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Old 18th Mar 2019, 21:02
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Originally Posted by TOLIP7 View Post
As others did in the past, I will post here my experience during the whole process. For your information, my application was successful and I'm booked on a TR starting in May. Also, I would like to apologise in advance for any grammar (or other) mistakes that, for sure, I'll make. As you can imagine, English is not my mother language.

I did an integrated course (in 2 years), with a mean mark over 90% in the theoretical exams (all of them passed on the first attempt). The SE+CPL and ME+IR were passed on the first attempt as well. My English ICAO level is 5.

That being said, let's start:

I set my application during the second week of January. For around 2 weeks, I didn't have any news from Ryanair nor CAE. Just the confirmation e-mail that my application was correctly received (everybody gets this). During these 2 weeks, one classmate applied as well (some days after me) and he got the invitation for the online assessment around 2 hours after his application. No, I didn't make any mistake: after 2 hours he got the email. What I want to say with this is that you should not worry too much if something similar happens to you. I really don't know the criteria they follow. Nobody knows I guess.

So after 2 weeks, I got the invitation for the online assessment. The mail was a little confusing, but basically, it was saying that I had 3 days for paying the fee to Cut-e and then, after receiving the link from this company to do the assessment, I would have another 3 days for doing it. Before this one, I was in other assessments, so I already knew about Cut-e exercises. Nonetheless, I paid for 1-month access to the Ryanair preparation in LatestPilotJobs website. I think it's worth the money. The more prepared and used to the exercises you are, the less "stressed" you'll be during that 1:45h that the online assessment lasts.

I can't remember the ATPL questions, but they were really straight. Don't expect strange things. Don't stop too much in any of them. You have 10 minutes for 30 questions. That means 30 seconds per question. If you don't know it, just skip it. I'm absolutely sure that I didn't get all of them right. So don't worry if you fail some of them. The subjects were a mix of Meteorology, Performance (no piston), Principles of Flight, Air Law, Human Performances and Operational Procedures.

Then, the 3 questions to be answered in front of the webcam were the 3 classics: Why Ryanair?; Strengths and Weaknesses; How would you act in an emergency?

After 3 days I got the email informing me that the assessment was successful. They would be calling me in the next 14 days but it could happen soon. That was on Friday. I got the call on Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, I was flying at that moment (as a passenger) so I saw the missed call after landing. I sent an email explaining what happened and the next morning I got the call again.

The call was made from CAE. A very friendly woman checking some info about my application. She also offered me 1 date for the sim assessment and interview in Dublin. Though it was just 6 days after the call, I accepted it. Don't doubt that. To the question "Are you able to attend this day?" the answer is YES. Then, in case it's a very close date (as it was in my case) you will have to search fast for tickets to Dublin, hotel (I recommend Travelodge), sim preparation (no doubts neither on this: uPilot is your best option), etc.

So next week I flew to Dublin and assisted to a 4 hours sim preparation in uPilot the same day that I arrived. John, the guy from uPilot, will help you with everything you can possibly need. I felt that he knew perfectly how to do the preparation. Progressively, he was demanding better performance in the sim and CRM. That, together with several tips he gave me and a very friendly environment, were key for my success in Ryanair headquarters the next day. By far, the best single investment that I have made since I've started my ATPL studies.

The assessment was starting the next morning at 8 am local time. It's obvious, but please, be sure that your alarm is switched to the local time. You don't want to be late this day. As soon as we arrived we were told to go to the cantine and wait there. For your information, we were 10 applicants that day. After some minutes an old guy came (I'm sorry, I can't remember the name) to guide us to a room next to the simulator. That would be our place to stay during all day. The simulator was just behind a transparent door and the interviews were done in a room next to ours.

After 30 minutes telling us what we were going to do that day and collecting all the documentation required, we were paired with our respective sim mates. We were also given the charts that we would be flying that day: Liverpool. Then we were left alone in that room so we could prepare the sim with our mate. From time to time, another guy was coming to the room to call one of us for the interview.

