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Old 10th Jan 2017, 09:15
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For those that have passed Phase 3 at CTC, what was the most challenging aspect of the interview?
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 09:46
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For those that have passed Phase 3 at CTC, what was the most challenging aspect of the interview?
I attended at OAA though the interview is the exact same regardless of where you go.

Personally (and this goes back a few years) the most challenging part of these interviews for me is to find specific examples to the "tell me about a time when ..." type questions. It's fine having examples prepared beforehand, but the questions are very specific and it is unlikely your example will fit exactly what they've asked you ... so you have to improvise on the spot and think of how to fix your examples to suit the question, whilst not tripping yourself up and not waffling, as well as actually saying stuff that will get you the marks i.e. strongly demonstrating the necessary competencies and not just saying anything that comes to mind.

One thing I will say is that I was only asked 3 of these questions, which is very low compared to a previous easyJet interview where I was asked 8. I failed that interview so whether I was asked 8 because all my answers were rubbish and the interviewer kept giving me new chances, or whether it's just luck of the draw on the day (I had a pilot and not a HR person) I don't know - but that was that anyway.


You'll be lucky to get a pilot too ... I had one as I said and he seemed less interested in the HR side of things (much to my delight!) and more into the 'real' stuff ... flying, knowledge on flying, what you'll be doing, your future as a pilot etc etc
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 14:53
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Day 1 assessment booked for the 6th of Feb, anyone else going to be there?
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 15:22
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Does anybody know when assesment dates usually go online? Haven't been able to book on to one yet
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 15:46
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Yep, I will be there too !
 
Old 10th Jan 2017, 15:58
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I will stay there on 6 too!!!
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 15:54
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Anyone got stage 3 on the 19th Jan?
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 16:07
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Originally Posted by Officer Kite View Post
I attended at OAA though the interview is the exact same regardless of where you go.
Thanks! What sort of activities/questions were asked in the group stage?
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Old 12th Jan 2017, 04:58
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I want the 6 feb but not proposed ...
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Old 12th Jan 2017, 15:59
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Does anyone know what the course plan is for the OAA MPL?

Nothing yet seems to have been said or planned out. Do you go to Phoenix or is at all done in the UK like previous OAA MPL courses?
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Old 12th Jan 2017, 17:09
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Does anyone know what the course plan is for the OAA MPL?
A provisional course structure I was given late last year stated:

Ground school (Inc. 2 weeks holiday) 29 weeks
Holiday 1 week
Arizona Phoenix 11 weeks
Holiday 1 week
Oxford 10 weeks
Holiday 1 week
Basic Phase Oxford 12 weeks
Integrated Phase Oxford 3 weeks
Advanced Phase Oxford 6 weeks

This will have almost certainly changed since I was sent it, but gives you a rough idea. I spoke to them only a few days ago and they said things were still being decided as it is a brand new course. Hope that helps a bit.
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Old 12th Jan 2017, 18:04
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Hi skyblue thank you very much for that! I was hoping not to have to go Phoenix but looks inevitable
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 17:03
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Hi guys,
someone was in the assessment for route 4 can explain more or less the experience.

Thank you in advance!!!
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 07:17
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This was for OAA...
As of yesterday the above time table is accurate part from the last phase is at Gatwick, as for where your flying training takes place depends on availability at the time your going through. We were told to expect Phoenix or possibly the UK, I wouldn't even worry about it until your signing the forms to accept a place on the course.
For those struggling to find information about the course from the web site, i brought this up with the a member of Easy recruiting on the day and she wasn't aware of the lack of information about the course on the web site. This will hopefully be addressed in due course... hopefully. Im happy to share what i now that at the moment....
- 750hrs ground school
- 90 hrs single engine US/UK or anywhere
- 90 hrs CRJ 200 sim Oxford
- 66 hrs A320 sim Gatwick
Take it for what it is, do your checks and speak to OAA.
Stage 3 was really good at OAA, It was very relaxed and they made you feel really comfortable. I thought we had a good group and a very broad spread of ages and experience. For anyone who was there on Friday 13th, good luck and i hope you get what you want.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 09:07
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Originally Posted by andy148 View Post
This was for OAA...
As of yesterday the above time table is accurate part from the last phase is at Gatwick, as for where your flying training takes place depends on availability at the time your going through. We were told to expect Phoenix or possibly the UK, I wouldn't even worry about it until your signing the forms to accept a place on the course.
For those struggling to find information about the course from the web site, i brought this up with the a member of Easy recruiting on the day and she wasn't aware of the lack of information about the course on the web site. This will hopefully be addressed in due course... hopefully. Im happy to share what i now that at the moment....
- 750hrs ground school
- 90 hrs single engine US/UK or anywhere
- 90 hrs CRJ 200 sim Oxford
- 66 hrs A320 sim Gatwick
Take it for what it is, do your checks and speak to OAA.
Stage 3 was really good at OAA, It was very relaxed and they made you feel really comfortable. I thought we had a good group and a very broad spread of ages and experience. For anyone who was there on Friday 13th, good luck and i hope you get what you want.
Am I reading the above correctly in that once you finish the MPL you will only have 90 hours actual flying (not including SIM) time ?
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 10:57
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Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty1 View Post
Am I reading the above correctly in that once you finish the MPL you will only have 90 hours actual flying (not including SIM) time ?
Yes that's correct. MPL is focussed mainly on training in the sim.

