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Non type rated easyjet recruitment?

Old 15th May 2013, 22:29
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It's a mixed bag I think. Not enough evidence to say they have a specific level of experience in mind. I have 5000 hrs TP 3300 PIC. I know 15 others with various experience from min required to 7500 TT who ain't heard anything yet either.

Bad luck to those who didn't get through but with the numbers EJ are dealing with I guess they had to be brutal.
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Old 15th May 2013, 23:09
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2500 hrs 1300 hrs medium jets.
Got the PFO as well

Did take it kinda badly when I got the email. But when I see the exp level on others in here, can't really take it too bad as it doesn't seems performance based but rather agenda based. Kinda funny we didn't meet the "benchmark" this time around but they really want you to reapply
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Old 15th May 2013, 23:41
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Nothing received from them today. 3500hrs non-tr, mostly medium jet time. I'm sure they'll get round to sending my pfo tomorrow.
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Old 16th May 2013, 06:12
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Yup. PFO. Ditto comments re exciting first paragraph of the email. 2900 TT 2000 turbo prop RHS only.

Good luck to those with no news yet, sounds promising.
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Old 16th May 2013, 09:53
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another PFO

7500TT 5500TP 3500P1
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Old 16th May 2013, 09:59
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i had a chat with an ezy captain.
He said he's not surpised about my PFO and that he was glad about that.
He said that without being ironic.
At this point its clear to me that there is a precise plan behind this recruitment drive.

Pack my stuff heading east...
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Old 16th May 2013, 10:54
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Out of interest, did any PFOs have a recommend from current easy captain?
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Old 16th May 2013, 11:10
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I had a PFO with a recommendation

6000hrs 737/757/767/777

And know a couple of others on the recommend a friend scheme who didn't make it either. In fact I don't know anyone who made it

Fact of the matter is we don't know why we didn't pass so I don't know if there is some secret agenda???

But if it was 2500 people that did the online tests, they can be extremely brutal in the culling of people!

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Old 16th May 2013, 11:22
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I had a recommendation too. Still told to PFO!
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Old 16th May 2013, 11:26
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Did anyone get PFO'd recently, or would it be safe to say that all PFO's are in?
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Old 16th May 2013, 11:38
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no PFO yet - I guess it is a matter of time

in the last minute about easy jet - is this what they plan?
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Old 16th May 2013, 11:45
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PFO this morning .....SFO 757/767. 2500 hrs long-haul, with the recommend a friend EZY (Capt) box ticked.

Shame! It wasn't like this circa 2005 ish
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Old 16th May 2013, 12:13
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PFO to me as well.

almost 5000 TT, SFO 4800 on B737.
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Old 16th May 2013, 12:36
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Reccomended too from a current ezy captain...
wow, all reccomended, rated and with hours left outside the door...
life is good...
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Old 16th May 2013, 12:53
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As a normal line captain in EZY, I can say that I don't know diddly squat about the profile the company wants in this recruitment drive, but perhaps the trainers know more. And as I mentioned earlier in this thread, with 3,500 applicants for possibly 200 positions, more than ninety percent will be rejected. So, relax with the conspiracy theories.
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Old 16th May 2013, 13:59
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I was recommended by an FO and haven't heard anything.

Did anyone get binned at the CV/App stage? I'm willing to bet they didn't look at CVs etc until they got our test results in. There was an opportunity to sell yourself too in the 'other information' box. Perhaps some who passed the tests didn't have a very well presented CV etc etc.

Who knows! No conspiracy though, that's for sure, why would they waste time? And money????
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Old 16th May 2013, 14:43
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3000 Hrs TT 1000 Fast Jet. Recommends from two training captains and two other captains.


Hey Ho means I don't have to agonise over whether to pay for the type rating or not.
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Old 16th May 2013, 14:52
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This profession is a joke isn't it?!
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Old 16th May 2013, 16:22
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Another pfo.

2500 hours turboprop.

Recommended by SFO.

Thought the tests went incredibly well. Sign of the times I believe. So many applicants for few jobs!

A very polite, please off!
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Old 16th May 2013, 16:41
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A few unqualified observation or points.

- A high level of hours/ previous command won't necessarily be of interest to easyJet. Contrary to popular belief, easyJet isn't low on experience. It isn't. It is maturing as a company with much reduced expansion. There are plenty of people with 3000 + EasyJet Airbus hours waiting. Don't forget, the fleet is something like 218 aircraft - from a crew point of view it takes a lot for dilution. I'd also recommend reading the Roland Berger report if you can get a copy - it was an ambition to extend time to command. What's my point? The only way of selection is - do you have enough hours to apply? Then, how did you perform in the tests? Then how do you perform at interview? 6000 hours, several useless type ratings, previous military experience, training qualifications, a friend in the company or a need won't unfortunately likely make any difference at this stage. (Later on at interview it might). The experience isn't needed because easyJet is a mature, experienced and very safe airline.

- It was mentioned earlier that many current easyJet pilots wouldn't pass the tests. You're probably right. But they passed at the time. The same is true for the likes of BA - I know of two pilots who flew for BA who went long term sick, lost medical and had to leave the company. One at easy (captain) and one at Jet2. Both very nice chaps with several types on their licence at BA. They had to reapply to BA when they finally won their medicals back. They both subsequently failed the selection.

If it was down to me I'd do it the Monarch way - first come, first serve - recommendations help, friendly interview about you, the company and why you want to be there. I suppose HR cretins don't have too tight a grip there or are selected to be a certain way.

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