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Old 19th May 2018, 21:25
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Applied 6 weeks ago, still no mail about completeness of my application
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Old 20th May 2018, 08:56
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This thread helped me prepare for my interview which i am really pleased to say i passed - So hopefully what i write here will help some more people though it in the future and also help to ease some minds! There seems to be no logical explanation when it comes to what order they call people in so once you have submitted that application best just to forget about it and not second guess when they will contact you. Personally about the time they contacted me i had almost given up hope and was about to explore other options like further training as i really wasnt getting any traction on the job hunt...... then out of the blue this popped up and within 4 weeks i got the life changing news!!!

I applied on 6th March.
I then heard nothing until i got an email saying they were going to call within 14 days on the 20 April.
Received a call on 23 April offering me a date of 14th May.

I stayed in the Premier Inn which worked out cheaper than the travelodge when you include breakfast and is much nicer. Good nights sleep in a quiet room in a comfy bed - just what you need the night before. It took me about 8 - 10 minutes to have a slow stroll to the Ryanair building - nice stroll to settle the nerves a bit!

As soon as we were collected from reception they work to make you relaxed - and they did a great job of it! I was obviously very nervous on my way to the building but after about 10 minutes of being with them the nerves started to settle and i could focus on the task at hand.

Interview wise if you read the last few post where people go into detail about what question they were asked you will know exactly what i got asked! There really is no point in repeating them. I will say that the interview felt very relaxed, a nice chat if anything and i actually found it quite enjoyable as it was the first opportunity i had to show anyone my real passion about aviation...... i could have happily talked with then all day!

Before the sim we were told that they are not trying to catch us out - there is no way the weather will change etc. and sure enough, they were extremely helpful and nice in the sim!

Sim was liverpool wal 2t sid.
some basic handling (climb, descend, accelerate, de-accelerate etc).

Then my partner got vectors for ils and ils approach. At some point on those vectors sim was paused and we were asked to point to where we are on the chart. Plenty of time to decide - use the instruments and you can retune if you need to. Dont over think this part would be my advice - just look at the tail of the pointer for the QDR / radial and the DME for distance and use some common sense to position yourself on the chart which of course is not to scale...... any issues then tune another navaid and work out where the lines cross.

I on the other hand after the basic handling got track a qdr to the ndb, sim paused and asked to point where are we just as i was approaching it. Sick passenger (dodar, nits etc) and the full ils procedure.

I made a few mistakes but i realised them and said out loud i had done it. They are certainly not looking for perfection - do your best, make good decisions and talk to your partner about those decisions. Also, try to help your sim partner when PM as much as possible - make it your job to ensure they get the job!

Also, brief thoroughly before hand with your partner. It was clear that my MCC taught things in a very different way with regards to thrust handlng as my partners...... We realised this and briefed a lot before hand so there couldnt be any confusion.

Thats about it really!

So my overall advice....... if you have applied and not heard try not to worry - it will probably come when you least expect it and then it will all happen very fast! Then try not to let nerves get the better of you before hand - you are going to be stressed and worried but that will all settle down on the day because they do a great job of trying to settle you down so they can see the best in you.

Thank you to all the contributors of this thread in the past for all the information - i found it really helpful.

Good luck to all those applying!
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Old 20th May 2018, 23:05
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What is the procedure at the Premier Inn when checking into the hotel late at night? Do I need to call them and notify them I will be coming very late?

My flight only lands in Dublin at 1 am, so I expect I won't reach the hotel before about 2 am.

Also, what is the best way to get from the airport to the Inn during those hours?

Excuse the off-topic questions
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Old 21st May 2018, 11:16
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Old 21st May 2018, 12:45
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Originally Posted by Dynamite995 View Post
What is the procedure at the Premier Inn when checking into the hotel late at night? Do I need to call them and notify them I will be coming very late?

My flight only lands in Dublin at 1 am, so I expect I won't reach the hotel before about 2 am.

Also, what is the best way to get from the airport to the Inn during those hours?

