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What's happened to those who failed the assessments?

Old 30th Sep 2018, 18:28
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What's happened to those who failed the assessments?

I read that on EVERY airline assessment at least around 50% of candidates are thrown out on the first few stages.

I'm assuming some of them are still on this forum. What did they end up doing? Most of time is it people coming in unprepared, or just being not as good as that other 50% who stayed?
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 20:12
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With the right amount of careful preparation, dedication, revision and hard work you can be in the top 10% of applicants easy.

It just takes research and the above mentioned elements in my humble opinion.
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 22:53
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Nord 121 goes a long way in explaining what is required.

What makes the whole process smoother is the right acedemic background from school. In the UK, maths, physics, english are the critical subjects for 'O' level/GCSE/NAT 5 where you achieve at least the middle pass grades. Add to that 'A' levels/ Highers were you are demonstrating an adequate amount of grey matter.
And above all ~ an absolute passion to fly. As one teacher called it "plane daft".
Demonstrate that you are a team player is also an essential ingredient. Those with a good golf handicap will find flying straightforward.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 07:11
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What happened to the ones that failed assessments?
They have happy successful pilot careers like me.
Failed assessments for both the Airforce and a large Airline owned flight academy.
Consequently I had to succeed on my own.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 11:04
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I have seen many people from my flight school failing airline assessments and they all have jobs somewhere else. Almost always better than the first offer. Call it destiny...

Don't underestimate a failed assessment though. it is very bad for you self confidence and you have to look back at the assessment carefully to see where you went wrong and how to improve on the next one. Ask for feedback if they can.

failing an assessment is a major bummer but keep your head up. If you are good enough another chance will come, at least in the current market.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 16:14
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There is actually a lot going on. I have always been prepared and confident about my replies from a technical background. From an HR perspective, I don't know what to think, you either fit or not. I have always been interested in cargo flying. I have failed the assessment of two or three passenger carrier - although in one I was the least experienced candidate -, went to two cargo carriers assessment and passed both of them.

The failures, as a hard blow they might be, turned out to be a good experience.
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Failures and washouts absolutely suck and hurt you to your core.
Then again, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
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I was doing the Aerlingus assessment last year, there were up to 4000 candidates fighting for the 100 places.. So chances are not always 50/50, sometimes they are closer to 0. I made it to the top 300, I thought I did really well, but they still didn't invite me to the last stage. Such is life. Ireland being a small country, I knew a lot of people who also were trying but failed at one stage or another. (Actually I don't know anyone who made it, sometimes this makes me wonder if there ever were the 100 places in the firs place). All of us are flying for different airlines now, some in Sobart, some in Logan air, Flybee, Ryanair, Airbaltic etc.
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