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Mega Merged: REX Recruitment/Cadetship and Working for REX

Old 9th Mar 2020, 23:52
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Originally Posted by Flyer95 View Post
Has anyone heard anything with regards to direct entry FO recruitment? I would think Iíve got an attractive resume with regards to aviation experience and Iíve had an application in for a few months now yet heard nothing.
I've had an application in since 2009 and not heard anything
Good luck though
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 11:21
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Originally Posted by beached az View Post
I've had an application in since 2009 and not heard anything
Good luck though
Not long after their focus was cadet hiring. Rightly or wrongly it was the time. Direct entries are sort after, but you need to update every 2 weeks minimum. Change anything in your application, that'll send you to the top of the pile. They don't need to dig deep for applications. Rightly or wrongly.

Good luck.

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Old 11th Mar 2020, 11:22
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Originally Posted by Flyer95 View Post
Has anyone heard anything with regards to direct entry FO recruitment? I would think Iíve got an attractive resume with regards to aviation experience and Iíve had an application in for a few months now yet heard nothing.
See above.
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 00:05
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Originally Posted by Stiff Under Carriage View Post
Not long after their focus was cadet hiring. Rightly or wrongly it was the time. Direct entries are sort after, but you need to update every 2 weeks minimum. Change anything in your application, that'll send you to the top of the pile. They don't need to dig deep for applications. Rightly or wrongly.

Good luck.
Thats good to know, thanks.
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 00:06
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Originally Posted by Stiff Under Carriage View Post
See above.
That post was in reference to the Cadetship, not direct entry.
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Old 24th Mar 2020, 08:26
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Well, this isn't good. It really makes me wonder if they will offer the cadetship after this whole rona mess is over...
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Old 24th Mar 2020, 11:05
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Originally Posted by Ayush320 View Post
Well, this isn't good. It really makes me wonder if they will offer the cadetship after this whole rona mess is over...
why wouldn't they?

The cadetship is a cash cow for them. Charge an over the top amoint for training then bind them with substandard terms and conditions.

Wouldn't surprise me if they didn't rehire the crews they stood down in favour of 'training' a massive batch of cadets.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 04:47
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Can you elaborate on some of the 'substandard terms and conditions' provided by REX?
I'm looking at applying for their cadetship next year so any info is useful. Also - how does it compare to other ones in Australia?

Nothing wrong with it but there are vastly different views on this topic - I've had a graduate (and current REX employee) speak highly of it whilst others detest it?

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Old 10th Apr 2020, 12:24
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Anyone here?
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 20:37
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Maybe because nobody thinks REX will even exist next year.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 07:54
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Apologies to add to the millions of these posts.

Anyone heard anything regarding the Rex 026 intake? AAPA website says they'll start in Oct 2020 but Rex says Early 2020 - assuming either the 'rona or just not being needed on mainline caused the pushback.

Personally submitted an application about 6 weeks ago and still haven't heard anything, refraining from calling just yet as the application confirmation specifically said not to. Hopefully get through to at least WOMBAT but we shall see.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 10:19
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
Maybe because nobody thinks REX will even exist next year.
You live with your eyes shut?
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 13:43
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Originally Posted by Stiff Under Carriage View Post
You live with your eyes shut?
No because when I made that comment REX hadn't received any Govt assistantance.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 16:26
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Stiff Undercarriage,

You live with your eyes shut?
LOL! 😂 Understatement of the year!
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 02:57
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Personally wouldn't go anywhere near pilot training given the current climate, especially with over 100k on the line...
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 07:07
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Anyone that got the go ahead for REX026 heard from the company as too what their plans are with it since COVID has shaken things up?
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 09:32
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Originally Posted by xaos03 View Post
Anyone that got the go ahead for REX026 heard from the company as too what their plans are with it since COVID has shaken things up?
There sure doesnít seem to be any let up in the way the current training is going..constant Rex aircraft up and about daily around the Riverina to and froing from town to town.
i know that doesnít answer your question directly
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 00:37
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Originally Posted by AviationReviewWA View Post
Personally wouldn't go anywhere near pilot training given the current climate, especially with over 100k on the line...
When the next upswing occurs after this downturn you wonít be given a 12-18 months heads up to start your training. Those who start their training 12-18 months prior to the upswing beginning will be best positioned to ride the crest of the next wave, but that means committing to a large sum of money at the same time no one is being employed.

My guess is not in 1 year, but 2 years from now demand will have picked up again and pilots will be required in numbers at the regional level. If you can commit to the training now and possibility support yourself through alternate employment for 6-12 months after the course if no airline work is available then it may be a good idea to start training now.
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