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Old 12th Oct 2015, 12:54
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Gregitto, I've not heard anything back yet, when did you hear?
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 13:17
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I heard last Thursday evening by email and I applied the week before that on the Tuesday. Check your junk mail, just in case. And for info, I called ctc and there isn't a physics exam on selection day.
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 20:18
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Hi! I'm in on October 23rd, hope to see you there guys.
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 20:57
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Does anybody know how long the application window will remain open for? I've not had time since my last interview due to work.
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 21:22
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I read somewhere that CAE was open until the 30th, I'd still apply asap though. Any news from Aer Lingus?
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 21:41
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Nothing yet mate. Waiting to hear if I've progressed to the next phase is making me one very anxious lad!!
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 12:18
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Some people on here were mentioning you can apply to both CTC and Oxford for the easyJet MPL. However this is not true. It is either CTC or OAA. This has come from CTC themselves.

I personally can't understand why people would apply to OAA, getting 69000 tax free as part of wages and the high probabitity of a UK base makes it an obvious choice. Yes OAA is marginally cheaper but what you get back with the CTC scheme is far greater.
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 19:00
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OAA stated "The program currently aims to deliver a minimum of 750 flying hours per pilot per year which, when achieved, equates to approximately 38,750 per annum excluding Standby Duty pay."

What about CTC scheme. I am assuming that salary will be less due to security bond repayment.

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Old 13th Oct 2015, 22:31
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I was assuming that the salary would be the same considering you will be flying for the same company, however with ctc, the value of the security bond within your salary will be tax free (in this case, the ctc salary would effectively be greater). Though I may be wrong.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 08:27
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When you start flying for easyJet after the CTC MPL Course you are still employed by CTC. It's effectively a 0 hour contract and you're paid by the hour. You'll get as many hours as the airline wants to give you which could be 90 or could be 20. There is no base salary, and the tax break 'security bond' only comes into effect once you gain a full time UK Contract with easyJet. Even if you're flexicrew in the UK, when the time comes for a permanent contract you could be sent abroad in which case you would also forefit the security bond.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 09:11
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So CTC doesn't do the 1200 / month for 8 months contract anymore?

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Old 14th Oct 2015, 13:05
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Ecam: I believe the deal used to be about 9k "contribution" for the TR followed by 8 months of 1200 a month after which you then moved onto the Flexicrew per hour rate.

Now I think it's a much larger financial outlay for the TR but you are paid the Flexicrew block hour rate from day 1, a little more similar to the Oxford arrangement I understand.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 13:33
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If that is the new arrangement then that sound much better.

Whilst you have a bigger outlay in the beginning the financial flexibility during your flexi crew years will be much more important IMO.

Good luck to all those applying. I'm mostly very happy here.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 20:57
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So correct me if I am wrong but after completing the course with ctc, initially you get employes with ctc flexicrew whereas with oxford you will get employment directly with easy.

If that is true, financial one shall opt for ctc but as job security one should consider oaa.

What school/scheme have you chosen guys?
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 21:02
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Both schools go to Flexi unless you are offered a perm contract in a base like OPO / LIS.

The reason LIS / OPO (or now BCN) is up for grabs is because of the transfer out policy which makes it really hard. I'd go for flexi over one of those contracts.
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Old 17th Oct 2015, 23:54
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What surprises me at Easy is (at least according to Pilot Jobs Network), the massive gulf between F/O and Captain salaries on a UK contract. I mean, the latter beats BA shorthaul, it does seem that they are paying a lot to keep people from moving.

Wouldn't it make more sense for them to pay for the F/O training up front (i.e. like Aer Lingus) and then attach a 10 year written bond or something but cap later career pay slightly lower for those on such a contract? By Year 10 it would make sense to stay at Easy than lose the seniority (and a potential command).
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Old 18th Oct 2015, 09:49
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This isn't unique to EZY and is the root cause of the aviation industries problems IMO. There has been huge pressure to reduce costs over the last 10-15 years but instead of reducing FO and Cpt salaries together, the "savings" have come almost exclusively at the expense of new FO. The result is an EZY-like situation, where there is no support for cadets paying 100,000+ for their training and only a 0 hours contract to look forward to when they qualify, yet captains can still look forward to some of the best terms in the industry.
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Old 18th Oct 2015, 15:40
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I am quite surprise how come this forum is not busy like the previous years. Does that mean that there is no longer interest on mpl courses?

By any chance, anyone did the assessment at ctc or Oxford??
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Old 18th Oct 2015, 17:16
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I don't necessarily think it's the MPL but more likely to be candidates (and in some cases parents) thinking "Well, why should we put 100k+ on the line for a zero-hour contract when Aer Lingus, BA (and potentially Virgin Atlantic) are offering a far better deal".

In 2010, there was much less choice of schemes, now that other airlines are providing far better deals, Easy's offering is being shown up. I mean imagine candidates et al going to one of the exhibitions and being told "this one's free but for this other one you have to put up 100k+".
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Hi, over the past few days I've become interested in applying to the easyjet MPL programme supplied by CTC. I've always wanted to be a pilot since I can remember (sounds cliche I know) and I'm currently in my final masters year of an Aeronautical Engineering degree. Therefore I'm at the point where I need to make some key career decisions; and I'd love to be a pilot!

Before I sent my application in to CTC though, I wanted to check forums and do some research on the MPL programme with easyjet online (hence I came here). However I must admit that I'm a little concerned after reading some of the comments regarding this option within this thread where it's easy to come to the conclusion that it seems to be the case that it's a much better move in terms of employment/financial prospects to wait for the BA FPP programme to open again; rather than to pursue MPL with EZY.

I would be willing to take on the financial burden of the training costs however I can't see the logic in doing so if the employment prospects are poor in terms of building hours and being able to support myself financially on a poor cadet wage with a 0 hour contract. Therefore I'm approaching the point of giving up on my application at the moment for EZY and waiting for the BA and Virgin FPP's to open again... which is a shame

It would be great if anyone could give me any advice to either persuade me that this is a good option or to confirm my fears that it's not the best available and I'd be better to leave it. I feel like I'm hitting my head off the wall, as the details for the programme when employed seem fairly vague

I must admit though it's very tempting to apply purely on the basis that I want to be a pilot, but obviously there's a lot of money at stake and I want to make the best decision for my future. Thanks for any help
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