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EasyJet MPL 2017

Old 12th Jun 2017, 17:47
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L3/CTC stage 2 tests are as stated on Pilot George's blog: 15 multiple choice mental maths questions followed by a series of aptitude tests. No physics!
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Old 12th Jun 2017, 19:40
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I agree that the interview/group exercise stages may be different, but I sat the easyJet stage 2 assessment at Dibden Manor a few weeks ago and it was exactly as I (and George) described!
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 14:11
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Good to hear/read! Good luck to all those mid application, maybe I'll see some of you at my stage 2 on 26th July!
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 01:25
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Questions regarding CTC route!

Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum but have been following some threads regarding Genertation easyJet! I applied last week through the CTC course and heard back today that I've made it to the selection days, I just have a few questions!

1) I've read the forums and information on the website surrounding the cost of the course and loans but from what I've read I understand this may be paid by easyJet, is this only highly talented candidates or is this something everyone receives? Just some general more in depth information then is available on the website would be useful!

2) My email states specifically that I've made it onto 'easyJet route 3 selection', does this mean I've already been given this route or could I be assigned a different one should I be successful?

3) Finally, does anyone have an idea of the chances of success in interview (i.e. How many people make it onto the course)? With the high cost of the selection day and with myself being only 18, it is a large cost to me and I just wondered what the chances of success are if we have any indication at all!

I know these questions are quite basic so forgive me if I've repeated anything already mentioned! Good luck to everyone applying this year!
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 11:08
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Originally Posted by FlyYorkshire View Post
1) I've read the forums and information on the website surrounding the cost of the course and loans but from what I've read I understand this may be paid by easyJet, is this only highly talented candidates or is this something everyone receives? Just some general more in depth information then is available on the website would be useful!
From what I understand, Route 1 & subsequent funding is available to 'exceptional' candidates. That definition is very much easyJet's to make, albeit I believe you must perform well both in academia and selection. To date I have only personally met one individual funded by the airline. That is not, however, to say more do not exist across the scheme for these schools have hundreds of cadets and it's impossible for everyone to know everyone! Best tip here, apply with the understanding you will be funding it. Anything else will be a bonus. Don't rely on the funding to make your dream, as it might in fact do the opposite.

Originally Posted by FlyYorkshire View Post
2) My email states specifically that I've made it onto 'easyJet route 3 selection', does this mean I've already been given this route or could I be assigned a different one should I be successful?
Based on this I would presume you do not qualify for Route 1/2. What are your grades if you don't mind me asking?

Originally Posted by FlyYorkshire View Post
3) Finally, does anyone have an idea of the chances of success in interview (i.e. How many people make it onto the course)? With the high cost of the selection day and with myself being only 18, it is a large cost to me and I just wondered what the chances of success are if we have any indication at all!
Impossible to give exact numbers, but it's certainly a fair number at L3 since it started. There's a couple, if not more, easyJet cadets per new course it seems.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 11:11
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If it's any indication, in my class of 24 at L3, around 14 are easyJet. New course roughly every 3 or 4 weeks. Big numbers.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 12:02
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Based on this I would presume you do not qualify for Route 1/2. What are your grades if you don't mind me asking?
I’m just completing A-Levels now but have predicted grades of A*AA? Is it the fact that they’re predicted that has limited this?

Does anyone know what positives/negatives there are to the Integrated ATPL course? Will taking route 3 limit me in any way?

Thanks @scotwings for the info, sounds like they’re really pushing it atm!
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 12:44
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Originally Posted by FlyYorkshire View Post
I’m just completing A-Levels now but have predicted grades of A*AA? Is it the fact that they’re predicted that has limited this?
I would have thought so yes. While the website does claim you can still apply with predicted grades, you will have to attain them to secure Route 1 or 2. Such, they may have allocated you a route three day for that purpose. I am of course speculating as only the selection team will know for sure.

For the sake of clearing confusion.. here is the website text:

To qualify for the easyJet MPL or the MPL Upgrade, you must also hold:


* A minimum of 2 A Levels grades C or above (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking); or
* A degree grade 2:2 or above

You may apply to the program with predicted grades but they must be achieved on commencement of training.
ScotWings numbers seem right to be honest, although the numbers are quite variable over CPs it would seem. Some have 3 members - such as mine, others considerably more!

EDIT: To add, Route 3 is essentially the Integrated route that all Whitetail cadets at L3 would follow with the advantage of a conditional job offer just like Route 1/2 so in that regard it would still result in the RHS of an A319/20/21 at EZY. It would just cost more given you're following a non-MPL route.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 12:48
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Originally Posted by FlyYorkshire View Post
I’m just completing A-Levels now but have predicted grades of A*AA? Is it the fact that they’re predicted that has limited this?

