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Old 25th Jan 2020, 12:34
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Originally Posted by NickJBax View Post
Got a few messages from guys here about the contacting Zenon.

Zenon isn't the most punctual recruiting company, yet they are reasonable and understanding. If you received the email like I did and many of you, just give them a phone call and see if they can keep you updates about your application process. If they have the capacity they'll schedule your first phone interview then and there. So don't hesitate to contact them.

Goodluck guys
Thanks
How much total time did you have when applying?
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 19:55
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Hi, guys. I have been through the phone interview with Zenon and now have received an email with a link for a psychometric test by Cut-e. Has anyone else got that and has anyone else done the test already? It'd be interesting to know what to expect. Thank you in advance!
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 21:12
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Try this: https://www.pilotest.com/en/
Cut-E in there.
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 08:49
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Thanks, mate!
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Old 3rd Feb 2020, 14:57
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Originally Posted by rotordisk View Post
Thanks
How much total time did you have when applying?
Hi man,

I had about1700 total time when applying.
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Old 3rd Feb 2020, 21:57
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Does anyone know what the basic salary is on the B-payscale for 1500-3000h applicants, and if it includes any variable pay on top?

Cheers!
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 09:25
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Originally Posted by GetTheQRH View Post
Does anyone know what the basic salary is on the B-payscale for 1500-3000h applicants, and if it includes any variable pay on top?

Cheers!

Iím interested to also know the answer to this if anyone has an information available?

Cheers
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 12:12
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Year 1 FO - £63,500
Year 2 FO - £65,500
Year 3 SFO - £74,008

These figures are basic salary plus flying pay (fixed, non-variable 750hrs pa).
Occasional additional earnings available through overtime but no guarantee.

Finally, it isn’t a “B Scale” it’s just two extra rungs on the bottom of the existing seniority/pay ladder.
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 12:41
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Originally Posted by StopStart View Post
Year 1 FO - £63,500
Year 2 FO - £65,500
Year 3 SFO - £74,008

These figures are basic salary plus flying pay (fixed, non-variable 750hrs pa).
Occasional additional earnings available through overtime but no guarantee.

Finally, it isnít a ďB ScaleĒ itís just two extra rungs on the bottom of the existing seniority/pay ladder.

Thatís great thanks a lot. I assume flight pay and allowances is around £1000 per month. Any idea how much overtime is??
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 15:32
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Has anyone got through to the latter stages of the recruitment process with Zenon?
I believe the sim will be carried out in a 737. Does anyone know if it is similar to BA's fully manual 'LOE' style test?
And the interview with Virgin, does this sill include some technical questions, or is it assumed this has now been tested and its a more 'getting to know you' interview?
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 18:06
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Originally Posted by jamesdean1 View Post
Has anyone got through to the latter stages of the recruitment process with Zenon?
I believe the sim will be carried out in a 737. Does anyone know if it is similar to BA's fully manual 'LOE' style test?
And the interview with Virgin, does this sill include some technical questions, or is it assumed this has now been tested and its a more 'getting to know you' interview?

its such a shame Virgin has followed the rest with these absurd HR dominated processes !
so many good guys and girls not getting a chance because they havenít said the correct thing
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 20:06
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Originally Posted by Riskybis View Post
its such a shame Virgin has followed the rest with these absurd HR dominated processes !
so many good guys and girls not getting a chance because they havenít said the correct thing
Spot on... the grown up nature of the process
when I went through was one of the main things that attracted me to the company. Shame they/we have gone in this direction
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 14:21
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Any info on what to expect in the first stages of the process? Just a chat about motivation for joining etc or is it worth brushing up any bits of knowledge?

TIA
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 17:21
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Originally Posted by aot549566 View Post
Thatís great thanks a lot. I assume flight pay and allowances is around £1000 per month. Any idea how much overtime is??
The above post said These figures are basic salary plus flying pay (fixed, non-variable 750hrs pa). so not sure if additional pay is an option
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 19:25
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Originally Posted by 57driver View Post
Any info on what to expect in the first stages of the process? Just a chat about motivation for joining etc or is it worth brushing up any bits of knowledge?

TIA
Hi,

I've done the first 3 rounds with Zenon now. For the first round, don't worry at all. It will just be questions regarding your hours, current position and of course the question "why virgin?"

The second round consist of online testing, testing your english, maths and psychometric thinking. It's all based on "non-experience grading". So don't worry when you think you didn't do too well on a round, because there are a lot of tests where you can show your qualities. And, no one really knows what they look for in the tests.

The 3rd round is a competency based interview. Questions regarding how you would react. They have some questions where you have to explain certain situations during your career as 'outside of the box' and 'where did you go an extra mile'.

Hope this helps.

good luck
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 03:14
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Originally Posted by NickJBax View Post
Hi,

I've done the first 3 rounds with Zenon now. For the first round, don't worry at all. It will just be questions regarding your hours, current position and of course the question "why virgin?"

The second round consist of online testing, testing your english, maths and psychometric thinking. It's all based on "non-experience grading". So don't worry when you think you didn't do too well on a round, because there are a lot of tests where you can show your qualities. And, no one really knows what they look for in the tests.

The 3rd round is a competency based interview. Questions regarding how you would react. They have some questions where you have to explain certain situations during your career as 'outside of the box' and 'where did you go an extra mile'.

Hope this helps.

good luck
These 3 stages are all handled remotely? i.e phone and computer? What next? Is there a Sim? Can anyone detail the whole Zenon process from 1st call to holding pool? Thanks
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 06:30
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Originally Posted by Mrglass View Post
These 3 stages are all handled remotely? i.e phone and computer? What next? Is there a Sim? Can anyone detail the whole Zenon process from 1st call to holding pool? Thanks
1) First call
2) online psychometric
3) Second call - competency
4) 737 sim @ Gatwick/Crawley
5) Virgin interview @ HQ - Scenario, technical, competency
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 09:41
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Originally Posted by NickJBax View Post
Hi,

I've done the first 3 rounds with Zenon now. For the first round, don't worry at all. It will just be questions regarding your hours, current position and of course the question "why virgin?"

The second round consist of online testing, testing your english, maths and psychometric thinking. It's all based on "non-experience grading". So don't worry when you think you didn't do too well on a round, because there are a lot of tests where you can show your qualities. And, no one really knows what they look for in the tests.

The 3rd round is a competency based interview. Questions regarding how you would react. They have some questions where you have to explain certain situations during your career as 'outside of the box' and 'where did you go an extra mile'.

Hope this helps.
good luck

Thanks, first telephone interview booked for next week.
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Old 15th Feb 2020, 08:29
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Originally Posted by Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP View Post
................Ask any of the TCX pilots that applied months ago only to be emailed yesterday that VS only want people that have flown within the last 6 months............
+1. I wish they had told us that before I sweated blood preparing for the telephone interviews and psychometric tests - including buying new computer equipment in order to 'fly' down the rotating well !

One has to wonder what VAA want. On the one hand, many years' experience flying the same aircraft, same routes and same destinations does not seem to interest them, but on the other hand they only want pilots who will have flown within the previous 6 months at the time of joining - (May this year). Since TCX went under at the end of September last year, that excludes us.
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Old 15th Feb 2020, 14:50
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Sim ride LHR to LGW ,hold ,S/E or LGW to LHR hold S/E
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