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Old 13th Mar 2007, 23:23
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: luton UK
Age: 40
Posts: 75
hi, you should recieve your pre corse pack around a week before your course starts. Its very exciting when you get it and make a start on it! I think they wait so close before your date so it will be all fresh in your mind!
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 15:22
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 17
Commuting from Scotland

Hey Guys,

was just wondering, would it be possible to commute from Scotland? i'm so keen to fly but have commitments here. Obviously for the 1st 6 months i'd have to move down but after that is it common for crew to commute? cheers!
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 15:38
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midlands
Posts: 62
Thanks Johnezy, I just have to find something to occupy my time for now!

As for living in Scotland really don't think that would be a problem as long as you make provision for your month of SBY.
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 16:03
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glasgow (soon London!)
Age: 35
Posts: 34
Sign-it-to-your-room,

Thanks so much for the words of reassurance, I really appreciate it! I'm really looking forward to moving down south, but I'm also desperate to get back home as soon as possible, so's my boyfriend! That's great that there's loads of Scots, can't wait to hear all their advice!!!

Thanks!
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Old 14th Mar 2007, 16:18
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: southwest
Posts: 25
6 months??

Hi.

Been reading your post and just wanted to know what was different for the 1st 6 months?? I was wondering if you thought it was too much for you to commute from scotland at the start or have Virgin said you should be closer? I am 2.5hrs from Heathrow but if I goy lucky with virgin would want to commute from the start??
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 12:27
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glasgow (soon London!)
Age: 35
Posts: 34
Hi Changes,

We're all mentioning the first 6 months because that's the probationary period, and you don't get any staff travel benefits in that time. So commuting would probably be even more expensive than the cost of renting down there.

I'm not too sure on the whole thing though, if I get down there and realise it's about the same cost, then I may just commute from the start. But I've never been cabin crew before and I kind of want to find my feet down there before I start commuting up and down the country, bit scary!!

Virgin didn't specify a distance within which we had to live, so it's not a problem to commute in their opinion. But as somebody has already said, if you're on your month of standby with Virgin, you need to be able to get to the airport within 2 hours I think. So even if I was up in Scotland by then, I'd have to move back down for 4 weeks.


Jill x
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 21:57
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Swindon
Age: 35
Posts: 20
Thumbs up Interview on 26th MARCH !!

Hi all,

First assesement day/intrview on the 26th of March... any one else attending this date ?? soo nervous, like what if i cant find the place or turn up late - arrghhhh!!!

anyone give me any tips on what to expect or what they're looking for? (sorry i bet everyone asks the same questions)

thanks guys xxx lisa
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:03
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Swansea
Age: 32
Posts: 7
VERY Nervous

Hey guys, its a VERY nervous Rob here. I have my Cabin Crew Assessment Day on the 23rd of Match, anyone else got it then? And what do we wear? Smart-Casual or just Smart? And the maths test? It aint hard is it?
WOOO! I feel like im waiting for my A-Level results over again, which was bad enough the first time!
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:11
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midlands
Posts: 62
Hi Lisa
Congratulations on getting an interview, as they explain on the day it's and achievement to get that far!
If you get to the south terminal and go over to the virgin check in area right at the end on your right as you look at the bank of desks you'll see some doors and above it will say To Concorde House, go through and down the stairs and concorde house is opposite.
As for the day it's very straight forward really, firstly they will measure you to make sure your over 5'2. Then you will introduce yourself, then have read to the group some info off a laminated card. One group exercise, then the maths and english test's. After all that is the 2:1 interview. But I would say that throughout the day the recruiters make you feel very relaxed and comfortable and make it fun!
As for what Virgin are looking for, that really is the million dollar question! Just be yourself and enjoy the day, that's what seems to work!
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:19
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midlands
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Hi Robsta

I would go for smart, everyone is normally in shirt and tie, or skirt and blouse depends on you preference

As for the maths test it dead easy, about 9 questions all basic addition or subtraction, you are timed and have 9 minutes to complete it!
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:24
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Swansea
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Cheers!

Haha, thanx alot! I need to be reassured! I feel pretty confident at the moment but I still have plenty of time left to get nervous, but I'm human, I cant help that! If i get this, it will be only my second job, that how what I think to make myself feel better!
x
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:29
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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I'm sure you'll be fine! Just be yourself, smile and talk to everyone! My advice would be say hello to everyone, as I bumped into someone in a virgin uniform and had a chat, who turned out to be one of the recruiters!

Good luck on the day!! When is it?
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:38
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Swansea
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Its on the 23rd March, 9.30-2.00 at Concorde House! And yeah, I'll try and win them over with my good looks and my witty charm! hehe. I have a lip ring too, so thats deffo gotta go! x
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:43
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midlands
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Yeah you'll definately have to lose the lip ring!

I had my interview at concorde house, it's really easy to find, and have to say going into the crewroom really gives you a sense of I want this!

Good luck for the 23rd, and keep us posted on how you get on! If I can offer any help just PM me or something!
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:48
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Swansea
Age: 32
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haha, yeah. I guess I have placed too much on this interview, I like my current job, but everyone is planning on moving on, so OBVIOUSLY I'm trying to go one better, by scooting around the world!
But as long as I have friends to fall back on, my qualifictation, my iPod and my mobile, life is sorted! hehe.
So? u been accepted? or still waiting to hear?
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 22:55
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Swansea
Age: 32
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Thanx alot. I got my head straight now, I reckon I just needed a chat with someone who actually knows what they are on about, my friends are just confusing me, or sending vids of planes crashing (FUN!).
And thanx, I will
xxx
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 23:05
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Soon to be BA crew for the 2nd time!
Age: 52
Posts: 55
Hi Rob - I have the same day and time too so will hopefully see you there! Can't believe I have got an assessment with Virgin but I have so will do my best!
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 23:10
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Swansea
Age: 32
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hey Ex Cabin Crew! GREAT news! Im dead nervous tho, how many ppl will be at the assessment? Hopefully, with a bit of luck, we can pull it off! x
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 23:14
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Soon to be BA crew for the 2nd time!
Age: 52
Posts: 55
I am sure we will be fine - I had an assessment for BA this week and was nervous before but chilled out in the end and enjoyed the experience so I am certain from what I have read on here the same will apply at Virgin! The worst part is waiting to hear the outcome but apparantly Virgin let you know quite quickly - that will help!
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 23:16
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Swansea
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i know! I'm sure my CV must have been good, because this will be my second job, and I've only worked since November! So I'll try and use the same magic as before. And BA, thats cool, Virgin's ARCH-RIVAL! naughty naughty.
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