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Old 8th Jun 2011, 11:14
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melb base

hey im in the same boat as you. I applied for Melbourne Base on the 19.05.2011 - a couple of days before the applications closed on the 22.05.2011!

I have also been blue stared by my friend who is a cabin crew supervisor melb base!

I dont have my first aid & or rsa but ppl do get selected, and you need to bring it on the first day of training if you are successful.

I have not heard anything via email or telephone. not even that thanks but no thanks lol!

So i guess it is a waiting game! However as you may be aware they had 3 recruitment days going. Wednesday 1st June, Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June 2011.

I hear that they will be running more throughout the end of June!

I'm over it lol.. if i get a call YaY - if not ahhhh well not meant to be i guess! thats my moddo!



as from my friend told me the questions are based around the

S T A R format

why do you want to work for Virgin
Why do you want to be CC,
what dont you like about ur job
give us a sitution for a difficult customer, how did u handle it etc.
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Old 8th Jun 2011, 11:59
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Hey angelfire


The STAR method is :-
S Situation, background set the scene
T Task or Target, specifics of what's required, when, where, who
A Action, what you did, skills used, behaviours, characteristics
R Result Outcome, what happened

its what most companies use for interviewing process questions. you follow that form you will be sweet.
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Old 9th Jun 2011, 03:07
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I applied on May 20 and got an email today inviting me to an assessment day. I'm so excited! I had lost all hope since it had been so long!
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Old 9th Jun 2011, 10:38
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Congrats Tainlovestofly
Thanks for your reply, I guess all this waiting has paid of for you good luck with you interview as well! But I guess I will just play the wating game too now, I do hope I hear something soon though even a no thank you letter! ha ha
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Old 10th Jun 2011, 10:07
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Medical Exam

I've got a call yesterday and now I'm up to Medical Exam-The Final stage!!

I'm super nervous.
I've already handed in my resignation letter (GS starts on the 27th) so I better pass the healthy check up!!!

Fingers cross!!!
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Old 15th Jun 2011, 02:18
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Mel Base

Has anyone attended the medical exam after the most recent recruitment day in Melbourne?
I have been advised to go and Ive gone.
On the phone with recruitement team regarding to the medical check, I've been told that the GS is starting on the 27th this month.
Has anyone got confirmed to go on that day??

I'm still nervous even though there is nothing to be nervous about since medical check is a medical check---nothing you can do about it
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 05:11
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Ground School in Melbourne

Hi

Is anyone starting the Ground school in Melbourne on the 27th?
Ive got the GC yesterday and I have been told to start the ground school on the 27th.
Is anyone on the same boat as me??

Regards
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Old 6th Jul 2011, 01:29
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I assume all new hires will be endorsed on the A330 - have all current Virgin Blue crew been trained on the Airbus?

Does anyone know how many crew they operate the A330 with?
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Old 12th Jul 2011, 01:18
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Jackbr,

No and no.

Only a handful of crew are trained to be A330 endorsed and no ground schools learn A330 at initial.

Most initials are B737 only. Perth initials are the only schools that have B737 and E190 (E170 almost gone) endorsed at the start.

The current complement of cabin crew is 10 on the A330.
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Old 12th Jul 2011, 13:45
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Perth Base

HI
Just wanted to clarify about Perth base,,, Would like to know on average how many nights are you away per month. I have a child and just wondering how it can work out and if you are away a lot during the month.
I understand training is very intense, do you know how many hrs per day it involves?

Any idea also about salary for Perth base?
Thanks for your help and input!

B
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 04:57
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If you have a child then you will really need to consider.

You can bid for all day trips and see what the computer spits out into your roster but of course you could be on Cocos Islands for 4 days (company does provide mobile as normal mobiles don't work there but costs a bit and you only get $10 credit to use).

Under the agreement you can be away up to 15 nights in a month.

You also need to consider the high number of reserve shifts (both at the airport and at home) that you can get to ensure adequate coverage as the base isn't that large yet and if they call you out you can often only have 2 hours from time of call to the time you need to be at briefing.

I suppose it depends how mature your child is and how much support they require from you. The last person that joined us with a child resigned after approx 2 weeks of flying.

For training it is now 8 weeks I am told from the latest groups. Normal day hours and then you will go to Brisbane or Melbourne for around 10 days to do most of your practical training.

Salary is exactly the same as all other bases. I have linked the agreement previously in this thread. It is located at http://www.fwa.gov.au/documents/agre...a/AE872622.pdf

Hope this helps!
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Old 19th Jul 2011, 08:40
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People with young children find this job difficult. In fact, even people without commitments find the lack of lifestyle freedom onerous to a degree. Unless you have a partner who can take care of your child on short notice it won't be the job for you. As much as you can bid for certain things it's never guaranteed and you have zero control over what you will be required to do on a standby duty.
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Old 22nd Jul 2011, 09:16
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flying

thanks for your info... yes i agree its very demanding with kids..
Especially if you are away many nights at a time )-:
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Old 22nd Jul 2011, 23:12
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What the others are saying about having children and flying is correct. If you get an interview for Virgin or already have one just go. You will find out the most up-to-date information from the company regarding Perth's flying schedule and what layovers are going to look like. Then make an informed decison regarding your family and the job.

As mentioned training is intense and you have alot of revision you need to do at night. If you want to fly why not try other airlines that either don't overnight or have a shorter initial training period.
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 07:28
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training

Hey.. do you know how long is training for?
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 10:29
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You need to go to the interview if you are successful to that stage and ask Virgin directly their plan for training, overnights etc. Perth is a new base. You will need to find out where they are holding training as well.

The reason you need to go to the interview is if invited, it is the only opportunity you are going to have to speak to Virgin directly. Asking questions and listening to Virgin's presentation on the role is an important part of the day. The assesment day is not only about them assessing you but you also assessing your commitment to the job and deciding if it is for you. They would be happy if you walked saying thanks but no thanks at the interview if it's not for you, then leave half way through training.

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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 10:48
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Brisbane interview

Hey guys

Just got an email from the Virgin recruitment team and have booked myself an interview on 27th July. Anyone from Brisbane doing this interview too? I just want to know what their interview process is like.. your insight and knowledge would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 11:34
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brisbane assessment day

am also booked in for the 27th am session
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 23:07
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Working for small regionals can often work out better for people with kids. The jobs not as high profile but the smaller network can afford you more certainty and balance in your job. To be honest, working small aircraft can be a real joy too. Being a mainline flight attendant is actually quite a demanding job as the airline requires a lot of flexibility from you, the workloads are higher and you'll be required to work anywhere on their network, which spans the entire country.
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Old 24th Jul 2011, 02:51
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thanks for your advise...i think in an airline it depends on how many nights away you are at a time and how often. i know for example there is a lot of mothers flying in qantas, i am not sure about there flying patterns but when i use to fly as passenger a lot of crew had kids. maybe at VB you are away more nights at a time.
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