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Old 11th Dec 2010, 08:09
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Thomas Cook recruiting

Just had an email from TCX and the website should open this week to pool pilots for next summer. Looks like 757/320 rated positions anticipated.
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Old 11th Dec 2010, 14:23
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Interesting...Any ideas whether TCX will be looking for part time contracts only or are these going to be full time positions also?
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Old 11th Dec 2010, 14:48
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The email said they were not sure yet what they would be able to offer yet but that they could be perm positions.
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Old 11th Dec 2010, 15:01
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Any chance of Thomas Cook taking DEC's. If not what would be the time to command?
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Old 11th Dec 2010, 15:07
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I heard no, time to command about 10-12 years.

mindstorm, definitely only Type Rated bods? Any chance for non type rated bods? Is Mr Hunt still in charge of recruitment?
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Old 11th Dec 2010, 15:28
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only Type Rated bods?
Blooming well hope so!

On a serious note I couldn't see why they wouldn't mop all those TR'd pilots still out there. BA and most others are playing that way.
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Old 11th Dec 2010, 20:53
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Ah that's great news apart from the fact I'm only rated on the 73!!

Rubbish, anyway good luck guys
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Old 13th Dec 2010, 07:11
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I would have thought it would be rated first but who knows how many are unemployed still so there may be jobs for others as well.
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 16:16
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Pilot job advert now live on the TCX website. NO type rating requirement or min hours specified (though priority will be given to those with ratings).
Good luck all!
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 16:37
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Can anyone tell me when the application closes? I'm in Canada and am unable to access the UK recruitment website from here, it just auto directs me to the Canadian recruitment site! Any ideas of how to get around that problem gratefully received!

Many thanks!!
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 17:39
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Anybody know how many people they are looking to recruit this time round?
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 17:47
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Job Description

Boeing Pilot-03133


Thomas Cook Airlines, part of the successful Thomas Cook Group, are looking for pilots to fill pool positions in anticipation of roles being available in the New Year.

First Officers will be assisting the Captain, offering support and advice on all aspects of the flight and help in making the customer's journey a special part of their holiday. You will need to possess professionalism, personality and loyalty and can expect excellent working conditions and a choice of routes/bases covering medium and short haul flying. In time, there may be opportunities for long haul flying.

Experienced Boeing 757 and A320 or A330 rated applicants will be given priority but applications are welcome from all pilots with the required qualifications as type rating training will be given if needed.

The employment terms of any positions will be subject to confirmation but may be permanent or seasonal, dependent on business needs. The selection process will be held in the New Year with and start dates are expected to be from mid February onwards.


Primary Location

North West



Find the latest vacancies for Thomas Cook pilots
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 18:21
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Do we have to fill out one application for each of the Boeing & Airbus Fleet?

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Old 16th Dec 2010, 18:33
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I can't imagine doing that - I just completed the Airbus one, even though I'm 73 rated. Presume if you're not typed on the aircraft they fly then it makes no difference which you use, as who's to know, should you be successful, which aircraft you'd be on anyway?
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 18:40
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Anybody know what salaries, T&Cs they offer for RHS ?
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Old 16th Dec 2010, 18:56
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Accurate salary info on ppjn
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Old 17th Dec 2010, 14:48
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This may seem extremely lazy on my part but TCX has always been something of a difficult comapny to research, I never seem to be able to find out much about them. They're a company I've had my eye on for a number of years now and I just may fancy giving this a crack if it makes sense.
It mentions in the add the opprtunity for moving onto Long Haul at some time - realistically what are the prospects for moving to A330 in time and doing some LH flying? I wasn't aware of any major expansion going on within the group so am assuming this is something that could take a while - in the same vein what do we think the likely time to command would be?
Any info greatfully received and all the best to those giving it a go.
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Old 17th Dec 2010, 14:54
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With a few exceptions all Airbus pilots fly all types, if successful you will get LH. Of course this could change when the LH fleet replacement type is announced, but that will take some time to decide and implement. Time to command is difficult to say, seniority, experience and suitability are the criteria, that said there will be significant retirements over the next few years.
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Old 17th Dec 2010, 15:02
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Thanks Beardy, speedy reply!
That all sounds pretty reasonable - as a current Boeing Pilot I would be keen to actually get the Airbus on my Licence if possible so thats what I would be applying for if indeed you have to fill out an application for each individual fleet.
Just one other thing if anyone is able to offer some clarity. Looking at PPJN it states the salaries for F/O's and SFO's with the SFO salary being based on whether you have achieved the ATPL or not. As an ATPL holder and a new joiner would you go straight onto the SFO's salary?
Again, most appreciative for any info.
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Old 17th Dec 2010, 15:24
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If you want LH, then you really need a MAN or LGW base as most regional based pilots do not fly the A330 or B767. The B757 is not flying the Canadian Affair contract in summer 11 and B767 LH is quite limited.

There are two 757's on the cards for next season to replace buses going off lease. Some MAN 'bus pilots are moving onto the Boeing, so not sure if many will be recruited for the Airbus.

Either way, the 757's are gradually being retired and TCX will eventually be an all Airbus narrow body operator. Company has recently announced a deal for 12 new A321.
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