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Virgin Atlantic MPL Scheme 2016

Old 22nd Dec 2015, 16:48
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Congrats guys! I've got one too. I'm assuming they'll post more dates as they become available?
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 16:59
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Well done all of you :-)
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 17:51
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I got an interview!! Can't wait to meet you all in January
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 19:42
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Congratulations to those who have received invites!! I'm still waiting to hear back... so I'm not liking my chances at the moment. I'm not fully experienced with how CTC deal with applications as this is my first attempt but is there a possibility of them staggering invite emails over a few days? Or is that unlikely haha...? :/
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 20:50
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I'm waiting to hear back as well and not hopeful.

But congratulations to all those who have been invited for interview. Start your preparation now and do yourselves proud at the interview and tests!
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 00:31
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Originally posted by ChrisD93

"I'm still waiting to hear back... so I'm not liking my chances at the moment. I'm not fully experienced with how CTC deal with applications as this is my first attempt but is there a possibility of them staggering invite emails over a few days? Or is that unlikely haha...? :/"
ChrisD93, do not worry! The emails always seem to be sent out in a haphazard fashion, and never in any logical or systematic order! I've put in applications for Virgin and BA over the past 2 years and know others in similar positions that had invitations to assessments sometimes days before I received invites, and I'm sure it will be no different this time.
Honestly, don't worry about timing. Just plan for an invite to assessment and start your preparation. Good luck!
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 01:02
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Good to hear that VChap. I read on a previous post by someone that they email out the successful applicants first so thought I'd missed out. Checked my application status on the CTCWings site and still showing as "awaiting selection" so perhaps there's still a nice bit of news before Xmas.


Well done to all those who've been successful so far and best of luck to everyone else who's still waiting to hear.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 08:15
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I've not heard anything yet fingers crossed and massive congrats to the guys that have got an assessment!!!!
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 08:26
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Got a 'congratulations' too. Well done to everyone else who made it too.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 10:15
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I'm still waiting on a response too!


Congrats to all who have got an invite!
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 11:10
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@BaronVonBarnstormer thanks, just good to get a general idea of numbers/process.

Will there be any more details provided about the assessment does anyone think? Hard to know where to start prep wise, its my first time to any of these assessments!
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 11:43
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@Aviation Dreamer. If you have a search on these forums there is plenty of info on the CTC process. Just brush up on your maths and have your interview technique sorted. Then get a good nights sleep and then stay calm on the day. There really is no trick or secret to it, just be prepared.

Good luck to everyone

BVB
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 12:32
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Those wondering about prep i'd go give CTCs preparation guide a read.

Originally Posted by BaronVonBarnstormer View Post
@Aviation Dreamer. If you have a search on these forums there is plenty of info on the CTC process. Just brush up on your maths and have your interview technique sorted. Then get a good nights sleep and then stay calm on the day. There really is no trick or secret to it, just be prepared.

Good luck to everyone

BVB

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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 14:36
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Just received an email saying I have been accepted, such a shame. But very happy for the guys that got it! Please keep us updated.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 14:44
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Congratulations to all those who have received invites to CTC!

Out of interest how many flying hours do you have, do you hold a PPL and what are your current ages and professions? It would be useful to know for the future. Thank you.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 15:52
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Congrats to all that received good news and best of luck to those still awaiting the result of the initial screening.

I'll be attending the selection day on 28th January. Hope to see some of you there...
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 15:59
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Received my PFO not long ago, good luck to all of you who got through, and Merry Christmas!
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 19:02
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I'm one of the lucky ones, so a trip to Hampshire beckons for me.

The increased numbers at the first assessment day does appear to have correlated with the increased number of positive results on here compared with last year.

For me, the Pilot Careers Live event really helped, seeing Virgin present did give me a better idea (I think) of what it is they are looking for.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 10:46
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Has anyone managed to tie down what the pay and terms are after training? I'm waiting on an email reply but the information just doesn't seem to be out there. I'm through to Dibden but the pay might be a red line for me unfortunately.
I remember reading somewhere last year that pay was in the 30k ballpark. For me the startting salary isnt a primary concern as I applied for the career with VIR. However I fully appreciate that as you age you gain roots and responsibilities that all need supporting.

The terms thereafter I'm not sure on but I'm guessing there will be some form of tie to VIR for a good few years, or at least until 1500 hours when you can get your ATPL. But those who are successful will no doubt stay with VIR for a good few years.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 17:10
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Over the last few years, I have put a great deal of effort into preparing myself as a better candidate for one of these sponsorships. Among other things, it has included changing jobs, turning down offers with very decent prospects, going back to study and working two jobs along with it to help fund a PPL to allow me to complete it.

I applied for this programme and got my PFO yesterday. When the numbers to advance to stage two are small when considering the number of applications a programme like this has, receiving a PFO is unfortunate but nothing surprising. However, reading that you have been selected to advance to the next stage when you may not even turn up is extremely disheartening given your reasoning, especially as there are indications of the sort of pay successful candidates will be on, which can be found by a simple search.

The place numbers for the selection stage are tight and you may have taken an opportunity off someone like myself, who has worked their arse off and received a PFO.

For those who have reached the next stage, goodluck



edit: This was for another poster who has since deleted their post if there was any confusion.

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