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easyJet Pilot Recruitment 2012

Old 5th Oct 2011, 09:20
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Hear hear americafyeah to your last post.
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Old 5th Oct 2011, 10:09
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Hi Guys
I did not make the dates for an application for the current Easyjet recruitment.
However
I have filed an application for Easyjet Swiss some months ago,as an SFO having more than 6000 Total Jet time and 1000 on the bus . When I login to that, It seems like it is a general application for easyjet as it provides for selection of all Easyjet bases not only the Swiss ones.
Do you think that I may have chance for my cv being available and eligible for the current recruitment?
Any info for an email address to question the recruitment office?
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Old 6th Oct 2011, 19:52
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Very recent technical question during Eajet interview

1/ Three simple questions on hydraulique systems:
2/normal braking is on the green.
3./spoilers are used on the green and yelow...
4/wing anti ice are only the 3 outboards slats
5/question about loops on engine + apu+ fire detection on each engine
6/ What is the max amps on the TR? 220Amps, 90amps, or an other solution i don't remember;
7/If AC1 fails, which system takes over? AC2?DC? and an other?
8/in alternate low, is pitch in direct low? elerons are in direct low?
9/What is the max speed to lower the gear? VLE 250kt.
10/What is the limit for gear extension? 20000ft, 25000ft? no limit?
11/ what is the limit for slats flaps extention? 20000ft
12/When speed reach vls, what happen? ALFA FLOOR? stall? ...
13/ When engine out in crew, what are immediate actions? ATHR OFF, THRUST MCT, SELECT GD SPEED, When GD speed reached, OPEN DESC...
14/What is the APP speed in UK? 220kt? 185kt, 175kt?
15/ Slats/ flaps locked, what message appears on ECAM? A LOCHED? S(F) LOCKED?....
Sorry about the 5 last ones. Don't remember.
good luck!
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Old 6th Oct 2011, 21:37
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Doug the Head - NSF is known personally to many here and I spoke to him recently myself. From what i understand he no longer participates on here due to the awkwardness of his identity being known so widely, coupled to his incessant interactions with the numpty element, with whom there is no dealing. In the end I think he just got worn out talking to the Flat Earth Society all the time. I personally found his contributions quite insightful and see his departure a a loss - but maybe that is just me.

Anyway, as we are all doomed to be stuck here, pray enlighten us with the name of, say, three airlines in the world, who are not national carriers, but which are so much better to work for than easyJet. Being a somewhat less informed individual with more limited imagination, I am struggling to think of any, so please do share. Maybe it is not to late to get my application in - you never know, they might rescue you too.
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 04:58
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Anyway, as we are all doomed to be stuck here, pray enlighten us with the name of, say, three airlines in the world, who are not national carriers, but which are so much better to work for than easyJet. Being a somewhat less informed individual with more limited imagination, I am struggling to think of any, so please do share. Maybe it is not to late to get my application in - you never know, they might rescue you too.
Ow please Alexander, if you're looking for a new job then do your own research! One hint: look past the shiny 4 stripes DEC jobs, chasing those jobs is all same shit different name, something you've probably been doing for your entire career and which is why you are stuck and unable to fathom that there are even real career companies out there.

Rescue? What do you mean?
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 08:34
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For any of you who are interested in EZY my experience of being here 10 years is generally very positive. This is not my first airline and I turned down BA just after joining here and haven't regretted it. I am in the UK regions and find the fixed roster, pay and time off very good. I cannot see any other job which would suit me better and I genuinely enjoy the flying that we do. I guess it is not for everybody but some of the negative comments on here really do surprise me and all I can say is that those comments do not reflect the vast majority of people I work with. There is no doubt BA is a great company and I have friends there who love it and those that don't. For me, I wouldn't swap my job for BA not because EZY is perfect but because it offers me a good home lifestyle with good pay! It's swings and roundabouts and we have to respect peoples choices without descending into a slagging match!

Good luck to all
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 08:50
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Yesterday I was obviously very bored and had the awful idea of turning the TV on, first thing I saw was a report about riots in Greece from government employees who had their salary cut to 95 eur a month (ninetyfive). These were the lucky ones, because the vast majority of the people they interviewed were out of job and with a couple of kids to feed.

Now let's for a second look at what a First Officer (say in continental Europe) gets every month at EZY: job security, permanent contract (yes, after a while nowadays), fixed pattern, a LOT of money, possibility to upgrade if he/she is good enough (and willing to move around Europe), too many sectors on some months but way too few in some others! one and half month vacations per year (joining them to the normal days off), some random roster months (but at least you have a break on the 5 earlies in a row-if you are lucky!), pension, loss of licence insurance, free shares every once in a while, a very good airline to have on your CV (just in case you need it in the future!) and probably a lot of other stuff (positive and negative) I forgot.

All of this just to say that I honestly got a bit bored of reading all the nonsense some people write on here. Get real and have a look at the world around you before complaining of the alarm going off too early.
BA,AF,LH are all great companies but a job is a job and a plane is a plane. And try to wake up because the world is not what it was in the 70s and 80s anymore, face it.
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 09:59
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Could someone PLEASE tell me if any of the applicants via the DIRECT ENTRY SCHEME ONLY (not Parc etc etc) have been invited to interview yet?
Out of interest (I do not meet the requirements i.e. 320-rated and/or not have enough cash in my pockets to pay 4 it) but can I ask you how did you apply DIRECTLY?

