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Interviews, jobs & sponsorship Do 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...


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Old 10th Dec 2008, 06:32   #1 (permalink)
 
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Why do you want to work for this airline?!?!?!?

Why do you want to work for Ryanair?!?!?!?!?!

Could somebody please answer this question for me as it comes up time and time again

i have an interview with Ryanair coming up so ideas about all the good things about ryanair that can be mentioned would be appreciated.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 08:02   #2 (permalink)
 
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Well, why DO you want to work for Ryanair? Answer that honestly then sift through your answers to see which are a good idea to bring out in the interview.

I don't understand how someone can struggle to answer this? You have to strike a balance between saying what they want to hear and being honest - I'd aim to tip the balance towards the honest side. So your response to the question should be a personal one - which no one on these forums can help you with.

I'm not applying to RYN so haven't done any research (which I assume you have) but, off-the-top-of-my-head, you might want to mention the fact that you'll get to fly very new, modern aircraft, you work best under some pressure and think you would relish 4 sector days, you'll be rostered lots of hours so will gain experience quickly, you'll have a stable roster and will be able to plan your life around work, time to command is relatively short, there's the option to be based all around Europe, blah, blah.

There's loads of stuff you can spout out!

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Old 10th Dec 2008, 08:12   #3 (permalink)
 
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Because its a job.... it pays you money which you can live on.... and pay your debts.... there are not many jobs around at the moment.... why do people still think they can be picky in this market??!? The mind boggles.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 08:50   #4 (permalink)
 
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Because its a job.... it pays you money which you can live on.... and pay your debts.... there are not many jobs around at the moment.... why do people still think they can be picky in this market??!? The mind boggles.
If that's the answer you would give to the question in an FR interview I don't think you would get the job!!

It may be a MOL style answer but wouldn't get you very far.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 09:08   #5 (permalink)
 
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You'll get to fly very modern machines, build hours very quickly and unfreeze your atpl. I dont know about the money as it varies on what contract you are on. I was asked if i knew who the chairman was and i said mol. They asked how i knew him and i replied that i've read about him a lot in the papers. I guess they figured out i've read bad things and still wanted to come and work there needledd to say didn't get the job but my sim session went well.
Have a better job now so no complaints.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 09:49   #6 (permalink)
 
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Too true..... honestly at a job interview.... never a good idea.
Where did society go wrong....
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 11:03   #7 (permalink)
 
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I take home 2k per month more than I did at my last company. Brand new aircraft. Friendly crews. From STN a huge variety of routes. I'm in the company pension scheme, I have private health cover (not free). I have hours coming out of my ears. Stable roster. Only been extended once in 18 months. Great opportunities for command/training etc. I even met MOL in DUB on my first visit there and he bothered to spend several minutes talking to me. Through good/lucky timing I didn't even have to pay for the TR even though no previous 737 experience.

I'm sure there are other companies with better T&Cs, better pensions etc but who is hiring ?

I guess the easiest way to look at a job with Ryanair is to draw up a detailed list of all the other companies that are hiring, compare the packages on offer and then select which one most suits your needs.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 15:56   #8 (permalink)
 
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"'cos your'e one of the few airlines recruiting...and i got 17 grand burning a hole in my pocket"


dives for cover....
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 16:16   #9 (permalink)
 
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Peeps, anyone got a true number of 737-800s in Ryanair fleet. I am getting different figures from Boeing, Ryanair, Wikipedia etc.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 16:26   #10 (permalink)
 
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Just tell them:

" I like to pay for working (at least at the begining), I am young and motivated, O'leary needs to make more money and I'd be delighted to help him. Oh and I have a great body, if you need any model for calendar I'd be volunteer too..."

just joking
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 16:58   #11 (permalink)
 
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Because soon it will be the only low cost airline in Europe and one of the few of any sort of airline.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 18:09   #12 (permalink)
 
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Thank you all so much for your feedback. I've done quite a bit of research about the company but just couldn't put it in simple words. Your ideas and wording has made my life a bit easier.

somebody asked the current number of fleet ryanair have. When i got the call from ryanair inviting me to the interview mid november, he told me himself they have 150 aircraft.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 18:56   #13 (permalink)
 
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thats weird coz their website says 168,
Boeing's website says 183
Wikipedia 180.
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Old 10th Dec 2008, 18:59   #14 (permalink)
 
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i think its a safe bet to say a 160 aircraft. Even though Boeing has sold ryanair 180 or so aircraft not all of them have been delivered, so the current fleet is around 160 or so.
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