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Old 8th Mar 2007, 22:36
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Join Date: Mar 2007
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thomas cook

Hi all, i had been waiting 6 weeks to hear if i'd been successful with my second interview for tcx i emailed to ask if anyone knew when i would recieve any news, had reply following day saying i'd got job which is great ,but they are waiting on final number for bases to see wether i will start 2007 or 2008. i'm frustrated because i have been on another chatroom and there are people that start their training on the 19 march at bhx which is where ive applied for.Anyone else experienced this?Is it normal, i feel like im being fobbed off now.
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 22:49
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tcx

hi can you help me i have been successful with tcx after waitnig for 6 weeks i emailed and had reply saying i was successful which is great BUT the email then went on to say there waiting for final numbers to see which basis are full before they send out job offers for 2007, im so confused!! I would be grateful for any info cheersx
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Old 9th Mar 2007, 08:26
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if you read the title of the Thread - "Virgin UK - Wannabees & Recruitment" I think it will give you a bit of a hint as to why no one is replying about TCX.This thread isnt about TCX,its about Virgin! Use the search function and then maybe you will find a thread where you can get some answers.
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Old 9th Mar 2007, 10:48
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hiya

Any of you guys that have been to the interview recently, got any tips what to do and what not to do, I want this job so much and has taken me years to get as far as an interview, so I don't want to mess it up! any help I will be grateful for!
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Old 9th Mar 2007, 10:57
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Hi c.r.m what is it,

If you have a look through this thread from the beginning there is loads of information and tips about the interview. I had my interview at the beginning of Feb and it is exactly how it is mentioned in the thread. Hope this helps.

EKBird XXX
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Old 10th Mar 2007, 11:37
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Join Date: Feb 2007
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Question Just a quick question!!

Hey Everyone!!

Ive just been offered a position as cabin crew for Virgin- so excited!!!
I start on the 16th April and will be moving to london. Hope this question doesnt sound stupid, but i was just wondering where the best place to move to is? because i understand that with Virgin you have to work in both Heathrow and Gatwick, but my letter says that my normal place of work is Heathrow! So does that mean that i should live near to Heathrow or will i be given flights out of both airports? I got a bit confused, so not sure what area to look in now! Also is there a Virgin crew bus that goes between gatwick and heathrow?

Jo x x
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Old 10th Mar 2007, 13:24
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Hi Jo - CONGRATULATIONS!!

I start on the 26th March, and I'm moving to London on the 25th. I think I'm doing what most people are doing - staying in temporary accommodation near Gatwick, as we train near Gatwick airport...and then after the 6 weeks training, I'll move elsewhere. Possibly nearer Heathrow, as more flights go from there, you're right...but I really like the area I'm in at Gatwick so who knows - might end up staying somewhere there! I'd definitely look for somewhere nearer Gatwick to get you through the 6 weeks training, as you don't want a big journey added onto the stress of training.

After the training I've no idea where I'll be lol! Eek!

From what I understand, there's a crew bus that goes between the 2 airports, not sure of times etc though. I'm sure we'll find all that out down there (hopefully!!) - I feel totally in the dark lol!

Jill xx

ps Jade I was laughing so much at the e-learning thing, oops!!! It will be fine, hehe!
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Old 10th Mar 2007, 14:50
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training

Hey jill, congratulations too!!!

Thank you for your advise, that does sound like a good idea, because i dont want 2 be signing a 6 month contract and find out that i need to live nearer to heathrow. Im bit scared of moving to london its quite alot bigger than im used to, but im sure i will survive haha!

Does anybody know what you have to wear on the 6 week training days? Do you wear the uniform? or will we just have to wear smart clothes?

jo x
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Old 10th Mar 2007, 15:03
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hey josea! you have to wear smart clothes at the start of the training until they issue the uniforms out to everyone!
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Old 10th Mar 2007, 15:57
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Oh god me too Jo, I'm from all the way up in Glasgow, so it's quite far, it's scary hehe! No doubt I'll get lost at some point, lol! But I'll be staying in a lovely suburb like I live in now, so already it felt like a home from home when I visited the other day. I'm sure most people are in the same boat, so don't worry

There are plenty of places available for rent on a temporary basis around the Gatwick area, so you'll have no problem finding somewhere!

