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andrew152 29th Jun 2010 15:38

if you are UNABLE to get a class 1 medical then I doubt you getting a job. Before I commenced any of my training the first thing I did was sit the class 1 medical to ensure I didn't get too far and realise I wasted £xxxxx.

why not e-mail the recruitment team opposed to asking people that are not directly involved

not meant to sound cheeky I just wish people would do a bit of leg work themselves

bucket_and_spade 29th Jun 2010 17:39


not meant to sound cheeky I just wish people would do a bit of leg work themselves
Well said.

Guys, come on, if you can't/won't read some simple questions or look up some info which is readily available yourself, how far do you hope to get with a competitive selection process and then the career itself?

The last page or two of this thread have been a bit painful to read :{

Not trying to be harsh - just suggesting people need to up their game!

B&S

FiiS 29th Jun 2010 18:18

can some1 tell me where 2 aply ..? plz plz plz all my life wantd 2 b a pilot n this is best chance 4 me plz plz plz halp me!!!!!!111

*tumbleweeds*

Couldn't resist, sorry guys :}

I've applied. I am some way into hours building, anticipating a trip to Canada to do some more, and then gotta get stuck into those exams. However ... I've not applied for a scheme like this is some time. Fingers crossed, guys.

*sigh* Does applying make me a bad bad person? I didn't get into the last 14 for GAPAN, and if this doesn't work out I'll still be self funding my way through. Going in eyes wide open - to dodge the traps ...

CABUS 29th Jun 2010 21:29


The last page or two of this thread have been a bit painful to read http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/sr...ies/boohoo.gif

Not trying to be harsh - just suggesting people need to up their game!

B&S
I totally agree with B&S, those who want a sponsorship with TCX really need to start stepping up their game. If you need to ask where to apply, im afraid to say its not looking good from the outset:(. Come on guys ' THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX' dont just wait for a link to be posted on Prune, apply and then wait for the phone to ring because it wont! The slots will have already been filled with those who have written letters and made contacts!

Best of luck to you all and happy night Turkey landings to B&S.

Cabus

antes56 29th Jun 2010 22:10

the cost of the course is the integrated one you find on the fte page?
81k £ - 1k£ a month for the period of the course (- TR paid from TC)?

:ok:

waco 29th Jun 2010 22:21

Guys, you are all dreaming...........I bet a large percentage of the successful candidates will come from within the carrier.

You are niave if you think otherwise.

bucket_and_spade 29th Jun 2010 22:52


Best of luck to you all and happy night Turkey landings to B&S.
Where else!? ;)


Guys, you are all dreaming...........I bet a large percentage of the successful candidates will come from within the carrier.

You are niave if you think otherwise.
Not looking at the cadets from previous company schemes...

That said, there will be TCX staff who work in other areas of the business who will apply - their experience of airline ops can only be a positive in the selection process.

B&S

waco 29th Jun 2010 23:00

B & S

"Not looking at the cadets from previous company schemes..."

Simply not so...........

the ace of spades 29th Jun 2010 23:07

we all know that this happens, it happens in every line of business, not just in aviation.. but not all places go this way, there will be some for the honest grafter..

waco 29th Jun 2010 23:19

.......and the moon is made of cream cheese...........

Still I suppose its another straw for you to cling on to.

Great career planning.

bucket_and_spade 29th Jun 2010 23:30

waco,

I agree that people have joined TCX as pilots who've had experience with the company beforehand, a family link to an acting employee, etc. As ace of spades suggests, this isn't unusual.

But...

You suggest that a "large percentage" of previous cadets have had these links - this is simply not the case.

By way of concrete example (which you don't provide) - the biggest fleet in the company is the Boeing 757 fleet. TCX ran a cadet scheme in collaboration with OAA, with cadets joining the B757 fleet in 2007 and 2008 (and 2009 but I don't know much about this intake). A total of around 12 cadet pilots. None had any of the above links you suggest.

I personally am only aware of 3 pilots on the payroll (out of a total of between 600 and 700) who joined the company as low-hours cadets, either with a relative in the company or previous experience in another area of the business.

The nepotism you suggest isn't really the reality - don't be disheartened if you're thinking of applying for this scheme without knowing the secret handshake everyone!

B&S :ok:

Thomas1984 30th Jun 2010 14:38

do you know the deadline to register?

the ace of spades 30th Jun 2010 15:12

why dont you just register now instead of asking when the deadline is.. it takes 10 mins to apply!!

kkelly77 1st Jul 2010 12:27

Application submitted :ok:

Best of luck to everyone. I'm sure everyone wants this as much as the next person :)

K.

antes56 1st Jul 2010 19:11

anyone know about the PRICE of the course?

i just want to know it before apply:):)

thanks!

(I can't find on all the other information...):)

the ace of spades 1st Jul 2010 19:39

....
 
It is 300,000 euro's.. Where exactly have you looked??!!

antes56 2nd Jul 2010 08:01

on this thread,on the fte page,on the thomas cook page...

the only thing a find out was the TR payed from TC after the course and the 1000£ a month payed from TC during the course...

what about the all course?

colourblindgeek 2nd Jul 2010 15:13

Well, I'll look for you.

Hang on a minute while I open up another tab here.

"Click, click click click...... oooh that's expensive"

OK, I'm back............Yup just looked and its £81,000 (so I guess that's 98,500 Euros to save you wondering how on earth to translate Euros' to Pounds)

It was hidden in the greatest depths of their website, cunningly diguised as an Integrated ATPL course (the clue came from Captain Hutchings).

Of course I'd say factor in the JOC course at 6886 Euros's.

And don't forget to keep a little aside for shoes - they're not included.

Would you like me to do any more research?

antes56 2nd Jul 2010 15:32

thanks!:ok:
you did a great job for me..

that's enough for now...I had to wait days,and write 3 post to receive an answer,and finally I get!:):)

good luck to all who will join this scheme!

the ace of spades 2nd Jul 2010 19:16

the future is bright for you antes56, real bright.... :ok:


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