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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 11:09
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Exactly my point Matey. Life good?
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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 18:00
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Excellent thanks Yeoman. Mainly shut in the box at LGW though!
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 07:03
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Great. Well, if the rehab works there is a chance they'll let you back into the mainstream population. Worked for me and now completely Training Planning free.

Be good. Maybe see you next week as I'm in LGW for a few nights.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 15:33
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I'm starting with Thomson in a few months on the 738. I'm surprised nobody mentioned it but they did a last ditch assessment day recently and most, if not everyone on my assessment day had the rejection letter last year but still had the call this time around. I just hope I've done the right thing jumping from high up on a seniority list to the bottom of Thomson's. Good luck to all who has just been through the assessment day, I hope you've got through.

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Old 19th Feb 2016, 07:48
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Only time will tell whether you have made the correct decision. Hopefully you have! What we do know is that a significant number of 'new recruits' have not turned up on the day they were expected as they either had second thoughts or have gone elsewhere. This explains why some pilots that were initially rejected have subsequently been deemed suitable and asked to join. Welcome!
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 16:05
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Not quite.

4 of the original 61 selected decided that their future lay elsewhere. They all communicated that decision prior to day one. A little different from a significant number not turning up IMHO.

The recruitment was reopened by simply reviewing the first screening criteria that was based on hours. This meant that otherwise suitable candidates for the full assessment who had been originally screened out purely on hours were asked to come for assessment. The assessment standard remained as previous as it was recognised that the hours screen was pretty crude but the assessment standard was the real test of suitability.

It is very clear that market forces are now kicking in with opportunities opening up with a number of operators.

Welcome to the latest batch.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 16:51
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Yeoman, I've got more hours than I know what to do with and I was originally screened out. Do you mean I may have had too many? There was an eclectic mix of people at the assessment with half having the experience to have at least 4,000+. The good news is we are spending year 1 on full time. I can't wait to get started.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 18:29
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Thanks yeoman.
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Old 20th Feb 2016, 09:24
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Reverse Thrust

No idea if I'm honest. There may have been other screens that were in play but that's speculation on my part.

The whole screen thing needs looking at as its a fairly crude way of thinning out thousands of applications to the few hundred they actually invite to assessment.

Good new for you though and welcome.

7E7

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Old 20th Feb 2016, 11:55
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Yeoman, as you probably know the application system was very, very basic with just two questions in it on the subject of the EFB & single engine taxying, both of which we use in abundance in my current airline. It almost seemed too basic to screen out candidates but hey I'm not complaining one bit as I was very fortunate to be given a second chance and I passed the whole process and got the offer.

Definitely good news for me and thank you. I look forward to getting started, but not necessarily to another type rating. See you around the network
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Old 29th Feb 2016, 12:22
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PPJN updated today mentions recruitment for late Summer 17 courses, are they planning that far ahead or is it possibly a typo?
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 07:27
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Commands, type changes and recruitment for Summer '16 are well under way.

In a surprise moment of foresight a few weeks ago, commands and type changes for Summer '17 were announced, and although I don't recall seeing it, probably a figure for recruitment as well.
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 08:11
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I'm pretty sure CD said another 50 in a recent video blog (the one where he interviews loads of other people I don't really know) although to be honest, I wasn't really listening. I'll see if it's still on the iPad email later and check.
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 12:22
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Recruitment now open.

Good luck
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 12:23
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Have Thomson massively underestimated the amount of pilots they need this year to be opening up again, or was this always planned?
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 12:28
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It's for courses starting earliest Oct 16 so looking to be completed for Spring 17. Training for this year is in full swing. Sort of
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 12:28
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Originally Posted by jimboy473 View Post
Have Thomson massively underestimated the amount of pilots they need this year to be opening up again, or was this always planned?
In short, planned.

Ish
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 13:05
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God I feel sorry for the training department! Mind you - it seems to be coping fairly ok at the moment, creaking slightly. We shall see at the beginning of the summer schedule!
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 16:11
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Are there many leaving for BA/VS?
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 16:35
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Any advice?

I don't suppose any ex FO's from a large Irish 737NG operator who made the move to Thomson would like to share some of their wisdom as to whether they are happy with the change? Either publicly here or via PM? Any insight would be great
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