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Old 25th Oct 2011, 08:40
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Medical

There is no sort of blood test at all, so nothin to worry about I was also worried but the tests are fairly simple and not quite as thorough as I had expected good luck!
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 10:52
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@ Alyssa: yes QCCA still responsible for recruitment into international division, given the business restructure these roles are being filled internally at the moment.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 10:12
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Qantas have grounded all their international and domestic fleet 'indefinitely'. I wonder what implications this will have for those of us who are in the process of recruitment? :-(
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 11:15
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The Future ?

As of now everything is on hold.
If things are not resolved the only people being employed by Qantas will be foreign citizens who do not reside in Australia.
Apply for Virgin Airlines now.They may be in line for some exponential international growth
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 11:55
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Are you assuming recruitment is on hold or have heard definitely? Ive already spend 180 on security check and about to spend $300 on vaccinations and medical examination for Qantas this week... It would be great if this wasnt a waste - I still really hope to be able to work for them!

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Old 30th Oct 2011, 05:56
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i'm supposed to start ground school tomorrow... anyone know what is going on
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Old 30th Oct 2011, 06:25
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Me too.......supposed to be leaving from MEL-SYD tmrw......I have emailed MAM to see whats going on...but off course they haven't got back to me being Sunday...fingers crossed...
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Old 30th Oct 2011, 08:00
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yeah ive done the same! i tried calling but no answer.

My flight is supposed to leave at 0805 in the morning
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Old 30th Oct 2011, 08:20
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keep your eyes on the news, they're in a meeting right now and hopefully will solve something soon. the news site also stated that they could be flying again by tomorrow.
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Old 30th Oct 2011, 23:54
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How did those who were supposed to be starting ground school today go? Hope everything got sorted. Looks like flights will be back on this afternoon so perhaps you'll be starting tomorrow? Good luck everyone!
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 03:38
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WOW! What a weekend!

Did anybody else attend the AD in MEL on 26th Oct? Any progress? By the look of other people's posts here, it could be a bit of a wait. Fingers and toes crossed!
I see that MAM crew can be used for short haul international flights around Asia, but does anybody know if they are used on other international sectors too? Or are these filled by QCCA crew? Loving reading the news and posts here! Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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Old 23rd Nov 2011, 17:27
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MAM/QANTAS ASSESSMENT DAY 23.11.2011

Hi Everyone,

I have applied for MAM BNE Base, went to Sydney yesterday 23.11.2011 for AD, and had the best time ever. To make your application run the smoothest as possible, you need to take ALL of the required docs listed on your confirmation letter that you receive one you register for an assessment day, including your references. If you dont bring them, it just holds up your application. Attending the day, is the ex-Qantas/MAM head recruiter, 2 LH CSM's A Qantas Cabin Crew Supervisor, a SH CSM, a Qantas recruiter who is ex cabin crew, and the head of recruitment for Qantas. They are all really really lovely. The starts as following -
1. Fill in reg form, submit your photo and have your height checked
2. Group Activity 1
3. 15 minute break
4. Group Acitivy 2 - Change Table so you do your second group acitivity with a differerent group of people.
5. You then are given 10 minutes to write a paper about yourself, answering two questions.
6. Lunch - The nervous wait for the text message to say if you are coming back for the panel interview. My group of people that I had lunch with, we waited about 30 mins. - WOOHOO I was successful.
7. Go back and discover that out of the 50 people that started in the morning, only about 20 people made it to panel.
8. Presentation - pay rates, what your are entitled to etc etc.
9. One by one, the panel interview start - usually around 20-30 mins - during panel, you are asked 5 questions - "Can you tell us about a time when you had to...............

Whilst panels are happening, you just wait in the main room with everyone else, and you sit with the CSM, and get your documentation checked off.

TIPS - BE YOURSELF, DONT TRY AND BE SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE NOT, THEY WILL SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU. RELAX, ITS PRETTY INFORMAL, THEY UNDERSTAND EVERYONE IS NERVOUS - SO DONT WORRY ABOUT SWEATING AND THE NERVES, TAKE YOUR JACKETS OFF ETC. THE PANELS ARE PRETTY RELAXED. FORGET EVERYTHING THAT YOUR FRIENDS HAVE TOLD YOU.

PROCESS -
1. AD
2. REF CHECKS
3. FIRST REVIEW (EVERYONE AT QANTAS AND MAM REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB)
4. MEDICAL
5. SECURITY CHECK COMES BACK AND IS ASSESSED
6. FINAL REVIEW (SAME PROCESS AS THE FIRST REVIEW
7. OFFERED GROUND SCHOOL IN SYDNEY 7 WEEKS NO SOCIAL LIFE)
8. IF SUCCESSFUL AT GROUND SCHOOL YOU ARE OFFERED CONTRACT "C"

FLYING PAY RATE IS AWESOME, THE ALLOWANCES ARE AWESOME, THERE IS SOME STAFF DISCOUNTS.