From what I saw at the Base, everyone was just kind of smart/casual. They were wearing jeans etc so I assume like L-EO says that we just have to look relatively smart, and always perfectly "groomed" obviously. Really hoping I don't judge it wrong lol, would be awful walking into the room in something totally inappropriate!!

Jill x
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Old 10th Mar 2007, 17:20
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Virgin assesment 2007

Hi all,

Jst found out I have got to go to assesment on the 29th March at Concorde House, jst wondering if any1else was going on that day?

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Old 11th Mar 2007, 15:53
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Glasgow is quite a way to come ye, but you will settle in no problem im sure.

Ive just been onto the gatwick crew accomodation website which is really good for anyone who wants somewhere to live whilst on the training. I have to give a deposit before they issue me with an address of somewhere, which is a bit worrying, but im sure it will be ok, seems very reputable.

Ive heard that you need to have a fixed telephone line for the airport to contact you at anytime, but what about internet connection? do we need to access any info there, as im not sure the place im staying will have a connection!

Im soooo excited bout getting all measured up for the uniform, will be fab!

jo x x
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Old 11th Mar 2007, 18:08
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hey virgin girlie! what training course are you on? im start on the 19th, and im moving up from ayr! not to far away from you! wb x
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 01:07
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Do as the others say and get somewhere in Crawley or near by (B&B). Once training has finished then find somewhere to rent with other crew or simply commute from home. Hotspots for renting, are joining the party scene in Brighton or London. Good Luck and no need to say "have fun", cos you most certainly will!
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 12:34
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Hi Jo,

We got told at the interview that a mobile phone contact number is permissible, so don't worry Apparently that Gatwick Crew website is good, so don't worry Another one is the flycomplacement website. You do need internet access, but I'm sure the lady who runs that website knows this, as she caters specifically for the needs of trainees. Phone her up to check - it should be fine!

I can't WAIT to move down!!

Hi L-EO, I'm on the course just after you, the 26th! So I'm sure I'll see you there at some point! Will be glad to see a fellow Scot, hehe I'd love to commute like the previous post suggests, but I'm thinking that until staff travel kicks in after 6 months, I'm not gonna be able to afford it. It's all confusing at the mo though, will wait and see when I'm down!!

Jill x
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 12:50
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Once you get up in the air, you will see that Virgin if full of Scots! You'll make loads of friends and they will give you loads of tips on the best way to commute. Your six months will fly by (I'm 13 years there and still loving it!), before you know it you will be back home in Scotland commuting for work, or you may just love us Southern Softies and want to stay.
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 13:05
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hey i got the e-learning stuff through, there is a cd and there is stuff that you do online, does anyone know if you need to learn the info from the cd then do the training online or do you do them seperately?

sorry its prob a stupid question but a cant work it out lol
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 18:04
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hi leo
I've done mine (too keen!) start with the cd rom then do the induction course and then the e learning, print off your certificates on the e learning. i think you need to learn the abbreviations (if you've flown before you'll know alot of them) also look at the phonetic alphabet and learn that. again if you've flown before or were in the scouts you should know that!! lol also there are proceedure for take off and landing and a portable equipment check list to learn. Its not to hard just takes a bit of time but i enjoyed it. It's got me all excited for next week now!!!
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 18:08
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thanks johnezy! you've made it easier for me, the info they sent through was a bit random didnt get what a was supposed to do first! a better make a start on it then!
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Old 13th Mar 2007, 17:54
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Hey guys,

When did you get your stuff throught relating to the e-learning! I just want to get started now, and having the stuff to do on the internet would give me something to do! Waiting till the 26th seems like ages!
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