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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 16:17
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Assessments have been taking place since beginning of October. Last we heard was 50 positions with around 100 applications. However, despite this, the standards are high as two people I recommended didn't make the cut.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 19:27
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Any non rated applicants getting interviews?
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 07:53
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Nope. We don't have the capacity for non experienced this year. Also, assessment days typically have 4 to 5 candidates attending rather than the 20 or more that might attend BA or TUI. It may therefore be January before you get your turn.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 11:00
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I'm experienced but non rated. I don't expect to get anywhere but if you don't ask you don't get.
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Old 23rd Oct 2015, 11:48
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Just had it confirmed this morning, there will be no non type rated recruitment this winter, it will be looked at again for next winter.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 16:30
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I believe that a few job offers have already been made.
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Old 30th Oct 2015, 13:26
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I expect one non rated position to be held open as the chief pilot will be getting a phone call from his brother in law!

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Old 31st Oct 2015, 19:24
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Rosters/life style

Can anyone shed some light on how the Rosters generally look? Long Haul and short?
I am coming from pretty much 5 on, 3 off. averaging about 80 hours a month.

Any kind of information would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 23rd Nov 2015, 01:00
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Has anyone who has attended the assessment been notified by TCX with a job offer yet? Also start dates?
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Old 23rd Nov 2015, 15:47
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HR seem to think that us applicants are so desperate, we are hanging on their every word. I only applied as it was so easy and required zero thought. Would i go there? No , but I'm doing my due dilligence

I wont state my experience, but i gather they want sub 20 year olds who actually suck up to the platitudes spouted by those entrenched in HR.

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Old 23rd Nov 2015, 17:44
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I wont state my experience, but i gather they want sub 20 year olds who actually suck up to the platitudes spouted by those entrenched in HR
This is untrue, as a 45 year old friend with 2500 hrs or so has just been recruited as an SFO.
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Old 23rd Nov 2015, 18:41
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Has Hutchings given a slot to the brother in law yet?
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Old 24th Nov 2015, 08:02
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HR have very little involvement in TCX pilot recruitment. I can tell you this as someone who went through the process less than than a year ago. We are looking for type rated and experienced pilots therefore like last year most hires cannot be sub 20 yo. Recruitment is mostly a pilot conducted affair. Out of interest when did you attend? And how are you chasing up? It looks like training capacity will be an issue once again this year so that could be the reason behind why you are not being informed just yet. It's pilot recruitment we're talking about here. Things change all the time.
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Old 11th Dec 2015, 18:26
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It seems that there has been a few Boeing rated pilots taken on so far. With at least another 8/9 vacancies to fill. Has anyone Airbus rated been taken on yet, or is it all CTC kids?
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Old 12th Dec 2015, 15:53
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The group of guys I saw in training last week all seemed to be ex-MON 330 drivers, but I'm told its been a fair spread of backgrounds. Recruitment numbers allegedly into the low 70's now!
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 08:39
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How are their loads these days and are they worth jumping to from a job security aspect?
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 19:09
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Job security these days? Work in airport security. TCX no worse than anywhere else in that respect..but don't make the beginners mistake of assuming full aircraft =big profits. Folk have made that mistake since DanAir days.
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 21:33
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So in other words, you don't have a clue how North Africa and the badly managed PR blunder in the hotel have affected loads,
or if it is business as usual and passengers appear to be as keen on winter sun as they always have been.
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 22:13
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"Don't have a clue..." If that's a genuine question as opposed to a vent for abrasive comment then, Yes I do; almost all flights are full or very nearly so.
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 22:36
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So why not just say that, instead of the usual attempt at being clever this site festers....

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