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Old 12th Feb 2011, 20:54
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TrolleyDolly, there are a couple of things to note....

1. Getting into VB is very competitive these days. There are lots of very experienced people applying with years of experience in full service airlines. Not, that, those are the only people hired mind you. But the level of competition is much higher. The rumoured changes and Borghetti are drawing a lot of people in the mid-east back home.

2. You're location says you are in Qld but you're applying for Perth base? The company has had a lot of bad experiences with new recruits wanting transfers back to their home base within a few weeks of coming out online, even though they said yes they were prepared to move for the job. Maybe they are preferring local candidates now? If so then really it was only a matter of time before that happened, too many people saw the recruiting bases as a backdoor to getting into their preferred base. The company wants and needs people who are willing to stay in the bases they are recruited for.
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Old 13th Feb 2011, 02:04
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Yes i am living in Perth I moved over a month ago but my now Perth address was on my application when i first applied. I orginally planned to apply for BNE base but I assumed there would be a lot of competition and I figured I would have a better chance in PER.
Well iii just have to wait and see, I also have completed a Bachelor of Business Tourism at uni so agin hoping all the little things add up! i was just more curious if they had held the interview days in Perth and i missed out.
Thankyou for your feedback!
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Old 14th Feb 2011, 21:38
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Hi all.
Has anyone heard from VB in regards to Melbourne base CC. I know it's only been a short time since the applications closed but still waiting eagerly to hear from VB.
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Old 22nd Feb 2011, 22:42
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Love the new uniform and the business class product.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 11:21
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Hi all,
I am currently in the the recruitment process with VB...I made it past the day and I know they've checked my references...I just a got a call saying the don't have a training date confirmed and that my application has been wait listed and they will call me to progress to the next level which is the medical if a training date is set otherwise if it takes more than 8 months I'll need to re apply....does anyone know how often these training groups are set and if anyone has ever had to re apply because of this...
I also have holidays booked and don't know if I should continue planning them...any advice?

Thanks
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 07:40
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Yes people have had to reapply in the past. There really is no way to tell as one month they may have no requirement and the next need another ground school. That's airlines for you. They might be hiring because they need to expand the base or to replace natural attrition but no-one really knows.

Keep moving ahead with your holiday plans until you hear otherwise.
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Old 12th Mar 2011, 04:26
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Travelbug,

When i got the job with VB it was 9 months from recruitment day to starting, i was on the waitlist for the max 6 months. An insider has told me they have a recruitment freeze on atm so go ahead and plan your holidays.

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Old 19th Mar 2011, 16:06
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Waiting on a training school also

Hi Travelbug66, I also went for an interview back in late 2010, I have been told to expect an 8 month wait also so I am going to continue to travel and get on with my life until VB calls.. I have ever confidence that they will call back around about June or so, keep your fingers crossed and good luck...
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Old 24th Mar 2011, 00:41
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How do apply for Virgin Blue? Do you just have to wait till they say they are recruiting on their official website or is there another way to send them your CV?
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Old 10th Apr 2011, 06:00
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Attn wannabees - virgin are currently recruiting for cabin crew in Sydney - applications close on the 24th April - good luck to those applying : )
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Old 14th Apr 2011, 06:18
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Hi All

I am on the waitlist for the next VB cabin crew training school (Brisbane base) and saw the recruitment for cabin crew for the Sydney base.

My question is if you have been advised that you are on the waitlist, can you apply for another base?
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Old 15th Apr 2011, 03:23
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Thanks for the info ash.1111 ... I thought as much.

Well I want to stay on the waitlist for the base that I went to the RD for ... so I wont be applying for any others.

While I am on this site. Does anyone know if the rumors are true, that John Borghetti has put a freeze on all future VB employment. The rumor going around is that Mr Borghetti wants the best airline, so he is relocating experience staff to their chosed bases.

Further, that at the moment he does not want to employ inexperience staff, when there is a huge competition between VB and Qantas.
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Old 15th Apr 2011, 18:42
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I dont know about the Borghetti thing but one thing is for sure. There are always more applicants than places and yes the places go to those people who can best demonstrate their ability to do the job well. Obviously people with airline experience and a great track record are going to have an advantage over someone with no such thing. I've seen it time and time again that some people cant easily adapt to the demands of the job even though they said they could. Saying you can do a 5am start is a lot different to getting out of bed at 3am for the 6th day in a row after a 9hr duty. Some people just aren't cut out for it.

Its also a job that requires a lot more maturity and personal accountability than most jobs. You can't just hide behind your desk with a coffee if you're feeling a bit out of sorts, you're always on show. You're expected to display a level of self control and behaviour that most people will never extend to you, no matter what the circumstances.
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 02:04
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Recruitment

Is training done in BNE? Ive applied for Sydney Base.

I have just finished up after 6 years with Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi and time to come home. Have applied lastnight, luckily as applications closed today.

Not sure what to expect with what VB are after, some Airlines prefer fresh meat, and not keen on ex crew. Will wait and see.
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Old 1st May 2011, 02:53
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Nickvann, Training is done in the Port that you are Based. I believe anyway, I know for SYD that they have their own training centre though
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Old 2nd May 2011, 23:36
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Hey guys!

I went to the virgin blue VRD on the 20th of april and was lucky enough to get the e-mail that my application was progressed past the recruitment day. SO EXCITED!
Does anyone know how long I should expect to wait before they check my references and send for the medical?
It's been only 10 days since I received the e-mail but it feels much longer!

Thanks for your help!
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Old 3rd May 2011, 05:38
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Perth Base

Hi was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about Perth base.
What trip to they do? How much to they fly/ overnight?
Does anyone know about salary package for VB?

thanks for your help,

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Old 5th May 2011, 01:58
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What happens now Virgin Blue has become Virgin Australia?

I was wondering ... now that Virgin Blue has become Virgin Australia, and John Borghetti's plan of encouraging more corporate and business class passengers to fly with Virgin Australia is goign to plan... will Virgin Australia now being putting on new staff and starting up the training schools? Or will the staffing numbers remain as is?

I notice that Virgin Australia has lost millions so far this financial year, through the purchased of new aircrafts, implementing new flight destinations and partnerships with other carriers. My question is will Virgin Australia just let all of those people who are on the wait lists, applications to expire within the eight month timeframe.
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Old 5th May 2011, 06:22
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Virgin Australia recruiting in Perth!!

On their website Virgin Australia is currently recruiting for the Perth Base. That has to be a good sign doesn't it?
Can't wait till my 12 months is up and I can apply again, so excited about the new name and the awesome uniforms. :-)
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Old 5th May 2011, 07:00
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I know what you mean .. I also love the new uniform and the name. John Borghetti has really improved everything about Virgin Australia. However, the issue is that I am still on the waitlist (Brisbane base) while all of this is happening and I want to really, really work for Virgin Australia as a cabin crew member. All of this is happening and I have to just wait and wait.

The sad part is that you can only apply for one base and not for any others, while you are on the waitlist.

I have until August 2011 before my application expires, so maybe in the next month or few months I might get the call to have my medical check done and then be employed. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
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