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TightSlot 9th Jan 2007 09:20

easyJet - Wannabees & Recruitment (merged)
 
easyJet thread for those with questions about the recruitment process

TheAnswer 13th Jan 2007 17:59

Hi to all
 
Hi guys, I'm italian, first of all let me say this is a wonderful forum, I red all the 20 pages of the thread and I've found almost all answers I needed!

I did my online EJ application on Thursday and I got back this by the company:

Dear XXX.

Thank you for your application to easyJet for the position of Cabin Crew, which we have successfully received.

Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible and we will contact you via email with the outcome of your application.

Many thanks again for your interest in easyJet.

Kind Regards,

easyJet Crew Recruitment

I accurately filled my application, including the last five years history and my personal references too, I answered all questions concerning special situations with my customers that occurred in my current job. I obviously didn't get any outcome yet but if I well understood I should be emailed in any case within 14 days, if they'll find my application succesful I'll be invited to attend an assesstment day otherwise no. Is that correct?
Although in the EJ's site is reported that the assessment day will be attended at London Luton, I red here many different locations, (e.g Berlin or Dortmund) does this depend on the preferred base marked by the candidate in the application?
I red all comments and statements in the thread and I've to say it looks like EJ (as it's right to be) is carrying on a hard selection policy! It sounds like an assesstment day is supposed to start with 20/25 applicants but reading your comments I realized only 10/15 manage or not?
I've to say I'm a bit worried... even if I feel at ease.. I'm not English mother tongue. I was just wondering whether my fluency in English is enough to attend in a cool way an assessment day.. sigh sigh... :rolleyes:
I'm not scared about any math's test considering they provide you a calculator as it seems to be dealing only with normal additions and conversions (->).
I have no problem in correctly reading an announcement, I only guess I could find some problems concerning ad libbed announcements, it's not easy for foreigners to get a card and succesfully come out :* I remember that someone previously wrote they got rid of it, does anyone can confirm this statement?:confused:

Kind regards, thanks in advance for your answers.


ps: How did you find my English? Is in your opinion fluent enough?:confused: :}
ps2: Do you think the fact I need glasses could represent a problem?

I Just Want To Fly 14th Jan 2007 04:52

I have just left EasyJet, but my boyfriend still flies for them.

Good luck with your application. There are a very large number of foreign crew, so I honestly don't think you will have a problem.... just make sure you FINISH the exam. Even if you are not sure of the answer at the end, just guess!

Are you interested in flying from Milano Malpensa (MXP). They are realy desperate for crew there! Particularly with Summer coming up. My boyfriend recently operated a flight from LGW-MXP-LGW, and when they got to MXP they were told that as there wasn't enough crew, they would have to operate MXP-NAP-MXP, and therefore delay the MXP-LGW flight, even though there were no italian speakers for a domestic flight. What a nightmare. They are so desperate for crew in MXP. I spent a week in MXP operating flights, some crew have been sent there for over a 3 months.

TheAnswer 14th Jan 2007 10:19

Hi 'I Just Want To Fly', thanks for your answer. I red through this thread about the time you were the happiest girl of the world when you got the job and now you've just left it, what a pity! Anyway..I hope it has been your choice..;) What do you actually do?
Before thinking about exams I need they email me providing an invitation to an assessment day.. I hope they'll find my application successfull. It's quite queer they need crew in MXP, I'm quite certain they provided an assessment day in Milan 2 months ago in order to recruit people at MXP's base..didn't they? Unfortunately I'm going to move to Germany therefore I'm not interested in MXP's base, on the contrary I am for a German one just like Dortmund for instance. Do you know how is about DTM's base at the moment? Do they need crew?

In case they'll find my application successfull I hope you'll allow me to ask you some tips ;)

Greetings from Italy :D

Dolley 14th Jan 2007 19:59

The answer:

Ciao :-)

I'll try to answer a few of your questions:

Yes, the selection process is quite hard. My assessment day started with 22-25 people and at least 8-10 had to leave during the day. The rest was invited to stay for a final one-to-one interview, so it still doesn't mean that everybody got it.

English is not my mother tongue either. Like 'I just want to fly' said, there are lots of foreign crew and I would say their level of english varies from averagely good to fluent. As long as you are able to understand what people want of you and you can make yourself understood (which seems to be the way) you should be fine!

Glasses aren't a problem as long as you can see good with your glasses on. You will need a confirmation from your optician but they will let you know about this in due time.

