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Old 15th Apr 2013, 07:00
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Applying to easyJet cadetship

Hi guys,

I have just seen a thread below this, but since this could be such a huge decision for me i decided to create my own thread to ask my own questions in this thread without hijacking someone elses.

Details: easyJet Cadet Pilot Programme | Cadet Pilot Training | Become a easyJet pilot with CTC Wings | CTC Wings

This opportunity has just appeared the same time as i have realised it might be the original passion i should have done all along, and as a result my knowledge might not be the best.

I was wondering if someone with a more knowledgeable eye could look over and spot any glaringing worries? The way i read it is £69k for training which is repaid on starting your career with easyJet. (i.e sounds good? not many airlines do it).

There aren't many figures given really, does anyone know the starting salaries for new pilots? I've seen £40k or so mentioned but have no idea about the accuracy of that. And how about pay progression in general, does it hit high 5 figs?

Does anyone know the career prospects starting with easyJet (i.e good rep to move around?), and how they allocate bases/roster on & off?

Apologies for all the questions, as i stated, if this comes through it could be a huge, huge decision (seeing as ive just started my 'planned' career).

Many thanks.

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Old 15th Apr 2013, 08:06
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Most of those questions aren't answered on the CTC site.

One thing that strikes me is that it doesn't sound like the bond starts being repaid until you're employed by Easyjet themselves, rather than through Flexicrew. They also don't sound, on the face of it, to be under any obligation to employ you after your flexi period, only that you would be "eligible" for full time employment. Once it starts being repaid, how long does it take?

I'm not clear as to how the "investment" is on the part of APL or Easyjet. It looks more like you pay for everything, then you might get it back if you get a full time contract after a period of at least a couple of years of flexicrew. The deal seems exactly the same as the Wings course, except with an extra £11,940 on top of the usual costs and a guarantee of two years flexicrew; not a full time contract or any guarantee of bond repayment.

The other difference from the Wings programme is that you end up with an Easyjet MPL rather than a CPL/IR/fATPL. At what point do you become eligible to fly for anyone else if EJ don't offer you a f/t contract after your flexi period?

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Old 15th Apr 2013, 11:20
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Can you sign up for this if you already have fATPL?
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Old 15th Apr 2013, 12:18
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" At what point do you become eligible to fly for anyone else if EJ don't offer you a f/t contract after your flexi period?"

MPL is airline specific so you end up flying for that airline. If they let you go for some odd reason then you're pretty . You won't have the conventional PPL/CPL/IR/

From what i've read, and please someone correct me if i'm wrong, is that after 1250 hours or so you get an unrestricted MPL, which means you can apply to other airlines. Possibly...

Edit: Ok, so i've just read that you get an "unrestricted MPL" after final line check. Hmm..

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Old 19th Apr 2013, 09:22
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I've just been told i've made it through to the next stage.

A one day event with assessments in the morning and afternoon; Phase 2 & Phase 3.

£210 selection fee for the day (includes lunch i guess!).

For candidates to start between July - Sept.

This is a huge decision for me, any honest opinions?

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Old 19th Apr 2013, 11:23
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From what i've read, and please someone correct me if i'm wrong, is that after 1250 hours or so you get an unrestricted MPL,
I understand that after about 1500 hours you get a ATPL
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 15:19
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Irrespective of how you feel about the scheme I'd go - it's great practice for other roles and you aren't going to find any new information about the scheme sat behind a keyboard.
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 15:25
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andre1990 what dates have they offered you for assessment ?
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Old 19th Apr 2013, 16:31
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Of note, the following 'TBC' questions have disappeared from the information page - arguably the most important points!

What costs are covered by the security bond?
When do I start earning an income and how much will that be?
What additional costs will I have to cover?
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Old 21st Apr 2013, 00:38
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I've applied for this as well...got my assessment day on Friday 26th April - safe to say I'm pretty nervous!
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Old 22nd Apr 2013, 00:50
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I applied last Thursday (18th April) and got a response asking me to book onto stage 2&3 - the aptitude tests and interview - the following day (Friday 19th April). I don't understand why they haven't replied to you, I presumed pretty much everyone got offered a chance to come and do the tests, I could be wrong though.
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Old 22nd Apr 2013, 16:30
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Can anyone explain the word "Tagged" please?

Why not use the word "Employment" or " Contract" or "Job" when offering "Tagged" Training opportunities? ( Which you fully self fund!)

Would the sceptical among us be right to assume parents would not pay for these schemes unless there was a job at the end, hence the term "Tagged" to cover, well, not a lot really?

As all FTO's are businesses which require turnover/sales irrespective of actual job availability, would it be in their interests to admit there are already too many people on these courses?
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Old 22nd Apr 2013, 17:13
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@15206 - The email did say there was one planned for mid-May, but from my own experience (albeit outside of aviation), if you have the chance for the first selection date, then take it.
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 00:17
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"Thank you for your interest in our programme.

Details have been found that match those just entered.
You may have already started an application for this airline utilising this scheme. Please enter your Application number & password to continue with your existing application. If you cannot remember your Application number or password, use the link below to have a reminder email sent to you. If you believe that a mistake has been made and you are sure that you have not previously completed an application form for this airline, please contact the support team at [email protected]."
I get this message when I try make an app ? I haven't made one or have , just haven't gotten a password or application number CTC won't email me back either ? What do I do ...
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 15:33
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Why are they both way too soon KostasSpil?
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 15:57
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only available dates are 29.April and 03.May, obviously they are both way too soon.
The applications close on 30th April, so I would think they will announce more assessment dates. I mean, for someone who applies on the 29th, will 4 days of preparation be enough ?
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 16:19
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I've only had a week or so, just get stuck in and let your passion shine!
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 22:28
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Thanks mate, sorry to anyone i've not responded back to...working full time and preparing for this has been more than demanding the past few days. I'll have time come the weekend.

@15206, try the easyJet specific preparation on latestpilotjobs (make sure you subscribe for the right one), has proved useful for myself.
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 23:17
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This may be a stupid question but are you supposed to hold a Class 1 Medical before you apply or can you get that after the assessment ?

I mean, if there are a 1000 applicants,straight away they might be able to weed out say a 100 because their medicals are denied before the application/assessment. This is how I think it's done.
Am I right?

(Entry requirements state "Be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 medical without restrictions", you can't really know for sure until you actually get it done, so that's why I'm confused...)

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Old 26th Apr 2013, 06:47
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No need to get your medical before the assessment. They only requirement is that you have it completed before training commences, it is completely up to you if you decide to get it done now.
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