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Old 16th Feb 2013, 21:33
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Thanks for the update. Re-assuring news for all concerned!
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Old 16th Feb 2013, 22:09
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Mesh - thank you very much for your insight. Feeling a little bit reassured about it at the moment. Although the rollercoaster of emotions in the last few weeks has been incredibly unsettling - it's very reassuring that this recruitment drive looks like it might go ahead - and equally how the process is undertaken.

Another flybe pilot here - here's to the lot of us getting ourselves sorted out soon.

It's been a miserable month or so.
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Old 16th Feb 2013, 22:40
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I understand it is likely to be nearer 60 recruits needed for winter 13/14 with the first course starting in September. Obviously this number may rise a little if a few of our more 'mature' pilots decide that they can't face the increasing tax burden and retire or go part time.
Although our interview is incredibly relaxed a personal recommendation from someone within the company still goes a very long way to securing that invite to interview. That said many of this years recruits had no previous links with the company at all.

I have no information as to when applications might open but April/May certainly looks a decent bet.

Good Luck all.

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Old 17th Feb 2013, 02:32
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Thanks guys. Don't suppose any of you know how many candidates are currently marked "Hold / Hold for interview" within the database? or perhaps an educated guess?

(Sorry if I'm annoying you with all these questions )
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Old 17th Feb 2013, 09:57
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Given the multitude of applicants that applied during the last recruitment phase and that currently find themselves 'on hold for interview' will monarch actually open their application again? Or simply hold interviews off the pool of applications that are currently awaiting interview?

Seems we are all a little confused on this matter? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

It is however reassuring to find that at least one carrier remains to save the day for those of us who have worked hard and struggled against the deluge of those willing and able to pay for everything.

Best of luck to all come march/april and those within flybe, thoughts are with you all.
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Old 17th Feb 2013, 13:59
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I would expect the company to first interview the pilots who got their applications in last year. However some of the pilots who applied last year might no longer be interested now easyJet offered some permanent contract to the flexicrew.

Very difficult to say what will happen. I have heard a different figure then the one mentioned by Spottyemm. But as we all now, in aviation it is all rumour till it actually happens. What the management decide today can change tomorrow etc.

Best of luck to you all.
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 08:59
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It's difficult to second guess how some on the top floor will decide who gets the nod but they do have history of being fair. I would suppose( and as usual just my opinion) if they have guys who have been offered a position they will honour those if a related course comes up, having said that there seems to be confusion between hold pool for interview, job offered. I don't think there are many people with a job offer and no start date. The basic fact is if we open the interview door again then we are going to interview and there is the possibility of a job. We will as always take the most suitable candidate. Monarch are not like BA, we do not have the man power to see thousands of candidates just in case. When interviewed you are not seen by HR and a recruitment pilot, you are usually interviewed by two senior management pilots. This means we are more targeted with our interviewing and we will not have a big bunch of Flybe guys with job offers waiting to gobble up the next course. The only guys that have a job offer will be a case of us miss calculating a course number at the last minute. If I had a couple of thousand hours and relative aircraft type I would forget about who's had an interview how many of the next jobs are gone etc and just concentrate on getting my arse into Luton in front of these two and securing the job
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 09:09
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Just another thought as Flybe seems to be mentioned a lot. I have had the fortune to meet some of the courses coming through. The first non type course I met consisted of 1 fast jet ex RAF, 1 heavy transport ex RAF, 2 Flybe, 2 Cityjet, 1 Bmi Baby,1 Eastern, 1 Ryanair. The next non type rated, 1 Flybe(ex RAF), 1 Sentinal(RAF), 4 BMI Baby. Type rated were largely Easy Flexi. Age wise and I hope the guys don,t mind me saying this but on the current course we have some guys around their 50's. All I'm trying to say Is if you are not Flybe and fly a turboprop or if you are business jet etc you stand an equal chance.
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 09:52
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Just to add to this I know of two guys who passed interview selection a few years back, then got placed into the hold pool and never got asked out of it and still don't have a job with us. That tells me more suitable candidates were interviewed at a later date, it happened to me with TC in 2004, it's just the way it is in this game !! The moral is nothing is done until its done, if they want you, you will be offered a position, if they don't you won't ! simple !
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 11:20
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for keeping us ALL updated on the recruitment situation over the last few month's. It's been extremely valuable to us all. Thank you.

For once i can say PPRuNe has been useful, which is a pleasant and welcomed change from the usual moaning, bitching which seems to be rife here on PPRuNe.
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 11:27
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I second that! Thank you very much Mesh.
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 12:53
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Thanks Mesh jolly helpful. I look forward to the opportunity to fly with you guys some time.
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Old 7th Mar 2013, 13:40
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"interviews in the next couple of months ready for courses beginning in September. Actually the first course in September will be cadet entry pilots currently under training. The following months will see courses for type rated and non-typed rated pilots to support the ongoing airline expansion requirements and the retirement of some current airframes"

Good luck all
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Old 7th Mar 2013, 15:56
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Just wondering will there be any opportunity for those with CV's on file to actually apply this year? I was too late registering last time so the job links were gone by then unfortunately.
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Old 7th Mar 2013, 16:00
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Does anyone know how many non-type rated pilots may be taken on? The updates by email are so refreshing compared to other companies who give no update! Hopefully there will be another one soon judging by above post
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Old 7th Mar 2013, 17:13
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I believe we will open the doors again to new applications. Roughly a third recruited will be non rated.
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Old 7th Mar 2013, 18:08
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Any idea how many applications are on hold? are these on hold for interview or an additional screening process?

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Old 8th Mar 2013, 01:56
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alpha.charlie, what's up with the quotes? Did I miss an email update or something?
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Old 8th Mar 2013, 14:53
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How often are people getting updates? I got the original e-mail saying I had 'passed stage 1 of recruitment' in early January but haven't heard anything since! Is this new info being e-mailed round or is it rumours from employees of Monarch? This job has not been off my mind since January!
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Old 8th Mar 2013, 15:10
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I'm a bit confused as to what the actual status signifies?

In August last year I received a message saying I'd passed stage one and ever since my application has been on hold?

I did get an email in December giving a quick update, but nothing since?

Hopefully they'll provide clarification soon?
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