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Old 26th May 2010, 20:24
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I'd like to have some info about that guernsey based company on the ATR fleet. Are they looking for FOs by any chance? And what about their terms and conds? What's the salary?

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Old 27th May 2010, 13:13
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Hi John

There was a fairly recent (within the last couple of months) advert for one experienced FO for their ATR 42. They also recruited an inexperienced FO I believe at the start of the year.

In the past they have recruited people without Guernsey residential status, but the more recent adverts have stipulated you must have the right to live and work in Guernsey.

Unless you have this residential status then I wouldn't hold your breath, the last I heard they had a smallish folder of CV's for "local" people and a huge one that contained CV's for non-local. Until such time as all the "local" pilots who are job hunting have got jobs the Guernsey Housing Authority would be hard pushed to grant housing licences.

Having said that, Flybe got around it last year by importing some of their graduates, but the word on the street was this was met with a bit of anger from the local skippers. Apparently this was brought to the attention of the Housing Authority so it will be interesting to see if they do it again.

If you have an ATR type rating and time on type it's worth sending your CV to both Aurigny and Blue Islands though.

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Old 29th May 2010, 09:48
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Hi Camel toe,

Thank you for your reply. My boyfriend is from Guernsey so there's no much trouble for me to stay there on a long term basis.
Do you have information about their First Officer salary by any chance?

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Old 29th May 2010, 10:04
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Also my contacts tell me Aurigny may be hiring 1or 2 more FOs in the very near future.
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Old 29th May 2010, 17:41
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Blue Islands only have the 1 ATR 42 at the moment, so not much crew needed for it. Also just because your boyfriend is from Guernsey doesn't necessarily mean you get around the housing/work license required for non-locals to work there. I'm also pretty sure that in that stack of cv's they have a fair few pilots who offered to work for free for a period of time just so they can get some flying under their belt.

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Old 29th May 2010, 18:39
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Hey there quazz,

Just PM'd you if you get chance to have a look.

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Old 30th May 2019, 14:18
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Anyone know what they are paying before I go and stick an unrealistic salary expectation in? I'm looking at similar to Aurigney, hopefully because if it's anything or much less it's not doable with the cost of housing in GUR.
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Old 30th May 2019, 19:52
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Their skippers only earn 40k with no pension. I have no up to date information but given that hasn’t increased in years either expect about 26k for an FO.
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