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BAA Wizz Air Cadet Scheme 2016

Old 18th Jul 2017, 13:56
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Hi everybody

Is there someone whose candidacy was / will be further considered by Smartlynx despite having applied to Wizz Air?
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 14:25
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It happened to me, they didn't give me a clear answer as to why I wasn't selected by Wizzair but by SmartLynx. I declined the offer in the end, paying an extra 25K for the type rating was too much for me given the risk of choosing SmartLynx, but that's only my judgment.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 14:38
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Last year

Last year there was an option if you fail WizzAir interview to go to SmartLynx, however they changed it this year. Basically if you pass the BA assessment, your results will be presented to both Airlines. Based on your overall results (compass, profile xt and BA interview) one of the companies will pick you for further interviews. If for some reason you fail on this interview, you do not have chance to try for the other company. This is information I got from BA managers.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 17:14
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Which year was this? The first smartlynx course took place in February
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 17:20
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2016

That's right, however some interviews were in December of 2016. That's what I meant by last year.

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Old 19th Jul 2017, 08:43
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Originally Posted by RawData17 View Post
If it is the same case as the one you had, then this group may not start in September. This brings me to a question how do you know those two persons are for sure starting in September?

Would anyone like to share some tips for the Wizz Air interview?
Because they passed the assessment and the interview for the June intake, but due to other factors, they couldn't start then, and are starting in September. But I heard that guy's are invited on the interview on 27-28 of June.
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 09:33
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End of July

You are right, the interviews will be at the end of July as you stated. This was announced yesterday by the BAA.
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 13:19
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Would anyone who was previously on WizzAir interview be so kind and share with us what questions were you asked? What was the group task? Any tips or advice? I would really appreciate it and I'm sure the others would too.
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 13:44
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As for the interview: be yourself and be honest. There is no "right way" to pass an interview. They want to get to know YOU better. Think about yourself, what makes you being you and why you want to have the job. That should be fine.
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 14:28
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 13:45
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So, since no one wanted to share in one post how the final interview round really looks like, I've decided to do it myself.

Now, what I am about to write is something you have probably read throughout many other posts, but here it isn't at one place. All this information was already available, now I am just confirming it. Therefore, this isn't any violation of company or academy rules.

The final round is depending on the number of candidates divided into two days. On the first day there is presentation about the company (financial and technical statistics, pay grade table....), a group task and F2F (face to face - individual) interviews, while on the second day there are only F2F interviews for candidates who didn't have it first day. So if you do everything on the first day, you are finished and not required to stay another day.

Group task:

You will be devided into groups of 5 people and will be given a problem which you have to solve as a team. This year the task was to determine where the new WizzAir base will be and to decide first 3 destinations from tat base. At the end you will have to present. It is important to work as a team here, not to have loud and messy disagreements. You should make a decision as a team. It is not so important to place the base on a perfect location and have perfect routes since you probably won't have such experience, however, it is important to work as a team. You will be given around 20 min for discussion within your team and then you will have to present it. You can decide to have one presenter or all of you can say certain part.


F2F interviews:

There are 3 experienced interviewers who will make the interview seem relaxed, so try not to stress to much beforehand you get in the room. Of course, don't underestimate it and if you can try to prepare yourself. Even though this time candidates weren't asked questions about company (number and type of A/C, bases, routes, number of passengers....) it is recommended to know this information. Candidates were asked some of the following questions:
-Why do you want to be a pilot?
-Why do you want to leave your career to be a pilot?
-Tell us about a split second decision you had to make.
- Several candidates were asked how they plane to finance their training.
- The interviewers will focus on your CV, so really all candidates had mainly specific questions for them. Prepare yourself to talk about your CV

Even though the schedule says F2F interviews will be 25 min, they were around 15-20 min.

I know thes isn't a lost of specific questions and that Ismail because the final round was really like this. Mainly focused on each candidate with a set of questions in accordance with their CV.

I know I haven't said anything new, but here it is at one place.

Be well rested, relaxed and please don't lie. You only risk being eliminated from the consideration.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 10:08
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Originally Posted by Scagrams View Post
Everything is unclear at the moment. But usually Wizzair pays for the TR, and then bonds you for a certain amount of time, where you have to reimburse it via a % of your salary
(the figures I have are 15 months with -1000 euros/month on your salary)
I-m a huge noob ! but hello to everybody !

what TR stands for ? Training ?

so i understood - wizzair pay your training cours by salary deduction ?
am i correct or am i dreaming ??
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 07:17
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TR stands for Type Rating for the particular type of aircraft
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 11:17
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Originally Posted by MANZNO View Post
I-m a huge noob ! but hello to everybody !

what TR stands for ? Training ?

so i understood - wizzair pay your training cours by salary deduction ?
am i correct or am i dreaming ??
Hi,

You are right.

WIZZ AIR will pay for your TR and then bond you for 49 months. During this months, they will deduct around 420 EUR each month from your salary.

This will start as soon as you get the FO status.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 11:55
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The bond is 3 years, it has been said many times.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 12:07
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Yep, and the deduction is 455eur/month.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 12:29
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Negative, the deduction is 15.000/36, you do the math. 420 was close enough.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 20:11
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You're right, 455 was just what I had in mind, I don't know where from, probably from the presentation, but 420 it is, because I just checked if my name is spelled right on the contract.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 16:58
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On the final interview round held in July it was presented by the WIZZ AIR that the bond is 49 months. Maybe some of you who got the contract earlier had different conditions!

Just like there are two options for your TR. You can pay it yourself. The TR is about 11K but you have to pay also for all transportation and accommodation. On the other side there is on bond. However, if you pick the bond option which is 35K EUR, you will have to pay it back for 49 months. But....you can get 10K reduction if certain conditions are met!
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Old 28th Aug 2017, 23:15
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How long do people plan to stay at wizz?

The pay ~35k eur? is pretty low considering you have to pay a 100K+ loan
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