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Old 15th Mar 2016, 17:07
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Are there many leaving for BA/VS?
I know of a few this year already, but only to BA, not VS (not that I know of anyway!)
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 17:14
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7k reduction for training again? Obviously not that keen to attract the best applicants then, simply the best from the people who can accept a deduction from salary for a mandated CCQ when already type-rated?
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 18:26
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It's nice to see the IT is up to scratch. I clicked on the job link, and apparently it's no longer available.
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 23:05
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It's nice to see the IT is up to scratch. I clicked on the job link, and apparently it's no longer available.
This should work

http://tinyurl.com/TomTermsStillCrap

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Old 16th Mar 2016, 08:31
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Such a shame that they have such poor initial pay. Thomson is a company I would like to consider for their regional options but there is no way I could afford to take such a paycut. I guess this would definitely put off some of the more experienced pilots.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 11:12
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This link also TUI Jobs - Thomson Airways
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 18:23
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Anyone know what the average monthly take home pay of a year 1 FO at Thomson is? Including all hourly pay etc?

Is it now just 81% pay for the first year? Then full time contract? And 7k a year for the first 3 years for the type rating?

Apologies if this has been covered before.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 18:50
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Hi Ddobin

I seem to remember it was around 3500 in the summer when you're busy flying and around 2600 in the winter when you're quiet. That's assuming you have paid off your training bond already.

It's 81% for the first 5 years and then you get full time when you have completed the 5 years. The training bond is 7,000 for your first year if type rated and 7,000 per year for 3 years if not type rated so 21,000 over 3 years if not rated.

Hope this helps.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 18:59
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Many thanks! 😀
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Old 18th Mar 2016, 14:07
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Its not necessarily 81% for the full 5 years. 2 weeks after joining recently, we were told we could be full time for this winter, and the previous years intake have been offered full time positions. I doubt I'll be PPY at all to be honest, maybe one year at most. Granted it's always possible for those 5 years if the company decides to scale things back so it would be prudent to budget for the full 5 years being PPY but I can't see it myself.

Regarding the pay, yes it's a shame it's not full time from the start without the 7k OCC reduction, and for those who can't afford the pay cut for a year, it's a pity not being able to apply. If you can look beyond the initial figures though, it does get significantly better, 5 years in and full time command ready, the basic is about 70k. With the variable pay on top, day off payments, 10% pension, private health insurance, discounted holidays and so on, it all adds up to a decent package.
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Old 19th Mar 2016, 00:41
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Good to know. I always think you need to actually be offered a job first before you start thinking about turning it down anyway, so it's worth applying.

It would be a significant paycut for me, but a huge boost in lifestyle.
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Old 19th Mar 2016, 03:01
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I wont be on PPY50 for long is what i thought also but over 3 years down the line only recently have i been made full time. So view this as though it could be 5 years that's all i will say. As we know the airline business changes from month to month but i'd say it changes even more in the charter market. As the offer is 5 yrs PPY50 i would read that as a solid promise and if it happens sooner than that then that is a bonus but it certainly is not guarenteed.

Company and career wise i would rather be here than BA but others may disagree...
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Old 19th Mar 2016, 12:13
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Has anyone heard back from them since applying?
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Old 19th Mar 2016, 12:46
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So if you're a 737 Classic driver do you have to apply through the NTR option? And if so and successful then 7k deducted for three years for what would essentially be minimal training seems a bit excessive.

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Old 20th Mar 2016, 14:36
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I left Jet2 for Thomson early last year. Got made full time within 6 months and got back pay for the PPY months I'd already done.
Average take home net on PPY50 after pension contribution over the summer was about 3900 ish. With an overtime flight added into a months payslip it was about 4400 and with a couple of overtime flights was about 4800. The overtime is very lucrative. So for my first year I reckon my P60 is gonna say about 79000. Not bad considering thats minus the 7k training cost. Flew around 700 hrs including overtime.
We were lucky that we got full time quickly, hopefully the same will carry on happening. Lots of people retiring and an expanding long-haul network so wouldn't be surprised if it does. Very friendly company to work for with a fair bit of variety, short haul/long haul, round the world trips on the 757, Canada on the 737, Training FO's etc etc.. Good loss of license, private medical etc... I definately wouldnt look back. Also unlike other airlines no fear factor of making a mistake, being delayed etc.. We have a very just culture and are treated like professionals.
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 01:10
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79k gross including the 7k training cost?

i doubt that unless you went to canada also?

At least be up front with people who are considering applying

my P60 has never been over 77k and thats having paid the training bond of 7k and on a full time contract and offering any available time back to the company for flexi.
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 08:03
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I've been here ten plus years my last P60 was 82k and I did a lot of flexi. Think numbers have been mixed up.
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 10:06
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I've been here ten plus years my last P60 was 82k and I did a lot of flexi. Think numbers have been mixed up.
not necessarily, im an 11 year right hand seater on the 78 and my last p60 said 103, this years will be slightly less maybe 99.... lots of flexi and time away though, not everyone's cup of tea.
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 10:31
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I can certainly vouch for the above mentioned figures of 77k - also my first year and I'm around that mark and I never went to Canada, this is all through high credit months, out of base and Flexi. But I would say it certainly was a bit of a hectic year rostering wise, I wouldn't expect that this year nessecarily! But hey - finally on the housing ladder!!!
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 14:48
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The 7k in year 1 is taken before tax in the same way pension contributions are so you get some tax relief on it. It also won't make any difference to your gross P60 figure, just your net take home.
If you do a full year on PPY then expect around 55k gross. That's what I did. I am now full time and it's significantly higher. I only did one year on PPY.
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