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Old 11th Oct 2016, 05:38
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Originally Posted by Mn64
Hi there, does anyone know what the salary is?
Base pay for first year is about $40,000, it goes up every year after that for 9 years.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 05:58
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Originally Posted by KAAATE
Base pay for first year is about $40,000, it goes up every year after that for 9 years.
Thanks, KAAATE
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 10:40
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Update:

I have been put in the talent pool. I am so happy! Unfortunately they think the chances of me making ground school next week are slim, but I did tell them if a spot becomes available, I am more than ready

Do we get paid for training?

I must have missed the part where they addressed this, if they did.

I just have a rental contract elsewhere and I guess if we didn't get paid for training I'd have to take allllll my stuff with me to Melbourne because I wouldn't be able to afford two rentals if we don't get paid.

Good luck tomorrow Ayana
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 11:51
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Originally Posted by BrookeIsabelle
Update:

I have been put in the talent pool. I am so happy! Unfortunately they think the chances of me making ground school next week are slim, but I did tell them if a spot becomes available, I am more than ready

Do we get paid for training?

I must have missed the part where they addressed this, if they did.

I just have a rental contract elsewhere and I guess if we didn't get paid for training I'd have to take allllll my stuff with me to Melbourne because I wouldn't be able to afford two rentals if we don't get paid.

Good luck tomorrow Ayana
Congrats! All training is paid as per the base wage for first year good luck!
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 22:35
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Hi all

I've just applied for Brisbane base domestic and read that you may be required to spend up to15 nights away per month. Does anyone know if this is the norm, or just a maximum figure? Thanks!
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 07:41
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Congrats

Congratulations on making it into the talent pool. How did you find out?

I was referenced checked 3 - 4 weeks ago and my application status still says 'Reference Check.'

After reading that someone else recently called them, I bit the bullet and called them on Monday and asked if they needed anything else.

The lady i spoke with said they had all the references they needed and they'd send an update email shortly. She said they were waiting on details of upcoming training schools.

My AD was on the 15/08 in the morning. Anyone else here from that AD?


Originally Posted by BrookeIsabelle
Update:

I have been put in the talent pool. I am so happy! Unfortunately they think the chances of me making ground school next week are slim, but I did tell them if a spot becomes available, I am more than ready

Do we get paid for training?

I must have missed the part where they addressed this, if they did.

I just have a rental contract elsewhere and I guess if we didn't get paid for training I'd have to take allllll my stuff with me to Melbourne because I wouldn't be able to afford two rentals if we don't get paid.

Good luck tomorrow Ayana
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 07:43
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Hi BrookeIsabelle and Ayana.
So sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I've been extremely busy the last week or so winding things up with my current work, ready for Ground School starting next Tuesday

Ayana - how did you go the Recruitment Day today? Hope you smashed it
Brooke - congratulations on making it through to hold status...that is absolutely fantastic!
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 07:46
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Originally Posted by samasama
Congratulations on making it into the talent pool. How did you find out?

I was referenced checked 3 - 4 weeks ago and my application status still says 'Reference Check.'

After reading that someone else recently called them, I bit the bullet and called them on Monday and asked if they needed anything else.

The lady i spoke with said they had all the references they needed and they'd send an update email shortly. She said they were waiting on details of upcoming training schools.

My AD was on the 15/08 in the morning. Anyone else here from that AD?
Samasama,
Which base did you apply for?
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 03:07
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Originally Posted by manymiles
Hi BrookeIsabelle and Ayana.
So sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I've been extremely busy the last week or so winding things up with my current work, ready for Ground School starting next Tuesday

Ayana - how did you go the Recruitment Day today? Hope you smashed it
Brooke - congratulations on making it through to hold status...that is absolutely fantastic!
Thanks ManyMiles 😊.

I was in the 1pm session yesterday. There were about 30 people or so. I felt I did well however you never can be too sure with these things.

Happy to report I got an email this morning advising I had progressed from yesterday and now have the online comprehension test - yay!!!! They said it would be online test, then reference check, then medical.

Brooke - did you have to do this or did you go straight to Medical?

They confirmed they had a BNe ground school starting on the 8th November so if I make it through hopefully I'll make it to this one. They didn't have any further ground schools confirmed in BNE at the stage.
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 07:11
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Hi Manymiles,

I applied for Adelaide.
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 01:50
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Congrats Ayana!!!! So good to hear!!

I did the comprehension test prior to the AD. I'd assume because they were trying to rush the recruitment process and make use of time as much as possible.

Fingers crossed you'll make it to that ground school date

Also exciting news Manymiles! That is so good to hear. I truly wish I could have made it to the same ground school but I'd gather it's not my turn until the next ground school next year I look forward to working with you in the future

Unless there's another ground school starting this year for MEL? But I'm pretty sure there isn't one until next year.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 07:39
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Originally Posted by BrookeIsabelle
Congrats Ayana!!!! So good to hear!!

I did the comprehension test prior to the AD. I'd assume because they were trying to rush the recruitment process and make use of time as much as possible.

