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Old 26th Sep 2023, 08:27
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Originally Posted by Manny.
Hi was just wondering to anyone who's completed their online interviews - have any of you received any email progressing on to the next stage or a rejection email?
Nothing so far, although Iím not confident!
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 11:36
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Originally Posted by speedy_bird12
What a joke. Completed all 3 assessments, and still received the "we've decided not to progress your application". I'd love to see their ideal candidate, if one exists of course.
Hi Speedy Bird,

I appreciate everyone has frustrations on this type of stuff - I've been there myself.

Unfortunately in these type of processes, they are so competitive that if you don't score highly and/or finish the tests - it's like you won't make the next stage. We don't get insight into the "score highly" mark, but I imagine it will be fairly high - particularly the checking part of the assessments. In the past, many of the previous intakes have stated it took multiple attempts to get selected (lots of FPP blogs talk about this)

The good news it, it isn't all doom and gloom. You now have this experience to take forward to another assessment, with Tui having already announced a further intake opening in Jan 2024. Take the time to prep between now and then, that means you will score highly and will get through to the actual human interaction part.

Keep the head up and good luck for the next!
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 13:52
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Originally Posted by Expo767
To help others with timelines, I completed the online assessments on Saturday AM and have just received the email inviting to the virtual interview.

Good luck all.
Interesting. Completed mine last Thursday, havenít yet received any invitation or rejection yet.
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 14:08
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I got rejected after timing out on the maths ! I didnít find the math overly challenging just very hard to complete within the 17 minutes! Feeling a bit hard done by! especially after having to find and upload all my GCSE certificates
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 17:16
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Questions

Hi all,
Anyone have an insight of the questions asked in the Video Interview?
TIA
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 17:34
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Originally Posted by Aj2017
Nothing so far, although Iím not confident!
exactly the same lol completed the interview but not confident and haven't gotten anything so far. Good luck
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 20:46
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Originally Posted by Aj2017
Please stop asking and if youíve been invited to do one then just do it. Itís not fair on others if you have an advantage over them.
Hi AJ,

It. might be worth remembering what the 'R' of PPRuNe stands for .

Id suggest that this is EXACTLY what this website is for, or did you come on this website for another totally unrelated reason, other than to get 'unfair' information?

PS life isn't fair sometimes and resilience is often required. Which also happens to be a key core competency for professional pilots, which you will be assessed for. Possibly.

Anyway, thread creep over and back on topic, as Im confident an altruistic poster will share more data very soon.
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 20:56
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Originally Posted by 4KBeta
Hi Speedy Bird,

I appreciate everyone has frustrations on this type of stuff - I've been there myself.

Unfortunately in these type of processes, they are so competitive that if you don't score highly and/or finish the tests - it's like you won't make the next stage. We don't get insight into the "score highly" mark, but I imagine it will be fairly high - particularly the checking part of the assessments. In the past, many of the previous intakes have stated it took multiple attempts to get selected (lots of FPP blogs talk about this)

The good news it, it isn't all doom and gloom. You now have this experience to take forward to another assessment, with Tui having already announced a further intake opening in Jan 2024. Take the time to prep between now and then, that means you will score highly and will get through to the actual human interaction part.

Keep the head up and good luck for the next!
Yes, I'm not sure if everyone got through to the last 3 questions of the checking test but it was very much about taking on a lot of information very quickly and prirotisting the processing of only relavent info.
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 20:59
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Originally Posted by 27 L
Hi AJ,

It. might be worth remembering what the 'R' of PPRuNe stands for .

Id suggest that this is EXACTLY what this website is for, or did you come on this website for another totally unrelated reason, other than to get 'unfair' information?

PS life isn't fair sometimes and resilience is often required. Which also happens to be a key core competency for professional pilots, which you will be assessed for. Possibly.

Anyway, thread creep over and back on topic, as Im confident an altruistic poster will share more data very soon.
Theres a different between a rumour and giving others an unfair advantage. And for what it is worth if you look at when I joined I was on here years ago before applying for any schemes . My point is like it or not there is competition for very few spaces, and giving others info they shouldnít know in advance is the wrong thing to do. Once the digital interview part of selection has finished, feel free to share away as theyíll change it for next time anyway.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 02:47
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Originally Posted by chazthepilot
Hi all,
Anyone have an insight of the questions asked in the Video Interview?
TIA
there's not much point asking I doubt any one who has done will give you any info as it quiet literally reduced our chances
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 07:48
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Originally Posted by 4KBeta
Hi Speedy Bird,

I appreciate everyone has frustrations on this type of stuff - I've been there myself.

Unfortunately in these type of processes, they are so competitive that if you don't score highly and/or finish the tests - it's like you won't make the next stage. We don't get insight into the "score highly" mark, but I imagine it will be fairly high - particularly the checking part of the assessments. In the past, many of the previous intakes have stated it took multiple attempts to get selected (lots of FPP blogs talk about this)

The good news it, it isn't all doom and gloom. You now have this experience to take forward to another assessment, with Tui having already announced a further intake opening in Jan 2024. Take the time to prep between now and then, that means you will score highly and will get through to the actual human interaction part.