Does anyone know what positives/negatives there are to the Integrated ATPL course? Will taking route 3 limit me in any way?

Thanks @scotwings for the info, sounds like they’re really pushing it atm!
Route 3 will take slightly longer and will cost more overall, but you will end up flying for easyJet just the same as a cadet on Route 1 or 2, holding an ATPL licence as opposed to an MPL. (There are quite a few posts online explaining the differences between the licences, I'd recommend gbotley's excellent blog). easyJet will also send you a conditional offer of employment once you are confirmed on the course, as they do with the other routes.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 12:56
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Originally Posted by FlyYorkshire View Post
I’m just completing A-Levels now but have predicted grades of A*AA? Is it the fact that they’re predicted that has limited this?

Does anyone know what positives/negatives there are to the Integrated ATPL course? Will taking route 3 limit me in any way?

Thanks @scotwings for the info, sounds like they’re really pushing it atm!
This is the Route 3 information:

"This route provides a further opportunity to join easyJet for those who successfully complete selection and begin the Integrated ATPL route, but are not shortlisted to upgrade to MPL on completion of Theoretical Knowledge exams and do meet easyJet criteria, OR do not hold the academic qualifications required for the MPL route. You will continue on the Integrated ATPL route, completing the Intermediate phase of training tailored to easyJet A320 aircraft and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Upon successful completion of training you'll then launch an exciting flying career as an easyJet Co-Pilot on completion of A320 type rating, base and line training."

I'm not particularly sure but good thing is that you get a frozen ATPL I believe but correct me if I'm wrong. You won't have a chance of getting your loan underwritten and the cost is £123,800 which includes your type rating.

To be completely honest, the integrated program is pretty much the standard package that L3CTS offers so you might want to read this https://www.l3airlineacademy.com/car...ntegrated-atpl
however your airline placement is likely to be easyJet rather than any other airline.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 13:07
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Thanks for the share Millasaurus, although no doubt the link will be removed as the mods tend to hate people sharing blogs it seems. A quick Google of MPL vs ATPL will find you all of the results you would need for any comparison FlyYorkshire. In training alongside MPL cadets on the daily, I have to say I'm quite impressed with the structure/delivery of the flight stage of training. A lot the MPL is teaching a fair few components in the simulator where mistakes can be made before then going and doing it in the air in the real deal. I personally prefer this approach in the sense you get over the stress of being introduced to new concepts during the sim component. But hey, everyone's different.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 17:40
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Does anyone have any info about the route 2 MPL upgrade regarding what you need to achieve at groundschool, how many people have been upgraded, what happens if you aren't upgraded etc? It's quite vague.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 20:40
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75% (a pass) in each subject and no more than 3 fails is what's required to be eligible for an upgrade. However, obviously the better you do the more likely it is that you will be upgraded. As mentioned it depends on the number of cadets already on the MPL as well.
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Old 18th Jun 2017, 20:22
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To anyone who has completed the stage 3 assessment, how long was the period of time between the two assessments and was it the same booking process as with the stage 2 assessment?
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 17:04
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I thought I'd share my experience. I applied to the Generation EasyJet programme last year about July, I only sat my technical day in March (long story).

If you are going to CTC I would say SkyTest is the closest you will get to the actual tests you will experience that day. I couldn't get the audio to work with SkyTest through my PC but they very kindly issued me a license for iPad. I wouldn't recommend using the iPad for anything requiring the joystick as the on-screen control is not helpful. I would use the auto-trainer function as it pushes you to the limits but you will find on the day when you sit the test that it's pushed you further than you need.

The maths test is multiple choice and I highly recommend using latestpilotjobs.com, merely for practicing quick calculations. You only get 1 A5 (half of A4) sheet of paper and I had several square route and currency conversion questions which I had to answer using educated guesses. I passed this section of the test (I didn't ask for my score).
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 19:14
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quick question: what is the dress code for stage 2 assessment?
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 20:25
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I would advise wearing a suit and tie at all stages. It's a professional job you're going for and it doesn't hurt to dress up.
Good luck!
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 23:19
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For those wondering how much a loan underwriting is from the Amy Johnson Initiative:

"Offering loan underwriting of around £100,000 for six female, new entrant
pilots – our ‘Amy Johnson recruits’"

Source: Diversity | Diversifying our workforce | easyJet
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 15:44
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Ground school

Hi helski, 2 things, do you know any route 3 people? And also what is the "easyjet exam standard" for the ATPL exams?.

Cheers
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 22:38
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I believe its around 80% the exam standard is. Correct me if i'm wrong.
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