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Old 24th Jun 2017, 09:48
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Does anyone know what the "Airline Process" stage entails? It is the stage after stage 3, so I suppose you could call it stage 4.
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 16:36
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Originally Posted by AFLYINGSCOTSMAN View Post
Hi helski, 2 things, do you know any route 3 people? And also what is the "easyjet exam standard" for the ATPL exams?.
I am Route 3 if you were looking for somebody to answer some questions about the route. As far as the exam standard goes, it's simply a pass (75%) in every subject, and no more than 3 fails.
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 11:28
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Hi are you route 3 at oaa or ctc?
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 12:47
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I'm at CTC
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 13:23
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Enjoying it so far (even with the evident massive workload)? How far in are you?
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 19:05
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How do you find route 3 overall? is it considerably different to routes 1 and 2, other than the price and licence type what are the practical differences of the training course? are you treated as easy cadets or whitetail? is there definitely a job at the end or is it more of a hold pool type situation in which you won't have to re do testing?

Just that if i'm successful i'll definitely be route 3 so trynna learn as much as pos about it haha
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 17:11
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Originally Posted by o_rey28 View Post
Enjoying it so far (even with the evident massive workload)? How far in are you?
Yes, the workload is massive, there's a huge amount to learn, but absolutely. I'm halfway through ground school right now.

Originally Posted by wils180 View Post
How do you find route 3 overall? is it considerably different to routes 1 and 2, other than the price and licence type what are the practical differences of the training course? are you treated as easy cadets or whitetail? is there definitely a job at the end or is it more of a hold pool type situation in which you won't have to re do testing?
At the ground school stage it is no different to any of the other routes, the differences are in the flying stages (MPL is a couple of months shorter, you do less flying, and no CPL & IR exams). If you are Route 1, 2, or 3 you are an easyJet cadet, and there is a job at the end, you will sign a conditional offer of employment before you start. Provided you progress through the course, passing the tests, you will enter employment with easyJet at the end of your training, no hold pool. Route 3 is essentially the same course as whitetail, but you start knowing you already have a job at the end of training.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 02:40
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I'm MPL route 1 set to start in September. The issue I'm having was that BBVA denied me due to income related issues. Cut the story short both my parents have been ill in recent years and cannot continue their occupations. I have a financial adviser whom said if I can give him my work contract and my father gets permanent work then there is a loan available. The current situation is that I have work and my father is working as bank staff and cannot get permanent employment for at least 3 months. This leaves me stuck with a route 1 offer from Ezy and CTC but no means of finance. I'm really stuck for what to do next, my start date is 2 months away and I've ran out of options.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 08:13
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Have you discussed with the flight school about moving your start date? Discuss with them as much as possible as they are the ones that can help you the most except the finance. Hope you get it sorted!
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 11:28
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Since you're Route 1 you could ask Easyjet themselves, after all they said they would consider guaranteeing the loans of "exceptional" Route 1 candidates. Other than that, I think your only option with Easyjet would be to try and buy time and see what other options you could consider.

Alternatively, I wouldn't be surprised if Aer Lingus open their programme in the next couple of months, it is fully funded by the airline and if you're of the sort of calibre for Easyjet Route 1 (which from what I have seen is rarely awarded) then you'd probably be in with a reasonable chance with them too.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 11:41
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I've tried everything, September is the final start date, CTC have said that if I don't start by Sept then there is a risk that they will drop me down to route 2. I've even emailed the easyJet flight operations manager and they say "the funding is currently used up for this year". Also i'd love to apply to Aer Lingus but is it worth letting easyJet lapse and going for it? The last thing I want is to end up back at square one with no airline offer. In addition I feel that I was lucky with easyJet since ITV was filming "easyJet inside the cockpit" on my selection day and I volunteered to be filmed for the show. Considering i'd of been nervous and wanting to concentrate on being selected, nevermind the additional stress of being filmed for ITV. I feel the volunteering may have helped my application, not that it should've but its a possibility.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 13:27
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Understandably, after having been offered Easyjet Route 1 that will be your preferred option, however being able to take it unfortunately seems to be dependent on the finance side of things. So, you may have to take Easyjet Route 2 or apply for other programmes depending on the funding you have available, some of which are recruiting at the moment. In the meantime don't allow yourself to become too attached to the Easyjet Route 1 option.

You do have to remember that you're in a pretty strong position, from what you say, you'll likely have access to finance towards the end of the year and you actually know what you need to do in order to be selected. Plenty of people don't have either, some have one or the other, comparatively few will go into a recruitment process with both.
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 17:53
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ve even emailed the easyJet flight operations manager and they say "the funding is currently used up for this year".
Interesting given that HTC are still advertising the possibility of loan guarantees on their website.....

Cases like this show how broken the whole flight training industry is. In short, Ezy have decided that you're a perfect candidate but are willing to hire someone else, possibly of lower suitability, unless you can find 100,000+. If this was a different industry it would be a national scandal
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 18:08
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Has anyone heard any more news regarding flexicrew being discontinued in the future?
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 18:43
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I spoke with a friend who works for easyJet and asked this very question a few days ago. Basically it is in the pipeline to be scrapped but not definite. I'm led to believe that it was due to a dispute with BALPA over contracts which is due to be reassessed in the near future so things may change.

On another note.....I'm on day 2 next week and when researching the airline I have noticed a lot of conflicting information on their website in their figures....has anyone else noticed this? I worry slightly as the questionnaire we had to send off was based on some facts I'd found that only match part of the website. It'll be interesting if quizzes on it during the interview!
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Old 30th Jun 2017, 19:47
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999 View Post
Interesting given that HTC are still advertising the possibility of loan guarantees on their website.....

Cases like this show how broken the whole flight training industry is. In short, Ezy have decided that you're a perfect candidate but are willing to hire someone else, possibly of lower suitability, unless you can find 100,000+. If this was a different industry it would be a national scandal
Indeed morals are rarely high on the agenda in this game ... unless it's for an advertisement campaign
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Old 1st Jul 2017, 06:21
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Originally Posted by flyingintheclouds View Post
Has anyone heard any more news regarding flexicrew being discontinued in the future?
Not official by any means, but the rumour mill suggests it'll begin to be phased out come September/October. What will replace it remains to be seen but if I'm allowed to speculate I'd imagine it'd require a longer amount of time on the SO contract a Flexi cadet would otherwise transfer to once permanent.
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Old 1st Jul 2017, 10:15
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I was told by easyJet's recruitment manager for pilots that it would definitely be gone by the time I've finished my training (Oct/Nov 2018), but that what it is being replaced with is still under negotiation.
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Old 1st Jul 2017, 15:05
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Sounds like good news then and as previously mentioned would make sense it being a Second Officer contract.
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Old 1st Jul 2017, 19:44
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Hi Guys,

Just left school and I'm looking forward to potentially applying for this in a few months.
What do you think makes an applicant stand out when applying for a cadet program? Furthermore, what should I be doing in the coming months to help bolster my application?
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