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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:35
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A cadets mum playing the grand piano within the first 10 minutes (like all pilots parents do...) and double barreled names galore. Not any of them featured had any life experience and came across as toffish while spending their parents money, which they said multiple times throughout the show, because no pilot ever financed their training themselves either...

Pish and did nothing but inadvertently confirm what is wrong with the industry at the moment which I am sure easyjet didn't want.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 23:25
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The program said nothing about zero hours contracts either, as expected.

Actually they incorrectly stated that the FO was earning 40k a year, when he would have been on Flexicrew.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 00:24
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How on earth did that get approved? How does that do anything for L3 and EasyJet's image?

Multiple disastrous scenes which did nothing but degrade the view of pilots as inexperienced, elitist, rich and sterotypical with sensational editing by ITV, some of the individuals concerned didn't deserve it. And don't even get me started on the sexist and totally unprofessional conversation between the FO and Cabin Crew, this is not 1977, that shouldn't have ever been recorded, let-alone got anywhere near national television.

Shameful, i'd be very embarrassed to have worked with this production.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 08:24
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I've got to admit as an aspiring pilot it was a little embarrassing to watch.

Though I can appreciate it's been edited to make "good tv viewing". Which may do some injustice to those on camera.

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Old 15th Aug 2017, 12:17
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I received 3 text messages from fellow professional aviators; 'Do not watch this utter tripe...you'll want to retire even earlier than you do already...'

easyJet PR department needs a talking to! Embarrassing...

And did some kid really have a selfie-stick on his circuits!?!

...did nothing but inadvertently confirm what is wrong with the industry at the moment...
Spot on!
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 13:13
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Moving back to this years MPL scheme, has anybody had any recent news?
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:02
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I was reading through this forum yesterday and decided to apply. I got an "invitation" to the first assessment 25 minutes after I submitted my application. Not sure I want to spend 295 GBP and about another 100 GBP to fly down from Glasgow to attend.

I was accepted onto the easyJet MPL in 2015 but I couldn't take up my place because my loan arrangements fell through.

Loan underwriting is the only way I'd be able to take a place, like many of you on this forum. I'm in two minds about going down.

On one hand I'm thinking I can spend a few hundred pounds to go through the process, do as well as I can, and using my experience of having gone through it all before hope to get a place on route 1 and hope to get loan underwriting. If I don't, no huge loss. A few hundred pounds is a relative drop in the ocean for a career I'd love to have.

On the other hand, would it just be a waste of time and money? I really have no idea what an "exceptional candidate" looks like. I could do thorough preparation and hope to do really well - which, if I'm honest, is something I think I could have a fair crack at.

I comfortably meet the academic requirements, but I wouldn't call my academic credentials "exceptional". That variable is something I can't control, but PILAPT, group exercises, and the interview are all things that I can.

Everything surrounding the loan underwriting is very opaque. Makes me wonder if they are asking candidates who are offered it to stay quiet about it. The fact that I got a response so quickly suggests to me suggests that they don't have many applicants at the moment. If they are looking to recruit several hundred candidates - with an extended deadline for applications to the end of this year, what does that mean for the programme overall? Haven't they found the right candidates? Would they be more likely to offer underwriting if they were struggling for numbers?

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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:04
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Nothing sorry o_rey28
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:10
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tcm1707 - I would go for it - even if you don't get through, you gain experience in the selection process (more than you realise). It also proves your determination and motivates you to keep trying. Also, it is a chance to fly! ... you don't want to look back and think what if...
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:21
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That is very valuable! There's also a chance that the BAFPP might be sprung upon us out of the blue. Having recent experience would help with that. I could still apply through Oxford if that was within 6 months of me going to CTC (or whatever they're called these days).
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:30
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I would go for it, however as some people have said above to get your loan underwrote you need to get it approved by BBVA in the first place.
Another thing to consider is BBVA are supposedly stopping loans at the end of the year. I also wouldn't hold out for BAFPP. It may not even open again and if it does it's unlikely it would be until next year and if you go off rumours that have been said on here they're probably not going to be sponsoring it anymore.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:31
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Be aware that you only get 2 attempts to apply. This was said at my last assessment day by the recruitment team. I don't know if it is 2 attempts per scheme or 2 overall but it may be worth asking the careers team so that you don't waste a potential last attempt.

I also don't know if technically not being rejected counts as one of your attempts but thought you might want to know.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:34
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This will be my fifth visit to CTC, 4th for an easyJet programme. They seem to be pretty lax about that rule.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:41
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In that case I wish you good fortune in the wars to come!
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 17:50
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Originally Posted by flyingintheclouds View Post
I would go for it, however as some people have said above to get your loan underwrote you need to get it approved by BBVA in the first place.
Another thing to consider is BBVA are supposedly stopping loans at the end of the year. I also wouldn't hold out for BAFPP. It may not even open again and if it does it's unlikely it would be until next year and if you go off rumours that have been said on here they're probably not going to be sponsoring it anymore.
I take everything I read on here with a pinch of salt! The BA website says that they hope to bring it back with the same principle in place. That's assurance enough for me.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 21:17
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Don't know where you've been looking but. When I met the team at Flyer Live earlier in the year they said

"BA's cadet pilot needs for 2017 and 2018 are being met by FPP cadets currently in training and a small number of CTC whitetails" and that the entire programme and it's structure is under review like most of the airline has been recently since the new management team. BA is not the same as when FPP opened.

You don't have to look far to see BA is hardly worth getting excited about. I would treat FPP opening as a great surprise and apply for EZY or another programme that actually does exist. It's no suprise the FPP forum is so quiet!

All the best.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 12:08
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Hi guys! I just submitted my application with OAA. Do you know how long it's going to take before I get an email or something? Thanks
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 13:08
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I got an email from both CTC and OAA the next day inviting me to the assessment.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 13:18
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Wait what? From both ctc and oaa? I just submitted the application to oaa. How long should it take from when you submit the application to the day you sign the contract? Because I would like to start the modular at oaa by November if I'm not accepted.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 18:57
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iks it possiable to apply both for CTC and OAA for hte easyjet progrem at the same time?
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