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easyJet Pilot Recruitment 2012

Old 18th Sep 2011, 14:23
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I registered a week ago and i got the answer one day later.

The only problem is that I applied event though i am not 320 rated.

I have 5500 hours A330/340

After the rated guys I hope to get the chance to be screened.........inshallah
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Old 18th Sep 2011, 14:31
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Yes flareflyer, but you're a cpt with a very good experience and, as you know, 330/340 are very similar to a320, just a little bit more redundant in systems.

It should not be a factor for you
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Old 18th Sep 2011, 15:40
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I really hope that EasyJet recruitment team thinks as you do!

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Old 19th Sep 2011, 17:09
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hmm, I applied late Thurs evening and still haven't heard anything.....
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 14:31
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Hiya guys,

I am one of those who swam in the easyjet pool for 2 years since 2008 and then been dumped by recruitment team "new policy".
Now I'd like to register my still current interest to this email address they are advertising but was wondering if could be a good or a bad idea to mention that I already successfully passed one of their interview in the past...
Any opinion about that?
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 15:08
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my 2 cents

I would probably just play stupid and apply with a fresh sheet. When it comes to your previous assessment, which you have passed as you say, and they make a problem out of that (read: reject you), have they explain that in writing and then sue them for discrimination...
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 16:38
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Why should it be a problem? I see it the contrary, you should have an advantage
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 18:04
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AirbusPhp - I trust you are not applying to join us. Encouraging a future employee of easyJet to start litigation if he is unsuccessful really says a great deal about you, and indicates you are exactly who our selection process is trying to eliminate at the first hurdle.

airbuddy - First of all, may I strongly encourage you to reject the advice of AirbusPhp. Next, you are clearly someone who would appeal to easyJet or you would not have passed the previous selection. Whatever the rights and wrongs of what happened, that is history - move on and just see this as another opportunity to work for a company you would like to be with when it seemed like you were dead and buried. Like people who float around the BA hold pool, they have to go through the whole process again if they become 'time expired' - very frustrating, but it is what it is. I am not familiar with the latest application process, but if there is a bit somewhere that says, 'Why do you want to work for easyJet?', that could be a place to make reference to your previous success. What I would strongly recommend is that you show no sign of bitterness or annoyance at what is now spilt mik - no company wants employees with an axe to grind and we are no exception. What you need to remember is that you are in a completely different situation now and applying against different competition. We are clearly going to take the best people we can, and you have to be seen as that here and now - what you achieved in the past is all very good, but it is yesterday's news. I am sorry if I sound harsh, but I am just trying to prevent you from seeing your previous success as any sort of guide to what happens in the current process - it really is not and you should be fully aware this is a whole new deal. I hope that helps - very best of luck.
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 18:19
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before i go

you think you know it all right?... I will not waste any more of my precious time reading this ignorant and assaulting bs you guys write here. My advice was serious. The company is acting against the law already in several areas of their employment strategies. The young guys just don't dare to drag them to court. They would win 100%, because their contracts are illegal in most countries. But anyway, before you attack me again personally...
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 18:37
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No, AirbusPhp, I most certainly do not know it all. I do, however, know all about easyJet - this would appear to put me at something of an advantage in this case. I would suggest my advice to airbuddy is the best I have - it is for him and the others reading this thread to know if my advice is worth taking on board. My discussions with you are not personal attacks - I know nothing about you. I do know that your advice is very poor to a potential employee and in the same way you are entitled to give it, I am entitled to say it is codswallop.

Regarding easyJet's employment practices, I am at a slight loss as to which illegal practices you are referring to - no, please do not tell me. I have made it clear that I do not like or agree with all that we do, but regarding the legalities I think you will find it is pretty water tight. Maybe you can get a job here and then sue us to find out if you were right or not?
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 08:21
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A de M

What is your latest opinion/gut feeling regarding the opening up for non t/r'd guys? do you know numbers that have applied with tr and the leftover that will be required. I have an ATPL and I've been waiting for three years for easy to recruit.

Many thanks

BTW has anyone noticed that the advert says the cutoff is Friday the 21st but 21st is a Wednesday. Will they advertise non tr straight afterwards?
Old 21st Sep 2011, 09:30
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From internal ezy pilot mail:

"To recap, we are looking to select and assess pilots to create a holding pool of A320 type rated pilots that possess a full ATPL to support our growing command requirements as well as ensuring that we retain a diverse age and experience profile to meet our future pilot requirements."


