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Old 20th Jul 2006, 08:11
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I dont know why its so far off. I only have to give a months notice maybe its the only one they could fit me on x
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Old 21st Jul 2006, 11:52
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Advice from the experienced please

Hi

Please can some one give me a typical months rosta as i was hoping to return to virgin after 6yrs off to have my family and have found out today that they dont recruit for part-time CC, they will only offer PT to returning to work mums who have been on maternity leave.
I want to try and find out if it's possible for me to work full time and it not dissrupt my little one too much! i remember i used to do 4-5 flights a month depending on the destination but it was so long ago it's a little shady!
Hope you can help.

Kind Regards
Jayne

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Old 21st Jul 2006, 15:10
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RE.interview for vigin

Hey Chudley, im new to this forum,i understand that you have been accepted for virgin and i was wondering if you could give me advice on the interview and how it was carried out. Thankyou in advance and well done on your success!x
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Old 21st Jul 2006, 17:23
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well done!

Well done Chudley! You must be sooo excited!? Im so nervous for my interview, I hope im offered a job too, but am not that positive that I will! Did you get offered on your first attempt? x x
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Old 22nd Jul 2006, 19:34
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Hi Jayne,

A typical roster has 5-6 flights. We also have monthly standby now (4 months over a 3 year period).

Hope this helps. Feel free to PM me with any other questions
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Old 23rd Jul 2006, 15:12
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Hello High as a kite! How long are the flights roughly and how many days off do you get roughly a month? Thanks!
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Old 23rd Jul 2006, 19:34
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Hi Bubblybabe1,

Flight times vary between 6 and 13 hours, the shortest routes being Lagos and Dubai and the longest being Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

You are guaranteed a minimum of 9 days off every month.

Hope this helps.

Cheers HaaK
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Old 23rd Jul 2006, 21:44
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Virgin E-Learning Help!!

Please help!!

I start with Virgin on the 14th of August and have been sent the e-learning pack which i need to do before i start. I cant get on to the Induction course for some reason so am going to call them tomorrow, but i have attempted to start the Cabin Safety Training... and here lies my problems!!

In the pack it says we need to achieve at least 80% in the e-learning, but does this mean only for the 'Flight Safety Knowledge Test' module which is near the end, or do all the questions asked througout all the modules count towards your final mark?? Im confused as they ask you questions throughout every module without giving you the knowledge to answer them correctly in the learning beforehand. They are true or false answers, but sometimes cover elements that have not previously been discussed in the module. I got some wrong on these and am worried they count towards the final mark.

If anyone could help me with this id really appreciate it! I cant believe i may have messed this up already!!
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Old 23rd Jul 2006, 21:47
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Interview

Hey guys

I changed my interview to last thursday, i got through all of the tests and stuff and had my final interview. Im eagerly awaiting their response now to see if i have the job! I hope i do Most of my group did get interviews only 2 got sent home after the tests. It wasnt such a long process as i was expecting. I was finnished by 12.15 although i was one of the first to get my 2:1 interview. Im very excited tho , i hope i am successfull!!

Wish me luck!!

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Old 24th Jul 2006, 09:47
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Well done for getting a interview and good luck. Yes i was really luckly and got offered the job on my first attempt. The day is fun and there are lots of various tests and things to do. Just smile, be yourself and confident x x
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Old 24th Jul 2006, 11:54
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I also start Oct 9th for training! =)
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Old 24th Jul 2006, 13:59
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Well done!!! When did you hvae your interview??

Chudley x
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Old 24th Jul 2006, 15:58
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is it true that everyone gets a 121 interview now? I've heard this recently but didn't know if it was 100% correct....
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Old 24th Jul 2006, 18:10
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On my interview day everyone who passed the english and maths tests were given a 2-1 interview x
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Old 24th Jul 2006, 18:21
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Originally Posted by MillyMoo
Please help!!

I start with Virgin on the 14th of August and have been sent the e-learning pack which i need to do before i start. I cant get on to the Induction course for some reason so am going to call them tomorrow, but i have attempted to start the Cabin Safety Training... and here lies my problems!!

In the pack it says we need to achieve at least 80% in the e-learning, but does this mean only for the 'Flight Safety Knowledge Test' module which is near the end, or do all the questions asked througout all the modules count towards your final mark?? Im confused as they ask you questions throughout every module without giving you the knowledge to answer them correctly in the learning beforehand. They are true or false answers, but sometimes cover elements that have not previously been discussed in the module. I got some wrong on these and am worried they count towards the final mark.

If anyone could help me with this id really appreciate it! I cant believe i may have messed this up already!!
Hi MillyMoo,

I've no idea how the e-learning is assessed, as it was all slates and chalk when I joined, none of this new fangled computer stuff

My advice would be to call the training department. They are really helpful and will unravel the mysteries of e-learning for you.

Good luck with your course starting on August 14th
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Old 24th Jul 2006, 19:22
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There are a number of different modules on the e-learning, and you have to achieve 80% in all of them. I think there are four or five if I remember correctly. At the end of each one you pass, you print off a certificate to prove you have achieved the pass park for the e-learning. I agree that they seem to ask questions not covered in the e-learning! You aren't tested on this when you start, but the trainers know who has completed it, how long it took and the mark each person achieved. This does not go towards your final marks, as you are tested each day throughout training, where the pass mark is 88%. It is important you complete the e-learning though.

I forgot a lot of it by the time I started. Some of the questions do crop up in the daily tests.


Good luck.
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Old 26th Jul 2006, 10:50
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Ah Thanks Mz Gulity!

I went for my uniform fitting yesterday and cant wait to start now!
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Old 26th Jul 2006, 15:28
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Was your uniform fitting fun? What do you get? did it take long?
Im going to book mine soon too x
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Old 26th Jul 2006, 17:24
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Interview 25th July

I was just wondering if anyone attended an interview yesterday? If so would be great to know as and when you hear back from them?... Fingers crossed for all!
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Old 26th Jul 2006, 23:31
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ONLY ONE WEEK 2 GO!

Hey just wondered if ne1 else had an interview next wednesday? Thats really good news chudley, that means I might have a chance then! x x
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