated.
All in one 20 minute hit, 51 questions. I think I got up to question 42 or so. Skipped a few time consuming ones towards the end. It was harder than I anticipated, heavy on the spatial stuff.

I made it to the next round so must've passed.
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Old 27th Jul 2017, 09:22
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Done both video and online test yesterday . Video was quiet relaxed.
Anyone knows what's the entry salary for an SO in Virgin ? I found the EBA and it says 79000 first year entry after 2013. Is that correct ? Just curious
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Old 27th Jul 2017, 15:29
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Hi anyone in the know....

I noticed the latest Perth F100 FO ad requires 500MEC... I know my company is struggling to get people with those hours at the moment on a turbo prop... Do they take people with less than the 500 MEC if they have multicrew time?!? Or is the 500 a must?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 08:31
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93K plus allowances, First year + super, better allowances and call out payments as well compared to the 213 LH agreement.

best of luck
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 09:00
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Originally Posted by aussietomcat View Post
Done both video and online test yesterday . Video was quiet relaxed.
Anyone knows what's the entry salary for an SO in Virgin ? I found the EBA and it says 79000 first year entry after 2013. Is that correct ? Just curious
Well I'd hope it's more than that now! - I make more as a turbo-prop FO before allowances 🙄
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 10:51
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Well I'd hope it's more than that now! - I make more as a turbo-prop FO before allowances 🙄
Nope, that's what it is. Well not exactly, the 79k includes super so it's closer to 73.

The new EBA (if it gets voted up this time...) has an improvement.
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 00:07
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Has anyone heard of any assessment dates being held this month in Brisbane?
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 01:00
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Hah, they're calling people from the june 2015 interviews who have already told them no previously. Again.
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 01:40
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One was held this week, there are nine more scheduled in between now and the end of the year.

I remember Qantas ringing people back in 07-08 who had previously been told no or who had dropped off the hold file for one reason or another. It wouldn't be the first time an airline has attempted to contact people during desperate times and I guess times are now starting to get desperate.
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 22:28
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"$1,000 per week in the hand".

Still the lowest paid Widebody S/O's in the world?

Qantas are looking for quite a few for the Mainline Dreamliner fleet. That would be an interesting comparison.
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Old 6th Aug 2017, 07:13
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NZ based VA pilots are now starting to leave NZ for VA Aus based positions, not just Air NZ.
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Old 6th Aug 2017, 16:11
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Good number of guys moving through the ranks in the latest 737 awards. That should mean some consistant recruitment in the entry ranks for the future.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 01:42
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"Consistent" isn't really a word many of us associate with the flow of pilot recruitments, FRT.

It's more stop, stop, GO GO!

Kind of like being on a bus with a driver who plants all their weight on one pedal thenthe other seemingly at random.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 02:35
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Should be plenty of recruitment onto the ATR, a lot of those guys got a 73 award.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 05:52
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Originally Posted by Goat Whisperer View Post
"Consistent" isn't really a word many of us associate with the flow of pilot recruitments, FRT.

It's more stop, stop, GO GO!

Kind of like being on a bus with a driver who plants all their weight on one pedal thenthe other seemingly at random.
Ha yes, fair point. Poor choice of word.

But with internal 73 courses seemingly running well into the new year, I would expect good run of recruitment onto the 777 and ATR for at least another 12 months.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 07:50
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Is Virgin really that short of pilots that with a shrinking fleet they're hiring massively? I overheard 2 pilots the other day talking at length about how they were both getting hammered.
Only 3 new 737s in the last 2 years with most of the E190s gone and most ATRs going as well.

Where did everyone go?
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 09:57
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Is Virgin really that short of pilots that with a shrinking fleet they're hiring massively? I overheard 2 pilots the other day talking at length about how they were both getting hammered.
Yes. Over 200 short. Thank Hammes for that. SY pilots sitting on max hours. Other bases not far behind.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 21:26
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Benefits

In addition to joining an airline with an exemplary safety record and consistently good OTP results, you can expect the follow benefits from joining Virgin Australia:

42 days annual leave
Loss of licence insurance
Annual salary increase
Exceptional staff travel program that can be enjoyed by your family and friends
The ability to bid for rosters that suit your lifestyle
Career progression opportunities including first rate training throughout your flying career with Virgin Australia, designed to equip you with the skills to consistently develop and progress toward command opportunities. There are future opportunities with the Training department, Technical Pilot roles and also management opportunities.
Fleet and operational variety
Engagement surveys that enable management to listen to the needs of team members and take action on the issues that matter
Employee Assistance Program - including 24 hour support for our team members and their families
Paid parental and adoption leave - including 10 weeks paid maternity, two weeks paid paternity and three weeks paid adoption leave
Study assistance - we offer support for study linked to development
Salary sacrifice options - such as vehicles and superannuation
The opportunity to tap into the diverse offerings of the Virgin group globally
Laughed my ass off when I saw this corporate BS...

Annual leave...yes, but not when you want to take it
Annual salary increase... narrow body EBA over 2 years expired and no annual adjustment mentioned for FY1718.
Staff travel...don't expect to go anywhere on holidays, plus its a rip off, VA are selling sale fares to HK cheaper then the staff travel price.
Engagement surveys...allow the managers to get their KPI's but you will never hear the results from the survey.
Study Assistance...was promised this in the interview but all applications rejected as 'we have no money'.

Not saying that any other airline is better, but have your eyes wide open.
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