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Old 7th Oct 2022, 12:03
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Any info of what ZENON recruitment ask in the pre screening telephone interview ?
many thanks in anticipation
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 18:01
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Originally Posted by manflexsrsrwy
Any info of what ZENON recruitment ask in the pre screening telephone interview ?
many thanks in anticipation
All the info you need is further up the thread.
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 14:51
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Hello,

Is the full time contract at Virgin suitable for commuting from a major European city to LHR?

How many round trips would be necessary in one month?

Thanks
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Old 16th Oct 2022, 15:12
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VIRGIN Commuting

Hi All,

On the Virgin Roster, is it possible to commute?

Living in Dublin so this is a deal breaker!

Hear itís only 2 days OFF in between trips. Is this true? if so the job is a no go.

Thank you
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Old 16th Oct 2022, 16:05
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I would suggest watching the latest Virgin advert on a loop (and'making of', on YouTube). If after that, you dig it, all groovy, then go for it. If it leaves you feeling a bit bewildered and discombobulated, I really wouldn't bother - you won't be for Virgin, and they won't be for you. (I do wonder though, if the main demographic of their paying clientele might come to the same conclusion, particularly being so systematically airbrushed out from the media).
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 07:13
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Originally Posted by Time Traveller
and they won't be for you.
Nota bene.
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Old 19th Oct 2022, 15:13
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Can anyone confirm if new joiners are now on 10% company pension contribution?
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 15:01
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Think they said it was 8% company contribution if you put in the same. Quite different to existing crew I believe.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 20:04
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From what I am aware nothing has changed, all pilots are joining on the standard 6% personal and 15% company.
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Old 24th Oct 2022, 20:45
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Well, I sure hope Iím (Zenon) are wrong and youíre right.
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Old 25th Oct 2022, 06:05
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Originally Posted by 737 Jockey
Well, I sure hope Iím (Zenon) are wrong and youíre right.
15% from the company is correct
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Old 25th Oct 2022, 10:32
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Hi guys,
Anyone has done the Zenon competency interview and minds sharing some hints, whether here (better) or thru DM?
Thanks!
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 17:50
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Any chance someone would be willing to post or DM me an example of a SFO monthly schedule?? Thanks in advance.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 06:46
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Originally Posted by 737 Jockey
Well, I sure hope Iím (Zenon) are wrong and youíre right.

sounds like Zenon have been getting quite a lot wrong throughout this process. Iíve had three different agents contact me to start the process all without knowing that Iím already half way through.

on top of that, each one will tell you wildly different info regarding the process, contract, terms and requirements.

VS have to get that in order next time they recruit as Zenon are giving it a bad name right now.
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Old 13th Nov 2022, 13:46
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Anyone with recent information on the final interview they'd be willing to share -- especially what they mean by 'technical questions' -- just how technical are we talking?

Thanks!
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Old 27th Nov 2022, 22:52
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Virgin Atlantic Cruise Pilots

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Roll up ! Roll up ! Virgin Atlantic is recruiting Second Officers.

https://www.zenon.aero/jobs/5171-vir...econd-officer/

" ... you’ll provide consistent operational excellence above the clouds ..."

Will they be bonded (or have to pay) for their 787 Type Rating ?

LFH
...
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Old 28th Nov 2022, 07:59
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this truly is a shame to see !
Virgin have gone down hill rather quickly it seems.
but maybe a better option for many
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Old 28th Nov 2022, 11:12
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Difficult to imagine leaving a job where youíre crucial to the crew composition and get to fly daily to go and be a cruise pilot. If it was a cadet role similar to cathay then fair enough, but itís not based on the 500 jet/prop requirement. Iím not convinced.
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Old 28th Nov 2022, 13:59
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Virgin HR seemed to have lost the plot with recruitment.

Theyíve turned down many decent, experienced pilots who donít fit into their narrow minded, cloud cuckoo vision of what a modern day, professional pilot should be, that theyíre now scraping the barrel looking for cruise pilots.

I sympathise with Zenon who are spending all that time and effort selecting candidates, only for Virgin to chop them at the final interview. Someone is not communicating properly somewhere along the lineÖ a real shame!
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Old 28th Nov 2022, 16:23
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Originally Posted by A320LGW
Difficult to imagine leaving a job where youíre crucial to the crew composition and get to fly daily to go and be a cruise pilot. If it was a cadet role similar to cathay then fair enough, but itís not based on the 500 jet/prop requirement. Iím not convinced.
Am I missing something? Where does it say the role is cruise relief pilot only?

I know of other outfits in the UK that use the term 'Second Officer' purely to denote a lower pay point for less experienced pilots?
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