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Old 24th Mar 2023, 19:50
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Got rejected too.

Disappointing but in the end of the day I always preferred the modular route, getting all my licenses, flying mates around, and having the freedom of choice with where I go next.


Best of luck to everyone else who got through hope you smash it!
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 02:21
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Originally Posted by laurex
I have received second email about 15:20 with the assessment dates, hopefully I wasn't late booking one! Good luck to those still waiting, fingers crossed you will get the email very soon
Hey, congratulations! What date did you pick? I'm going on the 24th...feel nervous but excited.
+ it definitely is 30 places. I can't post a link as I'm new but the director of TUI said so at the bottom of a news post on 8th March, if you search it you'll be able to find it

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Congratulations to you and everyone else that got an assessment and best of like with the next stage - would love to hear about.

Alas I have just received my rejection, I knew I had fluffed my digital interview (didnít realise you could re-record) but itís good to know I got exactly the same as you on the screening tests. I also thought the generic pointers from TUI were a nice touch given the amount of applicants they will have had (Iím pleased to know Iím in the group that CAN correctly point a camera).

To everyone else that didnít make it this time, do not be deterred. As SoftwareDev said, there will surely have been an element in of bad luck!
Thank you I'm sure you'll smash it when they re-open recruitment again later in the year!!! If it doesn't come off this time for me this time around I will just keep applying.
Based on my score I think they probably did place the most importance on the digital interview, I have cabin crew experience/currently work for an airline so I imagine that played a factor for me at least somewhat.
+ I'll let you know how it goes, I doubt we'll be allowed to share any specific questions etc but I'll share as much as we are able to!
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 06:46
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[QUOTE=tmgzo;11408367]Hey, congratulations! What date did you pick? I'm going on the 24th...feel nervous but excited.
+ it definitely is 30 places. I can't post a link as I'm new but the director of TUI said so at the bottom of a news post on 8th March, if you search it you'll be able to find it

I feel nervous too, but 2 months is a lot of time to prepare I picked 22nd, have you had your booking confirmed yet? I sent the email but haven't heard anything back
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 08:18
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Originally Posted by laurex
Because I needed the answer to decide if I am starting CPL ME IR in 3 weeks time or not...
Have you completed your ATPL exams then? Or CPL?
I thought one of TUI's requirements was that you are not allowed to have completed these exams in the FAQ section.

Congratulations though!
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 08:37
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Originally Posted by laurex

I feel nervous too, but 2 months is a lot of time to prepare I picked 22nd, have you had your booking confirmed yet? I sent the email but haven't heard anything back
Yeah, they got back to me in 20 minutes confirming I was booked on!

I know it sounds silly, but did you email the right email address? The email address that they sent the invite from is different from the one they want us to email to book in, just wanted to check in case you had clicked reply on the original email instead.
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 09:26
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How many people do we think will be attending each assessment day?
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 10:31
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Originally Posted by icepilot20
Have you completed your ATPL exams then? Or CPL?
I thought one of TUI's requirements was that you are not allowed to have completed these exams in the FAQ section.

Congratulations though!
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Thanks!

I did complete ATPL exams but in Austro Control. I made it very clear that I have got the exams in both CV and the digital interview.
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 10:34
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Originally Posted by tmgzo
Yeah, they got back to me in 20 minutes confirming I was booked on!

I know it sounds silly, but did you email the right email address? The email address that they sent the invite from is different from the one they want us to email to book in, just wanted to check in case you had clicked reply on the original email instead.
Shite, I didn't get the email. I emailed them 14 mins after I have received the email from them, and yes, to the correct email address. Triple checked later lol

OK, I hope I will hear from them on Monday, really nervous now that I was too late replying. When did you email them? Did the status of your application changed? Mine still says 'In Progress'
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 10:46
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Originally Posted by laurex
Shite, I didn't get the email. I emailed them 14 mins after I have received the email from them, and yes, to the correct email address. Triple checked later lol

OK, I hope I will hear from them on Monday, really nervous now that I was too late replying. When did you email them? Did the status of your application changed? Mine still says 'In Progress'
I have got the confirmation email!! Phew! I can breathe now
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Originally Posted by icepilot20
Have you completed your ATPL exams then? Or CPL?
I thought one of TUI's requirements was that you are not allowed to have completed these exams in the FAQ section.

Congratulations though!
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In the FAQs on the website it states that those who have completed their ATPL ground exams can apply:

"Yes, you may apply, however, weíre unable to credit any previous exam passes so these will be repeated as part of the course."
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To all those that were successful getting to the next stage.. a huge congratulations!


Iím struggling to understand my downfall and am wondering if you could offer me some insight. Out of curiosity,

1. Was your CV more than one page?
2. Did you have any previous flying experience? PPL?
3. Had you already completed the ATPL studies?
4. Did you use the option to re-take your videos in the interview?

When applying, I was about to sit my first module of ATPLs and therefore could not make note on my CV that I had some subjects already under my belt.

Thanks and ATB in the next stage!

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Old 25th Mar 2023, 15:47
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Originally Posted by FuturePilot_123
To all those that were successful getting to the next stage.. a huge congratulations!