"What can I expect in the interview?" Well, mine was very friendly (like everything that day). They were asking me some aspects of my CV (I've studied a degree before the ATPL). Also, you can expect some questions about your last plane. What I've seen that day is that they were asking a different system to each applicant. In my case, it was about the deicing/anti-icing system. For sure, expect also some questions about Ryanair. Nothing complicated. Just a basic knowledge that almost any aviation fan would know. Just a piece of advice here: be honest. Don't try to lie. Don't try to invent things. If you don't know the answer to some questions just say "I'm sorry, I don't know". After saying that, if you are happy with it, you can add "but I would say... blah blah blah".

The simulator session, as you must already know, is with your sim partner. The instructor is just there as ATC, flight attendant... depending on the stage of the flight. What are they looking for? (My guessing). A safe, well instructed and friendly pilot. That's it. They aren't looking for a B737 master. They don't expect you to not deviate some ft from the assigned altitude. They are just looking, basically, for your CRM skills: the ability to share tasks, ask for things, help your mate, accept his help, etc. Long story short, what you should have learned in your MCC course.

So, don't forget any briefing, checklist, callouts, nor your smile, and you will be on the correct path to success. Again, let me remind you that you are not supposed to know anything about the Boeing. Just call for the checklists when you think it's the correct moment (uPilot training here is key again) and the assessor will complete them.

We performed the WAL2T SID. Flight director ON until established on R117 inbound to Wallasey. At that moment, already without Flight Director, we were told to make some turns, some climbs and descents, as well as some speed changes. After that we got a call from RYR ops informing us about an ATC strike, that would not allow us to land at our destination. It's time for showing your best CRM skills with the DODAR-NITS (or similar). By the way, as soon as I gave the controls to my first officer (remember that when you are acting as the pilot flying, you are supposed to be the captain) before proceeding with the decision-making process, the assessor froze the sim. Just keep an eye on the instruments from time to time when you are talking, even if you think it's frozen. At that moment we were also asked about our position in the chart. Just read your ADF.

After the DODAR-NITS and approach briefing, we got the aeroplane control again. We did not enter the holding pattern, but we were asked about which type of entry we should be making in case of getting that instruction. At this stage, it's supposed that you know how to do it.

Do your best when flying the approach, but remember, you are supposed to know what has to be done, but not to do it perfectly on this plane. In case of unstabilised approach or more than half-deflection on the ILS: Go-Around. Don't doubt it. It's what has to be done. Don't try to recover something that is not safe to recover. If you think that you should go-around: Go-around. If, at any moment, your first officer tells you to go-around: Go-around. Don't ask anything, don't doubt it: just Go-around. Then, once in a safe position, assess the reason for the go-around.
I guess I can't say it more clearly.

Probably you are now asking yourself "Did this guy make a go-around?". Yep, I did it. When I was already around 700 ft AGL the glideslope went down. "Go-around, flap 15". TOGA and leave the throttle to you first officer. Once we were climbing after the go-around, the assessor relocated us 3nm on final and, after telling me that was a very good decision, told me to try the landing again. This time I followed correctly the ILS and landed softly on runway 27. I'm joking, it was a pretty hard landing. But don't' worry, the landing is not part of the assessment. Just have fun at that moment and try your best with that 60 tons monster.

And that's it. You will repeat something similar but now as pilot monitoring. Try to help your mate as much as possible. What everybody says is that you should want your mate to get the job. That's the most straight and nice way for both getting the job. Don't be a passive pilot monitoring. Remember that you are also being assessed as pilot monitoring.

And that was the end of our adventure in Dublin. We finished before lunch, so my sim mate and I went back to the cantine to eat something. We both were happy with our performance in the sim. We both knew that we had made some mistakes but overall it was nice.

2 days after that, we both got the email telling that we were successful and were offered a place for the Boeing 737 Type Rating.

I hope this detailed story will help all future applicants to get an idea about what they can expect.
Best of luck guys!
Is there a personality test?
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 21:56
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Not back on my days 3 years ago, relax, be yourself , very straight forward interview
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 07:20
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Originally Posted by FuturePilot6 View Post
Is there a personality test?
Yes, included in the online assessment.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 15:00
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Originally Posted by TOLIP7 View Post
Yes, included in the online assessment.
Is it how in depth? For example how many questions
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 18:21
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Originally Posted by FuturePilot6 View Post
Is it how in depth? For example how many questions
I don't remember exactly. I think there were 2 tests. Around 50 questions each. Maybe less.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 10:02
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Originally Posted by TOLIP7 View Post
As others did in the past, I will post here my experience during the whole process. For your information, my application was successful and I'm booked on a TR starting in May. Also, I would like to apologise in advance for any grammar (or other) mistakes that, for sure, I'll make. As you can imagine, English is not my mother language.

