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Old 12th Aug 2013, 14:39
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Lets hope so.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 15:13
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Just a little friendly advice Syntax, but I think you have to acknowledge that it is possible that a few candidates have gone for an interview already, and that there is the chance you might be wrong here.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 15:44
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Syntax you are living in your own little world pal.

They must place more stock in the aptitude tests than any of us thought. The guy in question is very very bright.

I did not get a call, why would I lie and say that someone else did, there is no value in that for me.

Can we return to the original point of this thread, sharing information about what is currently happening, not spouting off our opinions based on nothing more than what we hope to be true.

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Old 12th Aug 2013, 15:55
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Without being too daft on this:

It sounds like the 1 chap who has an interview so far might be directly out of Flight School - so what's to say that somebody in this flight school hasn't recommended him in the first place and that's how he got the interview?

As far as I'm aware, nobody else has heard anything yet - so it would make sense somewhere along the line if it is flight schools who have offered a few newly trained to them?

In the meantime, I'm waiting patiently for the PFO email to magically appear at some stage - my body was not designed to do those tests sadly, and if it's a hoop to jump through, I think I skidded in sideways through it, knocking it over and emerged on the other side, scratching my head and wondering what just happened???
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 18:00
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You do realise that when Aer Lingus say, "We are still in the process of reviewing applications for the Direct Entry First Office roles. Due to the unprecedented volume of applications the reviewing process is going to take a number of weeks." That the word reviewing could mean they are actually interviewing people and assessing applications.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 20:05
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No elmore, we don't know each other. I did the ATPLs with mr. H up here, and he really deserved an interview, unlike some arrogant kid here, who can't admit he's wrong. People like that are very dangerous in the cockpit.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 21:58
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Basically my pal applied to both schemes and was invited for a cadet interview.

The bottom line is that no no one has been called that I know of for the direct entry scheme.

Keep hoping you get the call.

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Old 12th Aug 2013, 22:08
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Oh syntax. You're such a keyboard warrior.

I was told something in good faith, I shared it here, then I received more info and corrected my original statement.
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 08:32
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guys seriously enough with the bickering, you will hear when you hear simple as. Obviously patience is not a virtue for any of you
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 13:12
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Whops, didn't think cpl-holders could apply for the cadet program. My apologies.
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 13:43
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CPL holders shouldn't be applying for Cadet programs, and generally can't, something dosn't add up, I would be surprised if when this guy turns up for interview they aren't going ''WTF are you doing here?''

Either way best of luck to him, simple FACTS here is that none of you have a notion whats going on, nor do I, so lets all just chill out and await our PFO's like gentlemen
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 15:19
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If you've been issued an EASA lifetime license how can you re-do an entire integrated flying training course?! The ab-initio cadets were farmed out to fte out to fte last time and only got involved with the company for TR.
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 15:43
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In many companies, a CPL holder with no experience Multi-crew / low hours would be considered a cadet.
I don't know what criteria AL have put for the people applying their cadet schemes, however it would be good logic to also take low-houred CPL holders,
Aer Lingus Cadets are people with no licenses and next to no hours. People off the street that Aer Lingus consider would make good pilots.

Pilots with a CPL, MEIR and ATPL enter Aer Lingus via the DEFO route, regardless of experience, some enter with as low as 250 hours.
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 22:35
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At the cadet assessment centre, we were told that the company realised they had made a bit of an error by running the cadet campaign before the DEFO one, and that those who had a fATPL were being notified and shifted from the cadet application to the DE side.

Generally, someone with a fATPL is seen as a qualified pilot (albeit one with little or no airline experience) not a cadet.

Hope this helps clarify a little!

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Old 14th Aug 2013, 07:15
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CPL Cadet?

Just to add my tuppence worth:

Whilst at my Cadet interview in Dublin, there was indeed a candidate with a full CPL who had completed it in a modular fashion. This candidate also had an application in with AL for the DEP programme.

Good luck to you all.

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Old 14th Aug 2013, 16:19
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~5000 DFO applications received.
~700 cadet candidates interviewed during first round.
HR still shortlisting DFO candidates.
Its peak Summer season with a limited number of pilots available to interview!
Interviews for DFO will commence in a few weeks.
NOBODY has been called to interview so far.
Patience please...... and the very best of luck to those who are called to interview.
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Old 17th Aug 2013, 14:38
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Thanks Solstice!
Don't suppose you know how many of those 5000 are Type rated?! Just trying not to get me hopes up as I don't have a TR or logged jet experience.....
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 07:50
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Hi guys! Any news??? Patience is a virtue that I'm knowing slowly!
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 22:58
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I have a friend who has just had his contract extended for another six months so I guess there is no major panic at the moment and this will give HR more time.
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Old 27th Aug 2013, 11:37
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I think the plan all along had been to offer eventually full time positions to the good contractors. Time will tell if this happens. In the mean time with crews still be short staffed then extending contracts is a no brainer.
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