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Old 27th Nov 2007, 02:11
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Jetstar - Wannabes & Recruitment II

Hey there, is anyone going to the assessment day next week on Monday Dec 3 in Sydney?
Does anyone know what to expect and what the conditions are like pay, flying hours, career progression etc...
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 07:18
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Jetstar

Hey everyone,
I am going for a interview with Jetstar next week-for cabin crew and i was wondering if someone could give me some pointers as to what they might ask/do etc..and what i should wear??
also if anyone knows what the pay is like for Jetstar long haul...and what the rosters are like.
if anyone could help me out i would Appreciate it!
Cheers! xx
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 07:39
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Im going to the one in Melb dec 13th and i wanna know all the same info as u..
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 01:30
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sydney assessment/openday/interview

Hey Cabincrew511 im going to the Sydney session next monday.
Are you going then aswell?
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made it!

I got through the assessment centre and final interview, juts got emailed the security and medical check forms.
Hopefully it all goes well from here on in!
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morning tea

hey i have just had my group interview with jq on the 5th dec and have made it to the morning tea on monday. im shorter then 163 will they look at my height in the end? and also has anyone got any tips on what happens at the morning tea and how to act?
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congrats cc1986 i was meant to be at your interview but they were all booked out for that day so they made another 2 days later. i need tips for the final. what questions do they ask you this time? any help would be great
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Hey congrats cc1986 on getting thru to medical & security checks! I'm starting ground school (for domestic MEL base) this coming Monday. I can't wait to get started!

To give you or any others a little timeline of my process of events as perhaps some indication to how quickly things might happen for you; my initial assessment centre was on Oct 16th, had my morning tea a couple of days later on the 18th, received the email the next night (the 19th) to book medical and complete security clearance forms, had two of my referees called the middle of the following week, went to my medical on Nov 2nd, then got a phone call on Nov 14th from the regional base manager for VIC/TAS/SA a.k.a. general manager of Team Jetstar saying I'd been offered a position. Ground school, as I said, starting on 10th Dec.

Once I got the email to go get the medical & security stuff done, I pretty much viewed that as OK the most variable and influential part of the process (the interviews) were out of the way and they were obviously satisfied with me from that, now everything from now on can't really be directly affected by me... ie. I would have to have had a medical problem I didn't know about, I knew I didn't have a criminal history, and I was very confident with what my referees would say about me... so I gave myself a 95% chance of getting the job at that point. I don't know if I was just lucky and maybe with others a LOT can happen in that stage to affect your chances, but I'd say you should be right mate!

And xsite, well done on getting thru to the morning tea! I reckon getting past the assessment centre is the biggest hurdle cause they do a HUGE part of their 'culling' of numbers on that first day and the morning tea I thought was more fine-tuning and shedding just a few more candidates.

After they give you more information about the job, including expected pay, hours, lifestyle considerations, etc. they then just set ya free to grab tea/coffee from the front of the room and then you literally just find the nearest person or group and start a chat about ANYTHING; usually just about what they're doing work-wise at the moment, or have done in the past, and you just find stuff to talk about from there!

There's one or two of the recruiters who hang about in the chit-chat room to have a casual chat with you - normally just about the same stuff - I found it was good to ask them how long they'd been in the job and what positions they've held, etc. and show a bit of interest that way.

Totally just be yourself, relax and have a good laugh (not too fake and acted though!) with the other candidates and with the recruiters - let your personality come through. Try your best to fill those awkward gaps of silence, and make sure to gracefully move on to another group of people after a bit of time, to show that you're interested in meeting and chatting with everyone in the room and not just a few that you've become "cushy" with, hehe.

While this is happening, they'll be inviting candidates out to another room one at a time per recruiter for a one-on-one interview. I found it to be very much like the one at the assessment centre - most people's were briefer than the first day though and only had two or three questions asked of them. Mine were more about scenarios I'd encountered in my work history;... Describe a time you've encountered an 'obstacle' at work (with a project, or customer, or workmate) and explain how you worked through that or resolved it... And the other was tell me about a time where you've had to work in a close-knit team environment to achieve a goal or complete a task, and describe to me how you communicated effectively with each other to achieve that goal... Most people's questions were different, but a few others copped the team-work one.