I don't know about DTM or SFX base and if they need crew. But you could always start at a different base and then transfer as soon as possible.

Anyway, good luck with your application!
Any more questions let us know :-)

Arrivederci :-)

TheAnswer 14th Jan 2007 21:19

Hi Dolley thanks for supporting ;-)
I've asked whether they need crew at DTM's base in consideration of the fact that I've been watching on the site for 6 months, I only was wondering why it is always marked as an "available base" for recruitment. No one applies DTM as a preferred base??!!!

Asking a transfer could surely be an idea but first of all I need to be emailed in order to get an invitation to an assessment day and what is more I will need to succeed in :}
I red that in case of any vacant position at your preferred base they hold your application for 6 months, can an applicant suggest to be anyway assigned to another base with the purpose of asking a future transfer?

I'd have further question concerning ad libbed announcements.. I remember that someone previously wrote they got rid of it, could you confirm this statement or not?

The English test seems to be a comprehensive text followed by questions and multiple choice answers (3 and 1 is correct?). Is it a sort of memory exercise? I mean once you're given and red the text do they take it back as you must answer remembering its contents? It must be so otherwise I can't understand how people can fail, you know, once you're allowed to keep the compehensive text it's easy to come out with the correct answers isn't it?

Did you get through at your assessment day? :D
Regards

Dolley 14th Jan 2007 21:53

The Answer:

I'm not sure how often they up-date the available base section on the webside. When I applied there was nothing on there for BRS but they were advertising in newspapers that they need crew for BRS...so just give it a go. They ask you for your preferred base but you can always start at a base where they need people and transfer later...but depending on the base the waiting list might be long...

About the PA announcements, I can't tell you if they're still doing them or not. They did 1 1/2 years ago when I had my assessment day but that might have changed. It wasn't very hard anyway. They would give you a card with a statement like ' MR AND MRS SMITH ARE ONBOARD TODAY, FLYING TO VCE TO CELEBRATE THEIR 25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT.' So you would get up and say something like 'Ladies and Gents, we have mr.and mrs.smith on board today and they are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The whole easyjet crew wants to congratulate them and wish them a great time in venice.'. Not too hard! It's more about being confident than being great at PA's.

When I did it the english test was a comprehensive test and a few question (not multiple choice) that you had to answer. I believe it's only about finding out if you understand and are able to make yourself understood. Not very hard, only the time pressure. Just make sure you read thouroughly!

There was no kind of memory tests when I went through and I doubt there is now. But they do ask a few questions about the company that you should be able to answer if you did your homework and read the webside.

And yes, I did make it through my assessment day and have been flying with easyjet ever since...actually having my senior interview coming up soon!

Best of luck!

TheAnswer 15th Jan 2007 09:05

Dolley you kind, really thanks for all your Infos ;)

Well if there'll be no vacant position for my preferred base I could start at another one hoping there won't be too much people asking for a transfer to mine ;) :{
There's any memory test as it looks like you can with calm the comprehensive text before giving the answers ;) Is it about easyjet?
About the PA announcements.. well Mr Smith's anniversary is quite easy but e.g 'you ran out the sandwich make an announcement'..this I find difficult!
Applications are supposed to be screened withing 14 days as it's mentioned in the mail I got back but I red about people who waited also a month or more in order to know whether it was successfull or not! That sounds strange..it depends on what?
After all I find normal you should be studied about EJ's history, at least the most important steps. I do think it's right they ask something about the company ;)
Saluti :D

ps: Wish you good luck for your senior interview I'm sure you'll get it!! ;)

TheAnswer 16th Jan 2007 09:55

Oh it looks like there's not so many people answering like in the previous months :(
Anyway...does anybody remember any of the items you are supposed to choose about the sinking cruise group exercise?

Virginia 16th Jan 2007 15:17

I didn't have a PA annoucement in mine a few months ago.

And um...there are no correct items in the exercise. They don't give two hoots what you pick, it's all about teamwork. Even if you don't complete it they don't care, there will be an asssesor watching you to see how you work in the team.

TheAnswer 16th Jan 2007 15:33

Thanks for your answer Virginia.
You didn't have any PA announcement? I guess you referred to the ad-libbed one as I suppose you were at least given a card to read a standard pre-fixed announcement isn't it?

I'm aware their main aim is finding out whether you're a team player or not but what about the cards you're given? E.g "you're diabetic you need peanuts to be carried..." or "you've alcohol problems you won't allow someone to bring alcoholics.."
Are there other cards' samples?