Keep the head up and good luck for the next!
While it's commendable to take a positive stance and tell yourself you'll be better prepared and fare better next time, people shouldn't be naive. The baseline standards required to apply for this programme are as low as can be (essentially the right to work in the UK and a few GCSEs or equivalent) and who doesn't want to be a pilot?! Each person is competing with tens of thousands for one of only seventy positions; your CV, cover letter and life experiences count for nothing if you score so much as one mark less than the other guy or girl on a 17 minute maths and a random "checking" test, a test which you can't even be sure the candidate themself sat! Assuming you get through this you'll then be out if an invisible recruiter (perhaps even machine) doesn't like the look of you on a recorded video, nobody has spoken a word to you yet, nobody has had to look you in the eye and reject you. This is a game or numbers, it's as much about luck than it is anything else. Some people go through their lives waiting for that lottery win, it is a life wasted - why do the same around cadet pilot schemes?

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Old 27th Sep 2023, 11:33
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Originally Posted by desertghost
While it's commendable to take a positive stance and tell yourself you'll be better prepared and fare better next time, people shouldn't be naive. The baseline standards required to apply for this programme are as low as can be (essentially the right to work in the UK and a few GCSEs or equivalent) and who doesn't want to be a pilot?! Each person is competing with tens of thousands for one of only seventy positions; your CV, cover letter and life experiences count for nothing if you score so much as one mark less than the other guy or girl on a 17 minute maths and a random "checking" test, a test which you can't even be sure the candidate themself sat! Assuming you get through this you'll then be out if an invisible recruiter (perhaps even machine) doesn't like the look of you on a recorded video, nobody has spoken a word to you yet, nobody has had to look you in the eye and reject you. This is a game or numbers, it's as much about luck than it is anything else. Some people go through their lives waiting for that lottery win, it is a life wasted - why do the same around cadet pilot schemes?
I agree that you definitely canít rely on getting a scheme like this, and that you should have a backup option.

I do think that with the right motivation you can give yourself a good chance with one of these though. ďWho doesnít want to be a pilot?Ē Is right. But there is so much you can do to make yourself stand out ok the motivation side of things that 99% of people applying wonít have. By the time you get to video interview itís likely it will be looked at by a human, and despite what people here say your CV and motivation counts for more than the tests. As long as you pass the tests then your grade on them is largely irrelevant.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 13:06
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Hi, newbie here.
I am not asking for any details of the questions - for fairness.
i have been asked for the video interview and struggling to work out time/location to do it over next couple of days.

For anyone who has done it, how long should i allow?
Is it a case of talking continuously, or does the system pause between questions?

i'm nervous of signing in for it, then getting interrupted, so want to ensure i can block out time to do it.
thanks in advance.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 16:00
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Has anyone else completed all the tests and still waiting for a response? I did mine a few days ago and have still heard nothing back.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 16:57
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Originally Posted by desertghost
While it's commendable to take a positive stance and tell yourself you'll be better prepared and fare better next time, people shouldn't be naive. The baseline standards required to apply for this programme are as low as can be (essentially the right to work in the UK and a few GCSEs or equivalent) and who doesn't want to be a pilot?! Each person is competing with tens of thousands for one of only seventy positions; your CV, cover letter and life experiences count for nothing if you score so much as one mark less than the other guy or girl on a 17 minute maths and a random "checking" test, a test which you can't even be sure the candidate themself sat! Assuming you get through this you'll then be out if an invisible recruiter (perhaps even machine) doesn't like the look of you on a recorded video, nobody has spoken a word to you yet, nobody has had to look you in the eye and reject you. This is a game or numbers, it's as much about luck than it is anything else. Some people go through their lives waiting for that lottery win, it is a life wasted - why do the same around cadet pilot schemes?
If you didn't make the mark, its down to that preparation and practice - that isn't luck related.

As I shared before, the odds are not in your favour and yes I agree - likely even 1 mark (whatever that cut wise), could be the factor on yes or no to next stage at this point. There is many options available to those that are really committed - people make it work.

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Old 27th Sep 2023, 17:07
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I personally think they have people looking through the CVs and 250 word question. If people were offered/declined a video interview on the basis of the tests then I think everyone would have been given the news by now, some haven't.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 20:02
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Originally Posted by stut4
Hi, newbie here.
I am not asking for any details of the questions - for fairness.
i have been asked for the video interview and struggling to work out time/location to do it over next couple of days.

For anyone who has done it, how long should i allow?
Is it a case of talking continuously, or does the system pause between questions?

i'm nervous of signing in for it, then getting interrupted, so want to ensure i can block out time to do it.
thanks in advance.
Half an hour maximum really, itís fairly quick and straightforward
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 20:26
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Originally Posted by Eagle9701
Has anyone else completed all the tests and still waiting for a response? I did mine a few days ago and have still heard nothing back.
Exactly the same for me.
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 13:25
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Ipad didn't work for me, had to use laptop
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 14:03
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Originally Posted by Catherine Mullins
just fixed my camera setting so it looks okay and there is 0 sound.
plug some headphones in to make sure mic working, good luck!
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