I have missed most of the discussion here and I am not willing to read 100s of comments on how great/terrible life in orange can be but rather find out whether once the TR-hire drive is over there will be a chance for the "untouchable" like myself...
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 10:20
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have missed most of the discussion here and I am not willing to read 100s of comments
What are we? Your humble servants? Read it or don't, see if anyone cares.

The key to the BA/ EZY debate is to do what's right for you, not what's right for others, blindly following- and to my mind many, many people are blindly going to BA because they think they want long haul ( why exactly?) and they think a long and varied career will be guaranteed ( this is a different, unpredictable future we are headed in to - past BA is very probably not future BA).

And can I ask FLR, what does your BA 'chat' have to do with EZY selection? It's rather hypocritical for you to post like you have after 'telling mummy' on me for comparing the two companies on the BA thread. How very 'labour party' of you.
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 10:34
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Alexander

I personally found his contributions quite insightful and see his departure a a loss - but maybe that is just me.
No it isn't just you.
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 10:40
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What are we? Your humble servants? Read it or don't, see if anyone cares.

B&B...your "ability" to chop-and-past my sentences makes me think you are rather an MP...

Thanks to AmericaFyeah! for the concise reply and best wishes to everyone!
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 13:53
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By and large I had a good time at easyJet. The training is very good as were my LGW colleagues but after 5 years of the low cost model it was time to move.

And as I post this from nightstopping in beautiful sunny South Africa, apart from my colleagues, I really can't think of anything that I miss.

People say that you should experience things at least once in life so to all the applicants - Good Luck..!

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Old 7th Oct 2011, 15:49
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I think the general balance of posts on this thread gives a fair insight into easy life.

Sorry BlackandBrown if you don't like my posting but I am only trying to help people see both sides of the story at easy before choosing to make the move from what might be equally as good jobs elsewhere. I was both positive and negative in my posts. I am not sure the same could be said for your posts on the BA thread which, as was suggested by many, have a somewhat bitter undertone.

Back to more useful info -

Having painstakingly analysed years worth of BA rosters from friends before making the move from easy to BA I found the following -

The average working day on SH is over an hour less at BA than at easy.

Yes there are 4 sector days but not that many, and they are double LHR-MAN types. Hardly the 4 sector slogs at easy.


As has been said, the sea of change over the last year has been excellent at easy and definitely makes life there more enjoyable. However, for me personally, the underlying business model of high crew utilisation was one of the reasons I had to move on.

Good luck to all applying.
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 16:35
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Bring back NSF!
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 21:32
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Having painstakingly analysed years worth of BA rosters from friends before making the move from easy to BA I found the following -
It's irrelevant mate, as I said, the past with BA isn't the future. They are being very 'dynamic' and very 'inorganic' at the moment and the economy is unlike any before so it would be unfair to compare the two. At least one knows where one stands with easyJet.

You have made your decision, I have made mine. As Steve Jobs said, only looking back can we join the dots.
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Old 7th Oct 2011, 22:11
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B&B

Do you really believe the present at easyjet = the future at easyjet?! Surely you can't be that short sighted. It was only 2 years ago that they were trying to take away the crew tea and coffee.

Everywhere will change in the future. Nothing stays the same forever.
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Old 8th Oct 2011, 00:06
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Lol so if EZ take away the tea and coffee in two years time is it a "no go" airline? (sorry couldn't resist).
In my opionion BA will be changing in the not so far off future alot more than EZ in these tough economic and cost saving times.
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Old 8th Oct 2011, 00:32
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Who knows what will change the most. But Easyjet will definitely change. McCall is being very clear and open about that already, whereas the BA management are keen to keep things largely as they are (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/8785035/Keith-Williams-has-steered-British-Airways-through-some-tough-turbulence.html)

What's more, McCall is actively trying to position Easyjet somewhere in the middle between low cost carriers and national carriers. Something not really achieved by anyone to date. If successful it will no doubt be very successful, but untried water in this industry is always risky. If it doesn't work then what......? Of course BA may change too, but of the two airlines Easyjet shows the most sign of changing at the moment for sure.

Also, BA has a strong union backed rostering policy that will take some fighting. That will undoubtedly slow down any change, even if it doesn't resist it.
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Old 8th Oct 2011, 04:01
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Could someone PLEASE tell me if any of the applicants via the DIRECT ENTRY SCHEME ONLY (not Parc etc etc) have been invited to interview yet?
Hi America...

In my personal opinion I don't think there will be calls for an interview anytime soon!I think that EZY team is still figuring out if they need pilots,how many of them and when.If i am not wrong Virgin atlantic still has to call people who passed the selection,Ba the same.All EZY guys/gals who applied are still there. The uncertainty of the economic picture,fastjet etc are issues that need attention.Before hiring people with a permanent contract they want to be 100%sure of it.Maybe they just wanted to see how many pilots they were able to find in case of a huge exodus...Why spending money to screen people you don't need at the moment.
That's my 2 cents
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Old 8th Oct 2011, 17:38
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oufff

one of the best decision of my life was to leave this Europe UK flag carrier : a nightmare.

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