I dont know the pass rate but i have not heard of one person failing a checkride.
Booking a plane is very easy, my experience was that there was not a day where a plane was fully booked.
In the past you had to wait a long time when something was wrong with the planes but that was because of the technical company servicing them(busy with bigger planes) , now they have they´r own mechanics and no problem anymore.
There was a fault in the engines of the DA-42 but both engines where replaced and i haven´t heard of a problem since.
I dont really know about evrerybody´s job hunting but i know allot of guys who have gotten into Ryanair