Fingers crossed you'll make it to that ground school date

Also exciting news Manymiles! That is so good to hear. I truly wish I could have made it to the same ground school but I'd gather it's not my turn until the next ground school next year I look forward to working with you in the future

Unless there's another ground school starting this year for MEL? But I'm pretty sure there isn't one until next year.
Thanks lovely. I'll keep you posted if I make it to medical etc.

Did they give you any indication if there would be another ground school in Melb before the end of the year? Fingers crossed they can squeeze in another one so you can get started!

All the best for Tuesday ManyMiles. I have no doubt you will do phenomenally! Can't wait to hear all about your experiences!
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 12:09
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AKL base

Hi all,

I've been reading this thread for awhile now & feel real inspired by everyones success in making it pass Assessment Day Was wondering if anyone has applied for AKL?
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Old 17th Oct 2016, 23:16
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Originally Posted by Ayana
Thanks lovely. I'll keep you posted if I make it to medical etc.

Did they give you any indication if there would be another ground school in Melb before the end of the year? Fingers crossed they can squeeze in another one so you can get started!

All the best for Tuesday ManyMiles. I have no doubt you will do phenomenally! Can't wait to hear all about your experiences!
Yes I'm keen to hear how you go!
Unfortunately I recall them saying this would probably be the last ground school for the year Such a shame! I think I'll call them in a few weeks time just to clarify that they can put me in the first ground school for next year.

If you make the November ground school you'll be all trained up before the new year! So exciting!
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Old 18th Oct 2016, 10:07
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Originally Posted by roamingthesky
Hi everyone ,
I have recently applied for VA domestic ADL base and did not hear anything for a long time . So I sent an email asking for an update of my application and then received elevator pitch email right after . I thought that was a bit strange , and they were advertising for SYD base as soon as I got that video email . I just finished my video and it was sent successfully . I just wondered if you are going to get a confirmation email saying your vieo has been submitted successfully? I put my prefer base as Sydney when I submitted the video. I tried to correct my application to SYD base but the system does not allow me to do so. Here's hoping I will hear from Virgin soon . What would everyone advise me to do ?
Hi Roamingthesky,

Congratulations on getting the opportunity to send the elavator pitch. I would perhaps send them an email or give them a call and ask that your application be amended for Sydney base only. Are you based in Sydney? Only as I believe you are only invited to an AD day at the base you've applied for, so if you were living elsewhere, you would have to be prepared to fly to Sydney (perhaps on very short notice), to attend the AD. It can take 12 months to transfer once you have a contract so it's better to have your preferred based as the one you are hired into. All the best and keep us updated on your progress 😊
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 03:42
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Brisbane Ground School

Originally Posted by Ayana
Thanks ManyMiles 😊.

I was in the 1pm session yesterday. There were about 30 people or so. I felt I did well however you never can be too sure with these things.

Happy to report I got an email this morning advising I had progressed from yesterday and now have the online comprehension test - yay!!!! They said it would be online test, then reference check, then medical.

Brooke - did you have to do this or did you go straight to Medical?

They confirmed they had a BNe ground school starting on the 8th November so if I make it through hopefully I'll make it to this one. They didn't have any further ground schools confirmed in BNE at the stage.
I got a call inviting me to November 8 ground school but had to decline
They're put me in the talent pool for next recruitment.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 03:54
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I originally applied for bne cc back in November 2015. Got invited to a recruitment day in march but I was in Hawaii on holidays. Finally got another invite for September which I attended. Had to do a group activity and individual interview. Pass that, got an invite to do online comprehension test. Passed that. Phew �� Then reference checked. Passed that. ���� Got a call offering me a position (after medical) in ground school November 8th. But I had to decline. �� They said they'd keep me in the talent pool for 12 months. Thank god. Maybe January or March next year.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 10:14
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Originally Posted by Peta2404
I originally applied for bne cc back in November 2015. Got invited to a recruitment day in march but I was in Hawaii on holidays. Finally got another invite for September which I attended. Had to do a group activity and individual interview. Pass that, got an invite to do online comprehension test. Passed that. Phew �� Then reference checked. Passed that. ���� Got a call offering me a position (after medical) in ground school November 8th. But I had to decline. �� They said they'd keep me in the talent pool for 12 months. Thank god. Maybe January or March next year.
Congratulations PETA - that is wonderful
news. It's a shame you aren't able to attend however at least you can be assured that you have made it through and now it's just a matter of having the timing of ground school align with your shedule. How long after your references were checked did you receive the medical invite? Or did they call you to offer ground school pending a medical? You must be so pleased!
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 20:59
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Update VA MEL Ground School

Hi Team,
Update from me - today is day three for KAAATE and I for the 6 week training for MEL base.
For those who are still in the recruitment process for all bases, keep going, stay focussed and remain positive
It is worth the wait! Looking forward to hearing more good news stories from others on the forum. Keep posting...it's great to hear all the outcomes - good or not so good, and beneficial for others reading or following this forum.
Have an aweSoMe day!
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 23:18
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Oh thank you Many MilesÖ.soo glad you two are enjoying Ground School. I applied for Adelaide Base and have completed my elevator interview pitch; just waiting to hear back from that; itís been about 3 weeks since I uploaded the pitch. The waiting game is sooo hard; as Iím sure we can all agree; but if successful; it sounds like itís all worth it in the end.
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