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5th Oct 2020, 14:48
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Posted By Chris the Robot

Slightly off of the consulting topic but... ...

Slightly off of the consulting topic but...

https://jobs.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=2020-223

East Midlands Railway are doing an online open day about the train driver roles that...
Replies: 96
Views: 28,992
Posted By Chris the Robot

If this gets out and given the number of wealthy...

If this gets out and given the number of wealthy parents with their offspring on these courses it presumably will, I don't see how anyone could consider enrolling on an MPL programme that isn't fully...
4th Aug 2020, 11:39
Replies: 282
Views: 130,344
Posted By Chris the Robot

SWR are opening a drivers' depot at Feltham which...

SWR are opening a drivers' depot at Feltham which may be of interest to current/former Heathrow-based people if they start recruiting trainees given that it's pretty much next door to the airport.
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15th Jun 2020, 20:48
Replies: 52
Views: 9,441
Posted By Chris the Robot

It sounds like quite a few variables going on,...

It sounds like quite a few variables going on, I'm a PPL student at the moment however from what I have gleaned over the years from various contacts I'd say that you'd want to ask the following...
15th Jun 2020, 16:37
Replies: 52
Views: 9,441
Posted By Chris the Robot

One thing that will be interesting to see is how...

One thing that will be interesting to see is how much the big integrated training schools cut their course fees to try and get people in the door. A lot of the money they were bringing in was pure...
7th Jun 2020, 17:48
Replies: 52
Views: 9,441
Posted By Chris the Robot

Looking into what is going on at BA and other...

Looking into what is going on at BA and other major airlines in Britain regarding T&Cs, I certainly wouldn't be paying 100k for training. There's likely (in Europe at least) going to be a decline...
31st May 2020, 10:55
Replies: 210
Views: 129,361
Posted By Chris the Robot

It's due to something called the "fatigue index"....

It's due to something called the "fatigue index". Drivers who have a long commute before and after their shift are more likely to be fatigued and are considered to be at greater risk of an...
11th May 2020, 10:06
Replies: 282
Views: 130,344
Posted By Chris the Robot

Fliegenmong A lot of what you learn at the...

Fliegenmong

A lot of what you learn at the training school covers what to do if something goes wrong, there are certain situations where you can pass a signal at danger, especially on Absolute...
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Views: 57,440
Posted By Chris the Robot

That would work equally well I think so long as...

That would work equally well I think so long as the "new CAP509" had an "airline pays" requirement, or like BOAC at Hamble, included an extended amount of time in a real aircraft to the extent that...
Replies: 203
Views: 57,440
Posted By Chris the Robot

If I'm not wrong, the union at SAS managed to...

If I'm not wrong, the union at SAS managed to curtail the airline's plans to have a subsidiary in Ireland, so it can be done. I believe TREs/TRIs/LTEs can revert back to normal flying duties if they...
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Views: 57,440
Posted By Chris the Robot

I do wonder if there will be enough parents and...

I do wonder if there will be enough parents and career changers out there who can fund the cost of an integrated course without a loan to enable the airlines to deal with any future expansion? I...
1st May 2020, 10:39
Replies: 282
Views: 130,344
Posted By Chris the Robot

One of the most important aspects of this is the...

One of the most important aspects of this is the fact that would be drivers cannot pay for their own training. This means that there is never a surplus of newly qualified people desperate for their...
1st May 2020, 00:59
Replies: 282
Views: 130,344
Posted By Chris the Robot

There are a lot of us train drivers who initially...

There are a lot of us train drivers who initially wanted a flying career but saw the cost and moved our ambitions to the railways. I did mention train driving in another virus-related flying careers...
27th Apr 2020, 23:11
Replies: 210
Views: 129,361
Posted By Chris the Robot

I meant to add earlier that Network Rail are, to...

I meant to add earlier that Network Rail are, to the best of my knowledge, looking for signallers at the moment. The role is structured by Grades, numbered 1-9, with 9 being the highest (though...
27th Apr 2020, 12:03
Replies: 210
Views: 129,361
Posted By Chris the Robot

On my course a few years ago, 7 out of 8 were...

On my course a few years ago, 7 out of 8 were externals, 2 out of 8 were over 50 years of age. It's perfectly normal to see people well north of 50 who've never worked on the railway to be offered a...
26th Apr 2020, 15:28
Replies: 210
Views: 129,361
Posted By Chris the Robot

I've never really understood why people max...

I've never really understood why people max themselves out on spending, anyone who is in a well-remunerated job you'd think would be able to get six months' living costs together fairly quickly. In...
24th Mar 2020, 12:28
Replies: 257
Views: 65,378
Posted By Chris the Robot

Historically, had I been able to afford it, I'd...

Historically, had I been able to afford it, I'd have considered a self-funded MPL with a reputable airline. Now, after the recent situation my view is that unless an airline is paying up front, go...
4th Mar 2020, 09:55
Replies: 105
Views: 36,213
Posted By Chris the Robot

I don't suppose many of the heavily delayed...

I don't suppose many of the heavily delayed white-tail trainees on certain integrated courses will be best pleased by this. Had their training been run to schedule, they'd have qualified during a...
25th Feb 2020, 15:49
Replies: 105
Views: 36,213
Posted By Chris the Robot

What do BALPA do when an airline goes bankrupt,...

What do BALPA do when an airline goes bankrupt, do they try and negotiate with other airlines to help the redundant pilots get taken on elsewhere?

As for cadets being prioritised, it's in the...
24th Feb 2020, 17:05
Replies: 105
Views: 36,213
Posted By Chris the Robot

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/02/24/ai...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/02/24/airline-shares-crash-coronavirus-fears/

Considering the above, I don't think it is a great idea to start commercial training now. It just goes to...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2020, 11:51
Replies: 49
Views: 5,114
Posted By Chris the Robot

The Cross Country service will most likely be...

The Cross Country service will most likely be operated by a Class 220/221 Voyager, the carriages are very narrow in width due to the fact that they were designed to be able to tilt and therefore...
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By Chris the Robot

The training costs with flying are unfortunately...

The training costs with flying are unfortunately high, though the Aer Lingus programme is worth going for when it opens, though it's extremely competitive. The alternative options include waiting...
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By Chris the Robot

Nah, that's a reference to the lorry driver...

Nah, that's a reference to the lorry driver shortage that supposedly exists, apparently with the fairly low current unemployment at a national level, the idea of paying a four-figure sum to get a HGV...
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By Chris the Robot

I was similar when I was young, first it was...

I was similar when I was young, first it was trains, then planes. It's not a bad place to be plus from an experience side you'll be working safety-critical shifts and you'll have some fantastic...
Replies: 22
Views: 3,264
Posted By Chris the Robot

One of my family members drove lorries for a...

One of my family members drove lorries for a well-known brewery starting in the 1960's. Training paid for, good salary, non-contributory defined benefit pension, the company's own version of a...
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