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Virgin Atlantic MPL Scheme 2016

Old 30th Oct 2015, 15:46
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Virgin Atlantic MPL Scheme 2016

Noticed this morning that the scheme is open for applications. 18 cadets required for courses starting next June.

Good luck everyone!

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Old 30th Oct 2015, 17:06
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And to you!

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the age range of the lucky few or even the folks who got to the final stage?
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 18:06
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Would be nice to see a blog of one of the current cadets! A lot of radio silence after the last intake; I assumed it would have been all over the corporate side of things online seeing as it was the first time it was ran last year.
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 20:00
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EZY_FR are you going to apply for this as well as the Easy Jet MPL?
I was under the impression that there were restrictions on the number of courses you could apply for at CTC in a short period of time .

Just curious thats all
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 20:01
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I've had a look at the CTC website and there is no information indicating that Virgin will guarantee the loan. I wonder what their plans are regarding this.
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 21:06
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Thanks for letting us know. How do you know that they are seeking 18 cadets in this round of recruitment?

Cheers
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 21:25
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Yes I am planning to apply, the final stage of Easyjet CTC assessment has been planned for 19th Nov, so in the event I get a no from them, I'll still have the virgin scheme to apply for.

It states on the CTC site that they plan to recruit 18 cadets.
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 21:38
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Yeah no mention they might guarantee your loan like last year
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 23:20
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I'll put the loan question to them at Flyer next week.
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Old 1st Nov 2015, 13:52
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Hi first post here - I applied for the 2016 Virgin MPL scheme today. I was reading through last years thread and there was mention of essay questions in the online application, I didn't come across anything of the like in my online application, was wondering if I missed anything
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Old 1st Nov 2015, 22:18
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ASRman, I think you may have missed a page of the application form. I completed it on Friday night and there were 6 or 7 open questions with a limit of 300 words for each answer.

Might be worth emailing CTC to explain and ask if you can resubmit your application?
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 12:57
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It's a fun day out at Dibden Manor!
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 15:09
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Just so you are all aware, the application window will close on the 13th Nov and they are actually looking for 12, rather than the 18 I originally quoted.
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 21:17
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If last years popularity is anything to go by, that'll be a solid 1 in 300-400 chance of getting in then
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 21:51
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Last year about 140 though to CTC assessments. I won't be applying this year, but best of luck to everyone else!
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 22:31
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I was at the CTC open day and spoke to one of the Virgin Atlantic captains, he said that last year they received around 8,000 applications. Now this year they're expecting (hoping for) over 9,500... I wonder what the probability is for the 12 places...
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 22:38
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I have difficulty believing those numbers of 8000-9500 applicants.

According the BA HR department, the BAFPP received 4000-5000 applicants this year.
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 22:46
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I agree with Fostex. The number was around 3500.
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 23:11
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Both the BA FPP and the Aer Lingus scheme got around 3,500-5,000 applications if I'm not wrong. I would imagine that this programme receives a similar number.

Out of those, one does have to ask how many actually stand a genuine chance? How many can demonstrate a real commitment to aviation? How many can demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the role and the industry?

I wouldn't be surprised if quite a few who made it to the BA and Aer Lingus assessments also get through to the first round here, unless Virgin are looking for something totally different.

If you want to find out the calibre of your real competition, sign into LinkedIn and search "BA FPP". One thing I did notice was that the UAS seems to feature a lot with the successful BA folks, may or may not be the same here.

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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 23:55
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"I was at the CTC open day and spoke to one of the Virgin Atlantic captains, he said that last year they received around 8,000 applications. Now this year they're expecting (hoping for) over 9,500... I wonder what the probability is for the 12 places..."

That would surely suggest they're planning on offering to guarantee loans again.
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