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Old 3rd Jun 2007, 21:45
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belfast
Age: 37
Posts: 2
Talking

Hi M4R1AH, i too am starting training with Virgin on the 18th Quite scarred! Not too sure what to expect myself, from what i understand it's smart business attire for the first week and then casual but smart clothes after that. Im staying in a crew share place for the training period in Maidenbower (10 mins from The Base) which i booked through Shortstay.co.uk, seems really nice but quite pricey. Hope this helps.

What date did u have ur interview on?
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Old 7th Jun 2007, 15:12
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: London
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I got the job!

Hi

I found out this morning I have the job. Wooho!

I had the interview yesterday and at the end they said if you were successful you'd get an email within the next few hours. I presumed that meant if you weren't successful there would be no email at all and just an official letter. So I thought no news wasn't good news and by 6pm I was balling my eyes out. But turns out the crocodile tears were unnecessary and I had the offer by email this morning!

I'm so excited but they said yesterday that they aren't actually taking on any crew for immediate training and we will be going into a holding pool?! I'm a bit bemused about it as I thought they were constantly training. So apparently will have to wait until around September

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Old 7th Jun 2007, 16:38
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Above 5L
Age: 39
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Was just at "The Base" last week, and one of the trainers said they are scaling back the training courses. We are close to achieving our desired crew levels, and in addition to this, there are still a number of things that need to be done to finish off the Aircraft Training Simulators at "The Base". This can't be done with 25 trainees coming through every week. She seemed to think it would be for about two weeks.

Congrats to everyone, look forward to seeing you out online.
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Old 7th Jun 2007, 18:07
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Coventry
Age: 31
Posts: 6
Well done!! that's really good news!!

I have my interview on monday now, really nervous haha. staying down at the ibis on sunday night so i'm not in mad rush on Monday morning haha.
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Old 7th Jun 2007, 22:18
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cambridge
Age: 35
Posts: 16
Application Form

Hi all! Just about to do my application form for Virgin, just wondering if any one could offer n e tips etc..???
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Old 7th Jun 2007, 23:05
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: London
Posts: 52
Beauty Therapists, Any1 Work For Virgin?or Just Got Job

Hi all! Just wondering if anyone on here works as a beauty therapist for virgin or just applied/ got job/ had interview etc. Plz pm me

thanks
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Old 10th Jun 2007, 13:03
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Manchester
Posts: 17
Hey, im new on here,just wondered if anyone is on the assessment day this Tuesday (12th) and staying in Ibis tmrw night? Im travelling down from MAN tmrw and am very excited!
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Old 10th Jun 2007, 19:01
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Manchester
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Good Luck!!!!

Hey Guys

Good luck with your interviews. Keep us posted on how you get on.
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Old 13th Jun 2007, 15:14
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Coventry
Age: 31
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hey all!!
the interview went really well on Monday, had a really fun time and met some new people. especially one girl on my interview that i swapped numbers with.

we did some group exercises, like reading and discussion work etc. that was quite fun and then after that we got told about the job, how things worked and then had to do our english/maths tests. i passed those thankfully!

so, i got through to the final 2-1 interview and that went well. i thought i put my foot in my mouth at some bits and went off onto a ramble but yeah, it was generally quite good. i walked away from it neutral, so i didn't have any high or low hopes just... wanted to enjoy that 2hr 30 drive home!!
anyhow, left at about 1.30, got home about 4pm, didn't have any emails so i thought no news is good news, told my mom all about the day and then went back to my laptop and had an e-mail from virgin saying i got the job!!
i am completely over the moon and in total shock also, the girl i met on the day also got the job which is really cool!
i told my family all about it and they're over the moon aswell. I can't believe that i've just left college, 18 and have worked at topshop for a while and hey presto!! i am soo just woooo!! haha, that's all i can say!!
good luck everyone else!!
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Old 13th Jun 2007, 16:53
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
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Just a quick question for you guys who have been to recent assessment days. Virgin always used to have the reputation for only hiring pretty skinny blondes and am aware they've moved away from that now, but was just wondering about the height/weight issue. It is no longer one of their requirements that height and weight be in proportion but was just wondering if there was anyone at your assessments that weren't the perfect size ten!? And did any of them get the job.
Thanks for any assistance, feel free to PM if you would rather.
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Old 13th Jun 2007, 19:09
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Coventry
Age: 31
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yuh, there was a few girls from my interview that weren't a perfect size 10 but they got the job too

they only measure height and if you look fit and weight appears in proportion - it's all okay
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Old 15th Jun 2007, 13:20
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
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Thanks, puts my mind at rest a bit! I have an interview coming up in the enxt ouple of weeks and m a bit nervous as you can imagine, just working on getting the reference form filled in and preparing customer service examples!
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 22:14
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: north by north west
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V-Swap and trip requests

How soon after training are you eligible to use V-Swap or trip requests?
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 17:19
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Gatwick
Age: 42
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you can use vswap straight away but u have to wait a year before u can request a trip
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 18:46
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: north by north west
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Ok cool. So when do you get your first roster, is it before graduation or after? And just to clarify, with V-swap, does it allow you to swap days you are rostered or just trips rostered on a particular day?

thanks
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 22:28
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
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Beauty Therapist

Hi,
I have worked as an IFBT for a few years now and I understand the recuitment day has just changed. You now carryout a group interview, then you will sit a written exam of anatomy and physiology (pass mark 88%) then 121 interview and then practical exam of both massage and manicure.
I hope this helps, and good luck if you go for it, I understand they are recruiting for approx another 100 IFBTS before the end of the year.
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 12:10
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Above 5L
Age: 39
Posts: 373
Rosters are published around the 15th of every month. You will normally only have one day off after training before your first flight. V-Swap is great. You can swap pretty much anything, as long as both crew remain within legal limits with regards to minimum days off, 900 hours etc... You can swap days off for flights too! or Flights for days off!
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 05:40
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: north by north west
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So this "monthly standby" is basically, you being on standby for an entire month?? Is it airport standby and what are the windows of duration?

Thanks
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 06:57
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 26
Yes it's for a full month, but can run from say 5th to 5th etc. You get four day blocks with two days off in between, but if you are called on the second or third day of standby, you have to work into your days off which knocks the rest of the roster. In your standby month, you only get two guaranteed days off that month that can't change, so forget any plans you want to make. I've worked every standby I've ever done. It's not airport standby, but as you know, you need to be at the crew room within two hours of the call.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 12:34
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Norwich
Age: 36
Posts: 3
Smile Virgin recruitment

Hi,

I also have recently been accepted by Virgin Atlantic but unfortunately i have to wait until October to start training .

I live in Norwich therefore am going to move to Crawley so have been looking at accomodation.
It's not too badly priced to be honest, just Google 'accomodation for cabin crew in Crawley' and loads come up'. I've heard that how Brighton is for students, Crawley is for cabin crew therefore are lots of cheap hotels, B & B and rooms to accomodate us.

My friend works for Virgin and stayed somewhere for 70 per week (i can get a number if you need it).

As for the dress code, i think someone else has asked and has been answered in the posts above.
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