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Old 14th Jan 2010, 06:26
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Log in to the VB recruitment site and review the original application you made for that position. Does it say if unsuccessful you can't reapply for 12 months? Did they say anything about it at the interview?
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Old 14th Jan 2010, 13:40
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So I got that email everyone else got, saying that I was unsuccessful for Melbourne, but was welcome to apply when they opened Sydney applications soon. Today I log on and see these Sydney applications are now open, and there is a question on there that asks if you have been unsuccessful for the Virgin Blue Cabin Crew position within the last 12 months. Which I have been obviously, but in that rejection email they said I was welcome to apply for Sydney when it came up. Do you think it's not a matter of 'you can't apply for any positions for us for 12 months after you've been rejected' or simply a matter of them wanting to know if you've been applying all over the place and how keen you are?

I think I'll just put in an application anyways.
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 02:53
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The email that the MEL applicants received was only stating that VB was canceling the MEL recruitment, not that we were unsuccessful, therefore you still meet the criteria to be eligible to reapply for any position within VB.
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 05:43
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Hi everyone!
I'm new to this site... I'm extremely interested in becoming a flight attendant for VB and have wanted this career ever since I was really little.
Just recently I applied for the SYD base CC position and I am wondering what is the 'blue star referral program' I saw on the application? How does one become apart of it? And would it help my applications in the recruitment process?
I know its probably a silly question, but If someone could answer that'd be great!
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 08:23
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Oh cool, thanks firyice!
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 17:13
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hii

Hi BlondeHostie


In answer to your question about the Virgin Blue - BLUE Star program,
what basically is that Virgin Blue Cabin Crew can basically offer to cabin Crew who are already employed by the company to Blue Star a friend who wishes to apply for Virgin Blue Cabin Crew in any base.

So for example if i was employed as a Cabin Crew member for Virgin Blue and just say that i knew you and you were a good friend of mine, and you were intrested in appying for a postion as Cabin Crew what i could do is Blue Star you, so in other words

Im recommending you to Virgin Blue, saying that "Yes i have no doubt that you would be excellent as a Canin Crew etc etc etc...

and then what happens when you write there name on the aplication when your appying, a conformation e-mail will get sent to me (eg
and i would have to fill out a questionare and answer some questions abut YOU
eg: How is BlondeHostie;s personality
why attributes can BlondeHostie bring to Virgin Blue team
How long have you known BlondeHostie for? and what relation ship do you have with him . or her etc..
some basic questions like that. so yeah thats pretty much it!

apprently its good if you have been blue stared, apprently helps your chances out heaps and they look at those applications and take them seriously. i know a few freinds who have been blue stared and has helped them out like a charm so yeah! goodluck hope this has answered your question.
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 06:28
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Thank you so much for answering my question flya123, I thought it was something along those lines!
Looks like I really need to get to know a VB flight attendant hehe... I wish I knew someone who could 'blue star' me, I want to work with VB more than anything.
Has anyone applied for the SYD base in FEB?
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 21:42
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You don't need a blue star to get in, plenty of people get hired without one. What you will need though is the kind of background they are looking for and the right qualities....
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 23:46
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Is it worth applying for VB SYD if I want to stay in Brisbane? What are your thoughts?
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Old 18th Jan 2010, 01:09
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Apply in Syd if you want to stay in Brisbane? No. Because you will only be offered a position in Sydney and then will either need to move to Sydney or reject the job offer. I think you will be wasting your time to be honest. If you want to be in Brisbane wait until they recruit for Brisbane base. Transfers to other bases are only available when there are vacancies in those bases. So if you start in Sydney and go on the transfer list it will be the same wait as if you just stayed in Brisbane and waited for recruitment there to happen.

There are no backdoors for getting into Brisbane base, so just apply for there directly.
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Old 18th Jan 2010, 01:14
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Hi Airborne ... thanks for your honest help. Much appreciated!
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Old 19th Jan 2010, 03:17
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Hi, VB SYD recruitment days are next week, 27/28/29. I'm going on Friday, it's my first one and i am really excited! How long does a typical recruitment day take?
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Old 19th Jan 2010, 03:39
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I did the VB Assessment day in Dec. Whole thing took about three hours! I went to an Assessment day two years ago and that was a full day so these assessment days are much more streamlined.

Just be yourself, smile and be friendly with the other candidates. Make sure you dress in smart business attire with your hair and makeup done immaculately.

Good luck!
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Old 19th Jan 2010, 03:43
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By the way ... the email they sent out that said they no longer need to recruit CC for BNE ... does this mean "ever again" ???
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Old 19th Jan 2010, 04:58
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the email they sent out that said they no longer need to recruit CC for BNE ... does this mean "ever again" ???
Possibly. BNE was Virgin Blue's first Cabin Crew base, and is somewhat the 'senior' base, with lots of good trips compared to other bases - not saying MEL & SYD don't have good pairings also.

There is always people on the transfer list to transfer to BNE base, and it would seem now when the need to recruit for BNE arises, they plan to activate the transfer list and fill vacancies that way, and recruit directly into other bases, namely SYD.

This is what I have heard, and what seems to have occured recently. Things always change though, and obviously if they don't have enough crew on the transfer list that they need then they'll have to recruit directly into the base.

Cheers,
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Old 19th Jan 2010, 08:46
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Re: Bases & transfers

I've never heard of any crew wanting to transfer to BNE because of the pairings... Transferring because they want to live there, return there because they used to live there, have family there yes....because they like the rosters...no. What constitutes a good trip is very individual. BNE & MEL have a lot of 4 day trips which is something I don't want. Pairings are forever changing as well. Not everyone wants a transfer to BNE...

I don't think it will ever be a case of no recruitment in BNE ever again. Not unless they intended to close the base, which they are not. Every month crew leave for various reasons and they will have to replace them. There won't always be enough crew on transfer lists to cover this and it won't always be in the company's interests to effect transfer lists either.

It's happened before that people have applied for a different base to get hired thinking they will transfer later. Only to find recruitment in their home town occured a few months down the track and they couldn't get a transfer back there. Transfers are always conditional on operational requirements and at your own expense.
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Old 19th Jan 2010, 20:03
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Thanks again for the helpful info Airborne, I'll resist applying for Sydney and hope something opens up at BNE again.
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Old 19th Jan 2010, 23:02
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Hi, am new to this forum, have been with VB as CC for over a year now in Sydney, just want to say good luck to all applying . Sydney base is great and I'm not sure why there are a lot of rumours out online saying otherwise. Have mostly heard its due to our rosters or there is just such low morale there that people continually resign. It's not the case at all, just know the bidding system inside and out and you will be fine. I have got about 90% of what I have wanted from day one. If you need to make some extra cash, bid for overnights only and you can expect 6-10. Up to 15 if you are ejet trained. If you want weekends off, bid for that and you will mostly get day trips but most of your weekends off. But it's the same for all bases, you can't have everything and most people who are dissapointed have bidded for too much and have outbid themselves. Anywho hope this info has been helpful, once again good luck .
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Old 19th Jan 2010, 23:54
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Hi all,
Just had a phone interview and received an invitation to the Group Assesment Day next Wednesday morning.... anyone else going?
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 02:01
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vbsydcc

Thanks for sharing your positive experience with VB in Sydney. It's great to hear! You are right, so many posts are very negative. I'm starting on the 8th of Feb so all positive thoughts are especially welcome!!

I was worried about the overnights with the Sydney base but it seems that it should be fine. I'm happy with about 8 or so a month, give or take (that is what I am doing in my current job). Thanks again!
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