Excuse the off-topic questions

Hi Dynamite995, i arrived at midnight, out of the airport there are a lot of taxies, they take 15 euros. i did't advised, and i hadn't any problems..
cheers
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Old 21st May 2018, 13:40
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Hi all ! Anyone on FR1813 June 25th ?
Contact me : [email protected]
Cheers !
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Old 22nd May 2018, 20:24
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Join Date: Feb 2015
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Pay?

hi all, planning to apply soon
Can anyone confirm the rumours are true that the new recruits will earn 10 euro less per block hour? Also if thats the case how much was ir before?

Many thanks in advance
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Old 23rd May 2018, 18:10
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I was on the interview on 15th of may and failed, but in my opinion I wasnt that bad, I was advised that it is only possible to reapply after one year, do you no anyone who had possibility to be reassessed quicker then that? Thanks in advance.
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Old 23rd May 2018, 19:41
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Originally Posted by Skyhigh_ View Post
Not sure who put these rumours out-there however, it is totally untrue
Thanks for the reply. May I know where you got your info from?
I'm currently saving up for the TR but I presume with accommodation, food, licence conversation and uniform payment the total could be around 7000-8000 euros
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Old 24th May 2018, 11:40
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Hi guys,

I applied on the 8th of May , got a call yesterday to come on the 5th of june. If anyone else is also going, drop me a pm.
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Old 24th May 2018, 17:28
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Originally Posted by qwassaf View Post
Hi guys,

I applied on the 8th of May , got a call yesterday to come on the 5th of june. If anyone else is also going, drop me a pm.
I'm going as well I can't find where to send you a pm though, write to me instead!


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Old 24th May 2018, 19:52
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Originally Posted by Citationcj2 View Post
Could you please elaborate on this and tell us what the actual net salary will be? I pretty much doubt that people that paid for the TR will be happy on receiving the same money as someone that doesn't need to pay anything other then accepting the bond...

Also the F/O pay in Ryanair is based on the hours on type, so what you are saying that cadet with 0 hr starting will be on the same salary, makes no sense at all?
Just check all the info in the forum. You still have the option for pay for the full type rating or the bond (you pay 5000 and a have a 5years bond). As all ryanair pilot you start with the lower payrate which increase after 1500hr flying for them. Instead of doubt and questioning everything that was said from people that already work there try to use all the good info on this forum to get the job if that is what you really want
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Old 24th May 2018, 20:23
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Originally Posted by nwytg View Post
I'm going as well I can't find where to send you a pm though, write to me instead!


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Hi, I can't pm you since you're new here. whats your email if you'd like me to contact you? you should be able to delete the post afterward.
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Old 25th May 2018, 11:34
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Hi!

I applied on May 15th, I got he Training request confirmation email the same day.

2 days after on the 17th I recieved a new email just saying "RYR application unable to proceed". They stated that they had reviewed my application and that it had been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Have anyone else gotten this response.
I am 27 years old, have 300hrs, No resits, highest grade on both MCC and JOC.
I was at an assessment at RYR in July 2015 but was unsuccessful.

Does anyone know what the problem is and what you could do? I have heard about quiet many that have been called to a second assessment.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 25th May 2018, 12:29
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Originally Posted by Goproflyer View Post
Hi!

I applied on May 15th, I got he Training request confirmation email the same day.

2 days after on the 17th I recieved a new email just saying "RYR application unable to proceed". They stated that they had reviewed my application and that it had been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Have anyone else gotten this response.
I am 27 years old, have 300hrs, No resits, highest grade on both MCC and JOC.
I was at an assessment at RYR in July 2015 but was unsuccessful.

Does anyone know what the problem is and what you could do? I have heard about quiet many that have been called to a second assessment.

Thanks for the help!
Did you reapply with same profile or make a new one?
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Old 25th May 2018, 14:03
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Originally Posted by V0LC0M View Post
Did you reapply with same profile or make a new one?
The previous application in 2015 was before they changed the system, the old account is gone so therefore I did a new account now. Very strange🙄
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Old 26th May 2018, 07:38
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FR1813

Anyone on the course FR1813 starting on the 25th?
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Old 26th May 2018, 10:21
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Cool

Hi all,

I've had my assessment this Thursday (May 24) and successfully passed. I will post a breakdown of my assessment process.

