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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 11:31
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Phenom,

Yep 757 based at LBA,NCL,MAN and EMA at the moment with another 75 going to EMA for next summer. Rumor has it another 75 is making its way up north too, the talk on the town at the moment is either EDI or NCL!

If the company are going to take cadets one of the positives as far as the company goes would be to bond them in for 3 years, which is the current time span the company adopts. Think this is one of the problems facing the company at the moment as most of the sponsored guys they took from CTC have finished there bond, hence a load of guys buggering off to the sandpit. I guess the company will want a certain amount of security for the next couple of years with regards to crewing levels and bonding would be one way to achieve this.

Guys who have joined the company with a type rating already in hand only get bonded for a year!

Interesting that they are asking what you expect to get payed! At the moment there seems to be quite a bit of discontent about pay and our general T&C's here, mind you there always is I guess, no matter where you work!

oh and by the way, we are currently going through a statuary recognition process with BALPA, hopefully in the long run this might help us all...fingers crossed heh....
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 12:14
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Filled in application Monday 30th, checked it again and sent it in Tuesday, phone call yesterday, telephone interview done today the system works perfectly.

Good luck to all those who have applied
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 12:27
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Rostering

Hi chaps,

Could anyone enlighten me as to whether days off are fixed once rostered or can they be changed after the roster has been published? Is it generally random days on and off or is there a tendancy for larger blocks of working days followed by larger blocks of days off, albeit not necessarily in any pattern?

Thanks in advance.

Regards

KD
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 13:55
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Filled in application Monday 30th, checked it again and sent it in Tuesday, phone call yesterday, telephone interview done today the system works perfectly.
Good luck to you!
Can you please say what experience you have?
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 14:02
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...and are you 737 or 757 rated fastjet45?
Good luck!
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 14:03
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KingDingaling,

You can request three Requested Days Off (RDO's) per month which once granted can not be changed as are any rostered days off once the roster is published. The roster is totally random comes out approx three weeks in advance and generally quite a lot of standby's, which of course they can either change to duty days before hand or obviously just call you out on.

This summer season haven't had too many changes or stand-by call outs but that is due to us being severely under-crewed this summer and being on max hours for the entire summer period.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 14:37
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...and are you 737 or 757 rated fastjet45?
Good luck!
Good luck to you!
Can you please say what experience you have?
No not rated but plenty of jet time.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 15:33
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NM,

Totally agree, I was not insinuating that Rostering or Crewing were in anyway out to screw us, but as you said they are under pressure from above and as we have seen this summer, things have been fairly difficult out on the front line due to crewing levels and at the end of the day they can only plan and execute with the resources they have at there disposal.

However, things like early to lates with min rest on max hours has been occurring with a far greater regularity this summer. End result, pissed off, over worked and knackered (but NOT fatigued!) crew ..dare I suggest underpaid too
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 15:59
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Rostering

Monkeynutz thanks for the reply - very useful.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 16:05
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No worries
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:05
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But i assume that Jet 2 will pay for experienced FO's type training costs??

wouldn't hold your breath...
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:28
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Hi guys,

Applied on the 24th of August, as did quite a few.
I was wondering if any non-rated Experienced Jet time F/o here were called yet for telephone interview?

It seems to be mostly low hour guys getting the call.
Still waiting for the call, any of you lot in the same boat?

My present experience is around 3000TT and 2500 ERJ 145 jet.

Any info appreciated!

WB
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 18:51
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online form on 25th got email reply.
Telephoned on 31st to say interview on 1st
got call today for assesment next Friday.
Seems to work fine for me??
However the form online stuff was a nightmare, maybe part of the selection.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 19:46
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Who is going to apply to Jet 2 with their appalling terms and conditions apart from your 200 hour wonder cadets? Anyone with a little experience and some common sense is heading East

This is just Jet 2 testing the water yet again to see how many muppets there are out there.

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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 20:46
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Take this recruitment for what it is, a potential job. Enjoy the process and see what it turns up for you. We're a happy bunch when not messed about by management, the crews at all the bases are great. There's the odd company Nob who kisses butt but we all know who they are and laugh at them with little mercy!

My only advise is:-

Apply, be assessed, be interviewed and do the sim but DO NOT sign up for anything contractual rashly, see which of the other better paid, equipped operators are going to recruit and then apply to them as the market is going to be bouyant and you may get the job you really want, as a poster has already stated 'many are heading east'!!!.

I'm of the opinion that Jet2 are either doing a tree shake to see who on the market or have plans for expansion and are keen to sign up by contract the best of whats out there at a cheap rate on a crap contract.

That of course unless your keen to live at Manchester or Leeds!!!
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 20:57
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mona lot, NM and tellyavib,

Spot on....
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 21:14
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sure thing, same old same old. three years running this has been going on
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 21:22
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Whats been going on three year years running?
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Old 4th Sep 2010, 06:08
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Tellyavib:

I think that post is probably spot on to be honest, Jet2 are pre-empting what a lot of other carriers are going have to do (ie.RECRUIT) and just getting in early to see who bites.

I think it would be a little hasty to sign up to any crap contract if successful before seeing what else is on offer later in the year especially if you have experience etc...They'll soon improve it if enough don't sign up!!!

I applied on the 24th, got a conformation so presume all ok, have heard nothing since, TR on 737 with 1600+hrs. It appears they are contacting low hours or Non - TR at this point or maybe i haven't even made it through the paper sift, who knows..!

Good luck to all.
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Old 4th Sep 2010, 07:48
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I also applied 24th, got a response and had the telephone interview Friday. TR on 757, 10,000+ hours so not just low houred guys getting the call. However, dismayed to learn that only the 70% contract is on the table. Hopefully, as you say, there won't be any experienced takers and they'll have to improve. I worked it out that I'd be taking home about 1,000 a month less than what I was earning 10 years ago. It's ok only working 7 months a year but I have a 12 month a year mortgage to pay, I hope they get a poor uptake if only for the industry's sake.
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