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Old 13th May 2008, 01:50
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Group 112 started in SYD yesterday. Group 111 finishes in MEL end of this week.

Goodluck to all those starting, finishing, still waiting.
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Old 14th May 2008, 13:16
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I was wondering how many people make it to stage 2?

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Old 15th May 2008, 07:20
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On hold!

Went for the VRD early April and managed to get through ref checks however yesterday I received a call saying at the moment everything is put on hold as they have no ground schools as yet.
I asked the recruiter approximately when and she said at this moment its more likely July/August but to not get too excited yet so I guess things are still up in the air! So who knows eh? But the wait is just painful!!... and there I was getting so excited when she said she was calling from Virgin Blue!
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Old 15th May 2008, 12:58
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Thanks dj_candidate!

I like the sound of that bidding system. Particularly the fact that it is more 'points', rather than seniority, based. If people are reasonably flexible, it sounds like it should give everyone some nice control over their rosters.

Speaking to a few ex-Virgin Blue crew who are working at my current airline, it really does sound like a great place to work.

Thanks again. Hope everyone's first month of bidding works out!

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Old 19th May 2008, 08:29
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Hi everyone,
I recently had an interview with Virgin Blue and recieved an email indicating that my application is being progressed past the recruitment day and I will know in two weeks. Does everyone who got to the next stage, the one on one interview recieve this email or do some people recieve rejection letters straight up? Would really appreciate any replies
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Old 19th May 2008, 09:12
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Honestly I do not know the answer to that Flyhigh12. But in any case it really does serve you best to think that at this stage they are genuinely interested in you. And wait for the next email...
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Old 19th May 2008, 22:28
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Flyhigh12, yeah I got that one. I guess it means that yeah they are intrested in you and others, and that once they review everyone fully they will then decide who gets moved through to the next stage, the ref checks. Im sure there were people that got the "thanks but no thanks" letters too. So you should be very happy.

Virgin are GREAT, like really great with keeping you up to date, they say 2 weeks, they mean it it. True to their word!

Hang in there, and congrats again!
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Old 20th May 2008, 00:07
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Thanks heaps for the replies, really appreciate it! bet these will be the slowest two weeks ever!! I guess at least i made it past the first stage which I think is really great!
but hopefully it will be worth the wait in the end!
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I can imagine, Its on my mind 24/7, so trying to keep busy and not think bout it to much, but if I dont get it I will be pretty upset, but I guess i can try for another airline, even though Virgin is really the only one that I think I would most like to work! So when do you start training school? If I get the job, you must let me know how hard it is!
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Old 24th May 2008, 08:26
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syd base

hey everyone,
just a quick post to those syd based vb crew.. just wondering how its all going? how is everyone finding the rostering? Are you getting many overnights or are the number overnights expected to increase? and finally do the syd based crew do overnights in melb?!
any comments would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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Old 28th May 2008, 04:47
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hi everyone,

just like to let you all know that i got the job! I'm so over the moon as its been my dream since i was young.

Anyone who needs tips or advice dont hesitate to pm me, id be more than happy to help.

im starting training on july 7th -anyone else in the same boat?

I was a bit disappointed to learn that trainees aren't accomodated, as I was told this from another source, but whatever, the job is all that matters!

good luck and all the best guys!

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Old 28th May 2008, 05:36
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Congrats!

Hey Libra89,
Firstly congrats on the job!! You must be so happy!
Can I just ask when was your VRD??

I was on hold but they've called to say they're going to check my refs so it could be moving...slowly!

Anyway, congrats again and enjoy the time!!
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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 04:37
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Hey futureflier,

Just hold on there, everything will work out fine, I'm sure! Just make it to the medical, pass it and basically (although no guarantees) you've got the job.

My VRD was on Wednesday, 2nd April and approximately every two weeks, I was kept in the loop, so they were very good to me as a candidate (imagine as an employee!).

It was the following Monday that i got an email saying I had made it past the VRD and then two days after I got the ref check email.

15 days after on the 24/4, after I emailed them re: my progress, I got a reply the next day re: my application is being processed and what i should do to update them and keep all my details current.

I then didnt hear from them until the 13/5 re: making it to the medical - I first received a phone call and then an email. I went for my medical the following week on the 21/5. I was told that I had passed the medical on the day and that it would be passed on to VB.

I had to let recruitment know that I would be away from the 8/6 and at the time the medical results had not gotten to them; however the day after I was given a ring that the results were in and then offered a job. An email was sent re: all the job offer particulars (training, etc.).

Currently, I am starting training on July 7th and because i will be away on June 26th, which is when Sydney based cc will have their uniform fitting, Im being flown out on Wednesday to Melbourne for my fitting.

So thats what I went through - a very civil, orderly and relatively speedy process.

If there's anything else at all that you need clarifying just let me know!

Take Care and good luck

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Old 3rd Jun 2008, 14:17
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ahh waiting game with Virgin Blue

Well mine is a bit slower..It is driving me crazy!!

So I went for my interview on the 22nd April.. Recieved an email a fortnight later informing me I have progressed passed the recruitment day & was told I will get fortnightly updates..

Than 3 wks later I recieved another email informing me to keep all personal details the same.. Updating my information on there database.. And if progressed passed this point I will be notified to come in for Medical..

Just recieved an email on mon notifying me that due to operational recruitment requirements... we are unable to reactivate your application at this stage.... We will continue to email you on a monthly basis to ensure you are kept informed with our latest recruitment needs....

What does that mean? They have not even called up my references?

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Old 4th Jun 2008, 03:15
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Melody, virgin are I would think tightening everything up due to costs!! They don't want too many crew just yet until the VB crew come across for the V Australia start up. Then they will know exactly how many holes to fill in which bases. Just hang in there, I had my VRD in February and only found out officially last week.
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Old 4th Jun 2008, 04:51
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thank you Gloria I totally forgot about V Australia... Its good to be in the loop!!

thanks
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Old 4th Jun 2008, 05:48
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Hey melody23,

You poor thing I feel for you so bad! It must be so frustrating to be so close yet so far! Monthly updates?! Worse than a root canal.....

I just came from uniform fitting and was told by a recruiter that was there that of the 30 that progressed to the next round on the recruitment day alone, only 6 actually got the job. So, just hold on everyone and if you get it you get it, if you don't well that only means you try harder!

Melody23 you definitely have to try for Qantas MAM who are in Sydney next week, at least you'd be giving both a shot whilst waiting - why wait for nothing?

Please PM and I'll give you a bit more insight for the interview and whatnot - here's the link: mybookingmanager.com/mam

Good luck and all the best!!!
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Hey Libra

Just wondering these 30 people obviously stayed the whole day???
So meaning.. Passed the 2 grp scenario's.. the test.. the roleplay... the one on one...

and than got an email saying the application has progressed and so far successful...

Because I 'know for a fact' that u can stay the whole day and still recieve a:

"sorry u have not been successful letter"
-the 30 peeps prob got this!!!!

next month Ill have some news k
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Old 4th Jun 2008, 07:09
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Melody23, your VRD was only 5 weeks ago so I wouldn't give up hope yet or read anything into your situation. Most people take 8-12 weeks to go through the whole process so it's early days yet. And as Gloria said I'm guessing current circumstances will be having an effect.

Chin up and yes definately put a few more irons in the fire. You never know what the answer will be until you get the call. So can't hurt to have options.
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thanks airborne! I will stay positive and stop stressin haha
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