"Parc Aviation experienced pilot assessments - On Tuesday and Wednesday this week we completed the first of the planned Parc experienced pilot assessment centres (Day 1 non tech skills, Day 2 simulator). The Parc pilots reaching our assessment centres had already been through a rigorous selection process by Parc before being offered to us for assessment. I am pleased to say that the majority of pilots that met us this week went on to successfully pass both the behavioural and sim assessments. They will now be offered a Parc contract to fly for us as experienced FlexiCrew pilots in the New Year. Specific basings are yet to be determined and will be a result of internal base transfers and further FlexiCrew permanent job offers being assigned first.
easyJet permanent job offers Further to FlexiCrew assessments last week a total of 9 permanent easyJet job offers were made and accepted for our FCO base."

As you can read there is no official plan to recruit experienced turboprop/non Airbus rated pilots for year 2012. They have received before deadline more than 200 applications for the ATPL and Airbus rating job offer. Does not sound like a lot, but it is more than double of positions available plus they take in the Parc experienced pilots too.
Sad story and I am sorry
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 10:33
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Thanks for the info Mr Cokeman.

It's a funny old business eh? But no sadness here - I am very grateful for my current job and for the chance to work towards my command. I'd just like to put down roots and start a family so I need to figure out this type rating thingy really.

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Old 21st Sep 2011, 13:24
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kernowclown - I think The Flying Cokeman is pretty accurate in his assessment. The option to recruit non-rated pilots was always there due to the possibility of there being insufficient rated pilots applying. I am not at all convinced that Parc have the ability to do the assessments, but that is the party line. There are some slightly conflicting unknowns in this. The first is that past experience shows that a significant number of the external rated candidates may fail the sim ride - if that is the case then the 'just under 200 pilots' may not actually turn out to be that many. Offsetting that, the likely lay-off of 60-70 Thomas Cook pilots, many of whom are Airbus rated, is going to provide us with a large pool of rated pilots free of charge just when we need them. A further unknown in the equation is how many pilots, particularly captains, we are likely to lose to BA once the hold pool empties - that will have an effect on our future recruitment that is as yet undetermined. As you can see, the dust has to settle a bit but on balance I think that the recruitment of non-rated pilots this year is unlikely. The honest truth is that until all these factors play out, no one really knows with absolute certainty the answer to your question.

In the immortal words of former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, 'There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns the ones we don't know we don't know.' Priceless.

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Old 21st Sep 2011, 13:50
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Hi Alexander

looks like you are the most and best updated on Easyjet here...i got a question for you then..
The closing date to apply is today.Are they gonna stop reading those cv's before the deadline will expire since they got more than 200 applications or they will give a look to all bunch of applications to select then the "suitable guys" for an interview?Being called for an interview just to be put "on hold"for some time and ending up not to be called like they did in the past for other DEFo's wouldn't be nice...I know...take it or leave it but it's a matter of expectations
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 22:15
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Hi Aviator3200. I am not on the recruitment team, but my understanding is that all applications will be looked at and 'graded' to assess suitability. When you put in your application is irrelevant as long as it is submitted by the deadline. We obviously cannot interview everyone, so the most 'suitable' will get the call and some will inevitably be unsuccessful.

I am not sure I fully understand your question, but clearly being called for an interview does not guarantee a job. The selection process will be fair, but will require you to also pass a simulator session. Like all such processes, you cannot be sure when a job vacancy will appear even if you pass it - some people will get offers earlier than others as we can only train a certain number of people at any one time. Clearly it is not desirable to be sat around a hold pool for a long time waiting, but like the BA hold pool there is no absolute guarantee a job will come out of it until you have the offer in your hand. I hope that makes sense.
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Old 22nd Sep 2011, 03:56
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Thank you very much about your quick reply Alexander,
my understanding is that all applications will be looked at and 'graded' to assess suitability. When you put in your application is irrelevant as long as it is submitted by the deadline
Nice to hear!When you are on duty for some days it's quite hard to submit an application and for some airlines it's a matter of filling the seats for the interview as soon as the right number of applications(having considered a certain number of failures) comes in...no matter what the deadline is.
Well let's see what happens,the huge number of pilot laid off from Thomas Cook doesn't help but hopefully some years on the bus will be a help big enough to get called for an interview, of course you have to pass the sim but let's get called first
Many thanks man

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Old 23rd Sep 2011, 09:50
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Hi Alexander de Meerkat,

I have a question for you: i did apply online during the legal time. But infortunaltly, i am not full ATPL. I have 800 hours on type mostly. Do have a chance to get called, even no immediatly? As i claerly anderstand that Fully ATPL will have priority.
If i can't go with a direct entry pilot, i have the minimas for flexi crew? If i go to the sceening, is this the same selection process? I think it will be attended by EZY, won't it?

Thank you for these details.
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Old 23rd Sep 2011, 11:48
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the 4 sectors life style

so naive .....
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Old 23rd Sep 2011, 15:34
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Okkk, but may be more..??!
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