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Old 17th Feb 2007, 01:31
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I heard yesterday that i got the job. I didn't think it had gone too well but obv i was wrong! My course is on the 26th March, can't wait!!
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Old 17th Feb 2007, 16:35
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Help please!

How many questions do you get in the assessment and how many people are interviewing you? Thanks in advance for your replies. xx
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Old 18th Feb 2007, 10:52
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YAY!

Hi guys,

I had my interview on Thursday, and received my contract on Saturday I can't beleive it! So I'll be joining you other guys on the 26th!

I am so pleased as I never thought I'd get it!

Good luck to everyone who has an interview coming up!
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Old 18th Feb 2007, 10:55
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Hi Decofly,

Well they ask you questions on customer service, apptitude etc, to be honest I can't remember exactly how many, but it felt like it went really quickly! Just be yourself, and answer the question and try not to "waffle on!" as I have done before now!

There where 8 of us at my assessment day.

If can be of anymore help drop me a line!
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Old 18th Feb 2007, 14:22
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Talking

OMG!!! STANLEYSTAN! You and I are on the same course! I just found out I got the job with Virgin, Im also starting on the 26th of March and im absolutely over the moon about it. I just hope that this girl I was with during my interview gets the job too. She was absolutely amazing and she sooo deserves to get a job with Virgin because she was just wondeful lol.
Cant wait to get down to Crawley and start!
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Old 18th Feb 2007, 14:57
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It seems they are continuously recruiting. Why is that; is it because they are expanding or because of crew resigning?

QRCC2B
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Old 18th Feb 2007, 15:13
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I have heard that they have a very high turnover of staff. currently, a lot of flights are going minimum crew because they are so short staffed. i dont work for virgin, this is just what i have been told by people that do. virgin have been running initial SEP courses every single week for the last 2 years or so i believe. so every week they take on about 20 new staff.......
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Old 18th Feb 2007, 17:28
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The massive recruitment is due to a combination of factors. The new routes, new aircraft, and staff turnover. Who cares, there are heaps of jobs out there, which is great! There are currently 48 crew starting every week, including about 24 IFBTs per month.

FYI: New crew are only being trained on A346 and B744. We have not been trained on the A343 as there are only 5 in the fleet, and they will eventually be replaced. We have been told that we may be converted onto the A343 at a later date.

Virgin is by no means a perfect company, and there are varying degrees of happiness within the company. THE PAY IS CRAP, but still enough to live on, particularly if you save some of your allowances, the crew are nice, the trips are good lengths - one third 1 night, one third 2 nights, one third 3-5 nights.

I have 12 clear days off in March, with trips to Vegas, NY and a 5 night Antigua - Can't wait!!! Plus the V-Swap system allows you to swap all your trips without hastle! For me, all this is much better than 4 sector days at my old LoCo.
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Old 19th Feb 2007, 20:23
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Congratulations Bcbf&gloves, You Made It!

Thanks for your quick reply! How many recruiters? xx
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Old 19th Feb 2007, 20:31
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Decofly... it's a 2:1 interview... there are 2 recruiters, one of them asking you questions and the other one writes down every single word you say! You're seated right in front of each other (no table in between) but don't worry... they're very friendly and try to calm you down... Good luck!
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Old 19th Feb 2007, 21:41
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I Just Want To Fly - one of the most honest, to the point and informative posts about Virgin.
Just how bad is the pay?everywhere you search there are different amounts so just trying to get an average..
How did you find the training?I believe its 6 weeks,am i correct?
thanks
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Old 20th Feb 2007, 09:11
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Interview tomorrow - arrrrrggggghhh! x
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Old 20th Feb 2007, 09:16
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Good luck for tomorrow Princessjalee!

Decofly - as already posted it's a 2:1 interview, however I had another person observing aswell!
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Old 20th Feb 2007, 10:04
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Oh yeah i was going to ask about that actually. On my interview letter it said that it would be a one to one but i always thought they were 2:1?

Jade x
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Old 20th Feb 2007, 10:11
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Any rough ideas on how long its taking to hear if you've got an interview? Been waiting over a week now but have had the postcard back. Only asking as last summer I heard 3 days after sending off the application!

Also, do any current Virgins know if the recommend a friend form counts for anything anymore?

Cheers
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Old 20th Feb 2007, 10:18
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I applied online and heard within 2 days. But i should imagine it does take longer via post. I did it online as i never recieved my application through the post!!! x
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Old 20th Feb 2007, 10:53
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Ah, maybe they're prioritising this new online application over paper ones. Good luck with your interview PrincessJalee!
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Old 20th Feb 2007, 11:39
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Thanks , im trying not to be nervous but i SO am! x
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Old 20th Feb 2007, 12:36
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I applied online and 11hrs later I had an invitation for an interview a week later. Had my interview and found out 5 days after (including a weekend) that I got the job. I know that this sounds very cliche'd but try your best not to be too nervous. I found the interview very relaxed and fun. The recruiters are lovely and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Just read through all the posts on here reguarding the interview, they pretty much sum up exactly what goes on. It is not a competition and there are not limited positions available. Basically, if they feel that you have the qualities and personality that they are looking for, you will get the job . Good luck, I have my fingers and toes crossed for you all!

EKBird (soon to be VSBird )

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Old 20th Feb 2007, 15:01
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I Got It!

Hello everyone... I just found out I did get the job... My training begins on the 19th of March and I'm SO HAPPY!! Hope to hear from anyone else who's also starting on the same day and to all of you still pending an interview I wish you my very best!
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