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Old 16th Oct 2013, 08:31
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Can anyone explain the bond situation with Thomson. Even though you are type rated do you have to pay some of your training cost up front or is it all a reducing bond, say over 3 years?

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Old 16th Oct 2013, 16:15
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Not sure of the score at the moment but generally it will be a reducing bond over a time period and fixed to type for five years (I think).
It would be confirmed at interview contract issue.
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Old 16th Oct 2013, 23:06
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4k+ on type with current TUI pilot recommendation and a big fat PFO.

What are their recruitment team looking for?
<cynical>

A couple of experienced folk to keep BALPA happy and then the rest CTC?

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Old 17th Oct 2013, 03:22
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As far as I know there won't be a single person from CTC...
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Old 17th Oct 2013, 22:11
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Aerofoil is correct. The only ( very limited number) cadet entry pilots this time round have been sourced from candidates with the requisite qualifications already working within the group in other roles. This is as a result of the agreement reached between the Company and our Company Council specifically precluding the use of cadets put forward by CTC, and directing the money in "agency fees" previously paid to CTC to the cadets instead in improved contracts.

As to what criteria the Company are applying in order to arrive at a list of interviewees from the many hundreds of applications, I am not privy to that.

Update:

Just been informed that over 400 applications for less than 20 posts for type rated applicants. Interviews scheduled for mid to late November for a join date in February.

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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 11:02
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Thomson Recruiting

Anybody else still waiting to hear either way?
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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 18:33
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When you log in to their portal what does it say?

Any of the TOM guys know if the quoted numbers of 20-25 to be recruited this year includes or excludes the fixed term guys to be interviewed for PPY50?

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Old 22nd Oct 2013, 22:16
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The quoted number includes those recruited on a fixed term contract for this summer who are now eligible for a permanent contract. I'm afraid I can't remember how many that is. Two recruitment interview sessions planned mid to late November for a start date in February.

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Old 23rd Oct 2013, 08:13
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Thomson Recruiting

Portal says application submitted, keep on waiting I suppose
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 12:59
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Matey is correct, the Fixed Term guys have AFAIAA all had their "File Reviews" and been offered Permanent PPY contracts. There are 8 of them.

A limited number of non Type Rated guys are being selected from within the Company, ?4.

The balance of 20 odd will be Type Rated. As for the initial screening of applicants to select those to come forward for interview, I've no idea.

Good luck to all.
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 13:50
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Where are the typed guys typically coming from - Ryanair, Jet2, former BMIBaby, Norwegian, etc.?

Any recent trends on where they are sourcing the typed pilots from?

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Old 28th Oct 2013, 14:33
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I very much doubt that anyone would jump from Norwegian unless they had personal or domestic reasons for doing so, Most of the ex BMI baby guys who got offered Jet2 and Norwegian did not go to Jet2, Ryanair is a good place to start and an even better place to leave so my guess is that most people jointing Thomson will be ex Ryanair or Jet2.
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 14:40
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I personally know 7 guys from Ryanair going for interviews with Thomson on the 16th/17th of November.
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 17:39
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Cheers A&C and gaf15,

Some basic Thomson questions if you don't mind:

1. For 737 fleet flying, is most of the flying out-and-backs to base or do 737 crews lay over at destinations as well?

2. Probably already reviewed, but what are the most likely open bases for 737 newhires?

3. Lastly, I presume with new 787s arriving, the 767 fleet will be replaced over time and the number of 767/757 crews will decline over time as pilots are displaced to other fleets. What is the likelihood that 737 pilots will be able to transition to the 757s after a seat-lock period or even bid junior FO on the 787 after a few years? Will the 757s be sticking around in the medium term (5-10 years) or will they be replaced by incoming 737-800s over the next few years?
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 19:12
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Cheers A&C and gaf15,

Some basic Thomson questions if you don't mind:

1. For 737 fleet flying, is most of the flying out-and-backs to base or do 737 crews lay over at destinations as well?

HOME EVERY NIGHT BAR SOME SSH NIGHTSTOPS OR OUT OF BASE ROSTERING

2. Probably already reviewed, but what are the most likely open bases for 737 newhires?

REGIONAL BASES CWL NCL


3. Lastly, I presume with new 787s arriving, the 767 fleet will be replaced over time and the number of 767/757 crews will decline over time as pilots are displaced to other fleets. What is the likelihood that 737 pilots will be able to transition to the 757s after a seat-lock period or even bid junior FO on the 787 after a few years? Will the 757s be sticking around in the medium term (5-10 years) or will they be replaced by incoming 737-800s over the next few years?

BID FOR WHAT YOU WANT BUT WORK ON 5YEARS BEFORE A 787. LONG LIST NOW AFTER THE EIS AIRCRAFT
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 19:17
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Cheers Pin Head.
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Old 28th Oct 2013, 23:37
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Previous Type Rated entrants have shown a very significant percentage of ex Ryanair pilots. That doesn't, I believe, reflect a company preference for that source, just an indication of numbers applying from there.

This last two winters has seen significant numbers of pilots from both 757/767 and the now departed Airbus fleets transferring onto the 737. There have also been opportunities for pilots to "flip flop" back onto the 757 for the winter period. Some 757s are being retained to accommodate those routes more suited to their payload/range. The arrival of the B737 Max in a few years time (2018?) will, no doubt, affect that number.

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Old 31st Oct 2013, 12:00
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Meanwhile, still short of pilots on the 757 !!!
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 12:20
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Beamer how do you know this? By how many are they short?
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 19:55
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28 are flipping back and six I know of doing a short course onto the 756.
Not sure how many they are short if any after the courses.

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