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Hello I was just wondering how successful graduates are of Flight training organizations such as CTC wings and Oxford Aviation Academy are at acquiring jobs? If you graduated how long did it take for you to get a job or how long have you been waiting for employment with an airline? What airlines recruit less that 150 hour pilots from CTC? as many pilot job I have seen require more hours + type rating? Thankyou.
I heard from OAA students that there were guys called by Ryanair in few weeks after completion of training while at CTC you have to wait approximately 6 months to find a position with an airline. These periods are very changeable so we can not actually say how long we will wait for a position. CTC state that all their cadets were placed with airlines and I can not say that is not true because I don't know anybody from CTC which wasn't placed. OAA have an employment statistic on their website which many students told me that is fake. I do know few guys from OAA which weren't given a job. CTC place cadets with: Easyjet, Jet2.com, DHL, Flybe, Monarch, Thomson airways, Thomas Cook, Dragonair, Cityjet, British airways and Qatar airways.
Future-pilot, we are being slightly biased towards CTC there. This may be due to you having more familiarity with CTC, however I wouldn't brand OAA's statistics as being 'fake'. Look what has happened with the PTC... Maybe you have been listening to the frustrated few not able to get a job yet. I'm sure one will be on the horizon for them soon.
The way I see it, getting into a airline cadetship after studying those 3 year aviation degree/diploma schemes is nearly nil. Unless your in your late 20's/early 30's with another degree then I think you'd be better off doing a bare CPL in a year or less and go job hunting. If you still have the passion, determination and are willing to go anywhere and everywhere there WILL be a job. Theres also instructing....
It seems that if it wasn't for Ryanair the numbers for 2012 would be terrible. I was just reading for a UK FO the base is 26K pounds per year. That is truly slave labour. Drop nearly 100k pounds on a fATPL to be making base of 26k. thats nuts!!
Oxford really have got a money making scheme here.
Would you be so kind as to tell people what kind of job you got, how much did it cost you to get the position, if anything, and what is your salary.
After dropping 100,000 Euro into flight training, people should have a realistic expectation of how much more financing they will require, and what sort of financial return they can expect on their investment.
Is it really considered slave labour, or modern day Indentured servitude?