I did an integrated course (in 2 years), with a mean mark over 90% in the theoretical exams (all of them passed on the first attempt). The SE+CPL and ME+IR were passed on the first attempt as well. My English ICAO level is 5.

That being said, let's start:

I set my application during the second week of January. For around 2 weeks, I didn't have any news from Ryanair nor CAE. Just the confirmation e-mail that my application was correctly received (everybody gets this). During these 2 weeks, one classmate applied as well (some days after me) and he got the invitation for the online assessment around 2 hours after his application. No, I didn't make any mistake: after 2 hours he got the email. What I want to say with this is that you should not worry too much if something similar happens to you. I really don't know the criteria they follow. Nobody knows I guess.

So after 2 weeks, I got the invitation for the online assessment. The mail was a little confusing, but basically, it was saying that I had 3 days for paying the fee to Cut-e and then, after receiving the link from this company to do the assessment, I would have another 3 days for doing it. Before this one, I was in other assessments, so I already knew about Cut-e exercises. Nonetheless, I paid for 1-month access to the Ryanair preparation in LatestPilotJobs website. I think it's worth the money. The more prepared and used to the exercises you are, the less "stressed" you'll be during that 1:45h that the online assessment lasts.

I can't remember the ATPL questions, but they were really straight. Don't expect strange things. Don't stop too much in any of them. You have 10 minutes for 30 questions. That means 30 seconds per question. If you don't know it, just skip it. I'm absolutely sure that I didn't get all of them right. So don't worry if you fail some of them. The subjects were a mix of Meteorology, Performance (no piston), Principles of Flight, Air Law, Human Performances and Operational Procedures.

Then, the 3 questions to be answered in front of the webcam were the 3 classics: Why Ryanair?; Strengths and Weaknesses; How would you act in an emergency?

After 3 days I got the email informing me that the assessment was successful. They would be calling me in the next 14 days but it could happen soon. That was on Friday. I got the call on Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, I was flying at that moment (as a passenger) so I saw the missed call after landing. I sent an email explaining what happened and the next morning I got the call again.

The call was made from CAE. A very friendly woman checking some info about my application. She also offered me 1 date for the sim assessment and interview in Dublin. Though it was just 6 days after the call, I accepted it. Don't doubt that. To the question "Are you able to attend this day?" the answer is YES. Then, in case it's a very close date (as it was in my case) you will have to search fast for tickets to Dublin, hotel (I recommend Travelodge), sim preparation (no doubts neither on this: uPilot is your best option), etc.

So next week I flew to Dublin and assisted to a 4 hours sim preparation in uPilot the same day that I arrived. John, the guy from uPilot, will help you with everything you can possibly need. I felt that he knew perfectly how to do the preparation. Progressively, he was demanding better performance in the sim and CRM. That, together with several tips he gave me and a very friendly environment, were key for my success in Ryanair headquarters the next day. By far, the best single investment that I have made since I've started my ATPL studies.

The assessment was starting the next morning at 8 am local time. It's obvious, but please, be sure that your alarm is switched to the local time. You don't want to be late this day. As soon as we arrived we were told to go to the cantine and wait there. For your information, we were 10 applicants that day. After some minutes an old guy came (I'm sorry, I can't remember the name) to guide us to a room next to the simulator. That would be our place to stay during all day. The simulator was just behind a transparent door and the interviews were done in a room next to ours.

After 30 minutes telling us what we were going to do that day and collecting all the documentation required, we were paired with our respective sim mates. We were also given the charts that we would be flying that day: Liverpool. Then we were left alone in that room so we could prepare the sim with our mate. From time to time, another guy was coming to the room to call one of us for the interview.

