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Old 21st May 2010, 14:10
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Virgin Blue hiring

Hi there

Whats the latest news with regards to hiring at VB? Does one have to be rated on the NG?
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Old 21st May 2010, 14:47
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Yes they are hiring and no you don't need to be NG rated (remember they now also have E-jets now).

Try the search function for for info, lots has been posted over this year about them hiring.
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Old 21st May 2010, 15:15
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Does one have to be rated on the NG?
Virgin Blue give you a 45 minute test in the 737 NG simulator on basic instrument flying including an ILS. If you haven't flown a jet before you would be wise to arrange for a practice session before doing the test. Ppruners familiar with the process could advise you how to do this.
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Old 21st May 2010, 16:59
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Mate, are they hiring...... The sim centre in Brisbane has had a constant stream of interviewees. I've been there in the last week and they've been doing sim rides/ interviews until 8pm every day!
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Old 21st May 2010, 19:20
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great! If any of you have an email contact for HR at VB please PM me, I would appreciate it. I have some questions I would like to ask that I cant do by filling in the online app on their website.

Thanks
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Old 22nd May 2010, 06:31
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pilot(dot)recruitment(at)virginblue(dot)com(dot)au was the one I dealt with years ago.
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Old 25th May 2010, 07:04
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Hi Guys,

I have been allocated an interview slot on 9th June anyone out there have the same?
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Old 25th May 2010, 10:48
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G'day Roo,

Mind if I ask what sort of experience you have to get an interview?
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Old 25th May 2010, 12:37
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Yeah, I'm also interested to know the experience levels of anyone who's had an interview recently, or has one coming up.

Cheers!
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Old 25th May 2010, 13:18
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I have heard second or third hand that the majority of the interviewees have about 3,000 TT and about 1,000 turbine or in that ballpark.

I would be interested to hear of anyone with significantly less than that who has been given an interview.
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Old 25th May 2010, 14:29
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I have heard second or third hand that the majority of the interviewees have about 3,000 TT and about 1,000 turbine or in that ballpark.
Agree

Three mates of mine have made it into Virgin Blue in the past couple of months, and all had at least those hours.

DIVOSH!
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Old 25th May 2010, 18:39
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Can anyone ( especially those who have just been thru it) please post here for everyone interested the recruitment process/steps that VB are currently using??

Eg- phone int , tech int, HR int, sim etc and What type of Q or anything specifically looked at or of most importance for selection.

Previous searches revealed multiple threads from years ago with no exact info let alone anything current for this year.
Last VB Recruitment thread was closed by the mods.

Apart from the website application pages is there a current email address for the HR/pilot recruitment dept that one can send a cover letter/resume to???
Many Thanks, PM me please if anyone has info but doesnt want to post.
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Old 26th May 2010, 00:33
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Old 26th May 2010, 07:50
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Talking with a couples guy's recently, one had 8,000 hours which included 7,000 on twins, including over the years command time on a, Saab340, Beech 1900, WW1124, Citations and Dash8 has had application in with VB for a long time and has yet to get and interview, the other guy is in the 3,000 hour bracket with mostly instructing time and no turbine or multi-crew experience is getting an interview in June.

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Old 26th May 2010, 09:53
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Is recruitment primarily for the 737 or Ejet at the moment?

I've heard a number of 737 pilots who went on to the Ejet during the GFC are going back to the 737, so that would indicate new Ejet positions.

However there is a large order out there for 737's...
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Old 26th May 2010, 22:38
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I might be wrong, but the 737 order is replacements for the most part.. not additional aircraft!
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Old 27th May 2010, 11:45
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There will be an additional 14-16 737's from the large order. The bulk amount will replace current leased aircraft.
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Old 28th May 2010, 08:31
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I have applied for a position for a long time. My experience 5500TT, 2100 jet, 2300 turbine, 1300 multi-cmd, 4900 multi and 4400 multi-crew.

Anyone else having an up coming interview? Those whom had one recently any tips and info?

Cheers,

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Old 28th May 2010, 09:06
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Ths may come to a complete stop given their profit outlook
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Old 29th May 2010, 03:15
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Overall profit down to $10 million, but profit from short haul is at $100 million. With that in mind I would doubt any cancellations for NG's. A fair bit of consolidation internationally and one would hope that long haul turns around, regardless, I doubt they are going to turn tail and run.
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