Interviews, jobs & sponsorshipDo ya feel lucky, Punk? Well do ya? If so, here's the place to swap the hot gen on who's sponsoring or employing, their selection criteria, and where those oh so elusive first jobs can be spotted in the wild. Watch out for the tumbleweeds...
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.
The basing policy has been screwed more this year! Especially if you want a UK base or a base that sees reductions in the winter. They now offer summer only positions in these bases. It just means they have less of a requirement to permanently base you there.
The basing with annual leave are the 2 worst things in FR. Someone asked a senior member of the flight ops department why they don't implement a fair basing policy. I.e. A simple php script that tracks all requests and displays the most senior. The reply was simple "...that costs money!"
It took me 2.5years to get my first choice base, that was with a lot of hassling the girl who overseen the process! command is round the corner and I'm in a base that sees summer only positions so my chances of getting back to my 1st choice in the foreseeable future is slim. I'm not trying to dampen anyone's enthusiasm here but merely write how it is. Eyes wide open!
Would it be posible to be given a UK base and accept a Summer Job/contract only? Or is it more complicated than that.If the former would be possible,would that 'literally'mean no work whatsoever during Winter from RYR?
Jimmy, lets say for example you would be based in Budapest, you apply for a summer only position in Liverpool and get it, you would then return to BUD the following winter. Come next again summer you would need to apply again for the summer position if it's available.
CK you never know, we need awareness at all levels. If it falls on deaf ears then we tried! If that doesn't work then I guess it's a see you DXB in 4 years, after the pennies dropped!
Best of luck to the other 7 who went for assessment at Stansted today.
Hindsight is an amazing thing, on the way home I already knew a few parts of the interview / sim assessment which I wasn't 100% happy with, but the worst part is I knew the answers, but between stress and pressure (self inflicted) I didnt get that across at the time it counted!!
Just hoping everything else went good enough, now the wait begins.
For any people going for assessment, the team are fantastic, really friendly and laid back, with a great sense of humour. I found the 737-800 sim VERY demanding, it felt like a very brief flight and took a lot of getting used to, very sweaty hands by the end and I havent had to concentrate so hard on flying in a long time, but very enjoyable too.
Fingers crossed, all candidates today seemed like a great bunch and all the very best
Hi mate, best of luck to you and all the others, I thought everyone came across excellently and I hope we all meet again soon.
I agree that the assessment was tough and I was kicking myself for some of the answers I gave at the interview, but they will no doubt take stress into account, it just shows how important the opportunity is to you!
I also think my sim check could have gone better, though you only get one shot at it and everyone will make mistakes under the circumstances.
To everyone with the assessment upcoming, it really is about as relaxed as it could possibly be. The selection team really do put you at ease, so just prepare as best you can and be yourself on the day.