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Old 29th Nov 2009, 04:11
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sydney
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I got a call from Virgin Blue HR, saying that i have a application for both Virgin Blue and V Australia for Cabin Crew which I had applied for.
I had to choose to cancel one of the applications either being Virgin Blue or V Australia!!!! OMG thats was intense.

So now I only have one application going now. Anyone else had that happen or applied for them both at the same time?

Yeah was that one which closed one the 20th, and i forgot to mention that they wanted a answer then and there too. CRAZY !!!! my head was going at like 200kms thinking re which airline to pick.

Isn't VB and VA different from each other? o well picked one, fingers crossed hopefully the axe dosn't fall against me
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Old 29th Nov 2009, 05:52
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Christchurch
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Wow, cool! I currently am a flight attendant, and I applied for V Aus but haven't heard anything. But guess my phone is always switched off when I'm working. Aww.
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Old 30th Nov 2009, 08:28
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Up at 35,000ft
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I got a rejection email from V Australia today I am so disappointed. I thought I was in with a fair chance. And they won't even let you reapply for a whole twelve months!
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 02:22
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: sydney
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V OZ

I have not heard anything at all from V OZ. Had my application in by due date. It seems some people have got phone interview and rejection email already?? Anybody else waiting??
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 03:13
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Join Date: Apr 2008
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Hey redwhite

Yep, myself and two friends who are all flight attendants are still waiting to hear something! Strange that some people have found out already. Fingers crossed
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 04:00
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SYDNEY
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Hi there,
I am new to this forum and i found it by accident while searching for more information about the recruitment process. Anyway, I too applied for the recent V Oz recruitment but as of yet have not heard anything. I had my application in a week before the due date. But it is interesting that people have already been interviewed and recieved rejection letters and we have not heard anything...
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 04:18
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Join Date: Apr 2008
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Yeah, but imagine how many people would have applied! Hundreds. They may select 100 applications, read them, call them, then cut some, and move on to the next hundred. Im not too worried.
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Old 1st Dec 2009, 04:24
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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Thats what i thought they could be doing...... but like you im not fussed.
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 04:01
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: 2010, NSW
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Bidding,etc...

Just a question for any VA crew that maybe on the forum...How much choice/flexibility do you have with your rosters?? Do you bid and are you able to trade trips with each other?? Do you think the SYD-NAN-SYD will be popular or not (living in Sydney love the thought of being home at night, and the chance of the going to LAX,JNB and HKT).

I am currenty living in Sydney, and flying for an airline based at LHR...It's one long commute, so have started applying to OZ based airlines.

If any one from VA could pm me approximate earning I would be really greatful.

All a bit premature, as I've not even had a 1st stage yay or nay from VA recruitment yet...
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 15:59
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: australia
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Rmondo

Hey Rmondo
Did you get any news from V aust??? thanks
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 01:48
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: aUSTRALIA
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Muizenberg -

You can e-mail requests for specific things (such as trips, days off etc) through but there is no formal bidding system yet.

You can swap trips with other crew - a huge amount of swapping is occuring (we have a lot of commuters who especially swap to get trips in or out of their own cities).

SYD/NAN/SYD looks like it's a bit of an unpopular trip at the moment - mainly due to the fact we do have a lot of commuters and they can't do it as a day trip commuting (they need to stay in SYD the night before).

To give you an idea, the average roster for cabin crew would be 3 lots of 4 or 5 day trips (either LAX or HKT), 1 NAN and a string of call out type days.

Good luck
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 01:58
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The SYD-NAN trips will be the least popular trips and will be easy to pick up as long as rostering approves those trades, there is no bid system yet and not any time soon though trading is fairly easy to do.

Take home pay I would say you could look at roughly $1500 - $1900 for entry cabin crew, the pay has been shrinking with the layovers being reduced and the trips such as SYD-NAN with no allowances. The FAAA is involved with the crew now and this will most likely result in changes over the next year.

All in all I enjoy working there though as with any company there are some babies that should have their arses handed to them.

Good Luck..
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 04:09
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fairhaven Vic
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eeh

Hi eeh
received the "thanks but no thanks" email from V couple of days ago. Oh well.

Last week I received a job offer from Tiger and need to think about that - at least Tiger is MEL base so I could be home (south coast Victoria) every few days.

how are you doing...?
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Old 4th Dec 2009, 03:26
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
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V commuters?

Hey! New to the forum ....have interview lined up with V in a few weeks. Just wondering if any V Crew could give me any info on how the commuting works... There are so many rumours going around in aviation, its hard to know what true and whats not...
I have heard that on the trips ex Mel, that SYD crew pax down to Mel to operate. However if you are a commuter ex MEL that you can store up those paxing trips (syd-mel) and sign on in Mel for operation. But later you can use those stored up trips to pax up for SYD sign ons when needed. Is this true?
Im so pumped about this interview, anyone else going?
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Old 4th Dec 2009, 09:45
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Hey dizzylizzy,
Did you apply for the recruitment that closed around Nov 20th? Or before that? No one else on here has heard anything I don't think...
Cody
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Old 4th Dec 2009, 11:28
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Australia
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Previous Applicant's

Hey guys,

Anyone know what happened with the round of previous applicant's from early this year? I applied late last year (08), was invited to an OD, then received an email saying they had to put all recruitment on hold and would be back and running early 09. Then I received a couple more on hold emails but now it seems they have been recruiting?? the status in the apply page still shows "on hold"....

Are they still looking into the previous applicant's or started over?

confused.....
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Old 5th Dec 2009, 00:57
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The VA recruitment days are W/C 14th Dec.

The DJ ones were last week just gone.
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Old 5th Dec 2009, 08:10
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Ok

So what kind of questions do they ask in the phone interview? Any info would be appreciated
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Old 6th Dec 2009, 00:12
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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VA recruitment

I just applied in this most recent round. Had a phone interview a few days later and was told on the phone that I was invited to the group interview. Sorry for those who didnt get thru... Been there plenty of times before and its a bummer...
The phone interview is pretty full on. You can expect the typical questions like :
-Tell us about a time when you went out of your way for a customer/pax to go over and above expectations? What were your actions and what was the result?
-Why do you want to work for VA?
-What motivates you in your current position?
-What frustrates you in your current position? (be sure not to bag your current employer)
Hope that helps, fingers crossed for those of you who havent heard yet
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Old 6th Dec 2009, 08:26
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Cool!!

Thats great. When is the assessment day?
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