"What can I expect in the interview?" Well, mine was very friendly (like everything that day). They were asking me some aspects of my CV (I've studied a degree before the ATPL). Also, you can expect some questions about your last plane. What I've seen that day is that they were asking a different system to each applicant. In my case, it was about the deicing/anti-icing system. For sure, expect also some questions about Ryanair. Nothing complicated. Just a basic knowledge that almost any aviation fan would know. Just a piece of advice here: be honest. Don't try to lie. Don't try to invent things. If you don't know the answer to some questions just say "I'm sorry, I don't know". After saying that, if you are happy with it, you can add "but I would say... blah blah blah".

The simulator session, as you must already know, is with your sim partner. The instructor is just there as ATC, flight attendant... depending on the stage of the flight. What are they looking for? (My guessing). A safe, well instructed and friendly pilot. That's it. They aren't looking for a B737 master. They don't expect you to not deviate some ft from the assigned altitude. They are just looking, basically, for your CRM skills: the ability to share tasks, ask for things, help your mate, accept his help, etc. Long story short, what you should have learned in your MCC course.

So, don't forget any briefing, checklist, callouts, nor your smile, and you will be on the correct path to success. Again, let me remind you that you are not supposed to know anything about the Boeing. Just call for the checklists when you think it's the correct moment (uPilot training here is key again) and the assessor will complete them.

We performed the WAL2T SID. Flight director ON until established on R117 inbound to Wallasey. At that moment, already without Flight Director, we were told to make some turns, some climbs and descents, as well as some speed changes. After that we got a call from RYR ops informing us about an ATC strike, that would not allow us to land at our destination. It's time for showing your best CRM skills with the DODAR-NITS (or similar). By the way, as soon as I gave the controls to my first officer (remember that when you are acting as the pilot flying, you are supposed to be the captain) before proceeding with the decision-making process, the assessor froze the sim. Just keep an eye on the instruments from time to time when you are talking, even if you think it's frozen. At that moment we were also asked about our position in the chart. Just read your ADF.

After the DODAR-NITS and approach briefing, we got the aeroplane control again. We did not enter the holding pattern, but we were asked about which type of entry we should be making in case of getting that instruction. At this stage, it's supposed that you know how to do it.

Do your best when flying the approach, but remember, you are supposed to know what has to be done, but not to do it perfectly on this plane. In case of unstabilised approach or more than half-deflection on the ILS: Go-Around. Don't doubt it. It's what has to be done. Don't try to recover something that is not safe to recover. If you think that you should go-around: Go-around. If, at any moment, your first officer tells you to go-around: Go-around. Don't ask anything, don't doubt it: just Go-around. Then, once in a safe position, assess the reason for the go-around.
I guess I can't say it more clearly.

Probably you are now asking yourself "Did this guy make a go-around?". Yep, I did it. When I was already around 700 ft AGL the glideslope went down. "Go-around, flap 15". TOGA and leave the throttle to you first officer. Once we were climbing after the go-around, the assessor relocated us 3nm on final and, after telling me that was a very good decision, told me to try the landing again. This time I followed correctly the ILS and landed softly on runway 27. I'm joking, it was a pretty hard landing. But don't' worry, the landing is not part of the assessment. Just have fun at that moment and try your best with that 60 tons monster.

And that's it. You will repeat something similar but now as pilot monitoring. Try to help your mate as much as possible. What everybody says is that you should want your mate to get the job. That's the most straight and nice way for both getting the job. Don't be a passive pilot monitoring. Remember that you are also being assessed as pilot monitoring.

And that was the end of our adventure in Dublin. We finished before lunch, so my sim mate and I went back to the cantine to eat something. We both were happy with our performance in the sim. We both knew that we had made some mistakes but overall it was nice.

2 days after that, we both got the email telling that we were successful and were offered a place for the Boeing 737 Type Rating.

I hope this detailed story will help all future applicants to get an idea about what they can expect.
Best of luck guys!
Hello, Iím really sorry I canít receive your message you tried to send last night as itís saying my inbox is full yet my inbox is empty.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 11:55
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Anybody here for the sim assessment in Stansted on the 27th of March?

Want to hook up for a study / intel group?
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 00:50
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Thanks Tolip7 for your detailed feedback. Anyone on the 16th of April?
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 11:15
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Originally Posted by keroberos View Post

CAE1904

If you got that TR contact me PM

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You canít use the Private Messaging system, add url links or images until you have an established posting history.
Hi, your inbox 'private messages' is full.
Any group on Whatsapp or Fb for the CAE1904 TR ?

