Hi all and good afternoon.
First of all i would like to apologize to everyone who have sent me a private message but i am unable to reply due to "YOU HAVE NOT MADE ENOUGHT POST TO REPLY TO USER" LOL.
Okay i was asked with regards to swimming again. Jetstar international or Jetstar asia will usually be held at Grand Mercure roxy hotel and recruitment advertisement as mentioned will be placed in TODAY newspaper.
Based on my experience, after all rounds of interview, a swimming test will be held and the water tho is not too deep. Maybe about 1.8 the deepest? sorry not too sure... But of course do not swim with any aids like goggles or floats.. This is to ensure that you are comfortable and confident in water. Swim across and swim back. 25 metres thats it! Its best you take up swimming lessons before going for any airline interviews as you do not want to pass all the interview and then fail or back out from the swimming test. This will dampen your hopes to be a step closer to achieving your dreams!
The interview rounds is as follow:
1st day - Submission of resume and photos and 1 on 1 interview. If your are shortlisted, you will be called back to come back usually the day after for the 2nd interview.
2nd day - Speech by airline GM about salary and such. Group discussions/Games will follow after this. There will be about 3 rounds of games. Be proactive during games and show the facilitators that you are a very easy person to work with. Try to help those around you who have trouble with the games. They will take note of all this. And dont be scared or shy to ask questions. After all this, you will be given a short MCQ test.. the questions will be pertaining to what you have listened thru the GM speech. like the airline fleets and also, tested on the map of jetstar Airways route. You simply have to research all these info by visiting the jetstar website..
After the test, you will be led out of the function room and wait for the results on whether you are shortlisted for the next 1 on 1 interview. Usually at this time, you will either be hungry or palms sweating or heart murmuring as you will be nervous on whether you pass thru. Fret not, if you do not hear your name called, try again. Never give up remember? I gave up 2 years ago when i tried out once for Emirates and tried once for Jetstar airways in Feb 2011 and got thru.
Ok so lets say you got to come back after lunch, GM will now give a more detailed speech on the working life and roster and salary etc. You may ask questions as well pertaining to leaves and off. Dont just ask too much on your salary...
So after the speech, another 1 on 1 interview process will happen but with a different interviewer. In the meantime whilst waiting for your turn, you will sit down with the senior crew and ask them for more advices and their experiences.
After the interview, the whole lot will be led to the swimming pool for the swimming test. Dont worry bout having a flabby tummy or scars on body as they are not looking for Mr World or Ms Universe... theyre looking for a customer service professional...
And after that comes the part where you will go home and sleep after a long day ZZzzZZZzzzZZZzzz...
By this time you will have to wait 1 or 2 weeks to receive the call from HR in which they will inform if you have been selected for the new upcoming batch of trainees of ground school in which 2 weeks will be held in Singapore and another 2 weeks in Melbourne, Australia.
They will call you again a few days after to inform you on the contract signing location and time. So at this point, youre another step closer to flying and realising your dream! TAKE NOTE: if you are overseas and unable to sign the contract, do inform them in advance. I was overseas when my batchmates signed the contract and i signed only the week after.
During the contract signing, you will be briefed on your job propects and such. Uniform trying will be done and US Visa will be processed online.. Once you signed, you have sold your soul to the devil lol.
However, your employment will only be valid after you have satisfied all their requests. You will need to do your CNCC (certificate of No Criminal Conviction or rather now known as COC - Certificate of clearance) at Cantonment building CID Division. The cost is $45 and results is 10 days later. You have to pass this to prove that you are not a criminal to prove to head office in Austrlia. Petty cases like shoplifting or fighting or VCH (voluntarily causing hurt) will not have any impact in your CNCC if YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED for the crime said. In which i mean being sentenced to Jail or Fine and only when you have to stand in front of the judge and the court. Hope that answers.
Next is your Dental .. you need to take your OPG from your dentist (or rather X-Ray for the benefit of all) This record is kept by the company in case, touch wood, any disasters or accident happen and you are not recognised, they will use your dental record for identification purpose. $$ wise im not sure how much because mine was done free and insured by my previous company.
Now your medical, a list of injections and medical check up is done by the company appointed doctor to show that you are fit for flying. If you have not had any Hep A or B injections, or measles or chicken pox, the whole process and cost is about $800 SGD.
And then comes the new CPR + AED certification in which you have to pass and complete before the start of your ground training.. The appointed trainer for this is The Singapore Red Cross society. it will be a 3 day course. The cost is about $200 SGD payment direct to red cross. This is the first batch to get the certification as previously it was done during ground training. All current cabin crew will also be required to take this new course.
All costs are borned by your own self.. so do save up maybe about $1100 for all this. Its a bit much i should say but of course, the passion and joy of flying pays off well right?
So now i just saw my reply here and seems long winded lol!! i shall stop here and hope this covers all the questions from all aspiring Cabin crews.
Oops sorry and yes, if anyone do get booted out during CNCC Checks or medical, they will call up all interviewees who is next to be qualified for the position. Or maybe they will call you about a month later to inform that you have been selected for the next cabin crew intake rather than the current.
good luck and smile