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Old 5th Feb 2018, 21:49   #1 (permalink)
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Wizz Air Cadet BAA or going modular hoping for Ryanair?

Hello guys, I'm finishing the PPL and now I don't know what to do. The plan was to go for the modular route hoping in a Ryanair call one day but now I have seen this BAA training program in Lituania which offer a job after the training if you pass the initial screening of course.
What do you think is the best choice? You have to consider that I'm Italian and I could have some chances to work based in my country and not with Wizz Air. Even the salary is lower with Wizz but you live in the eastern countries. The only thing of Wizz is that you are sure you will get a job at the end of the course.
What about the aircraft? It's better to start the career with the a320 or b737?
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 23:20   #2 (permalink)
 
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I have also gone modular hoping for Ryanair

I suppose if you can get into those cadet programmes it can help with a job down the line

Keep in mind contracts are not bulletproof and are only worth the paper they are written on so always have some backup plan
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 09:05   #3 (permalink)
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You have the job now?
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 17:10   #4 (permalink)
 
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Somewhat of a golden rule in aviation (or in any industry for that matter) is to always take the job you have rather than wait for the one you don't, and may never do.

What guarantees do you have of getting ryanair? They hire a lot for sure, but equally, they turn a lot away too, even with first time passes etc etc.

I think you're better off going with a cadet programme in any case, nothing can beat the peace of mind knowing you practically have a job waiting for you at the end.

As for types, I think the A320 rating is the more marketable rating to have on the CV, many I know also share the same opinion, there are certainly more 320s knocking about in Europe than 737s for sure anyway ... pretty much all national carriers use them and most major budget airlines (bar transavia/RYR) too.

Of course this is all subject to you even being given the offer for wizz, perhaps try and do that first then think more.
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You have the job now?
Yeah and then I wake up and realise I'm still on the nightmare phase of training with ATPL theory and not in a jet
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