Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Terms and Endearment
Reload this Page >

Virgin recruiting soon...

Terms and Endearment The forum the bean counters hoped would never happen. Your news on pay, rostering, allowances, extras and negotiations where you work - scheduled, charter or contract.

Virgin recruiting soon...

Old 19th Dec 2010, 19:17
  #241 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Not where I want to be!
Posts: 116
Anybody had any start dates yet? Or info on when start dates are expected to be offered?

Many thanks
Busbar is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2010, 15:52
  #242 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: same place
Posts: 176
I fly the 330 at the moment, any mention of further recruitment on the Busses? Thanks.
EXEZY is offline  
Old 22nd Dec 2010, 17:19
  #243 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Middle England
Posts: 110
EXEZY No nothing mentioned, I believe the current round of recruitment which is now complete was looking for somewhere in the region of 40 FBW FOs in anticipation of the arrival of the first of the 330s. Thats probably it for 2011, but they have a lot of 330s coming over the next few years so Im sure a requirement for rated guys, get yourself on the careers section of their website and sign up for job alerts. A
Arrestahook is offline  
Old 22nd Dec 2010, 21:07
  #244 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: craggy island parochial house
Posts: 79
close capt hook

i think the final figure from within is 48 new and welcomed chapies and chapesses.

for courses starting in jan onwards
Capt Ted Crilly is offline  
Old 29th Dec 2010, 20:22
  #245 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: lONDON
Posts: 19
Anyone had a contract or start date through yet...?
Moffman is offline  
Old 29th Dec 2010, 20:31
  #246 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: craggy island parochial house
Posts: 79
motffy

a mate of mine is starting in jan and then there will be a break until april where courses will resume, i am led to believe.

might have something to do with returning the sabbaticals, i think.

just a guess, but all will become evident shortly i am sure, more important issues at the front in VS at the mo with the WX in the UK and more recently on the eastern US sea board.
Capt Ted Crilly is offline  
Old 29th Dec 2010, 20:38
  #247 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: lONDON
Posts: 19
Nice one, cheers for the reply!
Moffman is offline  
Old 3rd Jan 2011, 18:39
  #248 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 131
Could someone within VS tell me what percentage of their flight pay, sector pay gets taxed? Also what is the overtime rate if you fly more than the 750hrs a year

Thanks.

Last edited by Brian Fantana; 4th Jan 2011 at 09:52.
Brian Fantana is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2011, 11:51
  #249 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: south
Posts: 8
Failed to show

I was reliably infromed that recent interviews held for VA of 10 booked for interview only 3 turned up
Striker1812 is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2011, 12:27
  #250 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Not where I want to be!
Posts: 116
Does anyone have a start date yet or any clue as to when start dates may be offered? I understand xmas and new year holiday's delayed things. Just keen to start planning things!

Happy new year
Busbar is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2011, 12:54
  #251 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: England
Posts: 9
No start date for me yet. More courses in April apparently so expecting a call any day. Happy New Year!
fly_boy320 is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2011, 21:06
  #252 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sometimes Here
Posts: 76
Brian Fantana,

If you're joining, I think you'll find that any offer to fly overtime will not go down too well with your new colleagues. Virgin is a 750 hours airline.

Anyway, to answer your question, the rate is not (and should not be) good enough to be worth exceeding 750 hours. If the company need you to do more than that, they can hire extra pilots. That will bring down your time to command. See, everyone's a winner!
Eye off the ball is offline  
Old 5th Jan 2011, 10:42
  #253 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 131
Eye off the ball.

Thanks for the reply, but you have not really answered the question. What is the OT rate Ė in figures please.
any offer to fly overtime will not go down too well with your new colleaguesVirgin is a 750 hours airline.[/COLOR]
The company has an OT rate, so do people work OT? I assume some do, some donít - personal choice.
they can hire extra pilots. That will bring down your time to command.
Surely movement and retirements at the top end of the seniority list would be more likely to reduce command time, not a surplus of newbies at the bottom end.
Anyone know what percentage of flight pay, sector pay gets taxed?
Brian Fantana is offline  
Old 5th Jan 2011, 10:59
  #254 (permalink)  
AFA
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 104
Some do, MOST don't...

To be completely honest mate and i've asked a few other guys as well most of us don't actually know what the current rate is as the idea of doing any overtime in the current climate is pretty unattractive. There isn't much goodwill amongst the pilot workforce at the moment unfortunately.

Someone will dig it out for you eventually but Eye Off The Ball's view is shared by myself and most of our colleagues.

Cheers
AFA is online now  
Old 5th Jan 2011, 11:52
  #255 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: sussex
Posts: 86
Anyone know what percentage of flight pay, sector pay gets taxed?

Hi Brian,all of it gets taxed.

Days off working for F/O's is about £100 pd.Yes,derisory.

15 years to command,sure you want to commit to that.

Business papers are betting that Sir Richard will relinquish the reins this year.

To whom? What's going to happen to the new joiners when that happens?

I think you'll sense an "atmosphere" if you do join,and it's not the one they'd like you to think you'll find
farefield is offline  
Old 5th Jan 2011, 15:41
  #256 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 131
Thats great,thanks for info and the replies.

BF
Brian Fantana is offline  
Old 5th Jan 2011, 17:10
  #257 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: depends on the mood
Posts: 258
if you really are from san diego like it says on here I wouldn' t exchange that for any london based 747/340!!
fiftypercentn1 is offline  
Old 11th Jan 2011, 13:12
  #258 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: FL410
Posts: 383
Is that a bite?
D O Guerrero is offline  
Old 11th Jan 2011, 13:27
  #259 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Courchevel
Posts: 745
Didn't realize pilots were so disgruntled at Virgin at the moment. My mate seems happy enough on the 340 fleet. I think things will settle down once Branson finally states his intentions after the DB review.
Count von Altibar is offline  
Old 11th Jan 2011, 18:25
  #260 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 11
Well your mate's obviously in the minority! I'd love to say more but like the rest of my colleagues I'm scared to do so.....
Lots of us are actively looking elsewhere and are starting to leave for pastures new.
vsflight is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.