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Aer Lingus Future Pilot Programme 2018

Old 24th May 2018, 16:13
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Originally Posted by LuHa View Post


Giving priority to Irish candidates was expected, as they would certainly be looking to build a lifetime career at Aer Lingus and would therefore represent a great investment for them. A non Irish candidate could represent a risk for Aer Lingus, as he could be looking to make a move back home one day.
However, I believe the best and most suitable candidates will be selected, even if they’re not Irish.
Good luck everyone.
I think this is a fair assessment. There's no point in giving up before the race has even started, just focus on doing your best and remain positive. Worrying about the company's own selection criteria is of no use, especially when it's something like what nationality you are - you cannot change that. I wish every applicant the very best of luck in this programme!
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Old 25th May 2018, 05:32
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Does anyone know when applicants can expect an indication of how the second assessment went?
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Old 25th May 2018, 10:30
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How many people get in?

Does anyone actually know how many people get accepted to do the course?
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Old 25th May 2018, 11:36
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Originally Posted by ana36 View Post
So happy to hear that...anyone received any signs from them.?...or might be too early..
I doubt you'll hear anything for maybe 2 - 3 weeks...perhaps longer. I would imagine the workload is high judging by the volume of applicants. I'm not holding my breath as i feel my interview answers were way below par. All the best to everyone else.
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Old 25th May 2018, 12:03
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Volume of applicants?

Originally Posted by Chilly13 View Post
I doubt you'll hear anything for maybe 2 - 3 weeks...perhaps longer. I would imagine the workload is high judging by the volume of applicants. I'm not holding my breath as i feel my interview answers were way below par. All the best to everyone else.
Hi Chilly, did you hear a number of how many applicants there were? Or guessing by the amount of interest on here?

Also the job I am in now (non aviation) used cut-e and as far as I remember the successful ones are all told first and then the unsuccessfuls are told about 2 weeks after because of dropouts etc no one is ruled out completely.

There was however up to about six weeks between stages. I don't know if the same will apply for this campaign?
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Old 25th May 2018, 19:00
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Originally Posted by Johnnyjd91 View Post
Hi Chilly, did you hear a number of how many applicants there were? Or guessing by the amount of interest on here?

Also the job I am in now (non aviation) used cut-e and as far as I remember the successful ones are all told first and then the unsuccessfuls are told about 2 weeks after because of dropouts etc no one is ruled out completely.

There was however up to about six weeks between stages. I don't know if the same will apply for this campaign?
Not chilly, but as far as your second point and for everyone else in this thread.

I'd say based on previous years and the way the dates for everything have been set out this year to not expect to hear anything for 3-5 weeks minimum. Last year was just over 3 weeks but had no video interview portion and likely not as many applicants either (deadline wasn't extended due to website crashes afaik). This time frame gives roughly a month between doing the tests and getting invites, then another month to the earliest interview dates.

Doubt there will be any indication as to how everyone did in the second stage either as getting the invite will be based on your performance there as well as the strength of your CV and covering letter. And they wont do the whole invite extra people in case of dropouts due to any re-invited candidates having only a couple of weeks at best to prepare and make travel arrangements for the interview. So everyone should expect results within a couple of days of each other.

Best advice for everyone now is just keep yourselves distracted and have email alerts on this thread so when others pop up saying they have their emails you know its time.
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Old 26th May 2018, 05:51
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Good luck!

This is it everyone, the waiting game had begun and I wish everybody the best of luck!! If I had to guess, we, or at least the successful ones, should be getting a response by the 10th of June considering how most applicants will need to plan ahead for travel.

If selected for the interview, do you guys know if we are provided with lodging? The way I see it, 10ish days in Dublin might turn out very expensive if called in for the interview
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Old 26th May 2018, 14:27
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The last time it ran we had the assessments and then if successful we then had to do a video interview. Can't really remember the timescales between such but I think it was around two weeks from getting the invite to assesment centre to going to the assesment centre. I did an Airbnb which didn't work out too expensive - hotel is a little more.

