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Old 26th May 2018, 09:11
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Originally Posted by fruitbat View Post
Any truth to the rumour VS pilots are now going to start working to contractual 900 hours a year?
Iím also waiting on an interview and a friend of mine messaged painting a bleak picture of the future for VS and mentioned possible redundancies?! I donít suppose anyone inside VS is able to comment on whether these claims are myth or hold some substance?

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Old 26th May 2018, 13:43
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No to 900 hours and no to redundancies
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Old 26th May 2018, 17:39
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Still recruiting, still promoting.
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Old 27th May 2018, 08:08
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anyone in the holdingpool for Boeing got an update regarding startdates later this year?
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Old 28th May 2018, 10:45
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Originally Posted by xray one View Post
No to 900 hours and no to redundancies

Disproportionate hard work for those A340 qualified apparently. 3 East Coast and 2 West Coast in a month for example, combined with continual roster instability, mainly due ongoing B787 woes. 900 hours or not, that level of work cannot be sustained. Much easier if you can avoid an 340 Course. Less work for those only A330 qualified, and plenty of time in the Carribean. (Although a common Type Rating, many pilots are not dual qualified)

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Old 28th May 2018, 22:47
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any idea when 320 type rated might open up?
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 18:25
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Virgin Atlantic Interview

Hi everyone,

Just wondering what the process is for a Virgin Atlantic Interview Direct Entry. Has anyone been in the recent recruitment rounds? What kind of questions came up? I know this has been asked in the last few years, but just wondering if there are any more recent interview questions.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 15:33
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Is there any update to VS recruiting? I see 787 recruiting was opened up for a few days recently. Are there any plans to open up Airbus again? Thanks.
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 09:20
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Hi Guys !
been in the background for a while reading the various threads of BA v Virgin , Iím currently in BA on the 787 and tbh I canít stand it . Does anyone know when Virgin will open up 787 recruitment? Also I know that quite a few have gone BA to Virgin so is there anyone willing to give an honest opinion . Feel free to PM if you donít want to go public
cheers boys and gals

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Old 4th Sep 2018, 10:08
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Originally Posted by Riskybis View Post
Iím currently in BA on the 787 and tbh I canít stand it . Does anyone know when Virgin will open up 787 recruitment?
Long Haul not so different to Short Haul then, as Iím so frequently told..
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 10:43
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Unfortunately for me that is the case , Iím just fed up with BAs icy corporate atmosphere and the fact that I have never felt more of a number in a company . Itís still a great place to work etc.... but itís just not for me and Iím willing to give up 6 years seniority for it
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 10:52
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We have had a few Ex BA guys join us recently , you are not alone in your views it seems !
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 12:36
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Was it ever true that VS hired you on the basis of what squadron you came from? Seems a bit far fetched
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 15:49
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Originally Posted by Snapper5 View Post
We have had a few Ex BA guys join us recently , you are not alone in your views it seems !
And she's back! Long time lurker, long time BA slater. Didn't stop you 'applying' though did it?
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 16:19
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All BA pilots have access to whoís left/leaving the company. There arenít many at all and mostly those who do are retirements. Those who protest about BA and all those who are leaving are exaggerating and only kidding themselves.

I hear VS are looking for 787 DEPs so perhaps in a few months hundreds upon hundreds of people will flock to pastures new.

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Old 4th Sep 2018, 17:31
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Originally Posted by OBK! View Post
All BA pilots have access to whoís left/leaving the company. There arenít many at all and mostly those who do are retirements. Those who protest about BA and all those who are leaving are exaggerating and only kidding themselves.

I hear VS are looking for 787 DEPs so perhaps in a few months hundreds upon hundreds of people will flock to pastures new.
I donít know about numbers of others, but I am a lurker and seriously considering leaving BA. For similar reasons to risky biz. Some other reasons though. Iíve regretted my decision to join. Iím not personally considering vs myself.

like a lot of things in life, itís personal. One mans poison..
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 23:07
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You don’t have to be particularly good to get into VA. However, as always, its who you know. Squadron leader or Ex ‘ Arrows? Yep you can come & have a jolly good time ‘ ole chap.
Think you’re a bit confused old girl but it’s nothing of the sort at VAA. Ex-military without a rating (330 usually) or some Boeing heavy jet time you won’t even get a look in, regardless of rank, squadron or any other military affiliation you care to pluck out of your backside. There is no secret handshake or nudge-nudge-wink-wink to get past the VAA recruitment machine. The type rating is the only king here - which is sad because we pass over some very talented (but unrated) people (civil AND military) in favour of some perhaps markedly less suitable people who just happen to have a rating.

As for standards, anything you seek to attain is down to you. If mediocre is the standard you set yourself then crack on; just do it safely. Ideally though the recruitment system would weed out The Seekers of Medocrity at the CV sifting stage. Sadly that isn’t always the case.

Anyway, you go careful with the condiments you’re having with those chips of yours; they seem to be making you salty....

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Old 5th Sep 2018, 07:03
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I always knew that VS heavily recruited ex forces guys but I believe that was a few years ago .
If anyone who works at virgin could give an honest opinion about the work life balance and security (which I assume tied in with Delta isnít a worry anymore) that would be marvellous!
Regards
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 07:53
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Originally Posted by Stocious View Post
And she's back! Long time lurker, long time BA slater. Didn't stop you 'applying' though did it?
yes the queen has returned, yes I did apply , I think most people do . But I am very glad I didnít get the go ahead
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 09:56
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I know of 5 people in Ba with applications in with VS - there are almost certainly more - I know of one guy came from Ryanair for LH at BA and went back to Ryanair-- Easy are also / have also taken some. I may be one of them very soon for all the reasons stated above.
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