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Ryanair Interview and Sim Assessment (merged)

Old 27th Jan 2018, 20:07
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Fredbr. Also in map mode the loc and gs are available at the PFD. In app mode, only heading is displayed (at the ND and PFD) However, during approach I prefer to see my track. I think it’s easier to make proper corrections with track displayed, instead of hdg.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 21:03
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That's correct, if you don't have the APP you won't do the precision app.

Your assessment sounded really chilly and friendly! I'd pay to see you counting the emergency exits, I am sure that the guy reminded you when assessing whether you pass or not! The outcome... it is obvius. Well done mate!

Any report from your comrades in the same day? Difficult questions or w/e?
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 08:28
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Originally Posted by XanderFly View Post
Fredbr. Also in map mode the loc and gs are available at the PFD. In app mode, only heading is displayed (at the ND and PFD) However, during approach I prefer to see my track. I think it’s easier to make proper corrections with track displayed, instead of hdg.
You are free to use which ever mode you are comfortable with. Just try and keep it simple.. We used vor and APP mode but you can select which mode suits you best.
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 11:48
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Has anybody of you have two or more accounts created on the CAE website?

Thank you!
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 11:42
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Yes. I dont know how it happened! Set up 2 mins apart and I cant figure out how to delete one of them.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 11:20
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Hey guys, do you have a clue whether it's a good idea to opt out from "The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003"? I got such form from the the RYR accounting agency and I may choose whether to opt out or not. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 14:08
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Ladies and Gents,

I have an assessment with RYR in the coming weeks. Although I would love to work for RYR I do need to weigh up some facts and figures. I have a couple of questions about the whole process which I can't seem to find any previous posts on.

The first and second question is for those that have completed their TR.

1. Did you get the base you requested? if not was it even in the same country? If the base was overseas can you still commute on the Ryr network? (actually three questions!)

2. I know the initial TR cost is 29500Eu. Could someone give a rough breakdown of first year expenses for hotels, uniform, travel etc? I would also like to know approx first year salary (please feel free to PM if you don't want this to be public)

3. Lastly a random one. For the assessment day most people probably have to check out of their hotels unless staying a second night. What do people do with their luggage? I wouldn't ordinarily turn up to an interview with a small suitcase haha

Thanks

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Old 31st Jan 2018, 14:35
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1. The base preference is being taken into account to some extent. Depending on what your preference is it might take up to 1 - 2 years to get to the base you selected as number one (if it's a small one with 1 or 2 aircraft). That's my rough assesment based on what I heard from people around me. No guarantee... Yeah you can commute free of charge while wearing a FR uniform.

2. Type rating costs are 29500 + approx 10000 for the rest. 40k EUR all in. The block hour salary is not a secret information as it's written all over the internet. Look at the page 361 of this thread.

3. Any hotel on this planet will let you leave your luggage at the reception after you check out. Even if you take a small trolley with you to the assesment, noone will be bothered. The guys are there to asses your performance not to check how many bags you have with you. Stay at the Travelodge Swords. It's cheap, the the rooms are nice and it's round the corner from FR HQ.

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Old 31st Jan 2018, 20:39
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Originally Posted by Kratz View Post

3. Any hotel on this planet will let you leave your luggage at the reception after you check out. Even if you take a small trolley with you to the assesment, noone will be bothered. The guys are there to asses your performance not to check how many bags you have with you. Stay at the Travelodge Swords. It's cheap, the the rooms are nice and it's round the corner from FR HQ.

Thanks for the info. Although the salary is easy to find online, it's not so easy to find out the first year expenses which significantly add to the cost.

I will make sure my luggage has 'Ryanair' and 'I want to be a pilot' stickers covering it! #inception

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Old 1st Feb 2018, 00:05
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mrspinx

They really don’t care if you’re bringing a suitcase or whatsoever. The assessors are very friendly and willing to help you. Let them know you’ve got a flight to catch and they probably schedule in the morning group.
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 10:03
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Thanks XanderFly that's good to know
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 15:45
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Guys, please all make sure your aware of the current delays in training at ryanair.

From passing base training to starting line training, it is an average at present of about 4 months. UNPAID! please be aware when budgeting.
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 17:14
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New cadets i speak with! Inly yesterday in fact!
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 17:41
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Not sure who you were talking to, but I heard from a reliable source that they have now cleared the backlog they had last year
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 22:17
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FYI, some of the FOs coming out of line training at the moment have been waiting for their first payslip for over 6 months. So no 1/1.5 months whatsoever...
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 11:30
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Like i said, speaking with a cadet this week, on his second day of line training after doing his base training 3 months ago.

