Boys,Girls - Now is the time to keep that money firmly embeded in your wallet. The "PS3Game" that is RYR is now coming very much to an end. EK have opened their doors to all and sundry, and are heavily targeting RYR Capts. for sure from hereon in - this means that although new crews will be required, as mentioned this will be a much slower pace - why ? well, among other things, all the training guys that RYR have and who are excellent at what they do, will be sorely tempted to go and enjoy working for EK, leaving a huge swathe of new guys to train, and no way of doing it - which means that any new recruit will be left with a large gap in the bank account, a shiny 737-800 rating and no way to earn decent money to pay back the loan, and very little or no flying. IMHO this is where the RYR business plan will now either adapt and change, or die. Keep your money in your wallets, and let the RYR management sweat and comeup with better offers to tempt the right people.
If you speak English, have the right to work in Europe, are under 30, preferably not a female (judging my the very low number of female pilots who joined last year), ATPL exams passed 1st time with maximum 1 retake, first time pass on the CPL and IR, MCC on a jet and not a FNPT2, no or little previous airline experience, then you might (lets say one chance out of 10) get invited for an interview. If you do not fit into these criteria, just forget it.
Not true, I know a guy who failed his CPL and still got the job with RYR.
After all that nice info golfcharlie232 gave you pick up a crappy error or a little mistake.. PPRuNe User's are never grateful!! Thank you golfcharlie232 I wish everyone spoke up front like you and said the things going tho there mind! instead of making rumours and creating puzzles in peoples minds!!
Alright guys. There are people who got into Ryanair with a fail on their CPL, or IR, or ATPL exam. There are quite a few female pilots working for Ryanair. There are people who joined and were over 30 at that time. And .. there are (a few) people who did a FNPT2 MCC.
Now, if you really want to get invited to the interview, or wonder why you do not get called, then the above points give you a fair idea.
Most (but not all) Ryanair Cadets did a jet MCC, most passed first time their CPL and IR, most are males, most are under 30, ...
ladies and gents good morning, I would like to add my personal experience even if i'm not pretending to guess how the recruiter works. I have been called, in a date quite near so far. Here comes my stats: FAA CPL IR ME JAA CPL IR ME
All written, oral and flight check with no fails.
ATPL done with no fails, AVG marks over 90
MCC done in a very economic way (not for sure at CAE..don't have 6500 to spend for an MCC)
Applied something like 20 days ago. First contact afer 7 days, date set after 10 more days for a total of up to two weeks of working days. Rumors says they need pilot RIGHT NOW. Best of luck to ya all gents
I've passed my ATPLs first time with 97% average @ OAA, CPL/ME/IR skill test first time pass, MCC on B737-400 @ OAA Have a bit of glass cockpit experience flying DA40NG, DA42NG Will be very happy to been based @ Kaunas (will beg for it) )) But I'm 31.... Any chance to get into RYR?
Having worked for RYR for 4 years and endured the BS and lies they spout. I would just tell them you passed all exams and flight tests first time and still, your not even stepping down to their level.
On a more serious note: when I was interviewed, I was just asked about my training and passes. All mine were first time so I'm not sure if they check this or not. Too many good guys not being looked at because of a paperwork exercise.
On the topic of RYR being screwed with crews leaving. Sadly I think they will survive and limp on. This is technically the last summer they must survive before expansion stops which means they can settle down and get some stability. Even if that means getting 20% more FO's and CPTs than required, the end result will be the average hours for everyone will go down. They can do this because it costs them nothing. Anyone joining FR or doing the type rating just now who has signed the BRK contract, I urge you to join REPA Frontpage as well as IALPA, its £15 per month but you will gain much more in the long run if we're able to put a layer of protection between us and the beast. Anyone who think they should be grateful for the opportunity and this doesn't apply to them. Learn from history. RYR skippers now on 60,000e contracts, compared to £100,000k + from 2004 agreement and all allowances, pension, health care are gone. At what point do you stop being grateful? anyway if you don't agree, then time in this company will win you over but you will be fighting to get back what you have now.
Johhny tightlips.....Thanks for the reply but do you work for RYR? If not,what do you base your answers on please?
Yes I do with a few years now. Those answers are based on past and current experience. I have never been based in my 1st choice or any of my requested bases but I have seen many people that joined long after me jumping the queue and getting them.