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Old 16th Mar 2018, 00:27
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Originally Posted by Altimeters
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
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
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
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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Old 30th Mar 2018, 00:20
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Originally Posted by KittyBlue
I personally know of 3 people who applied for NZ ops last year and were checked to line in October 2017.
Thanks KittyBlue that's promising to hear about the NZ ops, I understand there were interviews in Nz late 2017 around Sept I'm just checking whether any of those that were successful have a start date yet?
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 16:47
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Hey has anyone in the hold file heard anything yet?
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 13:59
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If that is verbatim, what they had written, then they need to go back to school and pay attention this time.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 23:39
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Originally Posted by Thrillho
I emailed HR a few days after being put on the hold last month:

"...we have slowed our B737 recruitment and at the current time donít have any forecasted schools currently. In terms of B777 training schools; there are forecasted courses for the year however we have not received confirmed contract or endorsement start dates. Until the dates are confirmed, we are unable to place candidates from our hold file onto training schools"

Thankfully there are plenty of other options out there right now.

When is the forecasted courses for the 777? Hopefully not too long
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 01:10
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So they plastered ads on AFAP and don't know when courses are?
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 01:37
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ICARUS2001 - "...they need to go back to school and pay attention this time.

They sure do! It looks like typical USA diction corrections from the computer, not the real English. I cringe when I see stuff like that from HR's & "managements".

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Old 9th Apr 2018, 19:22
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I think people on hold files are going to hear from VA in AUG-Nov.
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 23:19
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Originally Posted by Superawsome
I think people on hold files are going to hear from VA in AUG-Nov.
Hey superawsome any reasoning behind this or just a hunch? I've noticed they've opened up another ATR DEC campaign this time targeting non-Australians so it would seem that people on the hold file should hear sooner rather than later.
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 05:19
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Its just a guess. I hope so coz Ive turned down 2 other job offers in hopes of them calling me.




Originally Posted by Aureus
Hey superawsome any reasoning behind this or just a hunch? I've noticed they've opened up another ATR DEC campaign this time targeting non-Australians so it would seem that people on the hold file should hear sooner rather than later.
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 10:40
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You did what?! LOL!
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 12:11
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I've been told the a May course is on for the ATR but mostly cadets and possibly a couple of direct entry peeps thrown in. The next course is Nov/Dec time but not guaranteed to be going ahead (probably depends on when the Virgin ATR sim gets here). So I wouldn't hold your breath and take another position whilst you can and decide what you want to do when that phone call comes, if ever! (don't forget they cleared their hold file just a few years ago)
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