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EasyJet MPL 2017

Old 2nd Jul 2017, 10:18
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I've talked to some past cadets who went on this course and they always tell me that signs of leadership skills are important since they aren't just looking for co-pilots, they are looking for future captains. Also, skills like team work and communication are also very important.

Watching this may give you an idea of what skills they are looking for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E60dYDaXn08

You'll face an aptitude test of course, so practising mental arithmetic (GCSE level) and using one of them plot aptitude sites that mimic the actual test you'll face to practice would help - be aware its probably not 100% accurate.
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Old 2nd Jul 2017, 11:37
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Thank you very much for your advice EGPF
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Old 2nd Jul 2017, 19:47
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Good luck!
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Old 2nd Jul 2017, 22:33
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Just to throw another option into the mix.... eJ have been running an internal sponsorship scheme for several years now. You need to have worked for the company for 18 months when applications close each year, but as I understand it, eJ underwrite your loan for the MPL scheme, and you've got a job waiting at the end of it. So there's the option to work for them as cabin crew for a couple of years, get a real feel for the airline, the crew, the rosters, and get yourself in a good position for the scheme. For those looking to start training asap, it's of little use, but if you're not planning on starting for a few years, it's definitely worth consideration. Being crew is really good fun, and you'll have an amazing appreciation for what goes on behind the flight deck door when you eventually step into the RHS
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 11:52
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“We have had nine successful applicants this year, who were working as cabin crew, or in the office in engineering, finance and marketing, and who just thought ‘I’d love to do that’. What we’ve got are people who we know fit EasyJet, and who are hugely motivated.”

2015 intake statistic.

Source: https://50skyshades.com/news/mainten...pilot-training

(BTW, its an article worth reading for all interested in the scheme)
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 11:56
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Hey guys,

For the qualifications required for the MPl. Is it strictly A levels or a degree? Or can you use diplomas etc which are above a levels?

Thanks
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 11:58
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Updated the first post, an article and video added, definitely recommend looking at both of them.
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 17:14
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Is there anybody here who has gone through with the BBVA loan product and are willing to share how long it took to sort once they received an acceptance letter?
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 17:22
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It takes a fair bit of time as it's a rather complex product. I initially made contact with them mid December, and got finalised at the end of June.
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 18:19
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Wow quite a long time! Do you have any advice that might speed things up?
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 18:37
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Not really. Apart from a 3 week gap of no progress in the middle due to holidays, it went about as quickly as it could have! Just make sure you always keep up your half of the bargain and get on the case immediately whenever asked to provide something.
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 20:05
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Originally Posted by Matt0 View Post
Hey guys,

For the qualifications required for the MPl. Is it strictly A levels or a degree? Or can you use diplomas etc which are above a levels?

Thanks
If you want the MPL or Upgrade (Route 1 or 2) you would need to have the A-levels or a degree. If you have other qualifications which are equal or greater than A-levels I would email them and ask. You can also check online yourself but I would check with them for a definitive answer.

If you have a HND that is normally equal to a 1st year of University.

I assume they would be looking for your other qualifications to be equal in value to the 2 grade C or above A-level requirements.
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 21:01
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Hi, I'm going for my interview and group exercise on Thursday at dibden for generation easyJet it says 8.30am till 5pm, has anyone been recently and was it all day. Also any tips or advice. Did assessment 1 the other week and passed so now assesment 2.
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Old 3rd Jul 2017, 22:58
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Originally Posted by o_rey28 View Post
Is there anybody here who has gone through with the BBVA loan product and are willing to share how long it took to sort once they received an acceptance letter?
It's a long process. It's not a high street loan but a commercial mortgage. I completed selection in early 2016, had acceptance on to the course in March. Mid march I applied to BBVA. The process completed with funds becoming available some time in late August.

I'd already started the course by this point but that was okay as I hadn't intended to use BBVA's loan funds until December. My payment schedule with L3 had a break of a few months between starting - with the exception of the deposit and 1st month payment - so I didn't need any funds from BBVA until the foundation fee became due in late December. Schedules are typically outlined when you get your place offer from CTC.

The sooner you start the process with BBVA the quicker it'll be. It's important to chase them up every so often too as they did drag their heels at best. There's many stakeholders involved including solicitors and the bank of any existing mortgage to whom can also get their own legal teams involved hence the complexity.

All the best with it if you choose that avenue!
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 18:48
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Hi Marshallb,

Would you mind letting me know how this goes as I (hopefully) might be in your shoes in a few months time.
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 20:58
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Originally Posted by Matt0 View Post
Hey guys,

For the qualifications required for the MPl. Is it strictly A levels or a degree? Or can you use diplomas etc which are above a levels?

Thanks
I'm on Route 2 with NVQ Level 4 (Professional Diploma). Route 1 & 2 have the same entry requirements.
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 21:20
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Originally Posted by Marshallb View Post
Hi, I'm going for my interview and group exercise on Thursday at dibden for generation easyJet it says 8.30am till 5pm, has anyone been recently and was it all day. Also any tips or advice. Did assessment 1 the other week and passed so now assesment 2.
If it's the same as last year, although i believe it has changed slightly, it'll be group tasks in the morning followed by interviews in the afternoon. Some will have the interview at 2 and be away at 3, some finished at 4, and some will be finished at 5. They tend to ask if anyone needs away for travel sharp, when organising the interviews.

Just be yourself, enjoy it, and try to build a little bit of rapport with your group before actually going in for the group tasks - helps a lot!
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 05:42
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Originally Posted by Captain Benji View Post
Hi Marshallb,

Would you mind letting me know how this goes as I (hopefully) might be in your shoes in a few months time.
Will do
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 05:44
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Originally Posted by ScotWings View Post
If it's the same as last year, although i believe it has changed slightly, it'll be group tasks in the morning followed by interviews in the afternoon. Some will have the interview at 2 and be away at 3, some finished at 4, and some will be finished at 5. They tend to ask if anyone needs away for travel sharp, when organising the interviews.

Just be yourself, enjoy it, and try to build a little bit of rapport with your group before actually going in for the group tasks - helps a lot!
Thank you, just had a form emailed and struggling with what to put on what's made easyJet a success, any thoughts anyone.
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 11:20
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Thanks George.

You mention a couple of times about a timeline of payments that CTC/L3CTS outline but I'm struggling to find one. Is this something that they provide you with upon commencement of training?
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