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Aer Lingus Future Pilot Programme 2018

Old 28th Apr 2018, 01:22
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Does anybody have an idea of the relative timescale following the selection days in July for further selection (approximate dates of interviews, offers, etc) - perhaps based off previous cadetship campaigns?

Im away for the summer so just trying to work out some what if scenarios in my head!
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 09:56
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Originally Posted by Engine Ear View Post
Thanks a lot for this info. Any chance you remember (if they told you) how much the allowance was?

Cheers.
The allowance was 200 per month. In previous years; I.e 200 beer money. Food in Jerez is included etc so nothing to pay out for.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 10:04
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Awesome scheme, full credit to Aer Lingus for running this fully funded again. I imagine it will be extremely competitive, which in a way shows how removing financial barriers gives airlines a much larger pool to choose from. Flying a mix of short haul and trans-atlantic on the A321-LR's would be one of the best pilot jobs in Europe IMO.

Originally Posted by kfitz100 View Post
Does anybody have an idea of the relative timescale following the selection days in July for further selection (approximate dates of interviews, offers, etc) - perhaps based off previous cadetship campaigns?

Im away for the summer so just trying to work out some what if scenarios in my head!
Well they've stated that training begins in November and first round of interviews are late July. I imagine they'd want to give out offers to the lucky few by mid-September at the latest to allow for notice periods. In previous year I believe there has been a further interview and medical in Dublin after the first interviews, so I guess that would be in August. All guesswork on my part though....

I.e 200 beer money.
That's a lot of beer!
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 10:31
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The job sounds incredible and its brilliant to see a resurgence in sponsored programs - or one at least. Of course I want to apply - but I am in my last year of college in the UK, which means I will have achieved the educational requirements, but not by late July...

I will find out how I've done in August on results day of course - is this too late? I do of course have predicted grades and can evidence that I should have no problem achieving the minimum.

Can anyone yield any pointers on this? Is anyone applying in the same situation? If the information about further interviews is correct then I would probably have my grades by then, officially.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 10:32
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Originally Posted by LuHa View Post
Does anyone know if you are allowed to accompany your CV with a Cover Letter?
You are, you attach it with your CV on the side. No idea if they read it though but in my view its worth a shot...
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 10:48
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Originally Posted by FlyVeryHigh- View Post
The allowance was 200 per month. In previous years; I.e 200 beer money. Food in Jerez is included etc so nothing to pay out for.
Wow! I didn't realise everything was covered at Jerez. This gets better by the minute! Thanks again for the info!
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 12:20
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999 View Post
Well they've stated that training begins in November and first round of interviews are late July. I imagine they'd want to give out offers to the lucky few by mid-September at the latest to allow for notice periods. In previous year I believe there has been a further interview and medical in Dublin after the first interviews, so I guess that would be in August. All guesswork on my part though....
Thanks for the info, much appreciated!
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 14:03
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It does look to be an excellent programme, though I wonder what their view towards people with three month notice periods would be?
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 14:55
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Originally Posted by LuHa View Post
Does anyone know if you are allowed to accompany your CV with a Cover Letter?
Application only mentions a CV but the general Aer Lingus jobs portal mentions CV and Covering Letter upload on the left hand side.

I am always inclined to provide a covering letter - but not sure if they'd think negatively of it if it is not explicitly asked for?
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 15:22
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I believe the consensus reached in the 2017 scheme thread was that only a CV was required. See Aer Lingus Mentored Cadet Pilot Programme 2017
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 19:57
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I sent a covering letter, a standard CV for a no-experience scheme seems a little redundant past meeting the basic criteria, I wouldve thought theyd want to know your motivations first and foremost.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 23:03
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I don't suppose anyone who has either applied in the past can shed some light on what the online assesments are ? I seen somebody mention COMPAS. I have interviewed for another scheme with Jerez but done the FTE PILAPT tests (which I to this day think are not accurate...). I'll have a look at compas in the mean while!
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 07:57
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I had a cover letter the last time round and it was on the interviewer's desk along with my CV at the final interview rounds.

i can also confirm it was referred to, so make sure it's coherent and you actually can prove whatever it is you're going to write on it.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 17:33
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Did anyone else not get an acknowledgment or confirmation email when they applied? I didn't see any 'error' message that others are talking about, but it says 'application received' on the portal!
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 18:21
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Originally Posted by MarkSRFC View Post
Did anyone else not get an acknowledgment or confirmation email when they applied? I didn't see any 'error' message that others are talking about, but it says 'application received' on the portal!
Same story here.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 19:11
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I actually re-applied to this scheme and got an email the second time round. They attached two files to the email: the application summary and CV. However, the CV they attached is about 200 bytes big and can't be opened.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 16:09
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Originally Posted by Lawrence2725 View Post
After going to Pilot Careers Live at Heathrow a couple of weeks ago, I was fairly disillusioned with the financial side of things (apart from the RAF). However, this seems like a step in the right direction; doing my application now!
PCL is a great event and also helps people to discover more areas of aviation (at a lower or no cost) rather than just the commercial pilot role. This is a great move by Aer Lingus but unfortunately since only they are offering a free scheme at the moment, competition will be extremely high (Ive read over 6,000 applied before for 10 positions) and the rest of the industry are still requiring the minimum 100,000. It would be great for all airlines to adopt this but tbh I think its a long way off yet.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 16:13
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Originally Posted by KieronyM View Post
The job sounds incredible and its brilliant to see a resurgence in sponsored programs - or one at least. Of course I want to apply - but I am in my last year of college in the UK, which means I will have achieved the educational requirements, but not by late July...

I will find out how I've done in August on results day of course - is this too late? I do of course have predicted grades and can evidence that I should have no problem achieving the minimum.

Can anyone yield any pointers on this? Is anyone applying in the same situation? If the information about further interviews is correct then I would probably have my grades by then, officially.
Hi, I cant speak exactly for this scheme itself but Im finishing some further education while Ive booked assessment stages for another airline-specific program. My program gives specific info that predicted grades are accepted. If this isnt explained on their webpage then Id recommend you give Aer Lingus a call and discuss this with them. One thing to note, if youre going to jump at this opportunity I wouldnt allow it to take away from preparation time for your college exams, those are very important and should be prioritised! Good luck
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 20:10
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Does anyone know what the implications of Brexit might be for Brits applying for this programme?

The application specifies that applicants be "eligible to live and work permanently in the EU"
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Old 1st May 2018, 09:29
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What can I expect after finishing this programme?

Hello everyone
Im just wondering what can I expect after finishing this programme and obtaining A320 type rating? How long will I have to work for them? 3,5 or maybe10 years?
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