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Old 13th Sep 2006, 08:44
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 14:07
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HI,

Just wondering if anybody has been offered a job with 'silverjet'?

I received an email yesterday saying that they still have my cv on file and that they are holding interviews in November and they would like me to attend one of the dates. The training course is for February.

Has anyone else received an emails inviting them for an interview in November?

Any thoughts on the company so far as you all have been very quiet!!

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Old 29th Sep 2006, 16:54
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oneroam I had an interview date in August but I couldn't go to it as I had 'flu. I was offered another date the week after but I was due to be away on holiday then so I gave up on the idea completely.

A couple of days ago, I received an email from Amanda Muir to say that she had kept my details on file and, if I was interested, they were interviewing in November for the 'second intake' to start training in February.

I think I might give it another go. I would also be interested in hearing about anyone who has been offered the job and also about the training when it starts.
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 17:58
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Hi

I've been offered a position with Silverjet. The training is now starting in november. I'll let you know how it goes once we get started.

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Old 1st Oct 2006, 21:30
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I was offered flight manager but turned it down. I was told training would start in October and now I see it's November-bet it doesn't start in December. I couldn't afford to wait, especially as it might never actually 'take off' ( sorry!)
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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 07:52
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I had an email from Amanda aswell informing me of more interviews... Not sure what to do about it, I really dont want to rack up a list of airlines on my CV, and as great as it would be to start an airline from day 1, and it to be sucsessful its a huge risk.. Think I may wait to see how it goes before I make any decisions.. Also I want to know what the uniform is like! lol.
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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 13:21
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Flying hostie - Silverjet have bought out Flyjet if that helps with any decisions.
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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 19:02
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Anyone know where their offices are at Luton?

I am adding this bit this morning:
I submitted my CV late last night, well beyond office hours and I got a reply within 15 minutes, my details are to be passed on and they will be in touch! Impressed by how quick they responded! Promising.
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Old 8th Oct 2006, 08:16
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Hi everyone
I'm new to this site, so it was with interest that I read your comments on Silverjet.
I was invited to an interview in August and had to go a long way to get there, which was fine as it was my choice. My observation was that if you are "mature" like me forget it. NO one on my interview day who was say 35 plus got through, plus anyone who seemed to have any hint of an accent. I've since heard rumours that they don't want to employ anyone over the age of 30. I did find Martin Barnes rather unusual in so far as that if he didn't like a question tht was asked or didn't think it relevant,he set about trying to make a fool of that person.Not what I would call professional. Anyway would be interested to hear how people are progressing with them. Thought the concept was good.
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Old 8th Oct 2006, 12:33
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Originally Posted by lollytosser View Post
I did find Martin Barnes rather unusual
Hehe, he's actually called Martyn Bridger. He must've made quite an impression.

Lollytosser consider yourself lucky is all I can say. MB has quite a colourful history and none of it's good.

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Old 8th Oct 2006, 18:45
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Can I make a suggestion that people wo are so scathing about this concept start up a 'Silverjet Slagging' thread? Some of us are very excited about the jobs we have been offered and are looking forward to starting. I am well aware before you all start that you are entitled to opinions but can you please consider others before saying things like 'lucky escape' etc.
For your information, people over 35 have been employed and there are also Polish, Italian and other varying nationalities of crew starting on the training course so I'm afraid that theory is blown out of the water.
Silverjet have acquired Flyjet and Skylease, hence the slight delay to the training course but it is is all confimed now for a November start, anticipating a January launch date.
Once again I'm well aware of people rights to opinion but please be considerate of the people who are excited about their new roles and the constant slagging off of the company is getting tiresome.
Thanks.
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Old 8th Oct 2006, 19:08
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Originally Posted by BecauseCIDSsays_so! View Post
Some of us are very excited about the jobs we have been offered and are looking forward to starting.
Great, it does make life easier when you enjoy your job.

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I am well aware before you all start that you are entitled to opinions
If your are aware of this then why don't you let those who have them make them.

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'lucky escape' etc.
For some it was, which I understand can be quite disconcerting for those who have chosen to take the oppurtunity they were given.

I really do hope it all works out for you and I must say it is quite refreshing to see someone standup for a company which very few have any faith in.

Ps. I'm not bitter over not getting the job, in fact I was offered a position and turned it down.
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Old 8th Oct 2006, 19:14
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I'm perfectly happy for people to express an opinion but using phrases such as 'consider yourself lucky' is particularly harsh and it is not nice to keep seeing the company being slated so harshly before it's even started. I don't care if you express things, it would just be nice to be slightly more considerate of the people who are happy to have got the job.