IF YOU REALLY WANT IT, YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE.

GROUND SCHOOLS - DECEMBER 2011 - FULL, JANUARY - 2012 FILLING FAST, 5 GROUND SCHOOLS IN FEB 2012. AS OF 24TH NOVEMBER THEY WERE LOOKING FOR 200 PPL, AND THEY HAVE FOUND 100 SO FAR. TODAY IS THE LAST AD FOR THE YEAR - 24.11.2011.

I REALLY THINK THAT I ACED IT, I HAVE WANTED THIS SINCE I WAS 5 YEARS OLD.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 09:51
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Hi bjkamp,
I have also applied for MAM casual but Sydney base. My AD was on 28.10.2011 and out of approx. 30 people only 12 of us made it to the panel interview.
I received a call from MAM on 8.11. asking for additional information regarding my references. My 2 references were checked within that week. Today is 4 weeks since my AD and I still haven't heard from MAM. I kept in contact with 2 girls who also made it to the panel. One of them received an email on 4.11. that she is unsuccessful and the other received an email on 16.11. that her application progressed to medical and security check. The waiting is frustrating. I will be sending MAM email on Monday asking for possible update or if they need any additional info. They told us that we should hear from them in 2-3 weeks. They also told us they need 250 Casuals national wide and already have 120 successful applicants.
Good Luck, hope you don't have to wait to long for their decision.
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 11:56
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I contacted MAM yesterday, after I have been waiting for exactly 1 month since my AD, asking for an update on my application and received a reply today:

Hello,

Your file is at the executive review stage, we will be in contact shortly.

Does anyone ever received same respond? If yes were you successful/unsuccessfull?
I think my fingers will stay crossed for rest of my life if I don't get answer soon
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 00:00
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Cabin_girl, a month isn't too long of a wait so don't be too worried. MAM have said that it can take many more weeks than that for an answer, as they're incredibly busy (they've had so many applicants) and sometimes applications can be held up. They told us on our AD that they were going to take down where it says the 2-3 week timeframe on their website as it's often a longer than that. If you haven't had a no yet and other people from your AD have, then that's a good sign for you! The process went quite quickly for me but I guess I was lucky.
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Old 1st Dec 2011, 13:24
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Does anyone think Qantas domestic will ever hire full timers again? Or is it always going to be casuals from now until forever?
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Old 2nd Dec 2011, 13:52
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Hi all,

My application progressed to medical & security check so I went ahead with vaccinations, 3 needles today OUUCH and they are not cheap. Hep A + Hep B combined $84.30 and need to do repeat after 6 week and 6 months, chicken pox $67.75 and Rubella (measles) is free. Booked my medical at Qantas Jetbase, the cost is over $200 and security $172, First Aid $180 and RSA $85. So far the cost: Approx $790 and I heard you can still be unsuccessful.
Does anyone heard of someone who was unsuccessful after passing medical & security?
Good luck to those still waiting.
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 01:48
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congrats cabin_girl!

has anyone else heard any good news lately?

I attended AD on October 4th.. had my security and medicals done but there was a problem with my security clearance which took longer than expected to process (i spent 2 years living overseas)

hope i hear something good soon! like cabin girl wrote earlier.. it does get very expensive so if anyone has gotten an unsuccessful email even after their securities and medicals then please let us know =)

good luck to everyone!
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Old 5th Dec 2011, 11:47
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Cabin Girl & Mangowaffles
Answer to Cabin Girl's question "Has anyone heard of someone who was unsuccessful after passing medical & security" Yes ME!!! mine was with Qantaslink & I was pissed cause I spent$500 and I have no idea why I didn't get the job? and I signed an agreement @ the interview saying I can me knocked out @ anytime and no reason will be given in my case I got a call asking if I could start in a week then she asked if I could give a Manager as an reference cause an EP's instructor was not allowed - I struggled finding an ex-boss people move around in aviation so gave my senior base which was probably why I got impersonal e-mail saying thanks but no thanks!!
I know MAM are a bit more professional & would not make you waste your time & money if you didn't have the job. You made it thru the executive review so they are probably just waiting on the paperwork
I know with skywest (perth airline) they offer you the job first and then tell you it is subject to Medical & security checks which is great cause @ least you know you got the job before spending money on the medical etc.
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Old 7th Dec 2011, 12:46
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mangowaffles,

I spent over 10 years living overseas. Did they delayed your security check because you spent some time living overseas? Do they require security check from the other country as well? In the past I had to obtain criminal record statement from the other country to confirm I have no criminal record! (for immigration purpose) so I hope I can use it if they ask me to provide it.
Hope you hear some good news soon.


Shelbs,
I am sorry to hear that you received NO THANKS after you spend so much money. I find it so wrong what they did. All airlines should offer the job first and be subject to medical & security or they should pay for the medical themself like other companies do.
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