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Old 5th May 2011, 12:08
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Hi people
I am new to the site.
Just wanted to see if anybody can help me with a few questions regarding Virgin Australia's recruitment process? Where do they do the training schools and how long does it take? I am in the process of finishing my application for the Perth base. Just need some information before I submit it
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Old 5th May 2011, 15:23
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Perth base

Hi could anyone tell me anything about Perth base.
Do they overnight any where? How many days in a week do they fly etc?
Also interested about the pay structure...
Any idea about promotion in the company.
Really appreciate your answers!!
Thanks

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Old 6th May 2011, 01:11
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Hey guys,

Just wondering if virgin blue is gonna put the recruitment on hold as it became virgin australia?
I went to the VRD in sydney 2 weeks ago and received an e-mail the next day saying that my application was progressed past the recruitment day but nothing since then...

Does anyone know anything?
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Old 8th May 2011, 11:59
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Recruitment

i just saw an add for Perth base... they are looking for crew now!
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Old 9th May 2011, 03:48
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There is quite a bit of recruitment going on. Don't think BNE will see any recruitment any time soon but lots in PER and a bit in SYD and MEL.

For those interested about PER crew... PER crew are the only ones that in their initial training do both B737 and E170/E190 together. You need to be dual endorsed to be in PER and also you will be "wet lease" trained so you can do Bali and Phuket flights along with the Christmas and Cocos Islands routes.

As you can do everything except A330 you will go all over the country and of course to the above destinations. To be honest I think PER crew get the best flying on the network and some of the layovers are fantastic.

Can't really say much more than this but good luck in the application process if you do go for it!
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Old 9th May 2011, 05:16
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perth Base

@Bubblyguy
In regards to perth base do you know how many nights away at a time you can be?
As well as do they layover in MEL or SYD?
Anything about promotions within company? Any pay structure that you know of.
Thanks for all your information....!!!!
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Old 9th May 2011, 06:07
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The EBA that all Virgin Australia Cabin Crew (domestic and wet lease VB crew) are under states that you can have up to 15 overnights a roster (28 day period).

Yes, MEL and SYD are layover destinations for PER crew.

Promotions... Obviously there is Cabin Supervisor but you need to have the experience and skills neccessary etc etc...

All details regarding pay and conditions can be found in the EBA which you can find at Fair Work Australia - http://www.fwa.gov.au/documents/agre...a/AE872622.pdf
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Old 9th May 2011, 06:28
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thanks a lot for all the information....!!!!!
So a trip can last up to 14 days?
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Old 10th May 2011, 07:29
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What do I do? Need your advice

Hi All

I was advised by a Recruiting Officer in February 2011, when Virgin Australia was Virgin Blue, that I was on the waitlist for a cabin crew position (Brisbane).

However, I see that there is a recruiting drive for cabin crew for the Perth and Melbourne bases.

My question to all of you is, should I withdraw my interest with Brisbane and apply for the Perth and/or the Melbourne cabin crew positions? Hoping to secure a place on a Recruitment Day? Should I just be patient and wait until I get the call to go for a medical check?

Does anyone think I am getting my hopes up, because there will no further placements with the Brisbane base. That my chances are better applying for Perth and/or Melbourne.

I am chomping at the bit to work with Virgin Australia. It does not help my desire to work for the airline, when there is all of this positive media coverage and I have to just sit and wait. What do I do????
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Old 10th May 2011, 08:00
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Hey Belle,

Do you mean you were successful after medical etc and been offered a position waiting next ground school? Or are you just waiting for the next recruitment day?

Of course if you were at MEL or PER you would obviously need to move. That would need to be an important factor in your decision.

Brisbane will certainly have opportunities eventually, it is only natural, and I know some staff have recently transferred there but it may be some time till that comes up.

I would ensure you speak to a recruitment officer because you make any decisions such as removing your current application for Brisbane.
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Old 10th May 2011, 15:03
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Belle, if you want BNE base, be patient. A ground school will come up quicker than you might think. Things change daily here, but definetly wait for your chosen base.

Bjorn77, trips are maximum of 4 days (3 overnights). EBA allows for a maximum of 15 per roster period.
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Old 11th May 2011, 04:56
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I have taken off the information I originally provided, as I was provided with the wrong information. Thought I should not have incorrect information on this site.

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Old 11th May 2011, 13:21
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Upgrade

Hi guys.. once again thanks for e input guys... For those already at VB any ideas about how hard and how long it takes to be upgraded to cabin supervisor role? Thanks Bjorn
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Old 16th May 2011, 05:19
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CS Promotion

CS promotions are different in every base, there are some in BNE who have been waiting for 5+ years (great people too!). Other newer expanding bases (SYD) can be a year or two.

Having said all that however, nothing is set in stone and as always things change on a daily basis.
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Old 18th May 2011, 03:39
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Does anyone know when the next GS is scheduled in sydney?
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Old 20th May 2011, 02:02
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Hi

I was wondering if those who attended the Brisbane RD for Domestic Cabin Crew (in December 2010) have been asked to do a medical check? If they have, have you been success in securing a Cabin Crew position?

I have heard nothing since being advised (in February 2011) that I am on the waitlist for the next training school in Brisbane.

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Old 21st May 2011, 05:13
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Virgin Australia (Mel)

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has received a telephone interview & or e-mail being successful for Virgin Australia Domestic Cabin Crew Melbourne Base ?
Applications are still open till Sunday 22nd May! Not sure if they usually start calling people after applications close and or before.? Cheers.
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Old 22nd May 2011, 01:35
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Hi there, from my experience- no they will not start calling people until after application closing date. I guess this gives them time to go through all applications and contact the best suited applicants. I wouldn't expect a call until at least 2 weeks after application closing date for a telephone interview (if successful in your application)....if you make it through telephone interview- they usually ask you to attend a recruitment day at the end of the conversation...if you make it through recruitment day..then it's reference checks....then another phone call to have a medical.....then job offer.
They don't take so long to make it harder, simply they just have rediculous ammounts of people apply and it's such a big company it'd be a tough job with timelines etc. The staff at Virgin are great though- nice, fair people.
It's a long road so try and be patient and think about something else. Also...if you make through recruit day, unless you have a really bad reference (who would really write down a person who'd give them a bad one?) or fail the drug test or whatever at the medical- they almost always offer you a job...so.....wait until after recruitment day before you really start thinking too much! good luck!
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Old 23rd May 2011, 04:58
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Virgin Australia - Melbourne Base

So applications on the Virgin Australia have now closed, if anyone has recieved a telephone interview and or e-mail let me know please, and what questions they have asked cheers.
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Old 23rd May 2011, 10:40
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Hello everyone,
I applied for Cabin Crew Melbourne base and am just worried cause I dont have a passport yet. They said on the application that I must have a passport but I couldnt continue if I ticked no and i really want this bad. I have all my passport papers ready to go and I could show them the recipt if they do need one but I dont want to waste 200 bucks on a passport if I didnt get the job. Does anyone know if you need your passport on recruitment day? and if you loose your chance if you dont have your passport yet? I feel really bad for lying on the application
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