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THE BIG JOB HUNTING THREAD

Old 21st Apr 2018, 14:36
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THE BIG JOB HUNTING THREAD

I thought I'd set up this thread to try and gather some facts and figures. It would be interesting to see what way people did their training, how long it took to get a job and where they got their first job. So, if your willing, leave a post in the following format. I can't answer as I'm still in training.

Age when you got your first job:-
Where are you from:-
Training route (Modular/Integrated):-
Schools used to train:-
ATPL average and number of resits:-
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):-
MCC provider:-
TT when you got a job:-
Did you become a FI first:-
How long to find first job:-
Airline and A/C type at first job:-
Any other info you think is relevant:-

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Old 21st Apr 2018, 16:57
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: On the clouds
Posts: 31
Age when you got your first job:- 30
Where are you from:- England
Training route:- Modular
Schools used to train:- Bartolini Air
ATPL average and number of resits:- 93% no resits
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):- First time
MCC provider:- Oxford MCC JOC
TT when you got a job:- 220 hours
Did you have to become a FI first:- No
How long to find first job:- 5 months
Airline and A/C type at first job:- Jet2 738
Any other info you think is relevant:- I spent 10 months as a Pilot Apprentice before starting a bonded TR.

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Old 21st Apr 2018, 19:01
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Back in 2012

28
England
Modular
Professional Air Training Bournemouth
97% no resits
First time passes both
European Skybus Bournemouth
280h
No
3 months
Ryanair 737

Right place, right time.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 21:17
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Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 61
Age when you got your first job:- 23
Where are you from:- Small Mediterranean island
Training route (Modular/Integrated):- Modular
Schools used to train:- Largest one in small Mediterranean island.
ATPL average and number of resits:- mid 80s, 2 resits
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):- first
MCC provider:- popular one in Dublin
TT when you got a job:- 260
Did you have to become a FI first:- No
How long to find first job:- 1 year
Airline and A/C type at first job:- Green one and A32F
Any other info you think is relevant:- Keep yourself involved in aviation. Make your own luck to find yourself in the right place and the right time.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 22:15
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Age when you got your first job:- 22
Where are you from:- UK
Training route (Modular/Integrated):- Integrated
Schools used to train:- CTC Aviation/L3
ATPL average and number of resits:- 89%, No resits
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):- Both first time
MCC provider:- CTC/L3
TT when you got a job:- 154.2
Did you have to become a FI first:- No
How long to find first job:- 5 Months
Airline and A/C type at first job:- RYR, 737-800
Any other info you think is relevant:- New 5k bonded programme is, IMO, one of the best deals out there at the minute for a cadet. Hopefully other LCC's will follow suit.

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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 10:53
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Great post


Age when you got your first job:-39
Where are you from:- Manchester UK
Training route (Modular/Integrated):- Modular
Schools used to train:- PPL at Welshpool in 1999, ATPLs distance correspondence with Bristol Ground School, CPL and IR with Ravenair at Liverpool. MCC with The Flight Centre at Wolverhampton now closed.
ATPL average and number of resits:- Can't remember, but not all first time passes, NAV passed 3rd attempt. Not because I am stupid but due to lack of preparation due to full time work commitments.
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):- First time pass on both in minimum hours.
MCC provider:- The Flight Centre at Wolverhampton now closed.
TT when you got a job:- 440 hours
Did you have to become a FI first:- No
How long to find first job:- 2 years
Airline and A/C type at first job:- Thomson 737
Any other info you think is relevant:- Was at Thomson for 3 years and made redundant in 2010. Moved to Qatar Airways as a FO and 8 years later, now a training captain on their 320 fleet.

Never give up, keep going and eventually you'll get where you want to be.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 12:29
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Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Oxford
Posts: 12
Age when you got your first job: 20
Where are you from: England/Japan
Training route (Modular/Integrated): Integrated
Schools used to train: CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
ATPL average and number of resits: 90% No Resits
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial): First Time
MCC provider: CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
TT when you got a job: 350 Hours
Did you have to become a FI first: No
How long to find first job: 3 Months
Airline and A/C type at first job: Ryanair Boeing 737
Any other info you think is relevant: Obtained a PPL before starting commercial flight training
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 13:50
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Some great replies to this thread, keep it coming please! It seems like most people so far have not had to wait too long to find something.

Sorry, TangoAlphad, I didn't mean to degrade flying instructors. I resent the skygods as much as you. Most instructors I've flown with are very skilled pilots and deserve higher pay and more recognition. They have to retain a lot of knowledge, hold a lot of responsibility and have to maintain good handling skills.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 20:12
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Turkey
Posts: 164
Age when you got your first job:- 30

Where are you from:- Belgium

Training route (Modular/Integrated):- Modular

Schools used to train:- BFS

ATPL average and number of resits:- 93% no fails.

CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):- first time (revalidation included).

MCC provider:- FTE Jerez.

TT when you got a job:- 280h.

Did you become a FI first:- No.

How long to find first job:- 7,5 years.

Airline and A/C type at first job:- SunExpress 738.

Any other info you think is relevant: I succeed the interview in February and still wait to start the TR. I can't wait...

!!! NEVER GIVE UP !!!
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 22:48
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Originally Posted by Mlambin View Post
Age when you got your first job:- 30

How long to find first job:- 7,5 years.
... and then there is people complaining they haven't had an interview 2 months after training

Mlambin, well done! And good luck
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 22:56
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Between 0 and 41000 ft
Age: 31
Posts: 133
Age when you got your first job: 26
Where are you from: Portugal
Training route (Modular/Integrated): Integrated
Schools used to train: Small but great Portuguese flight school
ATPL average and number of resits: 94%, 1st passes
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):- 1st pass
MCC provider: FSB Berlin (King Air B200)
TT when you got a job: 250
Did you become a FI first: No
How long to find first job: 3 years 3 months
Airline and A/C type at first job: Irish 737
Any other info you think is relevant: Got into an aviation job before moving to the flight deck, Aviation degree. Just had 1 interview during my whole search and nailed it.

Never give up and ALWAYS keep your ratings/medicals current. Look for GA jobs as well if after 6 months you can't find an airline. There are plenty and some times all you need is a phone call to get it right. Safe flights!
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 23:02
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Universe
Posts: 10
Age when you got your first job: 23
Where are you from: Iceland
Training route (Modular/Integrated): Modular
Schools used to train: Keilir Aviation Academy / Orlando Flight Training
ATPL average and number of resits: 93% 1st passes
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial): 1st pass
MCC provider: CAE
TT when you got a job: 420
Did you become a FI first: Yes
How long to find first job: 2 years
Airline and A/C type at first job: AAI, B747
Any other info you think is relevant: Dont give up
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 09:46
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 154
Age when you got your first job:- 33

Where are you from:- Spain

Training route (Modular/Integrated):- Modular

Schools used to train:- Florida Flyers (FAA licenses) and then conversion to EASA in NFC Ireland.

ATPL average and number of resits:- 88% (1 fail in MB)

CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):- first time.

MCC provider:- Simtech

TT when you got a job:- 520h.

Did you become a FI first:- No.

How long to find first job:- 1 year.

Airline and A/C type at first job:- Moremi Air and Airvan GA8 (Botswana)
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 09:15
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Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Qatar
Posts: 20
Age when you got your first job: 23
Where are you from: Germany
Training route (Modular/Integrated): Integrated
Schools used to train: Pilot Training Network GmbH (Part of Lufthansa Group)
ATPL average and number of resits: 95% no retakes
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial): first time
MCC provider: Lufthansa Flight Training
TT when you got a job: 197h (with MCC)
Did you become a FI first: Negative
How long to find first job: 4 months
Airline and A/C type at first job: RYR B738
Any other info you think is relevant: Failed a few assessements during the interviews mostly, flying wise, I was considered exceptional, but that doesn't help if you dont fit into the company
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 12:30
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 385
Age when you got your first job:- 32
Where are you from:- Netherlands
Training route (Modular/Integrated):- Integrated
Schools used to train:- Baltic Aviation Academy
ATPL average and number of resits:- 88% all first attempt
CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):-First time
MCC provider:- Baltic Aviation Academy
TT when you got a job:-200
Did you become a FI first:- No
How long to find first job:-4.5 years
Airline and A/C type at first job:-an ACMI charter company B737
Any other info you think is relevant:- Passed an assessment end of last year by another company but still did not get the job due to reduction of AC in fleet. That did hurt a lot, but I did not give up. There is no such thing as giving up.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 12:34
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Join Date: Dec 2012
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Originally Posted by spaflyer View Post
Age when you got your first job:- 33

Where are you from:- Spain

Training route (Modular/Integrated):- Modular

Schools used to train:- Florida Flyers (FAA licenses) and then conversion to EASA in NFC Ireland.

ATPL average and number of resits:- 88% (1 fail in MB)

CPL/MEIR passes (first time/partial):- first time.

MCC provider:- Simtech

TT when you got a job:- 520h.

Did you become a FI first:- No.

How long to find first job:- 1 year.

Airline and A/C type at first job:- Moremi Air and Airvan GA8 (Botswana)
Congrats with your job in Bots. From what I read of everyone who commented you have the most awesome job. That is some real flying there. Enjoy the Delta.
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