I believe last time approx 500 were given the latter video interview, out of those approx 160 were brought to assesment centres. I'd hazard a guess that they'll just cream off the top assesment scores, and from that THEN look at your video interview, only if your assessment scores are high enough in the first instance.
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Old 26th May 2018, 16:50
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Originally Posted by Galliformes View Post
This is it everyone, the waiting game had begun and I wish everybody the best of luck!! If I had to guess, we, or at least the successful ones, should be getting a response by the 10th of June considering how most applicants will need to plan ahead for travel.

If selected for the interview, do you guys know if we are provided with lodging? The way I see it, 10ish days in Dublin might turn out very expensive if called in for the interview
Your assessment centre would be 1 day long, not 10.
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Old 27th May 2018, 14:49
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Hi all.. does anybody knows how much would cost a 1 Class Medical test ? thank you
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Old 27th May 2018, 17:56
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Originally Posted by ana36 View Post
Hi all.. does anybody knows how much would cost a 1 Class Medical test ? thank you
About 400€ or 500€ I think ..
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Old 28th May 2018, 10:30
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Originally Posted by ana36 View Post
Hi all.. does anybody knows how much would cost a 1 Class Medical test ? thank you

Hello, Heathrow Medical initial is around £550 inc VAT.
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Old 29th May 2018, 11:57
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Originally Posted by ana36 View Post
Hi all.. does anybody knows how much would cost a 1 Class Medical test ? thank you
Aer lingus will fund it if you get to that point
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Old 29th May 2018, 19:15
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Originally Posted by FlyVeryHigh- View Post
Aer lingus will fund it if you get to that point
Oh really? Is that what they've done in the past? That's pretty cool. I was looking as well, thought it might be a pre-requisite for selection
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Old 29th May 2018, 19:39
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Originally Posted by shamrock_f22 View Post
Oh really? Is that what they've done in the past? That's pretty cool. I was looking as well, thought it might be a pre-requisite for selection
Yeah they've done that in the past. Nope it's not a prerequisite; it'll be a stage of the recruitment process - likely the final one before an offer being made.
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Old 29th May 2018, 21:07
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Two candidates, one who’s taken the trouble to get a medical and one who can’t be bothered because someone else will pay, who would you recruit ...?
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Old 29th May 2018, 21:13
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Originally Posted by cumbrianboy View Post
Two candidates, one who’s taken the trouble to get a medical and one who can’t be bothered because someone else will pay, who would you recruit ...?
The one who will make a better Aer Lingus pilot.

IIRC candidates had to get a basic eye test before the interview stage last time as an initial check. I'm 99.99% sure having a Class 1 will make no difference to your application.
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Old 29th May 2018, 21:29
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Originally Posted by cumbrianboy View Post
Two candidates, one who’s taken the trouble to get a medical and one who can’t be bothered because someone else will pay, who would you recruit ...?
Getting a class 1 med before committing to training a good idea yes, means there will be no surprises should you fail further down the line. However, this is absolutely by no means an entry criteria at this point.

I sat an assessment previously with lads and girls who had PPLs and Class 1s, half of them got sent home half way through the day because their group work wasn't up to scatch.

Obtaining a class 1 at this stage of the recruitment process is probably the least of your worries. Sitting in that final interview, you'll realise that having a class 1 medical will probably not put you above anyone else at that point.

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Old 29th May 2018, 21:46
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Originally Posted by cumbrianboy View Post
Two candidates, one who’s taken the trouble to get a medical and one who can’t be bothered because someone else will pay, who would you recruit ...?
that is absolutely not how it works, it will come down to your performance at the assessment, there will be tiny differences between the performances of the 2 and that's what will decide.
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Old 30th May 2018, 14:49
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Originally Posted by cumbrianboy View Post
Two candidates, one who’s taken the trouble to get a medical and one who can’t be bothered because someone else will pay, who would you recruit ...?
Saving 500Eu wont really matter for an airline who can make hundreds of thousands a day...
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