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...
he's reported don't worry, a shame that such guys are here on the forum. Please run away as far as you can Mr(s). Screwit because I'm sure you are not a pilot or anything close to... Pilots have respect for each other even in what miserable situation they are in... So please...
Not to change the topic but, I had to resit 7 theory atpl exams, should I even bother applying or am I wasting my time? I heard well it's been discussed that only 1 atpl resit is the exception. So are there any ppl who have had more exams resat and gotten through?
No one is going to offer you a job if you don't try. No one is going to give you a job if you don't contact the airline/company
ah ahah 100000 euro spent in jaa training to finish with a just an interview at rynair....
only fool pilots do that. I bet the profile of the idiot is 19 to 23yo, single and who can not get a girlfriend because they have to many pimples on their face....
Just the usual reminder about the spiraling working conditions. Flying 700h this year and the expansion is not even over yet, expecting way less in the future. The roster pattern and base policy are also expected to get worse. For those of you that didn't do your homework note that there is no base salary and everything depends on flown hours.
Now feel free to flame me... You will be writing exactly the same lines in one or two years... except for the 700, that will be more like a 500.
At risk of being severely flamed I will say that, if I were in your situation, I would ask the bank for 20k more and head out to EJ/CF/etc. The future (incl. command) seems brighter there.
Just been reading through this thread as I'm a bit bored on a layover. I was at Ryanair for over 6 years after joining as a cadet and can say with complete honesty - if I was to start over again I wouldn't change a thing.
The only reason I left was because my original plan was 4 years then leave to try my hand at longhaul & widebody, the fact I chose to stay longer than 4 should speak volumes.
It really annoys me that no one ever defends the airline on here, but we all know PPRuNe is only used to gather information and slag other people/airlines off.
I agree that the conditions need to be addressed and the contracts can be more transparent, especially with base change requests. However, what people fail to point out is how incredibly beneficial it is to get a job straight onto a jet. Ok, you have to pay for the type rating, but you're advancing your career by YEARS, avoiding years of flight instructing, turboprops etc etc
I never really liked decisions made by management, I'll keep my opinions of individuals I've met from that part of the airline to myself! However, the vast majority of the pilots and cabin crew you will work with on a daily basis are great, I miss the laughs we used to have on those working days. It's a laid back work environment that is very enjoyable.
If it drops to 600 hours a year, then so be it. You have to look at it from a financial viewpoint and decide whether you can take that pay.
Everyone I know who is at Ryanair now or who can thank the airline for their career development will agree with me I'm sure - you are making a good decision and you will not regret it in the long term. It's also worth adding that from a training point of view Ryanair has huge respect from other airlines around the world, the large companies in the middle east have great results when recruiting Ryanair pilots.
To those who have interviews or start dates, good luck and enjoy! The type rating is an incredibly stressful and demanding time, but also enjoyable.
And to the person who slated the sandwich machine at east midlands training centre, how dare you! Those egg sarnies are maximum 4 days out of date, it's good to keep your digestion on its toes.
If you're not sure you're making the right decision then feel free to PM me, I can't provide you with anything more than my own experiences so please don't expect any heads up on the application or interview process.
All the best and continue to ignore the idiots.
Last edited by BongleBear; 10th Sep 2012 at 07:58.
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indeed I've been there less then a year now and it isn't as bad as everyone thinks i'm not saying it could be better but i'm nog complaining cause I'm flying the 737 half a year after i graduated flight training.
The sandwiches only 4 days out of date? i was thinking it was worst
i just got the mail from cae but as i'm already type rated on the B737 NG. i think nothing will happen but anyway is there anyone who know if there is any chance they will let you go to the interview? thanks for the answer.
I was able to send my CV with a minimum amount of time before my 1 hour the last 6 months was to expire, and they said on the phone that as long as you have logged 1 hour before the assesment it's all good. Anyone else attending the 25. september?
@Lidd - I only had one hour as requested and that was on a single, it was not even P1 - I did it with a revalidation flight with an instructor. So it does not matter, as long as you had some time in your log book (not sure if Dual would count though)