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Aer Lingus - Direct Entry Pilot (A320)

Old 2nd Feb 2018, 08:35
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I try to go over all basic stuff like ILS minimums, POF, basic systeme knowledge (APU, pressure in hydr sys etc...). Basically all the general stuff.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 16:40
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EU Ops would be a good Idea. And I suggest to have a closer look to ererything which can be associated with jet acft. Swept wings, Mkrit and stuff like that. Also Performance wise. Time for a glass of wine and to dig my nose in my notes which I made 5! years ago... Unbelievable how fast you can forget things you once have learned with passion. But the good thing is this knowledge is relatively easy to re-activate. Especially with a second glass of wine. And a good old book from Oxford Aviation.... and a 2nd book... and a 3rd one... 🙄 Oh my god... Aviation is pure fun😳
Good luck to all!
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 08:38
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Hi Guys,

Are you sure about technical interview ??? I was told that there will be only HR type interview (and maybe on or two question on the Company, aircraft) if you're not TR ?

Thanks for your return
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 15:29
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Unfortunately I have not heard anything about questions for non tr candidates. I can imagine that there could be some common tech questions not airbus related like systems we cannot know without tr...

What do you think about?
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 16:03
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Hi guys,

anybody experienced already skype interview with Aer Lingus ? I'm expecting one on Feb 6th 2018...

i'm rated A320 with hours on type

thanks
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 16:18
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FoxEcho

Unfortunately I have not heard anything about questions for non tr candidates. I can imagine that there could be some common tech questions not airbus related like systems we cannot know without tr...

What do you think about?
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 20:11
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There definitely will be tech questions, I am not type rated and had a couple tricky ones and even a A320 specific question. But all the questions were on relevant systems, stuff you should know more or less. AGK would be worth going over I would say!
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 06:13
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Pay scale

Anybody have the pay scale or know how many years to top Captain pay scale?

Can you bid for stby/reserve?
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 00:43
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22 pt pay scale, no bidding for STBY
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 14:53
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I'm aware of 2 people who have invites to sim this week, they got them just hours after their assessment last week. I'm still waiting, did the assessment, interviews, I thought I did well, but to be honest I think so did everyone. Everybody I talked to was smart, prepared and pleasant, everyone was shining through the group exercises so I really think it's a lottery at this stage..
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 21:03
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What anonymous_hopeful said - good luck all!
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 06:40
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Grrr

Hi Guys,

The question is : do people get positive reply ?
From Aer Lingus there is no reply when it's negative
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 06:53
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This depends, sometimes they have and at other times they haven't - even with their cadetship it was the same.

There is a reluctance to send 'no' emails out, this seems to be because they rarely have a definitive 'no' on all people, there are times when they have actually sent out negative emails and then called the person back without them even reapplying. They seem to like to keep all their options open and for this reason don't like sending hard negative emails ... remember they can only take a certain number at a certain time, they may still really like some people and want them as an option in future.

This is what I have been told directly from those in the know and also from my own personal experience.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 08:06
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Ok, so why hasn't they gave an answer to my friends in august, and launch recruitment session in october... ? I guess there is plenty of guy waiting an answer from them.

I love your speech, this is a dreaming and loving one... sorry I buy it at 40% only
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 09:27
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I think you've made your point. Good luck to you and everyone still in the process, let's hope for the best!
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 12:18
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It is rather ironic, that a company whose last item in the company values list is "Honesty", can't be honest enough about your performance. I'd argue that after spending a considerable amount of time and money to attend, the least they could do is either let us go or give us a positive answer. At least explain what it is the hold up.
I have a family to feed and need to make a decision ASAP as to what am I going to do, accept a job outside aviation that pays well, in which I have to commit a minimum 6 months or hold on until I get an answer.
I understand your frustration completely, we can all rant here but it will all go back to something I have said before, industry and the airline owe us nothing, and it's pilots fault for selling themselves down the river for years too cheaply. I argued with many guys here over several things, it is good to disagree. I made it to the final and they didn't but now I think it was a blessing in disguise for them, as they didn't have to break the bank at least.
You only "buy at 40%"? good, that's how it should be, it means you're not naive and will questions things.
If your friends never got a response then they either are not telling you the full story or there are flaws with AL processes. We all heard that some guys were hired a few years ago, then couple of weeks after some agency advertised for those jobs and none of the original candidates were taken in. They aren't perfect or totally honest so yes, be sceptical. They owe us nothing but they were the ones who made the promise of a transparent and swift process, you have the right to question then. But also, don't lose your sleep over it, I made peace already and am not frantically checking my phone or emails. That said, never applying to them again as I know its a waste of time and money.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 15:22
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An organisation can appear to want to do the right thing - sadly many working in those organisations are not fully equipped to run it with their own values. Their methods speak volumes about them as an organisation. Sadly those seeking for jobs have their hands tied and have to accept this treatment.

But one must think if they will fit into an organisation that does not live up to their own values.

pay peanuts you get monkeys
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 19:30
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Aer Lingus is without a doubt the most shambolic recruitment process I have ever applied to. A really poor reflection of what seems like a great company once you get in.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 15:35
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After 15 years of experiences with human ressources in 6 Companies, I totally agree with you. According to what I have seen so far in AL
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 23:12
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Good company once you are in?

.. if they manage their recruitment in this way...then just imagine how they manage their training and operations - let alone the treatment if you need support .
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