It doesn't make me lose sleep but I just get annoyed to keep seeing people on and on with their negativity.



Oh and I haven't found any of the comments 'disconcerting' as I am perfectly capable of making my own decisions and I think it is going to be an exciting opportunity, I won't let the whingers on here stop me being excited about it. As I've said before, with anything new there is a risk, but I'm prepared to take it, if things go wrong, they go wrong there is other airlines, but is they go well then I'm in from the start and in good stead for my career.
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Evening folks... I also am an employee of Silverjet, and it does seem taht wherever we turn at the minute, we Soon to be SilverService deliverers are facing a lot of slander and underhanded comments... Can I just say, The company is confirming the launch date within the next couple of weeks, and will be taking bookings with effect from that day. The launch aircraft is secured from Flyjet, we have an AOC, an international licence, Training facilities supplied, moving in to our head office October 16th, the 30 min check in lounge is now being built in the private jet terminal at LTN. Silverjet only recruited 60 crew this time round, they are interviewing for a further 80 as of November once training has begun, they now have a lease of 5 aircraft altogether, with the next being delivered March 2007. If any of you work for Thomsonfly at present, you will see this news on your intranet... I'm informed. Martyn Bridger has nothing but respect for his employees, as does Laurence Hunt CEO... so to be honest, with most of the execs coming from BA, Excel Airways and other very well established UK Based Airlines, they must be doing something right! Lets keep an open mind eh folks? You don't know if yoi don't try!!!
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Good for you!!!

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Old 10th Oct 2006, 22:20
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check out wwww.flysilverjet.com

Stewies and Stewesses, check out Silverjets all interactive on line booking website! First flight 25th Jan '07! Luton to Newark... I guess I'm biased being part of the inaugral crew, but you can't deny it all looks VVVVEEEERRRYYY professional... Recruiting now for SilverService Crew for the next A/C delivered in March... 80 needed! Daily flights to New York, 36 Hour stop overs in swanky hotels, in the big apple itself! 762... 102 Sicma Aeroseat Flatbeds, 1 IFm, 2 Psrs and 5 crew per flight... it sounds too good to be true, but it's not! It's fact... ok, so we now own flyjet, skylease and skypeople... guess the business men at the top have got their thinking caps on!!! I hope you'll consider applying, send your CV, One full length Photo and one passport photo to [email protected] .com... wot have you got to lose??? A little faith goes a long way... this also applies for 76/75 type rated F/D too... nothing ventured nothing gained!
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Originally Posted by BestonBoard View Post
Stewies and Stewesses, check out Silverjets all interactive on line booking website! First flight 25th Jan '07! Luton to Newark... I guess I'm biased being part of the inaugral crew, but you can't deny it all looks VVVVEEEERRRYYY professional... Recruiting now for SilverService Crew for the next A/C delivered in March... 80 needed! Daily flights to New York, 36 Hour stop overs in swanky hotels, in the big apple itself! 762... 102 Sicma Aeroseat Flatbeds, 1 IFm, 2 Psrs and 5 crew per flight... it sounds too good to be true, but it's not! It's fact... ok, so we now own flyjet, skylease and skypeople... guess the business men at the top have got their thinking caps on!!! I hope you'll consider applying, send your CV, One full length Photo and one passport photo to [email protected] .com... wot have you got to lose??? A little faith goes a long way... this also applies for 76/75 type rated F/D too... nothing ventured nothing gained!
I agree the website does look nice .And Congratulations on getting silverjet a few people I know have got the job . Most of them BMED !! , You must be excited . What's the interview like ? And did they tell you what the money would be like etc . Tell us more very excited !

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Old 11th Oct 2006, 08:40
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Martyn Bridger????

The man solely responsible for tha last BA cabin crew strike and many c/crew leaving Maersk/Duo when he arrived there......

Good luck with the start up but beware when you are up & running
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 09:13
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All I can say is look at Virgin Atlantic ,
It started in 1984 , With one Aircraft to New york (EWR) . And look at them now , They are the 3rd largest Airline in the Uk . Also Maxjet is doing very well on the route , They will never loose passenger's on such a good route .

And how Silverjet treat's it's Cabin Crew. Well let's all wait and see , And if your looking for a Airline that pays well . Well of course it's BA LHR EF/WW , As I can see there are not many member's/ pages for BA LHR ...They must be all out there spending there cash .
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 13:34
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BMED LHR, all I can say is look at Freddie Lakers Skytrain.
Will be interesting to see what happens with the routes and the buy out. There seems to be a lot of competition across the pond.
Hope things go well.
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