Dates:

Initial application: March 16
Application incomplete e-mail: April 19 (missing docs added April 20)
Application complete: April 23
Phone call e-mail: May 3
Phone call itself: May 7
Assessment day: May 24
Positive e-mail: May 25

I have stayed at the Premier Inn, it's a very nice hotel with a big comfy bed and just a 10-minute walk from the Ryanair building.

I went to Upilot on a 3-hour session the day before my assessment, and I have found it to be very good preparation - the guy is very nice and helpful, and will show you almost everything you need to know and which parts you need to prepare a bit better for the assessment day.

We came to the Ryanair building at about 7:50am, and we were greeted in the lobby by an older captain, who was our assessor for the day along with another captain. He showed us around a bit, made jokes with us constantly and all in all was a helpful and charming guy. There were 8 of us up for assessment.
As usual we had a briefing about the sim and the whole process. After that we were paired up for the sim (quite randomly, no apparent criteria for it) and were given our charts for the day (Liverpool). We were given about 20-30 minutes to brief with our partners for the sim session.

My partner and me were the first in the simulator. We did the WAL2T SID (amended to 5000 ft) and the ILS 27 approach in Liverpool. I was PM first. First we did some accelerations, climbs, descents and turns and then we had a toilet fire as an emergency. We declared Mayday, decided to return to Liverpool and request vectors for ILS 27 (always try to make it easier for yourself!), but the ATC radar was down so we had to do the full procedure. During the holding we were asked to accelerate and climb back to 5000 feet because of another aircraft in distress, but instead requested to make an immediate approach from the holding which was granted. So we did a quick briefing for the approach, intercepted the ILS from the base turn and landed successfully.

When I was the PF, it was almost the same but without an emergency, instead of that we were asked to point our location on the ILS chart, and were repositioned to intercept the localizer and shoot the approach.

Both me and my partner weren't very happy with how we did in the sim, because our MCC communication could have been better, and I was occasionally struggling to keep some speeds and altitudes while flying, and I was oscillating left and right a bit when intercepting the localizer, though I managed to stabilize myself on the approach eventually and make a decent landing.

Our assessor was helpful in the sim, often told us what we needed to be more careful with, and what to do differently. Remember, you control the speed with your thrust setting, and the rate of climb/descent with pitch on approach. In a prop I was taught the opposite and because of that was struggling a bit but got the hang of it eventually.

Many people here say that CRM is the thing the sim part is all about, but while it obviously is important, they do want to see how you fly the damn thing as well.

After the sim, we had the interview. It was quite simple and a nice chat. The HR questions came first, and were mostly standard. After that I was asked by our assessor why he didn't see good communication on the sim. I answered new partner, new aircraft and short time for briefing because we went in first. He told me then we should have asked for more time to brief the whole flight, and not rush it, and said it was a good learning experience nevertheless. Rest of the tech questions were pretty much the usual, nothing you can't already find on here. Some things about my MEIR aircraft (DA42) and the 737 (number of seats, generators). Just be yourself, answer honestly, study the tech questions well and you shouldn't have problems on the interview.

Anyway, after I left the building I wasn't very happy with my performance in the sim, and thought I was likely to fail because of it. But the next morning I was hit with the good news - safe to say it made my (and my family's) day

Last edited by Dynamite995; 26th May 2018 at 10:36. Reason: number of candidates, CRM
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Old 26th May 2018, 15:35
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Originally Posted by FIT_pilot View Post
Anyone on the course FR1813 starting on the 25th?
Hi there!

I am in FR1813 as well. Drop me a mail to [email protected] and I add you to our WhatsApp group
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Old 27th May 2018, 10:16
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Hey Guys,
anybody for the introduction week at the 16th of Juy?
Write me an email

P.S. at the moment is the success rate approx: 35-50% depends...

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