Iím struggling to understand my downfall and am wondering if you could offer me some insight. Out of curiosity,

1. Was your CV more than one page?
2. Did you have any previous flying experience? PPL?
3. Had you already completed the ATPL studies?
4. Did you use the option to re-take your videos in the interview?

When applying, I was about to sit my first module at BGS and therefore could not make note on my CV that I had some subjects already under my belt.

Thanks and ATB in the next stage!
1. My CV was 1 page
2. I have got PPL with about 160 hours under my belt
3. I have got Austro Control ATPLs, average 96% (and no, I didn't just hit bank, I actually used bank not long before exams)
4. Yep, I did retake the video couple of times, still wasn't fully happy with it though, but it was good enough

Good luck with your exams! If
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Old 25th Mar 2023, 16:14
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Originally Posted by FuturePilot_123
Thanks laurex! Thatís interesting.

I appreciate you cannot compare, but itís interesting to know where I need to aim for next time. My CV was 2 pages, I also wrote a cover letter.

I have approx. 130hrs on PA28, a degree in Aero Engineering from Loughborough University, and ended up with a 87% average in the first 4 ATPL exams.

With your ATPLs being Austro, you have to sit them all over again now right?

Interesting! Good luck and well done.

Hmm... your experience is similar to mine in terms of hours, I also have got a degree in Aerospace Engineering. I don't thing 2 pages CV made any difference, 2 pages is what is widely acceptable and it is the content and experience that matter. It a shame they cannot provide a feedback on the digital interview. Maybe work on that and try applying next year! And do you exams in mean time. 87% is really good - congratulations!

Yeah, I will have to do the exams again if I am successful.
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Old 27th Mar 2023, 11:28
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Originally Posted by FuturePilot_123
Thanks laurex! Thatís interesting.

I appreciate you cannot compare, but itís interesting to know where I need to aim for next time. My CV was 2 pages, I also wrote a cover letter.

I have approx. 130hrs on PA28, a degree in Aero Engineering from Loughborough University, and ended up with a 87% average in the first 4 ATPL exams.

With your ATPLs being Austro, you have to sit them all over again now right?

Interesting! Good luck and well done.
I did not get through to the assessment stage, I was a bit gutted, but not massively surprised considering the number of applicants. I read the generic feedback on the email they sent me, and I basically I was guilty of everything on there so I am definitely not surprised I did not proceed further in the application process.

I had no idea what t expect from the 3 online assessments and I am usually really good with stuff like that, so I just cracked on without preparing properly, I had not slept well, and I had been out drinking the night before, I performed averagely across the board. I then (like an idiot) thought the interview would be audio only, and was dismayed to see that it was a video interview once I had already started, I was wearing casual clothing and not really in the best / quietest area to do it. Considering all that I was going to reapply in 6 months and prepare properly. However I must admit, seeing your post is making me doubt whether that wouldn't just be a waste of time. Based on the experience and qualifications you have and you unfortunately not getting to the assessment centre stage makes me think someone like myself would have no chance. I have zero flying experience (yet) and currently work in finance, with a degree level qualification in the industry but nothing relating to aviation.

Perhaps taking myself off to flight school will be my only hope but at 41 year old I guess I am running out of time to achieve my lifetime ambition.

Massive congratulations to all who got through by the way, you all must be so excited! Good luck if you try to re-apply FuturePilot_123.
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Old 27th Mar 2023, 12:06
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Hi Will...I got my rejection email (sigh) but I've checked my TUI account and can't find my status report where I'm guessing it will say closed, can you give me any info as to where I can find this so I can get some closure on this. Many thanks in advance.
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Old 28th Mar 2023, 00:34
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Originally Posted by D4NPC
I did not get through to the assessment stage, I was a bit gutted, but not massively surprised considering the number of applicants. I read the generic feedback on the email they sent me, and I basically I was guilty of everything on there so I am definitely not surprised I did not proceed further in the application process.

I had no idea what t expect from the 3 online assessments and I am usually really good with stuff like that, so I just cracked on without preparing properly, I had not slept well, and I had been out drinking the night before, I performed averagely across the board. I then (like an idiot) thought the interview would be audio only, and was dismayed to see that it was a video interview once I had already started, I was wearing casual clothing and not really in the best / quietest area to do it. Considering all that I was going to reapply in 6 months and prepare properly. However I must admit, seeing your post is making me doubt whether that wouldn't just be a waste of time. Based on the experience and qualifications you have and you unfortunately not getting to the assessment centre stage makes me think someone like myself would have no chance. I have zero flying experience (yet) and currently work in finance, with a degree level qualification in the industry but nothing relating to aviation.

Perhaps taking myself off to flight school will be my only hope but at 41 year old I guess I am running out of time to achieve my lifetime ambition.

Massive congratulations to all who got through by the way, you all must be so excited! Good luck if you try to re-apply FuturePilot_123.
Don't give up and think you won't have a chance my friend. I've made it to the assessment centre hold pool and hopefully I get a date soon. I also work in Finance and do not have any flying experience yet. If I have been able to make it past this stage then there's no reason why you can't too. I do have age on my side (25) but even at 41, an airline can get a good 20-ish years or so out of yourself so I don't think they would discriminate just yet. If anything your age could work in your favour because of the life experiences you will have gone through.

