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Old 11th Nov 2011, 21:03
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Hi everyone!

Well I just finished my first week of Ground School in sydney for domestic! This is not a walk in the park, a lot of study! Late nights and early mornings! Ground school is NOT 9-5, just letting you all know. My ground school is the first for the sydney recruitment. My hepond school is just under 6 weeks. every ground school is going to be different! So don't expect an 8 week ground school!

Good Luck to everyone! I'm loving it and so will you!


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Old 11th Nov 2011, 23:17
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Shorti, I've seen some cabin crew your height on Virgin flights, I'm sure of it. I'm 6ft exactly and there have been cabin crew who were at my shoulder height or less.
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Old 11th Nov 2011, 23:59
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Hi Lee86,

Glad to see that you are enjoying your ground school.

I just have a question though. Does Virgin provide you accomodation for your ground school, or do you need to drive everyday? I live about 1hr away from their Sydney headquarters in Botany, but in Sydney morning traffic, it can take me up to 2.5 hours to get there.

Also, how many people are in your ground school?

Cheers,

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Old 15th Nov 2011, 01:32
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I just have a question though. Does Virgin provide you accomodation for your ground school, or do you need to drive everyday? I live about 1hr away from their Sydney headquarters in Botany, but in Sydney morning traffic, it can take me up to 2.5 hours to get there.
Sydney90,

Unfortunately not. The only time you will get accommodation is if you go to another city for the practical emergency procedures parts of your ground school.

For example as Perth doesn't have equipment required the ground school has up to 10 days usually in Melbourne for practical training and assessments.
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Old 15th Nov 2011, 01:36
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Hi there just was told from a Virgin staff member that they are hiring 200 staff members across the country. They will also be changing assessment days and instead of having full day interviews they were return to normal job interviews at the air port. Also... instead of 4 crew on the plane they are now going to have 5.
Something like that for a certain date yes. Not entirely correct but on the right track. All will be revealed just after the New Year.

Recruitment is working overtime at the moment to get people into ground schools that weren't expected. Quite a few extra ground schools were added to be happening right now in time to get staff ready for just after the New Year. Unfortunately this means recruitment days can't happen and interviews are being held at the airport crew bases. All happening very quickly and very exciting... also means everyone on here is likely to hear something now or in the New Year. Fingers crossed!
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Old 15th Nov 2011, 14:09
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I just hope that the huge recruitment isn't to do with a lot of people leaving?? I would assume that since the game change from virgin blue to virgin australia, that people are still happy?
Hope89, the current mass recruitment is due to exciting changes and the need for more staff. Virgin Australia is an extremely exciting and ever changing place to be at right now.

I would like to take this chance and ask you if have heard anything at all about the next ground school for Brisbane. I had been told that one would be starting at the beginning of next year, but as everything going so quick at the moment maybe there is something happening this year?
Believe there was one for Brisbane that started either last week or this week. There will be another one again in a few weeks if everything happens as it was planned. This applies for all bases except for Perth from what I have been told. The one for Perth starts late this week.

I'm not involved in recruitment so my information that I got last week may already be old, outdated and incorrect. As I said before though with the large volume of recruitment happening hopefully people here get a chance to get on board!
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Old 15th Nov 2011, 23:59
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Hi All,

For those in Sydney, I received a phone call today from recruitment and was able to get a bit of info.

There are only 2 more ground school dates left for Sydney base for this year. They are 21st and 28th of November. There will be no ground schools in December. They aren't expecting alot of people to be able to attend though, as they are fairly close, and as the majority of us need to give our current employers 2 weeks notice, there just isnt enough time to get a medical and then resign. Most of the people attending these will not be currently employed. She did say my reference checks were fantastic though!

There will be some more ground school dates next year in January, February and March, but dates won't be released until early next year.

Fingers crossed we get the dates soon!
 
Old 16th Nov 2011, 05:35
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Thank You BUBBLYGUY!
You are right! There was a GS for Brisbane started on 17th of October.
And I had been told that I would be on the next one!Hope that will happen soon as I can imagine! Thank you for your replay. Appreciate it!
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 06:35
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is eager to see what happens tomorrow as the closing dates for each bases closes tonight. I wonder if they will extend it again and keep us waiting. I hope not, so want to hear something and get given a chance to fly
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 06:49
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Can I ask, of all of you who have gotten through already, had you completed both the first aid certificate and the RSA?
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 07:33
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Can I ask, of all of you who have gotten through already, had you completed both the first aid certificate and the RSA?


As far as I recall you need to have both certificates on day one of Ground School if successful.
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 09:15
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You need to have both certificates available for first day of ground school.

For the interview stage a confirmation of booking is acceptable.
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 09:23
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Marley I totally agree! But as much as we would love an answer tomorrow I think it will be a good few days before they get through shortlisting everyone. Good luck!
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 09:57
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Would be good though, one can dream
Might see you around sometime, as I have heard Perth base have to do some of the training over there

Goodluck and happy flying
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 21:38
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bubblyguy question

Hi Bubblyguy,

Have you heard any news/info regarding future dates for international Ground Schools?

Thanks for any info you can share with us!
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 00:09
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Applications are closed and my excitment level is through the roof. I am going to be nervous everytime the phone will ring
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 01:12
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You won't tend to get a phone call but an email for the first contact for recruitment days etc!
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 01:38
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do you know if they get to any online tests prior to coming into the assessment day?
It also mean that I will be checking my emails every two seconds

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Old 17th Nov 2011, 02:00
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Marly,

I got sent a message saying I had progressed through to the next stage, pending an online assessment. The assessment came the following day, and then the assessment day invite a few days after.

Hope that helps!
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 03:49
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For Marly

"do you know if they get to any online tests prior to coming into the assessment day?"
Marly last time I applied for Perth base they sent me thru 2 online tests (I think one was the usual Hogan's but the other was some random assessment from the UK - I struggled with it @ first but then I got the hang of it) Then If successful they e-mailed me invite to assessment day - only got 2 days notice which was why I didn't attend which is why I had to re-apply. Hope that helps a bit???? Which is basically what tashhopeful said
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