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Old 29th Mar 2023, 12:39
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Originally Posted by Trickennuggets
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
Thanks! I am so pleased I got through. Logical reasoning test was horrible, I am usually quite good in it but in this case I was struggling! I was surprised I passed.

Thanks for the response, as you said it might be a classic example of case study or... possibly more tests. I was surprised to find out that there will be a case study during the assessment day, but no mention of aptitude tests. I guess I will be preparing for both!
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Old 29th Mar 2023, 15:12
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Has anyone who received the waiting list news received an email about being invited to assessment centre?
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Old 29th Mar 2023, 17:55
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Originally Posted by laurex
Thanks! I am so pleased I got through. Logical reasoning test was horrible, I am usually quite good in it but in this case I was struggling! I was surprised I passed.

Thanks for the response, as you said it might be a classic example of case study or... possibly more tests. I was surprised to find out that there will be a case study during the assessment day, but no mention of aptitude tests. I guess I will be preparing for both!
Totally agree! Logical reasoning was absolutely horrific. Got average, average and above average. Sadly didn't get through to the next stage, but I'm only 21 so got time on my side still and will definitely be trying again and looking at other routes too.
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 19:01
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Originally Posted by ATNE
Totally agree! Logical reasoning was absolutely horrific. Got average, average and above average. Sadly didn't get through to the next stage, but I'm only 21 so got time on my side still and will definitely be trying again and looking at other routes too.
You have got lots of time! As you said, just keep trying and enjoy the process!
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Old 30th Mar 2023, 19:02
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Anyone here who has got the assessment booked and started prep?
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Old 2nd Apr 2023, 21:30
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Originally Posted by laurex
Anyone here who has got the assessment booked and started prep?
Not sure where to even begin preparing for the case study....
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Old 3rd Apr 2023, 10:45
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Not sure where to even begin preparing for the case study....

No, me neither! But I guess I can use it as an excuse to spend weekends watching air crash investigations lol
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Old 3rd Apr 2023, 23:13
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I've just been invited to do a one-way digital interview like many of you have, which online package would be best to prep for this?
pilotaptitudetest, pilotassessment or aviation insider?
Any experiences with any of those?

Thanks in advance and good luck to all.
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Old 17th Apr 2023, 20:50
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I got a place with LE and invite to assessment for TUI (since pulled out after accepting LE). For context, I have several hours non-powered flying, 12 hours towards PPL, and career in an aviation profession with instructing experience. I got my powered hours through a scholarship. I had reached the final stage of other similar scholarships in the past.

I think with all these kind of things, they are going to want to recruit from a mix of backgrounds and experience, and there is always an element of luck involved. So a big part of it is figuring out how to make yourself stand out, and really get across your qualities, drive, and personality. I did prepare meticulously for each element, and I had learned and improved substantially after going through previous assessment processes.

Things I did / general unsolicited advice:
- get flying experience, even better if itís through a small scholarship e.g. from the Air League, airpilots.org, Launchpoint, BWPA, ACS Flight Training. There is help out there, it can just be hard to find. I think gaining scholarships like these will help you stand out too.
- join a flying or air sports club/organisation, this is also good for making connections and finding other opportunities.
- more generally, any hobby that helps you demonstrate pilot related skills, or just anything you feel you could achieve highly in. The more skill/responsibility/challenge involved the better.
- volunteer e.g. STEM, the Air League, Air Cadets (good option if you canít afford to fly right now too)
- study/work in an aviation related profession (this also doubles as a solid backup plan and shows your commitment)
- prepare for any application or assessment with huge attention to detail - ask someone to review your CV, do free practice tests, rehearse in front of a camera, wear a suit! Use context-action-result when providing evidence.

Itís imperative to know all about the sponsoring company, about the industry and training, also where you see yourself and why. I think itís important to be authentic and individual with the answers, and to be confident without being over confident...

There are lots of free online resources for aptitude tests, pilot competency requirements, airline interview prep, group assessments etc that can be taken advantage of. Some want to charge you, Iíd avoid these.

There is also a fully funded scholarship by Aviation South West which seems to have been hardly publicised. The closing date I believe is end of May. Only open to U26 and less than 5 hours (donít get me started) but lots of people may be eligible for it. Optimistic that more will come out in the near future.
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Old 27th Apr 2023, 17:13
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How are people preparing for the assessment day? and how would you advise too?
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Old 4th May 2023, 05:22
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I did not and I dont know anyone who did so far.
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Old 5th May 2023, 15:21
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Just received an e-mail about an invite to an assessment centre but unfortunately I can't make it anymore. Just out of curiosity, I was wondering if anybody who has already received an invite has their assessment day on Wed/Thurs/Fri, because the e-mail states there are only 2 dates available (Mon/Tue).
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Old 6th May 2023, 17:49
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Scholarship Interview

Hi guys,

hope everyone is well!

I have a pilot cadet scholarship interview next week as this is my first time ever doing a pilot interview, Iíve been told to revise following.

maths and physics (anyone know what type of maths and physics syllabus to revise)

a simulator assessment (what does this consist of basic flying)

and a final 1 to 1 interview - anyone knows what type of questions for a scholarship.

I would really appreciate the help. Thank you have a great weekend!
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Old 29th May 2023, 12:02
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Hey guys, are we supposed to be receiving the outcome of the assessment day today?
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Old 30th May 2023, 17:33
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Hey guys, are we supposed to be receiving the outcome of the assessment day today?
Hey, I received my successful email this afternoon. Good luck, let us know how it goes! Hopefully see you at the sim assessment
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Old 30th May 2023, 21:17
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Yes, I got an email today.
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Old 1st Jun 2023, 15:17
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Just out of curiosity, did they reveal who were the final Cadets for the Leading Edge fully funded programme? And how many they took on?
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 08:54
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Heard back from TUI yesterday guys. I got in!!
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 13:07
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Heard back from TUI yesterday guys. I got in!!
Hey pal, congrats on getting into TUI. You happy for us to connect over LinkedIn so I can ask you some questions about the process? Thanks. My LinkedIn is Manny Nketiah
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Old 28th Jun 2023, 14:37
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Have you had your confirmation email?
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