Obviously, it's good you're aware how to improve for next time, wear smart clothes for the interview and try to do the best you can in the assessments although it does seem there is a heavier weighting on the digital interview aspect. Perhaps also take a few flying lessons in summer just to start showcasing some motivation.

Best Wishes

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Old 28th Mar 2023, 08:27
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Originally Posted by D4NPC
I did not get through to the assessment stage, I was a bit gutted, but not massively surprised considering the number of applicants. I read the generic feedback on the email they sent me, and I basically I was guilty of everything on there so I am definitely not surprised I did not proceed further in the application process.

I had no idea what t expect from the 3 online assessments and I am usually really good with stuff like that, so I just cracked on without preparing properly, I had not slept well, and I had been out drinking the night before, I performed averagely across the board. I then (like an idiot) thought the interview would be audio only, and was dismayed to see that it was a video interview once I had already started, I was wearing casual clothing and not really in the best / quietest area to do it. Considering all that I was going to reapply in 6 months and prepare properly. However I must admit, seeing your post is making me doubt whether that wouldn't just be a waste of time. Based on the experience and qualifications you have and you unfortunately not getting to the assessment centre stage makes me think someone like myself would have no chance. I have zero flying experience (yet) and currently work in finance, with a degree level qualification in the industry but nothing relating to aviation.

Perhaps taking myself off to flight school will be my only hope but at 41 year old I guess I am running out of time to achieve my lifetime ambition.

Massive congratulations to all who got through by the way, you all must be so excited! Good luck if you try to re-apply FuturePilot_123.

Thanks D4NPC, you too. I am confident a lot of good pilots will continue to miss out on opportunities like this, on the basis of the online interviews alone. I appreciate often or not this method is more suitable for schemes with mass applications, but I do see more cons than pros when it comes to finding true potential..

Stick at it. Resilience is the key. There will be other opportunities. I got through to the Aer Lingus assessment day before covid, with 1 hour flying experience and my degree. A lot of this is luck of the draw too!

Youíll get there. Best wishes.

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Originally Posted by ASFOS
Don't give up and think you won't have a chance my friend. I've made it to the assessment centre hold pool and hopefully I get a date soon. I also work in Finance and do not have any flying experience yet. If I have been able to make it past this stage then there's no reason why you can't too. I do have age on my side (25) but even at 41, an airline can get a good 20-ish years or so out of yourself so I don't think they would discriminate just yet. If anything your age could work in your favour because of the life experiences you will have gone through.

Obviously, it's good you're aware how to improve for next time, wear smart clothes for the interview and try to do the best you can in the assessments although it does seem there is a heavier weighting on the digital interview aspect. Perhaps also take a few flying lessons in summer just to start showcasing some motivation.

Best Wishes
Originally Posted by FuturePilot_123
Thanks D4NPC, you too. I am confident a lot of good pilots will continue to miss out on opportunities like this, on the basis of the online interviews alone. I appreciate often or not this method is more suitable for schemes with mass applications, but I do see more cons than pros when it comes to finding true potential..

Stick at it. Resilience is the key. There will be other opportunities. I got through to the Aer Lingus assessment day before covid, with 1 hour flying experience and my degree. A lot of this is luck of the draw too!

Youíll get there. Best wishes.
Thank you both for the reply, think I needed that after a crisis of confidence. I am resilient and will bounce back and try again, at least this time I will know what to expect.

ASFOS, Congrats on getting through to the pool, fingers crossed for you. You will have to let me know how the switch from FS to aviation goes.

FuturePilot_123 It is very difficult to get your personality to come across whilst talking to a mirror image of yourself on a screen with no outside interaction. How was the Aer Lingus assessment day?
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To anyone who progressed to the May assessment day,

First of all, congratulation!
Second of all, does anyone know what 'Case Study' might involve? I understand it being a part of assessments for data analysis/projects/problem solving/business etc positions but I don't see how it fits with TUI assessment, unless I am missing something!
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Originally Posted by laurex
To anyone who progressed to the May assessment day,

First of all, congratulation!
Second of all, does anyone know what 'Case Study' might involve? I understand it being a part of assessments for data analysis/projects/problem solving/business etc positions but I don't see how it fits with TUI assessment, unless I am missing something!
Firstly, congratulations on getting that elusive place on an assessment day! It's definitely an achievement. I was rejected, I'm pretty sure because of my "below average" logical reasoning.

I would interpret a case study in one of a few ways. Firstly, it could be monitoring your ability to extrapolate important information from a document effectively. Then maybe presenting it to show that you understand the information and can effectively communicate it.
Secondly, it could be a different way of saying "group exercise" like many airlines use.
The other thing it could be is a case study of a scenario where role playing may come into action.
It's a new scheme so you'll have to approach things with an open mind, I'd imagine. Plus, I don't actually know anything, obvioulsly, its just how I'd interpret that
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