Application via CV Warehouse:
CVWarehouse:RECRUITMENT RESERVE AB INITIO FIRST OFFICERS A320
Or by mail to the e-mail address in pdf-file:
You need to speak both Dutch and French.
If successful in the selection and if they need new FOs from the holding pool you will receive 2 summer season contracts (Until the end of October/beginning of November) with a possible 50% contract during the winter. TCAB will keep your rating valid during the winter.
After 2 temporary contracts, you will receive a fixed contract. It used to be a 100% fixed contract. However, last year the new FO's only received a 50% fixed contract, with extension to 75% pre and post summer and 100% during the busy summer months.
TCAB pays for the rating if needed, but in that case you receive only 50% of the normal FO salary for 7 months to compensate for the training cost.
-Very good training/High standard
-Manual flying is allowed (Full raw data, no limitation)
-The salary isn't so bad for a FO IF
you have a 100% fixed contract. But take into account that you pay a lot of taxes in Belgium (50%)
-Nice destinations with lots of visual approaches. Great for flying skills.
-7 months of 50% salary followed by a 50% contract during the winter is almost a year of reduced salary. A difficult year if you need to pay rent.
-So far no 100% fixed contract after your 2 temporary contracts, only 50% fixed with extension to 100% in the summer.
-Slow progress for Captain upgrade. (Unless some people leave the company)
-No career possibilities, no long haul.
-No guarantees: Management does whatever they want with new contracts.
-Say goodbye to your social life in July and August. (But you will have plenty of time during the winter)
-The job used to look a lot better 5 years ago and the situation isn't improving. Cost saving and happy pilots often don't go together.
-I don't know if your body and health can keep up with the fatiguing summers for many years.
It's not an airline where you want to spend the rest of your career but it's good enough to start it.
Good luck to everyone!