Thanks.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 13:21
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Hello guys,
How many Times it takes from the positive online assessment mail to the call from Dublin? And if someone has experienced an interview already at the SIM can please give me some information about?
Thank you in advance
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 07:49
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Hello guys,
How many Times it takes from the positive online assessment mail to the call from Dublin? And if someone has experienced an interview already at the SIM can please give me some information about?
Thank you in advance
Normally I am not like this...but...the (latest) answer is just ONE SINGLE PAGE before your question AND was quoted just a few posts up THIS page. If thatĎs your attitude youĎre not going to get that job
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 11:00
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Hello,
I've created a group on FB to share news about CAE 1904 TR. Search for "CAE 1904 AMS" in FB.

Good luck to all of you that are waiting for their assessment

Antoine
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 16:01
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Hello guys,
Who is going to do the online pre-assessment for the 2nd time? Plz contact me via PM.
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 18:32
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Originally Posted by 560 View Post
Hello guys,
How many Times it takes from the positive online assessment mail to the call from Dublin? And if someone has experienced an interview already at the SIM can please give me some information about?
Thank you in advance
They called me after about 6 days, but a friend of mine got a call after 16 days, so depends, it's not a fixed period.
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Old 29th Mar 2019, 13:08
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All

Having recently completed the online assessment, I can say it was quite straight forward, and enjoyable! During the video interview I was asked the following 3 questions; What are your strengths and weaknesses, 3 reasons why you want to work for Ryanair, and what would you do in an emergency.

Hope that helps!
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 11:04
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Hi guys, very new here. I applied before but got rejected because I wasn't EU passport holder (I think) but now I am, I updated my EU passport to my previous application, does anyone know If I will receive conformation email for reapplying with the old application? or you just hope they will look at your application again?
Also my IR expiring by end of April with that cause any problem? I am going to re validate before it expire but just wondering?
Assuming they will send me a link for the online assessment, any tips on ATPL questions?, I am kind of worried. I self studied them and forgot most of them. (I am currently going over my old notes and some question bank hopefully that's good enough)
Thank you in advance.
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 15:00
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I would like to write my (sad) experience about my preparation and assessment in Ryanair.
I will try to be brief, if I can.

I really don't want to discourage people having the interview soon, or people willing to have one.

This is just my experience, and I want to tell you how it has been for me.

Ok, so I've created my profile on CAE, adding all my details and CV / bla bla bla, sending my application from there.
The day after they sent me the invitation to do the online assessment (it was Monday).
Fine, they've been so quick !

I completed the online test on Wednesday, with a lot of preparation before (latestpilotjob is a wonderful tool). I was a little bit concerned about some tests, because I didn't have the feeling to have done some logic exercises very good (especially the new one).

During the video interview I had the following questions:
1- Why do you want to join Ryanair ?
2- What are your weaknesses ?
3- How would you deal with an emergency ?

Very common and straightforward questions.

Anyway the day after I received an email stating that they were "moving to the next step": the phone call.
I was really happy because at least I passed the step 1.

I set my mobile volume to max those day, because you don't want to miss that call. (they said that the slot for the call should have been between 9:00 and 17:00).

I received finally this call after 6 days from the email, from Netherland, where a very nice lady confirmed that all my application was ok, no documents missing, and she made an appointment for me, in Ryanair headquarter in Dublin.
It was 2 week in advance, so plenty of time to organise the travel and the accomodation.

I was so happy, finally an official interview, and considering that they have been so quick sending the invitation, the result and the call, I really felt that they were looking for me (my mistake !).

I received a confirmation email, stating that they wanted a payment of 350€ for the assessment (considering that I had paid 55 for the online test earlier), so that was the first thing that did sound very good : 405€ for being considered by Ryanair.

The day before the assessment I went to uPilot (very very good guy and well prepared for Ryanair), in order to refresh my mind about the 737.

Ok, finally the big day came, I went to Ryanair main entrance, meeting other guys there; they were there for the same reason.
Very nice group of 7 guys hoping to get the job.

We were welcomed in a briefing room, where a short presentation has been held, regarding how that day would have been structured.

