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Old 7th Mar 2018, 21:41
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A roster can also be affected by which base you are in.

Are you choosing between the two?
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 01:41
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Backlog

Given how busy recruitment is, how long is it taking to hear back on new applications? (VA, not subsidiaries)
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 06:35
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Originally Posted by Berealgetreal View Post
A roster can also be affected by which base you are in.

Are you choosing between the two?
Yes I'm looking at both. And also looking in comparison to my roster now. The amount of Guaranteed off days is good
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 14:39
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Originally Posted by aviator777 View Post
Given how busy recruitment is, how long is it taking to hear back on new applications? (VA, not subsidiaries)
3 months from application submitted to online tests.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 00:03
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Originally Posted by WAoverthere View Post
Hey All, hoping someone with prior experience can shed some light.

I went through the whole process, got through the AD. That was about 4-5 weeks ago. But I have heard absolutely nothing. I have come to the conclusion that I did not make the cut, which I can accept and continue to improve myself on.
But I have received no "No Thank you" Email, no phone calls, my Current Status on my application still reads Invite Accepted

I would think that sending the no thank's email is a quick process, has anyone else had to wait this long for one ?
Hang in there mate. As far as I am aware if you are not successful you will be advised. So as others have mentioned no news is good news.
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 22:44
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Anyone know an approximate start date time frame from receiving a hold file email ?
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Old 13th Mar 2018, 07:09
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Originally Posted by 2020Balance View Post
Anyone know an approximate start date time frame from receiving a hold file email ?
Impossible to tell. I know people that got a start date pretty much the second they walked out the door, others have been on the hold for 8 months and havenít been told anything. Seems like if you have what they want (TT, multi/turbine, MCC, multi crew time etc) then youíre straight in or else you wait for them to have no choice to give you a start date
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 04:35
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Hi Folks,

Just a few questions regarding the Kiwi side of things that I hope someone will be kind enough to answer. Do Virgin normally run separate intakes and courses for the NZ operation? How many aircraft based in CHC? How many hours per roster may one expect? The latest NZ EBA I can find online is from 2013, any updates?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 07:27
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Pop into the VA office at CHC airport (over the road from Sudima beside the toll office). I am sure they would be helpful and answer your questions, or at least give you a managers card to email them if a manager was not available (-: Good luck!

As far as a CEA/EBA goes, VA recruitment were very happy to email me one. If you email them, it shows you are serious and I am sure they will oblige.
Originally Posted by O for awesome View Post
Hi Folks,

Just a few questions regarding the Kiwi side of things that I hope someone will be kind enough to answer. Do Virgin normally run separate intakes and courses for the NZ operation? How many aircraft based in CHC? How many hours per roster may one expect? The latest NZ EBA I can find online is from 2013, any updates?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 10:35
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Originally Posted by 2020Balance View Post
Anyone know an approximate start date time frame from receiving a hold file email ?
I got the hold file email about a month ago havenít heard anything yet, but apparently one of the guys in my interview group got an August start date.

Last edited by Props _are_for_boats; 15th Mar 2018 at 18:05.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 00:24
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Company email this week suggests no more externals onto the B737 for VAA. They will be building up their hold file on all fleets and still will be taking applicants onto the B777, VANZ B737 and ATR aircraft until at least the end of 2018.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 00:27
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Originally Posted by Altimeters View Post
Company email this week suggests no more externals onto the B737 for VAA. They will be building up their hold file on all fleets and still will be taking applicants onto the B777, VANZ B737 and ATR aircraft until at least the end of 2018.
Thanks Altimeters, my preference was for the 777, so hopefully Iím still in with a shout.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 00:52
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“This week”.......... and “suggests”
Good luck to all prospective applicants.
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Old 27th Mar 2018, 05:38
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Has Anyone received or know of someone who has been given a start date recently ?
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Old 27th Mar 2018, 09:10
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Originally Posted by Props _are_for_boats View Post
Has Anyone received or know of someone who has been given a start date recently ?
http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/03/virgin-australia-advanced-pilot-cadets-graduate/
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Old 27th Mar 2018, 10:29
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Originally Posted by Props _are_for_boats View Post
my preference was for the 777, so hopefully Iím still in with a shout.
Why would you prefer to be an SO on a 777 rather than an FO on a 737 / ATR?
SO time doesnít count toward much does lt?
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Old 27th Mar 2018, 10:34
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
Why would you prefer to be an SO on a 777 rather than an FO on a 737 / ATR?
SO time doesnít count toward much does lt?
It would be more for a lifestyle preference ĎI thinkí I havenít done any long haul yet...but it seems as if most people move from the SO long haul position to be able to fly again not because of the lifestyle.737 FO would be a great option too but I think from what was said previously in the thread that could be a pipe dream now.
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 22:13
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So has anyone been contacted for an interview after they pasted ads all over AFAP earlier in the year?

I heard it may just have been a CV stockpiling exercise.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 03:51
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Appreciate the answer Aussie-kiwi, tried to PM you but couldn't. Anyone else care to add more? Thanks
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 10:04
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Has anyone from NZ who went through the hiring process in NZ last year and got a ' yes' got a start date yet?
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