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Flybe DHC8 F/O recruitment

Old 12th May 2015, 04:05
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Unless, of course, the youngster in question has been part-sponsored.

My guess is that an extra pair of hands has finally arrived in the office, now that it's recruitment instead of redundancy, and a veeeery large backlog is finally being dealt with.

It's a tedious and time consuming process, followed by babysitting of once desperate and enthusiastic beggars, who turn into spoilt whingers almost overnight, so patience my friends.

Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey.
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Old 12th May 2015, 16:29
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Flybe recruit from a broad range of people. Cadets will be called before experience and experience will get called before cadets. It all depends on what the requirement is for that particular round of recruitment. You are barking up the wrong tree. Some cadets will have what we are looking for, some won't, just the same as some experienced pilots will have what we're looking for and some won't. It might just be that your friend didn't fit the profile. We shouldn't all be so ignorant in thinking we all have what they are looking for just because we have experience. I didn't get through with BA, tough tit. Did I whine that I have the experience so I shouldn't be doing this selection nonsense? No I didn't, I just accepted that I didn't possess what they were looking for at the time.
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Old 16th May 2015, 01:23
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Does someone have got a typical ABZ rosted?
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Old 16th May 2015, 08:48
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Yup! Manchester and Belfast. Then the next day Manchester and Belfast. Then the next day Manchester and Belfast. Then the next day... (stop me if you're getting bored!) That's the gist I get from my friend's RosterBuster, new base so they're bound to add more routes soon.
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Old 25th May 2015, 17:22
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Hold tight guys. The email is correct, and nothing malicious about it. We will be recruiting for a long time to come, with many FO's leaving, getting Command, and the fleet expansion that's already started. Pilots ARE being hired from a range of backgrounds. I've met recently rated FO's who range from fresh out of flight school, several years on the scrap heap, FI's, and Turboprop guys with several thousand hours.

Also, be noted that I know of quite a few new guys who are ex-Cabin Crew (Flybe, and elsewhere). Like it or not, this industry (like many others) favours those who have the right contacts. Get out and network!
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Old 29th May 2015, 12:04
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I have read through this thread and found loads of good information about the FlyBe assessment process, but the only thing I didn't find was mention on how long it usually is between doing a simulator assessment and hearing if you've been successful or not?

Anyone able to shed light on that time line??
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Old 29th May 2015, 12:55
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Correction, I was told in the debrief from the sim. So around 5 mins. Think that's fairly standard.
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Old 29th May 2015, 22:29
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That's not really standard. It can take up to three weeks but they try and let you know within one working week.
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Old 1st Jun 2015, 09:20
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How long does the sim assessment last? Are you assessed as both PF and PM? Any tips from anyone who has been successful (or not) recently?
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Old 2nd Jun 2015, 10:56
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Each candidate should be about 20 minutes at the controls if everything is done perfectly first time around. Seeing that nothing is ever perfect figure 30-45 minutes. Plus you can have a little playtime before hand to get comfortable.

Good luck
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Old 3rd Jun 2015, 17:10
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Bombardier Dash 8Q-400 - First Officers England - 3 to 4 month contract. Start date June/July 2015-Latest Pilot Jobs-Latest Pilot Jobs

Is this for flybe? are there any other Q operators in the UK?
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Old 6th Jun 2015, 07:31
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If that advertisement is for contract pilots on the Q4 with Flyby it would seem management are becoming VERY nervous about the prospect of the upcoming vote on possible industrial action. This will not go down well
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Old 14th Jun 2015, 11:26
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Hi All,

I have recently been successful at the Interview.
I have sim coming up...Anyone of you have done the Sim assessment recently?

I worked really hard to give the best shot at the interview which proved to be a success. My tip for you: Know the company, be passionate, be personable, don't have robotic answers (remember they want to know you as a person) and be professional (I know it sounds obvs but...the moment you walk in assume the interview has started) It will keep you in the positive spirit throughout.

I want to know what's the best way to prepare for the sim? What to expect?
How can one practice?

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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 22:10
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Can the MCC and JOC be done at a different school to CPL/IR/ME?
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Old 23rd Jun 2015, 20:24
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I believe it can, yes. Very, very few schools offer zero to fATPL and MCC/JOC solutions in the UK.
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Old 24th Jun 2015, 14:18
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Contractors on the Dash probably just means that they are having problems training enough people to replace those who are off to greener fields. Wouldn't have thought it was anything more malicious than that. The trouble is that at the moment, we effectively have one Simulator (in Exeter) and a couple of slots in Farnborough. Which with all the Type Ratings, LOEs, Conversions, Command Training etc... is now running at full capacity.

I think what's limiting the recruitment at the moment isn't so much the number of people involved in the recruitment department (they are working flat out!) but it's more the limit of what can actually be done in the simulator at any given time!

Contractors (although I fundamentally disagree with the idea and it'll be interesting to see what BALPA have to say!) would be a short term fix for the summer, without having to do extensive training in the Simulator.

With rumours of Jet2 opening up sometime soon for experienced guys, a steady flow going to BA and the Middle East, and a few other options starting to appear on the horizon, I think that recruitment is going to have to continue for a long time to come and I'm not surprised to see that there is an advert for short term contracts over the summer. There are even one or two whispers of possible DEC later this year when Command ready FOs run out. The trouble will be that if those alternate options do present themselves, how many more experienced pilots (both Capts and FOs) will be looking to leave and move on?
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 08:20
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A senior manager told me a month ago that we have a healthy pool of first officers to upgrade.
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 19:47
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Most of the current flight crew management are paying for the current crew situation by losing their jobs. Quite right too, accountability is the only way forward. What the current management don't seem to appreciate is that 'healthy pool' of upgradable First Officers is very quickly being hoovered up by BA. Meanwhile for those who follow this thread waiting for news, Flybe interviews were continuing earlier this week and speaking to a head trainer sim courses are scheduled up until the end of the year so far, and no doubt will continue for the foreseeable future provided we have the trainers to cover the courses. A friend had an interview this week and was given a weeks notice, he applied late last year so it seems they are slowly getting through the applications, keep the faith, but get ready for 90 block hour months :Z
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 20:46
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Coffin I'll swap you for those extra 15 cruise hours if you do all my six sectors days and double LCY's

Back on topic from what I gather the Direct Entry Rated FO's they tried to put through the sim recently seems to have been a bit of a disaster, requiring much more sim time than the company had anticipated to get up to speed, not the individuals faults I would imagine simply the company trying to get them through the system too quickly. Hopefully that puts the kibosh on any DEC shenanigans!
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Old 11th Jul 2015, 21:58
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Are days off full calendar days = midnight to midnight Sun, Mon, Tue etc or are they 24 hour periods from when your shift ends?

and how does standby work? Airport or at home?
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