They are now advertising for “training FO”, not SFI’s, but a new role where by an fo will join cadets in the fixed bases sims, as they are waiting so long before they fly they forget what a cockpit looks like.

Every week advertising for new line trainers as well, certainly doesnt look like a back log is cleared!

Just make sure you budget accordingly. It will be at least 9 months from joining before you get a penny from ryanair.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 17:29
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Do Ryanair tend to hire approx. the same amount of cadets year round? Any "ideal" time to finish all the training to start applying?
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 14:13
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looks like there were around 1100 pilots hired last year. Expect the same numbers this year, not any particular time that is favourable to get in. Just apply and if you meet the requirements it is very likely to get a call for the interview.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 16:09
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Thanks. I was curious as I assumed they may have a higher intake during the last few months of the year to prepare for high season.
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 10:38
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Angel Ryanair assessment.

Hello everyone. Thought I would post some feedback as for the most part this forum was generally useful.
Background - 20 Y/O, finished training 4 months ago. around 240 hours. (DA20,C172,DA42 and then MCC/JOC on 737). 3rd Interview (Jet2, Aer Lingus and RYR).

Applied around end of Nov 2017, they responded within a week, sent my signed flight report in 4 weeks later, within 2 days they called offering me an assessment end of January 2018.
The phone call itself was very simple, asked about all my results, first time passes, any fails throughout training? no, etc. All easy. They then gave me a date straight away and sent through the RYR forms to fill in.

Good place to stay - Clayton hotel, really good quality place about 7 mins away. Depending on budget obviously. (prem inn 5 min walk away).

Assessment - Arrived by 7.45am for an early 8am start. Day gets kicked off with presentation about RYR and giving them all copies of documents. Then the first pair go into the sim and the other pair go into an interview. On my day it was 8 people, so 4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.
Simulator - Departure was a WAL2T from LPL. They amended the clearance and climbed us to 5000ft. Then some general air work, speed up, turns, and climb/descend at 1000/2000ft per min. Before finally getting us to slow down 170 and flap 5. He then asked me to point out positon on the map. and asked what hold entry it would be. (Direct) we then carried out the procedural ILS for RWY 27. No holding was required, he said i could if i didn't set up for the approach in time. However i did and went straight outbound.
Emergency - Fire in cabin on the outbound leg, (hand over control, give him SA of position, mayday call, DODAR+NITS). Got back control in time for the base turn to intercept localiser.
They constantly give advice and tips on how you are doing, even may set the thrust (57%N1) for you. There's no tricks in the sim and believe me you will know if you've passed or failed based on your performance in the sim, he will be very complimentary on good things and critical on bad things.
Advice - Ensure you actually know how to trim and fly a 737 accurately, they want to see you flying the correct attitudes and power settings, if you've waited a long time for this opportunity ensure you Book sims in the 737 for practice, this will make the difference. If you do bust altitude by 100ft etc just relax and correct for it. People will say its about CRM, which it is, however, they want to see you can actually fly and pass a type rating course and go onto be a competent pilot. With regards to CRM speak to your partner, encourage each other and work as a team, exactly like MCC. Its a great opportunity to show off your manual flying skills so don't be nervous, just relax and enjoy it.

Technical interview + HR interview.
I wasn't looking forward to the technical questions in all fairness, as they can ask such a broad range of questions. They started by asking me about the 737.
Flight controls on the 737, how do they work? As soon as i got talking and mentioned the hydraulic system, bang next question came.
What can you tell us about the hydraulic system?
V2? what is it?
Where is the screenheight?
DA20 speeds, how far would you get in 15 mins doing 105 knots?
That was pretty much it, no new questions or tricks that aren't out there. For prep i used 'Ace the pilot technical interview', Used some B737 type rating documents for the systems, and latestpilotinterviews.com for the HR and general aviation questions they could ask. *Lenticular cloud, advection fog, windshear etc'. Just to be sure.
HR questions?
Why Ryanair?
What can you contribute to RYR?
Why didn't you go EasyJet?
Why did you accept Jet2?
Tell us about yourself and your background?
Hardest part of training?
Quick run through on all your training to date, all marks and everything passed first time questions.
What have you been doing since finishing training?
Any questions?

That was it, the end of a very enjoyable day. Finished for about 3/4pm. EVERYTHING you need to pass this assessment is out there, whether its on here or other paid websites. As for the sim get as much practice as you can and show them youre good enough to pass the Type rating and you have good CRM.
A few days later they will send the positive email, for me its around the middle of April for induction. 4/8 passed on the day, which was only 1 from each pair.

Good luck to everyone in the coming months, and I hope you are successful.
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