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Aer Lingus Future Pilot Programme 2018

Old 9th May 2018, 20:59
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Originally Posted by sara98 View Post
Hi everyone

I've been thinking whether to apply or not for days and I've finally decided to ask for your advice.

Basically, I am currently enrolled at university (in my second year of study - out of four). I would like to apply to the Aer Lingus programme as it is an exceptional opportunity for an aspiring pilot as I am. However, I'm not entirely sure about what a recruiter might think when seeing I'm actually still enrolled at university.

Since it's obviously not possible to keep studying at uni while undergoing a professional pilot training, a possible question from any recruiter might be "what will you do if you are successful throughout the selection process?". The answer would be obvious but saying I would drop out of university without any hesitation might equally be disqualifying as I might sound like someone who is not determined to succeed and easily gives up.

What do you genuinely think? Should I apply or should I wait until I'm done with university?

Many thanks for any advice you might have
What is it in life you want to do ?

Would you want to work for Aer Lingus

If in doubt about either, don't bother.

Onlynthose with a strong desire to be given this chance will have any chance of getting through the tough application process.


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Old 11th May 2018, 15:56
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Getting restless. I can’t help checking emails every five minutes!!
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Old 11th May 2018, 17:21
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Originally Posted by Slow Progress View Post
Getting restless. I canít help checking emails every five minutes!!
I don't think they'll start sending updates before Sunday (when they stop taking applications).
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Old 12th May 2018, 10:13
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Anyone else getting an error message when they go to log into Aer Lingus Careers? Something to do with NGA software?
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Old 12th May 2018, 13:20
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Just applied (found out about this programme late). Good luck everyone applying
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Old 12th May 2018, 15:38
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Originally Posted by LBAflyer22 View Post
Anyone else getting an error message when they go to log into Aer Lingus Careers? Something to do with NGA software?
I had the same issue. I just reset my password.
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Old 12th May 2018, 16:17
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I found a way around it Ian and applied ... successfully however not received an email which it said on the website was down to technical issues. I'm going to pop them a quick email to ensure it has been received.

Good luck everyone
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Old 12th May 2018, 18:35
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Exciting, I've just applied. I got down to the very last round with Aer Lingus - but that was quite a few years ago when it was known as the the Cadet programme - interested to see how the assessment process has changed in recent years. Good luck to all.

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Old 13th May 2018, 11:02
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I've just applied for this, found out about very late (from Facebook of all places...)

Anyway, good luck to everyone who has applied - hopefully other airlines, even mainline BA (given the IAG link) may eventually follow this model. I'm sure the number of potentially very capable pilots denied a professional aviation career due to not having the £100,000 + most airlines require must be horrendous.

I'm 28 and come from an IT background so far but initially tick all the boxes, so we'll see
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Old 13th May 2018, 11:07
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Originally Posted by PoloJamie View Post
II'm 28 and come from an IT background so far but initially tick all the boxes, so we'll see
That's at least two of us then! Applied the other day and despite knowing they won't be saying diddly until all have been screened, still can't help getting odd the flutter when an email comes through.

Anyway, best of luck to all who have applied. At least I have a major network migration project in the meantime to keep me distracted!
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Old 14th May 2018, 08:48
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Anyone having issues logging into their AL account?
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Old 14th May 2018, 16:11
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Originally Posted by skoot View Post
Anyone having issues logging into their AL account?
Just checked, it did give me "Login unsuccessful" 3 times in a row, but then let me log in eventually.

Has anyone received the link to online assessments yet?
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Old 14th May 2018, 16:24
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If you think your late at 28... I wouldn't like to think how that places me at 39 🤔

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Old 14th May 2018, 16:30
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41 here....
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Old 14th May 2018, 17:43
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28 is not late. Aer lingus prefer their cadet pilots in their 20's and greater. Very rarely have they took someone <21/22.
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Old 14th May 2018, 19:22
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Anyone got any reply from them? yesterday was the last date of application.
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Old 14th May 2018, 20:28
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Originally Posted by aravindsasi View Post
Anyone got any reply from them? yesterday was the last date of application.
Well they just started to check the applications give them a week or three, then they will have selected the first ones for the test.
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Old 14th May 2018, 22:44
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Originally Posted by Safar1 View Post
Well they just started to check the applications give them a week or three, then they will have selected the first ones for the test.
I believe most people will get the link for the online assessment, unless you donít meet the eligibility criteria. Emails should be sent out fairly soon as well. At least, this was the case in previous years.
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Old 15th May 2018, 10:57
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From previous experience, do you know the lead time between the link reception and D day assessment ?
Cheers,
Thomas
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Old 16th May 2018, 10:50
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Hi Guys, I have applied for it myself. Just in the middle of doing my PPL and I think I will get an online test :-D

Your application for this vacancy was sent on 09/05/2018 and currently has a status of Invite to pre selection online test.
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