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Old 19th Jun 2013, 17:14
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Just done them... time is most def your enemy! eg- went to click an answer as the test shutdown... grrr!

Was ok but due to the time, i'm not holding out much hope of making it through this automated filter

I wonder how the pass point is defined - an overall score or min required passes in each test?
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 17:23
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There is a synch issue with AL and their online assessment provider. The provider is sending out the tests before AL send out their 'Welcome to the tests email. I got my "Here are your Tests email" 3 days ago and the "You're tests will be with you soon email" today.

I wouldn't worry if you've completed the tests and just got this. I'm impressed though! I haven't had time to complete the tests and am steeling myself for a quiet and sober 90 mins away from the anklebiters to apply myself to them!

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Old 19th Jun 2013, 17:39
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I wonder how the pass point is defined - an overall score or min required passes in each test?
Hopefully they'll just rank all us morons and draw a line where they need it. If they set a pass mark I'd be surprised if get many through...
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 17:44
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Got the same email...
Lack of coordination or another set of tests?

I am done with all these psycho drama tests : )
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 17:55
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I hope that's the case - maybe we are all just as useless as each other.

That sound is the laughter coming from the HR department of Aer Lingus as they work out that I have no spatial awareness at all.
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 19:57
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This is for any of you guys feeling bad about your performance during the test:

I got the apple "spinning circle of death" during the mathematical section which instantly wiped out precious seconds & I managed to inadvertently get my screensaver activated during the tunnel flying

Good luck to all you gals & guys out there
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 20:39
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Is the numerical reasoning the same as the verbal reasoning with tabs and look at a whole bunch of data and look for the right data?
Or is it similar to easyjet?

thanks guys
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 22:08
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Not sure how the tests went for me really... Didnt complete all the verbal reasoning ones, would be surprised if many people did.

Maths, memory and reaction went good for me I think, especially maths.

Spatial one was awful. I am always bad at these despite having what I would consider to be good spatial awareness in practical terms.
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Old 20th Jun 2013, 10:19
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Is there any chance to fly the 330 as well after some time?
Or what's the deal about that?
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Old 20th Jun 2013, 11:51
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Taken from the the job offer:

"Initially you will be operating A320/321 aircraft on our short-haul network. Over time you may have the opportunity to move onto our A330 long-haul fleet, and ultimately command."

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Old 20th Jun 2013, 12:22
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Well that's it....finished.

Generally went ok but like many others, Spatial Reasoning just isn't my thing and being a fairly average bloke I find these sort of tests quite tricky.

I passed the EJ online assessment so maybe there's hope but I'm not holding my breath.

Time will tell. Best of luck all.
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 16:26
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Done....... Through the tears from my rejection email from Easyjet today! Thought it was easier than the Easyjet tests and thought I did well so I'm expecting a "don't darken our doors again you idiot" email in the next 24 hours!

Enjoy.
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 17:16
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Shamrock hiring

Just finished the tests...will be walking into revolving doors for the rest of the day!! Glad they're done...results within 4 weeks of closing date for applications which is 11th july I think.
the comments on here have made me chuckle and if I am lumped into the "nice but dim" category, I'll be in very good company.good luck to all.
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Old 23rd Jun 2013, 17:46
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Any update guys?
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Old 24th Jun 2013, 20:42
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Shamrock hiring

Who knows...while there's a breath in O Leary's body, AL will never rest easy.think its sorted for now though.
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 12:39
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Just completed the test, cannot believe I have spent the last 10 years flying passenger planes and been allowed to continue based on what they want you to complete. everything fine except the Maths. Not expecting any response from them.

What happened to the days when experience counted for things, not how you complete a sodding test!

Bloody HR departments.
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 14:14
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Did anyone got a confirmation email saying they received your results?

Like so many, I'm feeling completely inadequate for the job after these tests.

I'm amazed my current boss even allows me to fly his planes
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 18:00
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No confirmation received. I think they were laughing too much!
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 20:06
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Shamrock hiring

I did mine blindfolded and left-footed a la Daniel Day Lewis...think I'm in with a shot!!
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Old 28th Jun 2013, 09:51
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Just done the tests. I'd say it was slightly easier than easyJet but I'm still amazed at the apparent lack of relevance of some of the questions. Conversion of obscure units of measurement, area and volume is not something I regularly use I work.

There was also an appalling and confusing misuse of commas and fullstops in numbers, i.e., '1.000 litres' instead of '1,000' and '1,5 kgs' instead of '1.5 kg'. At least I think it was wrong - I hardly know which way is up after the last 90 minutes! Can't wait to fly an airliner this afternoon - its going to seem a breeze now!
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