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Aer Lingus Mentored Cadet Pilot Programme 2017

Old 5th Jul 2016, 15:08
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I'm hoping by the end of next week. Closing date for applications this friday - depends how thorough a screening happens at this stage
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 17:12
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Any idea if they are charging people assessment fees? I've looked in detail both on the Aer Lingus website and on PPRuNe and haven't been able to see anything relating to this.

The travel and accommodation I know would be a couple of hundred quid and if attending selection cost anymore than this I'd give it a miss.
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 18:38
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ezy308, I've been involved in the last few rounds of recruitment and asked about that cover letter upload in previous applications.

I was in the same boat as yourself and thought you needed to upload but it is simply a generic piece of text that is present on all EI applications. It is not something they change application to application if you get me, it is simply part of the make up of their site, as most applications indeed would required a cover letter normally.

The screencap that is posted above with the CV specific text is the text entered by the EI staff, and a CV is what is required. A cover letter at this point would simply make too much reading to screen effectively....You will be tested then retested and then if you meet the mark you will be closely looked at.

Later on in the process when further documentation is required, you still don't submit a cover letter even though that little message is there niggling at you, but I understand where you are coming from. Best of luck in your application.
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 18:40
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Chris the Robot, the last 2 years of selection there has been a fee of around the €250 mark for the assessment day. That was payable directly to FTE Jerez. Not certain about this year, but FTE Jerez are involved again so I would almost count on it.
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 18:41
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Thanks for clearing it up Speed. Thought that was the case regarding cover letter, so good to hear it!
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 21:20
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From what I understand, fte will have no involvement with the selection process. The scheme will be ran totally in house this time.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 02:16
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Anyone know if it'll be essay style questions with a specific time frame to answer them in like the previous 2 years, or online tests which people seem to be mentioning quite a bit?
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 10:50
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Hi all,

I work at Ei and enquired with Flight Ops contacts based on some questions here to help:
All in-house
PPL is acceptable (HR error!)
No assessment fee involved

Good luck
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 10:54
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Thanks mask14, good to know!
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 11:37
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Thanks @mask14.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 11:39
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@mask14, cheers! Have you any idea of the number they're looking for?
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 12:07
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Flyveryhigh, At the pilot expo in croke park (in May if i remember) the Aer Lingus captain that was giving a speech was asked how many cadets this year and he said 13. he seemed to be pretty sure of it too.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 21:17
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would be a couple of hundred quid and if attending selection cost anymore than this I'd give it a miss.
With the greatest of respect, it's probably best you didn't apply with that level of commitment.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 12:20
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With the greatest of respect, it's probably best you didn't apply with that level of commitment.
There is, in my opinion, a fine line between "commitment" and being taken advantage of. I can't think of any other mainstream industries where candidates have to pay specifically for a job interview with a company. I have in the past attended one assessment day with an airline where there was an "assessment fee", I subsequently decided it was rubbish value for money.

Good on Aer Lingus if mask14 is indeed correct.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 12:38
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There is, in my opinion, a fine line between "commitment" and being taken advantage of. I can't think of any other mainstream industries where candidates have to pay specifically for a job interview with a company. I have in the past attended one assessment day with an airline where there was an "assessment fee", I subsequently decided it was rubbish value for money.
I think everyone agrees that it might be slightly unfair to take payments for assessments but surely this cannot be enough to turn someone off the job! Successful candidates essentially have their career laid out for them; a reasonably secure, well-paying position with a pension and great prospects for career progression, not to mention the opportunity to fly an airliner, which is what we all want! Perhaps a couple of hundred euros is a small price to pay for the potential returns...
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 15:31
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Application deadline has been extended to midnight(IST) on Monday July 11th of July. So you've still time to put in an application.

IST zone is currently 4hrs and 30 mins ahead of Ireland so that would be 7:30pm on Monday, if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 18:42
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There is, in my opinion, a fine line between "commitment" and being taken advantage of.


I only a few other cadets had this attitude then assessment fees, paying for type ratings, zero-hour contracts et al wouldn't be so commonplace. Full credit to Aer Lingus for going against the grain when it would have been easy (or much cheaper) for them not to have
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 23:07
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Where someone is going to part with 100,000 I fail to see what difference 250 will make, to say it's a drop in the ocean is an understatement. If taking the moral high ground is priority, then you shouldn't even consider applying to a course that asks for so much cash, because even if the assessment was free ... you are still being ripped off by the overpriced training if successful at said assessment day.
And for the chance to have the full training and TR paid for, i think not even applying to it because of a small assessment fee is a bit unappreciative of what the company are actually offering.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 23:17
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application deadline extended to 11th July........not enough applicants me thinks
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 14:25
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Hello guys,

Anybody's received or heard anything from EI yet?
Technically we are supposed to receive questions to be completed Monday latest - clock is ticking and it's stressing me out.

Cheers
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