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Old 18th May 2023, 09:08
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Got mine in June as well,any clue about the interview ?
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Old 18th May 2023, 11:54
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Originally Posted by Flyer4040
Got mine in June as well,any clue about the interview ?
HR based, ďtell me about a timeĒ etc. No technical questions. It will all come down to answering via STAR format and how you handle challenges to your answers etc. It is a straight forward interview primarily to assess your skills of communication/cooperation/compliance.

Short version: itís a d***head check.
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Old 18th May 2023, 23:14
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Short version: it’s a d***head check.
Oh, so Virgin is all clear of pilot d***heads?
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Old 19th May 2023, 00:21
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Short version: itís a d***head check.[/QUOTE]


If thats the case HR has failed miserably for many many years.........some would say its the complete opposite.
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Old 19th May 2023, 01:00
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Originally Posted by Tbot
HR based, ďtell me about a timeĒ etc. No technical questions. It will all come down to answering via STAR format and how you handle challenges to your answers etc. It is a straight forward interview primarily to assess your skills of communication/cooperation/compliance.

Short version: itís a d***head check.
So there is no flight crew as part of the interview panel? The only technical part is the Sim session?
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Old 26th May 2023, 03:19
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Has anyone who applied in March heard back or been given an interview yet?
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Old 3rd Jul 2023, 07:55
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I found the process relaxed and friendly overall but itís a big day. Interviewed in June and the VA team were friendly. If thatís the way the whole company is, I look forward to it. Walked away feeling brain dead. Make sure you eat your weetbix for brekky.
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Old 3rd Jul 2023, 21:42
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Originally Posted by Captbossmanager
I Walked away feeling brain dead.
Sounds like youíre their perfect candidate. Youíll fit in perfectly and probably fast tracked to management.
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Old 5th Jul 2023, 09:13
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Captains on about 250k AUD? Embarrassing IMO
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Old 13th Jul 2023, 22:35
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What are the rosters like for Perth base compared to Melbourne base?

Iíve heard a rumour that base salary increase of 15% voted up recently.
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Old 14th Jul 2023, 15:45
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No point considering the Perth base. You won't get there for a long time.

No change in salary planned.
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Old 15th Jul 2023, 14:06
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Originally Posted by kjvmw
No point considering the Perth base. You won't get there for a long time.

No change in salary planned.
With recent increase in charter flying, Perth getting less and less productivity, but more days workingÖ.

steer clear
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Old 16th Jul 2023, 09:02
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Originally Posted by boigu_bitch
how long are people waiting for start dates post interview these days? Can't be long if the most recent cadets have been recalled already
Couple months
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Old 13th Aug 2023, 09:48
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Any updates on their recruiting? Have they filled the numbers
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Old 14th Aug 2023, 03:19
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Still hiring 12-20 pilots every 28 days. Courses every month through to Dec at the moment. No sign of slowing down.

Some people starting 6 weeks after interview.
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Old 14th Aug 2023, 22:55
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October class full of mostly inactive pilots. Know of three people whose interviews have been pushed back to next year.
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Old 15th Aug 2023, 07:43
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I am genuinely intrigued to know why people are considering joining this place.

The resignation rate is sky high, morale is piss poor and terms and conditions amongst the worst in the country. Additionally there is a lack of positions in the bases people want, a lack of progression and a future which entails at best, a LH narrow body seat in 20 years time for a new joiner. Letís not forget the lack of lifestyle and your unknown position on the seniority list for another 3 years.

Is this really what Australian aviation has come to? Surely there are better aviation jobs in Australia.
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Old 15th Aug 2023, 09:11
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Originally Posted by Red69
I am genuinely intrigued to know why people are considering joining this place.
Because it is still infinitely better than where they are currently.

terms and conditions amongst the worst in the country
Compared to what? Genuine question. Keeping in mind that not everybody is interested in doing 9 day trips to London in the back seat.

Letís not forget the lack of lifestyle
Is it really that hard to have a half decent lifestyle with 12 rdo's a roster? Again, genuine question.
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Old 15th Aug 2023, 09:47
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Originally Posted by plotplot
Because it is still infinitely better than where they are currently.



Compared to what? Genuine question. Keeping in mind that not everybody is interested in doing 9 day trips to London in the back seat.



Is it really that hard to have a half decent lifestyle with 12 rdo's a roster? Again, genuine question.
if you want to fly a 737 domestically in Australia with the odd regional trip then you can do that day 1 at QF these days. Time to command is possibly even shorter. The conditions are much better. And when you get sick of the 737 you have WB options at around 6-7 years
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Old 15th Aug 2023, 22:52
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Originally Posted by A320 Flyer
if you want to fly a 737 domestically in Australia with the odd regional trip then you can do that day 1 at QF these days. Time to command is possibly even shorter. The conditions are much better. And when you get sick of the 737 you have WB options at around 6-7 years
Yeah, well maybe half the people going there are from a certain red tailed turboprop operator who are paid crap for more work (8 days off a roster) and then QF either flat out refused to take them or told them their "indicative" start date was in 3 years time.
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