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Old 26th Sep 2013, 09:46
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Indeed DC, you’re preaching to the converted. The world is far from ideal and I sincerely applaud the hard work that has doubtless gone into wrestling the exclusive cadet deal away from the integrated schools on this occasion and if the company is going to run an exclusive recruitment campaign then far better that it focuses on the hard working individuals who have had the initiative to join the company in other positions and build up a good rep.

Is your personal opinion that this situation might continue for subsequent recruitment campaigns or is it possible that one of the integrated schools could drag the deal back?

If this is going to be a regular thing then I can imagine that Thomson will be swamped with MEIR holder applications for every job opportunity that arises.
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Old 26th Sep 2013, 10:55
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There is an almost identical thread running in Wannabes. I've posted there on this question.

My personal view is that we should be running a 1/3 newbie background irrelevant, 1/3 experienced non TR and 1/3 experienced with TR profile. That way we get a good spread and access to the best. That remains the broad CC aim for me and my colleagues. To be fair, the company are slowly warming to the idea and the FOMP agreement alluded to earlier is specifically designed in this area to break the stranglehold of training providers and give control of cadets and the money to the company whilst binning the ludicrous and frankly usurious training and consultancy fees and diverting some of that cash to the cadets.

The fact remains that this is a business and the business case for taking TR guys is unarguably strong. We are fighting the battle on the basis that cash isn't everything, spending more but getting better value is often better. The fact also remains that this is not strictly an Industrial Relations exercise. In TOM BALPA has collective bargaining that covers those ALREADY EMPLOYED, to a large extent trying to influence WHO and HOW the company selects for FUTURE employment is strictly something we have no remit for and for that reason we have to gently make the argument because aggressively making the demand a) generally gets an equally aggressive rebuttal and b) is outside our remit.

That discussion is far from over and to be fair to the company, they see the merit but ultimately have to justify their costs to others who bluntly couldn't and don't know the nuances of it all and probably don't care either.

They're called shareholders.
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 22:44
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Time to command / seniority at TOM

Hi All,

good luck to all of those applying could anyone please give an indication of time to command / seniority list at TOM?
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 23:15
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Latest person to get a command has been with the company close to 15 years.....

The proverbial 'dead mens shoes', and over the last few years we've shed a lot at the top end!! Plenty of time to hone those skills..

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Old 30th Sep 2013, 08:06
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That's because everything is crap and everyone has been leaving to work at better companies
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Old 30th Sep 2013, 12:38
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For someone currently on the list, I have had a fantastic time over the last 7yrs. Done most things from short haul to long haul, small base to big base, winter contract in Canada and the Hajj.

The problem is though at TOM it is just just a job with Little light at the end of the tunnel. Yes you will get your LHS but there are just so many other interesting things out there between now and probably 15yrs minimum.

I would recommend it if your happy and settled in the UK.

Good luck to all.
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Old 30th Sep 2013, 14:50
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And can stay in for the 5+ years needed to reach a point high enough up the list to start feeling safe from redundancy without getting chopped. Don't forget this mob made over 100 pilots redundant just 3 years ago!

I considered reapplying because Thomson can be a great place once senior enough, but all the money in the world wouldn't be enough to make me risk putting myself and my family through what I experienced during my last 2 years at Thomson all over again.
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Old 7th Oct 2013, 18:15
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Anyone heard anything more regarding interviews? Have all the people not being brought to interview been told now?
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Old 7th Oct 2013, 18:28
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Forgot to add - I'm leaving.
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 09:25
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Anyone heard anything more regarding interviews? Have all the people not being brought to interview been told now?
There was an automatic chop of everyone who applied with less than 2500 hours. No one else has heard anything with regards to interview, but I imagine it'll be pretty soon.
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 09:34
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There was an automatic chop of everyone who applied with less than 2500 hours
Where did you hear that? Certainly not the case for a number of people I know.
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 12:14
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over 2K on type and got PFO on Monday, they did not mess around.....
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 13:25
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PFO yesterday.
3000TT, 1200NG
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Old 14th Oct 2013, 15:36
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4k+ on type with current TUI pilot recommendation and a big fat PFO.

What are their recruitment team looking for?
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 08:09
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Who knows?

Myself and a'lot of colleagues who worked there for 3yrs + were made redundant from Thomson applied last time and only a few were offered a job

All very good guys! with a proven track record in the company
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 09:11
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I have received nothing yet. Checked my email on the TUI login page but nothing. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing?
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 10:15
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Same here bradders147. No word. And I got a PFO early last time. I have no idea what they're looking for.
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 10:36
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Got a PFO yesterday afternoon, 3200TT and 2800ish on the NG
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 11:37
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Just got an invite.

Best of luck all!
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Old 15th Oct 2013, 11:45
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Thomson Recruiting

I've been invited as well. 1400NG

Good luck to everyone!
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