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Old 24th Sep 2014, 16:39
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alrighty, good to know...
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 16:47
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 17:13
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yeah, thats what i got...hope the three days count from the moment you get your confirmation ( in case you get one) and not once you've hit the "submit" button
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 17:47
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It could also be the case they only have so many application spots, that was the case with the BA FPP. I heard about the scheme from a pilot within the company (no relation just friends with his sister) and he told me to apply straight away. May not be the case but if they find their quota of suitable candidates it very well may be so.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 20:50
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Hi Guys,

Do you know how many cadets are AL looking for ????? Or at least how many were selected last year?????

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Old 24th Sep 2014, 21:35
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Sosu, 20 max is usually the number.
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 01:01
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Last time around they wanted 20 but only had time to pick 17 because it took them so long with the recruitment process.
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 07:03
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And considering that half Europe is applying for the programme, do your numbers.

Probably less than 0,5% of chances.
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 09:22
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>>> Probably less than 0,5% of chances.


i'd definitely go with less than that...1 out of 200. assuming there are 20 spots that would statistically make 4000 applications. think it's more like 0,1%
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 10:14
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2500 applications last year I believe, perhaps more this year. My guess would be if you're Irish or UK you have a higher chance seeing as it's the Irish national carrier, and lower if not from there. But who knows.
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 10:34
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Is the next step after the long answer written questions attendance in Dublin for aptitude test? I wonder will they run the online aptitude test again this year beforehand?
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 10:37
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Imagine the guys who should read and assess the answers!! they will become mad.
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 10:44
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Is the next step after the long answer written questions attendance in Dublin for aptitude test? I wonder will they run the online aptitude test again this year beforehand?
I guess that Numerical/Verbal reasoning will be done in Dublin. This kind of test s will be in the process for sure, and after that there should be an interview. My guess:

First Dublin stage: reasoning tests (PILAPT? numerical/verbal/spatial, ....), group tasks, maybe an initial interview?

Second Dublin stage: Interview with Aer Lingus staff? Preliminar medical check?

What surprises me most about the selection is that the schedule is clear since the beginning. And the whole process will take only 3 months since the expected date to start training is in january.
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 10:46
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Makes you wonder if they will all be read... Maybe a keyword search or a quick speed read Like reading 150 theses lol
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 10:49
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Yes I agree... Different this year as the PILAPT test seems to require attendance in Dublin rather than online to weed out more applicants. Great that the schedule is clear though from the start.

I expect them to invite many people seeing as the tests are run over 8 or so days in Dublin
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 19:22
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If we make it to the next stage it would be nice to meet xD
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 20:13
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I'm not bothered at all by who gets a place, so long as it's someone who has been desperate to become a pilot and genuinely wants it, not some guy who just saw the facebook post and thought it might be fun. This has happened before, hopefully fte will stop this occurring .
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 20:37
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I'll second that Officer Kite. Makes me angry
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Old 25th Sep 2014, 23:49
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Officer Kite - I'd agree with that too. I know of someone who did that exact thing and now plans to move back to the industry he previously worked in when his bond is paid off.

Another guy took his first ever flight to get to Jerez to start training
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Old 26th Sep 2014, 00:12
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Oh peppyjeppy that made my blood boil

I personally think these kinds of things shouldn't be posted on facebook pages by the airline doing them. This only attracts that type of people. Anybody who has really dreamed of being a pilot and is desperate for it will find out elsewhere before it even gets advertised on facebook, I did and so did many others I know. The comments on the AL post advertising it attracted a whole lot of "tagging" and people commenting "I'll give that a try".When these people are good at hr stuff they stand a very real chance and have gotten on it. I personally think a very large number of people who apply to these things have no heartfelt passion for flying. Let's hope selection does it's job this time round

Best of luck to all for whom this would be a dream come true !

EDIT: I actually didn't read the last part of your post properly peppyjeppy, I thought you said he didn't actually fly a plane himself until in jerez. That is an absolute failure on Aer Lingus' part.
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