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Old 6th Dec 2009, 23:05
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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V Australia

They are next Tues and Wed Cody...Is anyone else going?
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 07:53
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What does DJ stand for?
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 10:37
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DJ

It's just the airline code lol.

Received email from V Aus saying they will be in touch by end of week regarding my application. So that sounds exciting!
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 21:14
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You beat me to it cody24!
I too recieved that email last night..... its good to know ill hear from someone before weeks end. Good luck to all!
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Old 8th Dec 2009, 00:54
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Sweet nothing????

You guys are lucky I haven't got anything from VA no rejection email no updates no call nothing.
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Old 8th Dec 2009, 01:14
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Oooooo are you on the move Cody?!

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Old 8th Dec 2009, 05:09
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They weren't recruiting for BNE were they? Ahhh I hope I didn't miss it!
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Old 11th Dec 2009, 05:45
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No ilana, that's because they don't have BNE base.
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Old 11th Dec 2009, 09:31
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I got an update email saying that they would be in contact ASAP- thats VA :-)
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Old 15th Dec 2009, 06:00
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Waiting.....

Anyone heard anything?
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Old 15th Dec 2009, 23:53
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still playing the waiting game.. havent received a phone call or email or anything since the last email on friday saying they would be in touch early next week. suspense is killing me!
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 08:27
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Latest email...

Thanks for your application.... but we have already completed our recruitment days!? Guess I will hear from them again in January. Random!
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Old 22nd Dec 2009, 23:11
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Yeah i got the same email... was a bit devo but atleast its not a rejection email right? just playing the waiting game a little longer...
I was told from a source they were recruiting about 50 people, i hope they didnt get them all in the december recruitment and there are still enough spots for Jan! guess all you can do is have a good xmas and worry about it next year! good luck to everyone who is still waiting to hear.

if anyone has been to the V AUST recruitment days & progressed further to a medical/got the job or knows anything more about the next recruitment round etc let us know and give us some info! thanks
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Old 23rd Dec 2009, 16:01
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G'day KK / All,

Not sure if any of this info will help as I think the recruitment process is somewhat different this time around now the airline is somewhat established versus when they initially recruited pre start up. That and the fact my memory is shot and take this for what it is worth...lol.......

Key thing I will say is the process is long and laborious. Expect nothing and be pleasantly surprised when things progress. The company like any airline is large and multifaceted....Cabin crew requirements are constantly changing and thus "ASAP" to you may have a very different meaning to "ASAP" to them. Things generally seem to progress in peaks and troughs...you may hear nothing for an extended period of time and then all of a sudden find yourself flying through several components at once.....Accept this and dont beat yourself up about not hearing anything......generally "no news is good news". To provide an example of why things take time, basic training is a 6-7 week course involving 8+ hours a day and provided by a host of instructors and specialists - this alone takes significant planning on the airlines behalf to organise and co-ordinate.

Interview/s - Im not going to go into intimate detail about what will and wont be asked. Personally I feel that is unfair for those that haven't found this forum and additionally serves you no purpose either. The reality is if you have found this forum your likely already more than aware of the "common components" of cabin crew interviews. If your not and really want the job - get on it!!!!

Key principles are relatively simple. Think as a consumer of airline travel what components are important to you from an airline and its employees. Now as a prospective CC member how would you go about providing this? (Do not just focus on "guest services".....there is another factor which supersedes this!!!!). Be able to bring examples from your previous work experience to support your answers.

Medical - is a non event. Just a full check up from a Doctor. Unless you have any significant medical issues this wont be a problem....

Not sure what else you guys want to know?? Feel free to ask and Im happy to give it a lash......

Lizzie not sure if someone has answered your commuter question.....I dont commute so aren't that savvy in regards to it but I dont think your able to "store" up commutes for use later. The expectation is all crew are SYD based although in reality I think it would be around ????60%.

Yes SYD crew are paxed to MEL / BNE for departures from there and PAXED back to SYD when returned to MEL/BNE. Likewise if you are MEL based and have a flight returning to BNE the company will PAX you at no cost to MEL. If the same flight however flies into SYD (Home base), paxing will be at your expense. All crew recieve a staff travel allowance each year which can be used for paxing sectors.

I do think some of the new flight schedules (SYD-NAN) have made things alot more difficult for commuters. Everyone now recieves OPEN (on call) days and when flights are leaving early AM - the expectation is that you will be in SYD for these whether your called out or not. Personally I imagine this makes things extremely difficult for commuters (cost of flight up and back, cost of a nights accomodation) however seemingly many are still doing it (albeit the new flights are only in there infancy) and I cant really comment further.

Overall I love my job - best I have ever had and I think the company are wonderful. Would encourage all of you to pursue this if it is your dream. There are others though who dont share this believe....I'm a little older and have been around a while and have had some "challenging" jobs over the years. CC is NOT one of them......seriously your getting paid to go on vacation!!! Keeping a bit of perspective and realising how lucky we are goes along way.

I wish you guys nothing but the best and I hope this helps.
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Old 14th Jan 2010, 21:16
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Yay, received a phone interview yesterday and now invited to the Assessment Day on Tuesday!
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Old 14th Jan 2010, 22:05
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Well done Cody!Great news
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 05:39
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Hi everyone!
I'm new to this site... I'm extremely interested in becoming a flight attendant for VB and have wanted this career ever since I was really little.
Just recently I applied for the SYD base CC position and I am wondering what is the 'blue star referral program' I saw on the application? How does one become apart of it? And would it help my applications in the recruitment process?
I know its probably a silly question, but If someone could answer that'd be great!
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 06:25
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A friend of mine worked for VB a few years ago, and I believe the blue star thing is basically a referral from someone already employed by Virgin Blue. For example if a VB flight attendant was shopping in clothes shop lets say, and he/she was impressed by the service and thought the person had what virgin looks for when recruiting crew, the flight attendant could "blue star" them and if they wanted to apply to VB they would skip the first stage of the recruitment process. No doubt someone who is currently working for the airline will update and correct my information if necessary
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 08:31
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Recruiting again!

I thought I would put this out for those of you who would like to work at VA, they are recruiting again but the application are only open for a few days until the 24th I think. Good luck to you all.
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Old 21st Jan 2010, 23:47
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Thanks Cloudtraveller

I dont understand why they are recruiting yet again when just a week ago I received an email saying the recruit was complete and to apply for VB Sydney instead. I had waited for 2 months in suspense only to be told they never got to my application and they were finished, and now they have opened it up to the public again. What are they doing!!!! Ohwell, I have applied again but I wont get my hopes up too high this time.
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