Some guys had the sim assessment first, others (including me) the interview first.

​After having been paired with a sim partner, we had plenty of time to discuss about the chart (it was Liverpool).

Finally, I've been called for the interview, so I went inside a room with the HR assessor together with the technical one.

The HR guy started asking some common question:

Tell me about yourself, why Ryr, where do you see yourself in 5 years, ecc. Something related to my CV, my previous job, my education, ecc.

I answered honestly, maybe my tone of voice hasn't been very assertive, but I said everything I wanted to say.

Then the other guy started asking some technical questions, like why should we mount the winglets, Which is the best position for the COG, why ?

What is the difference of DA and MDA ? What is the max altitude for the b738, and which is the altitude inside the cabin.
I really answered to all question very well, and the assessor was impressed, in fact, after the last question, he said: “oh, that because you are an engineer” (I have a degree in engineering), and I replied “yes, that the reason”, laughing together.

It was a nice chat, then I was free to go. I shook their hands and I went back to the briefing room with a very good feeling, waiting for the sim session.

Finally me and my sim mate have been called, so we made ourselves comfortable, organising the charts, and all the instruments inside the cockpit.

I was the PF first, so I gave a departure briefing to my partner, including the SID, the clearance, any possible threat, and an emergency brief, involving him asking for any suggestion or comments.

I took off, following the SID, all perfect, and after having reached the waypoint, I was told to practice some exercises (steep turns, climb descent, radial intercepting), all went really fine.
At some point the assessor, acting as a cabin crew, said that there was a sick passenger on board, with a suspected heart attack.

So I gave control to the PM, I briefed him, following DODAR, evaluating that an immediate landing in liverpool was the most suitable option, of course asking my partner if he agreed with this option. (claiming also, we are under our max land weight, so we are ok for an immediate return).

Then I briefed the cabin crew following NITS, so stating the intention, time available, and other special instructions, such as “we'll be taxing quickly to the gate, waiting for medical assistance”.
My PM made the Pan Pan call, all good.

We landed the aircraft under radar vectors.

My landing hasn't been very soft, but it was not a requirement, at least it was quite stable (not perfect but within limits), and on the centreline. (Considering that if you have to come back with a sick passenger, you are not looking for the best landing in your life).

My PM has been very helpful and prepared, then we swapped the task, PF to PM.

I tried to help my mate as much as possible, making the callouts, giving some tips if necessary, ecc.

He flew very good as well.

After the sim session we were free to go, my sensation was that we nailed it.
Very good chat during the interview, very good sim session, of course I could have done some mistakes, we are human, but overall I thought it went very very good.
So I went back home the day after with a very good feeling, very satisfied about my performance.

3 days after I received the long-awaited email, saying that “your assessment has been unsuccessful”, and I might be called after 12 months, (might !).

I spent all that day thinking what could have been wrong, what did they expect from me, ecc.
I heard the other guys, only 1 over 7 got the job.

So, I realised, I wasn't bad, they only needed 1 or maybe 2 pilots, and they call 100 in order to raise money with the interviews.

After the email, I felt that they played with us, and just to mention, I spent for the travel, the accommodation and the interview something like 1000€, and I think that's not fair with the people, that are looking for a job after hard work.
And just to mention, a lot of mates of mine went through the same assessment, failing as well were the pass rate was around 2 over 7.

All the people working for Ryanair that I know, they got the job at least 1 year ago.

So, it was a different period, now they might be slowing down.

That's my opinion, you can have a different one.

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Old 30th Mar 2019, 15:51
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Originally Posted by A320LGW View Post
Well that is quite demoralising.

Best of luck to you in the future and thank you for the feedback.
Thanks mate,
It is a pleasure to share exepriences, even if not good news
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 16:28
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Thank you for sharing man,

I am waiting to be called for two months and I see guys being called two days after having send their application...
Quite demotivating
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 18:06
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Originally Posted by IFLYyouBREATH View Post
Thank you for sharing man,

I am waiting to be called for two months and I see guys being called two days after having send their application...
Quite demotivating
I hope you get that call soon, and I don't want to discourage anyone.
Do your best and see what happen, of course being positive, but withou too much expectation.
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