Thanks in advance for your answer.
Regards.

Getoutofmygalley 16th Jan 2007 15:53

TheAnswer

As Virginia has said, there is no right or wrong with the task, it is about team work. Don't go worrying about what is on the cards as the cards will say "You need XXX make sure you get it" and what the assessor will be looking for will be seeing how you go about making sure that you have XXX.

They won't want someone who is down right rude, nor will they want someone who doesn't speak up. So, it is a case of being diplomatic, letting everyone have their say but still making sure you get your point accross.

BTW Dolley - congrats on getting your SCCM :ok:

TheAnswer 16th Jan 2007 16:07

To Getoutof...
Thanks, got all!
Hope I'll be emailed and invited to an assessment day soon! hi hi hi :}
At the moment I only know they reveived my application!
Do they normally manage to screen within 14 days as they wrote me back in the mail?

Dolley 16th Jan 2007 18:51

Getoutofmygalley:

Thanks, but I havn't got it yet. Just the interview coming up! I'm very nervous. Loads of people who I thought would get it didn't get it lately... I guess, I can just give it a shot and see what happens. At least you get feedback either way so it will be a learning experience if nothing else!

The Answer:

Like everybody else said: Don't worry too much about the details. If you get invited just go there and try to enjoy the day. That's the best thing you can do :-)
And be patient if you don't get an answer straight away here. After all we have some flying to do sometimes :-)

TheAnswer 16th Jan 2007 18:57

Dolley:
Ya that's what I think I'll do!
I'm patient I know the company might be busy.. but sometimes I'm not so positive and I look for a support here uahuahauh :} :hmm:
We will see... :ouch:

TheAnswer 19th Jan 2007 12:13

YEAH!
 
Hey guys I'm really happy! Got an invitation to attend an assessment day on Tuesday 23rd January at Hotel Palace Berlin anyone else going?
Cheers:}

Dolley 19th Jan 2007 14:00

Congratulations, the answer,

and good luck! :-)

TheAnswer 20th Jan 2007 09:12

I've been invited to attend an assessment day in Berlin.
I was emailed and my attendance is now confirmed. They also specify before that I start the assessment session I'll be required to ensure that all my 5 yrs history are well and correctly completed. They advise me I'm still ontime to re-access my application if I need to add or modify something...
All I wrote is correct and true but why they asked me to check it again? Now I'm nervous..considering they seem to be rigorous and strict about it..and I wouldn't like later to be in the position of not getting a job a cause of misunderstandings that could have occurred :S

I've been doing my current job for 9 yrs, since 1998, never changed it, never gave it up therefore my 5 yrs history is not so long! As a reference I put my accountant as I'm self employed therefore I'm not able to state someone who's higher than me within the organisation.
Do you think that's enough?
Will they ask me to provide a letter from the tax office ('Inland Revenue') or is this something only related to English people working in UK?

ps: If I'll add or modify something am I supposed to click the 'SUBMIT' main botton as I previously did in order to send my application? As I so do then they'll have it twice (a second one). Unless it is sufficient to click only the submit botton in the modified session/window..

Dolley 20th Jan 2007 11:33

The Answer:

Dude, you worry to much :-) Chill out a bit :-)
You got an automated email everybody gets. A lot of people struggle with their 5 year history because they have to chase up loads of references and don't take responsibility for it. You don't seem to be the type who will have problems like this.
About having been self employed: Just go to the Assessment day and when you get to the stage of the one to one interview they will go through your online application anyway. Then tell them about your concerns and ask if your accountant is the right person to pick as a reference.
I don't know about the Inland revenue stuff but again, that will be the time to ask them. You will have plenty of time to get everything organized and from what you said you won't have a problem at all. Don't forget, we've all been there!

As for your online application, if I remember it right you just re-submit an modified version by clicking the submit button again.
Don't worry to much, you'll be fine. It's all not rocket science after all ;-)

TheAnswer 20th Jan 2007 11:57

I couldn't ask more than Dolley's support!
Thanks mate ;) and... Yeah that's true man, I should chill out more than a bit! ;-)

To be sure I've just now added my old accountant too (she's cool,won't be a bad ref. even if I left her:} ) and my solicitors too.

My session will be on Tuesday 23rd but I'll fly tomorrow to Berlin as I want to take it easy and have some free time before to chill out ;-) Fingers crrrrrrrrrrossed :D


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