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Old 6th Mar 2007, 01:15
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Join Date: Mar 2007
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hey im starting with virgin on the 19th of march!! anyone else starting then? get in touch with me!! xx
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 11:13
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LEO - 19th March

Hello Leo!

I start training on 19th March...... not long now!!

You staying near Gatwick for training?

Jodi x
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 11:38
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Join Date: Jan 2007
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hi Leo i start the 19th aswell
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 12:51
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Me to.. i cant wait.. 19th isnt that far away now.. im going for my uniform fitting on friday.. Has anyone else been yet.. how do the ladies uniform fit ? are they standard size 10's and 12's.. you know how paranoid us girls are.. well i am .. im looking forward to meeting everyone.
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 12:57
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Join Date: Feb 2007
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Talking I got it!!!!!!

OMG OMG OMG, I got the job aaaaaarrrrggggghhhhhhhh!!!! Iím so excited!!!!!!!!!! I start on the 10th April xxxx

Thank you all so much for your sound advice over the past couple of weeks it really help me a lot XXXX

Chrissy xxx
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 16:03
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CONGRATULATIONS chrissy!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aww that's fantastic!! I'm so happy for you!! Hehe bet you're totally hyper...I've been hyper about 2 weeks solid now, lol!

See ya in London!!

Jill xx
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 17:05
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Hey Leo... I'm also on the 19th... all ready?
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 18:24
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yeah im stayin about 2mins away from the base, movin down on the 18th, day before the training starts! bit scared - never met the person im movin in with and never seen the house im stayin in either!! haha! got my uniform fittin on the 13th! my references still arent sorted out either!! ahh!! how you guys gettin on with it all??
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 18:44
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Well.. if it helps... I haven't got accommodation yet, they've already starting to work on my references but I'm not sure how long it's gonna take them and my fitting is on the 14th... he he... GOOD LUCK and see you soon!
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 19:59
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hi guys had my uniform fitting on the 1st, sorry hot bit i didn't try the girls uniform on, only ever done drag once and i dont plan on doing it again!!!lol My references are all done and im moving to my accommodation on the 18th i have never met the people who i'll be staying with and not seen the house so i'm a bit nervous about that but i am staying with someone else who is on the 19th course so that should be cool.
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 08:36
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Hi Hot-bit,

Yup it's just standard sizes, you just try on the one you think will fit best in a little changing room, and then they take it from there, it it's too tight, too loose etc...regulations are SO strict as to how it must look, so it's got to be perfect! I had to get a bigger size than I am usually, to get the length (cos I'm too bloody tall) and then I was covered in pins because she had to narrow the whole thing down You might get lucky and just fit normally haha! I had mine yesterday and it was sooo much fun to see myself in the uniform - so exciting!! We get 30 dry cleaning vouchers every six months as well, which is great.

The list is endless, suits, shirts, 2 shoes, cardigan for crew rest, handbag etc... We get everything down to the silver earrings, and you have a choice about some stuff, like for your ground shoes you can choose a medium or high heel (obviously the cabin ones are just low though)

Can't really think of anything else that stood out! Hope this gives you some idea of what happens!!


Jill x
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 08:49
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hi Jill, thanks so much for the info, that really gives me an idea of what to expect tommorrow.. i, like you, am so excited to try on the uniform.. never thought i ever would.. not to slate any other airlines uniform.. but there is something special about the Virgin one.. Just got to get the references sorted.. with me starting on the 19th i guess i will get the pre course pack soon.. wonder what we will have to know before we get there!! Thanks again for taking the time to reply..
JoJo x
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 11:24
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No probs JoJo - have fun tomorrow!! It's also just brilliant to see the Base and stuff, hehe!

You're right, there's something special about the uniform, it's just gorgeous. Can't WAIT to get it!!

Jill x
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 11:56
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Join Date: Feb 2006
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Vs Occupational Health

Does any one know if occupational health request a medical report from your doctor for new entrant crew? I asked my Doctor does he charge for this service and found out if costs between £55 & £70. So i hoping they dont request one
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 13:05
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hi Jill.. i hope we get to meet down in crawley.. maybe ill see ya at the training centre.. or on a crew nite out at brannigans.. take care
JoJo..x
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 13:09
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Was thinking that too! I'm sure I'll see you, all the trainees had their lunch at the same time, the canteen was heaving! Would be great to meet you! Can't believe you've only got 11 days to go...ahh! See ya down there!

Jill x
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 14:50
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Oh my god.. sounds close when you say it like that.. i had my pre course e learning pack today.. there is alot of info to take in... glad that there is still that time left.. i think ill need it to help it sink into my brain !!! I will make use of the gym facilitys.. 2pound fifty a week.. thats really good..!! no excuse for the squiggy bits once ive started the course...
Take care Jill... bet we will meet up in the canteen !! I'll be the one with the lettuce leaf... x
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 21:46
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Ahhh so u do get a re-course learning pack through for the e-learning then! Lol! Theres me worrying jill hat they hadnt told us about all this work we had to do! Hope i havent messed up my log in then coz i have somehow managed to access the e-learning already...hmm!

NOT LONG NOW!!!! x
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 22:01
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Join Date: Mar 2007
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does anyone know how hard the swimming part of the training is? i can swim but am not great!! lol, bit worried about it! x
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 22:12
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hi ya.. if the other airlines i have worked for are anything to go by its not too hard.. a bit of treading water and swimming with the life jacket on.. you get to inflate the jacket and jump in.. maybe pull yourself into the life raft.. i wouldnt worry if i were you.. you are on the same course on the 19th as i am.. it will be fun, you will see x
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