Thank you very much for that post Andy. I did ring OAA and the woman told me there would definitely be a Phoenix phase for the MPL but it is only 3 months. For the ATPL she said it will be 6 months.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 10:58
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Originally Posted by twtiger View Post
Ive been waiting since Nov 18th for my phase 3 results from CTC...called and they told me the airline still has my application :/ hopefully no news is good news...
And tiger you should have at least your preliminary successful/unsuccessful results by now. I interviewed in December for oaa (dont think it makes a difference really) and easyJet had my results early this month, however mine was delayed/put on hold, other people on my day heard back the following week after the assessment.
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Old 14th Jan 2017, 23:30
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To those who were unfortunately unsuccessful at Stage 2 of selection process with CAE OAA, have you received an email from the training advisor (Olivia H.) encouraging you to book a slot for an integrated ATPL assessment (including ADAPT, Team Exercise and Interview at a price of 250) instead of waiting the 6 month allocation before retaking for easyJet?

If yes, what do you honestly think about this invitation?
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Old 15th Jan 2017, 00:24
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To those who were unfortunately unsuccessful at Stage 2 of selection process with CAE OAA, have you received an email from the training advisor (Olivia H.) encouraging you to book a slot for an integrated ATPL assessment (including ADAPT, Team Exercise and Interview at a price of 250) instead of waiting the 6 month allocation before retaking for easyJet?

If yes, what do you honestly think about this invitation?
Hi Sara,

I honestly would not accept it. Essentially the school want you to start on a course with them, or at least attend selection with them again, they make a profit either way.

More to it however is that this industry is unstable and terribly unpredictable, what may look like good job prospects now can very quickly change in 18 months time. OAA will not do anything for you in future if jobs are few and far between. It is paramount in this day and age to get onto an airline scheme and severely mitigate the risks associated with flight training.

Finally, if Sara98 means you're born in 1998 then you absolutely should not be in any hurry whatsoever to start training. Develop yourself, learn more about the process, what they want in a pilot, get interview practice, keep up to date with the industry etc and in the mean time apply for airline schemes as and when they open up. I did just this when I failed my CTC assessment at 18 yrs old exactly 3 years ago this month. It was a tough journey but finally the patience paid off as easyJet said i was successful now im waiting my route.

There is no rush, I would kindly turn down the self sponsored oaa offer, you can do better
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Old 15th Jan 2017, 08:56
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Originally Posted by sara98 View Post
To those who were unfortunately unsuccessful at Stage 2 of selection process with CAE OAA, have you received an email from the training advisor (Olivia H.) encouraging you to book a slot for an integrated ATPL assessment (including ADAPT, Team Exercise and Interview at a price of 250) instead of waiting the 6 month allocation before retaking for easyJet?

If yes, what do you honestly think about this invitation?
It's not necessarily a lower level or less prestigious offer Sara98, in my view. You are actually invited to take ADAPT again right away (instead of waiting for 6 months) and be placed in pretty much the same program without the easyjet sponsorship.

For some people (whether born in 98, 88 or 78) time does matter. As Officer Kite said, this industry is unstable and unpredictable, so noone can assure you either that passing through easyjet MPL is a guarantee for a better future than with the Whitetail integrated.

At the end of the day, we are talking about the same school which will be a big thing on your CV once you graduate. The only difference is probably having to pay for TR.

I would probably consider it.
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