Hopefully this has shed a bit of light on what you can expect to happen at your morning tea. Treat this just as a guide though, who knows how much each one varies from the other. All the best with it! Remember above all that the morning tea is designed to be more casual and relaxed, so try and show that a little (without coming off like a slack-a*se, lol).
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Will jetstar consider applicants if there height is outside the 163-183cm height range?
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A Heads Up Boys and Girls

Early next year Qantas is going to commence a recuitment drive for LHCC on far better T and Cs than Jet *.Use The interviews as practice for the real game.The life of a Qantas LH Crew member is human compared to Jet*
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thanks ;)

thanks heaps i want to fly....youve been a great help with it all. i didnt expect someone to reply so quickly. i guess the only thing thats worrying me is my height i am only about 153cm so pretty short but i will take as they have seen this when they measured me at the initial interview. well ill have my fingers crossed *.....even if i dont get this one at least i know i have rex waiting for me on the holding list for training, only downfall is you dont get the job until you do the unpaid training.....ill be in touch on monday!
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hey surfside if your refering to london heathrow cabin crew they have already started as a girl i work with currently has left already for london and is expected to start training in london early next year.
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Congrates CC1986 on getting your medical & security check. In regards to Want2fly's comments, you may be put on a 'active hold' list. Alot of people that went to the oct interviews, and were successful, still do not have a training school date. Reason i know this, is one of my best friends in on that list, and received an email today, advising that they still have not worked out training school dates for 2008 and they will contact them as soon as a date is confirmed.

FYI . . . . you may not be in a training school until mar/april or even maybe later. From the last intake, apparently they recruited approx 100.
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Qantas Recruitment Drive

The Recruitment will be for around 550 crew ...based in Sydney ..Australia.
The Recruitment will continue for the next few years as new aircraft arrive and new destinations are incorporated into the existing network.
Qantas expansion over the next 5 years is mooted to be the largest in its history.
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DO jetstar (or qantas) consider applicants outside the 163-183cm height restrictions?
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Hey guys,

I too am going to the Melb assessment on Dec 13 and quite nervous!
I have a friend who is currently training from LHCC outside of Vic and another friend who has just started their domestic ground school on Monday.
Im a little worried about this Team Jetstar stuff.. In my invitation is says that we will be asked about our knowledge of Team Jetstar.. Im tried researching it but Im afraid most of it is negative and I certainly dont want that attitude on the day!

Does any one have any tips or pointers? This is something I have wanted for ever and have just moved back to Victoria to pursue it.. I really hope I havent made the wrong decision!!

Hopeful xx
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I have just gone through the Sydney process and all I can say is stay relaxed. If MEL do the same they will make you feel very welcome. I found it helpful to log onto Jet* home page and look at the news articles, and various other pages about the company, they have won a couple of awards this year including best low cost carrier cabin crew for Aust/NZ. remember their promise (all day everyday lowfares etc) and they pride themselves on being warm and friendly.

good luck
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Jetstar international

Has anybody been advised of any ground school in Melbourne for Jetstar international. What are the conditions like and any other info would be great.

Would anybody know why they had the last International recruitment drive straight after they closed it! Is there going to be more flying out of Melbourne. Im intrested in joining Jetstar and any info would be great.
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Hi Xsite,

Just to let you know that Jetstar don't have a height restriction. I started 6 weeks ago,, and i am only 154cm.!! I was pretty scared about that as well, but it is not a requirement anymore .

How did you go in your interview??
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Norge

Hey Norge

sydmum here, congratulations, I have also been through the medical and Security stuff, had a phone call this afternoon advising that offer will be in the mail next week, with GS down for the 29 Jan.

I mentioned that I have a family hol planned for 9 days in April, I have to make a phone call on Monday to find out if it is acceptable but it doesn't
sound like it's something they think will work. Who knows if I'll be in your GS or even have an offer.

Normally I would happily cancel or re arrange but payments have been made and another family are involved. and this has been booked since May this year.

Has anyone out there been in my predicament? I was hoping I could just take the time without pay.

Any comments from similar situations would be appreciated.
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