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Old 14th Dec 2018, 12:25
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Angel Perth Virgin

I've just had the invitation to group assessment next week Wednesday 19 Dec - anyone else on this forum going? I've gone for the 0830. I missed the September one as was working overseas so happy this has come around so quickly as had been waiting 12 months. Has anyone got any tips or ideas what I might need to prepare for?
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 03:13
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So I went to the Recruitment day yesterday and there were 20 candidates. We sat in tables of 5 with some senior cabin crew stationed around the room to observe as Alistair, whose in charge of FA recruitment, explained more about the organisation and showed us some videos. he describe the work and pay scale and the difference between regional and Domestic /short haul international out of Perth. We then did a group activity on our tables and then were called inn one by one to an interview with 2 on panel. We were asked motivational and behavioural questions to show examples of when we had done something. I was asked about a time when I've disagreed with a college and a time when I've demonstrated exceptional customer service. Another questions might be to give an example of when you've bent the rules. Nothing unexpected asked really, considering the job description and role. The interviewers tried to make the experience as relaxing as possible. We will hear in next couple of weeks. There is possibility of a training school running end of Jan so we were advised to make sure we have the 3 certificates ready and upload them as soon as possible so swim competency, RSA and senior first aid. Passports need 18 month currency on them. Training in Perth with some on East coast in Syd/Bne or Mel and I understand there are normally 25 to a school.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 08:48
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New Years Eve - I've just heard I was unsuccessful and I've booked in for the feedback session offered. Here's the email:

Hello Lou,

Thank you for attending our recent Cabin Crew Recruitment Day with Virgin Australia and for taking the time to meet with our team.

After careful consideration, we regret to advise you that we have identified more suitable candidates during this round of recruitment, and on this occasion your application has not been successful. We recommend that you reflect on your performance at the Recruitment Day in line with the below assessment criteria:
  • Motivation for the role
  • Understanding of the role
  • Resilience
  • Professionalism
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork and ability to build rapport with others
  • Customer Service experience in a premium environment
  • Adaptability and flexibility
We would welcome you to login to your Career's account and nominate a suitable time for us to contact you and provide you with feedback. Please know that we do call from a private number, so please bare this in mind when expecting our call.

Remember, if you are still interested in a career with Virgin Australia we encourage you to reflect on this criteria and feedback, and reapply in 12 months' time.

Thank you for your interest in Virgin Australia. We wish you the very best for your future career endeavours.

Kind regards,

The Virgin Australia Recruitment Team


Best of luck to all the other folk who were in my round (20 candidates). At least I got my health care fund to pay for my First Air renewal!
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