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Thomson recruitment.

Old 19th Aug 2014, 18:50
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Thomson recruitment.

For those worried about the 80% contract, all I can say from meeting the new guys who joined last year on it, bar none they were all delighted about the move.( of course , it depends what was left behind). In my biased opinion it's a top job in the UK.
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Old 20th Aug 2014, 13:58
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I'm a new joiner on the PPY50 contract, my take home is currently better than my previous only because of the day off working payments topping it off each month (overall the package is superior!). I've been fortunate enough to have been offered quite a handful, without them then first year income isn't the best, so trying to forecast the coming winter months this is potentially where the pinch will be felt, less flight/duty pay and probably very little day off payments to offer. I could be wrong if there's a busy flying schedule! A handful of the new joiners are heading to Canada this winter on full time and additional payments, so opportunitys are present if you have flex.

Ideally I would've liked the OCC costs paid back after X years service if the sole reason for the payment is to mitigate risk.

As for the skippers, all great, had an old school Britianna guy for the sims, one of the best blokes I've met so far!

Sorry to say for anyone who just falls shy of the recency/hours requirements, an email went out this morning highlighting that if you don't meet the criteria then your application will be ignored.

In short I think it's one of the best jobs in the UK.
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Old 20th Aug 2014, 23:27
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Scott T
That would always depend on the level of response to the ad. If past experience is anything to go by then the exact criteria would have to be met. Simply a means to filter the large number of applicants for a relatively small number of positions. (and no I don't know how many positions are being offered!). If I recall correctly there were in excess of 700 initial applications for around 19 positions last time around, so the company can apply the criteria strictly in order to arrive at a manageable interview list.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 12:13
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Closing date for type rated applications extended till 0900L Tue 26th Aug

" primarily as a result of announcements made by Monarch this week and the impact it may have on their pilot community"
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 19:15
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Does anyone have any idea on response time now that the portal has closed?

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Old 30th Aug 2014, 07:12
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The recruitment sessions are planned for the end of September/ beginning of October, so I guess people selected will be informed fairly soon. Lots of applications, so it will take a bit of time to go through them all.
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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 17:53
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Just received an email stating that I am not invited.. So they are probably sending out invites now, good luck to all!
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Old 2nd Sep 2014, 19:15
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friend just received invite to interview, group exercise and tech test.

Can anyone shed any light on what the technical test is. Is it like a 757 tech interview or something random. Also a case study, any ideas?

Many thanks for any help

ps. mate has approx 2500 hours on type if people wondering
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Old 8th Nov 2014, 10:07
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Has anybody heard anything yet since their interview? They said by mid November so should be any day now..
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 08:22
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New Commands, new recruits for summer 15.
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 19:52
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Yes, they have recruited recently a few cadets from internal sources. One cadet worked in a Thomson shop flogging holidays... a few months later on the line!! quite a story really. They all had 200 hour fATPLs. That route hasn't been used this year, I'm not 100% why, however I suspect that the applicant base wouldn't have moved much so maybe they need a few years before that scheme can reopen.

If un live In the Luton area though, you could seriously look into jobs in HQ. Lots of our guys have come through internal recommendations.

Good luck
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 22:08
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Maybe because all of the TR'd experienced pilots told them to poke their 7k bond !
Welcome to the world of low houred crews, poor morale and even worse conditions than the previous season, but hey....we could maybe all join BALPA, cos that will really help!!!
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Old 12th Nov 2014, 08:44
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PAPI-74, What are you talking about?
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Old 12th Nov 2014, 22:21
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PAPI, Your post wins random post of the day award. I've read it three times and no... still no idea what you're on about.

I was talking about non type rated crews employed from internal sources. By all accounts recruitment has gone very well and morale is generally very good.. although our outstanding pay deal is testing this.
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Old 12th Nov 2014, 23:07
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Sorry about that....another night with 2hrs sleep tends to detach some grey matter. My post was an unsuccessful reference to the many jobs going to cadets, while the experienced pilots, at first glance, are presented table scraps and being asked to pay 7k for the privilege. This clearly isn't the case everywhere, but..........to be honest, I have lost interest now anyway......TV has just got better.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 01:07
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No worries, it's a bit of a guess but I'd say we have recruited 80% experienced in the last couple of years. The vast vast majority being ex Ryanair.

Although I do have sympathy with your point regarding the bond. I don't like it either.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 07:44
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Unfortunately the 7k reduction in year one is simply an accounting tool to reduce the wage bill in year 1 and certainly not a bond. It is referred to as training costs. what these actual costs are nobody knows and no new joiners have recieved a breakdown. One of those things at interview where it's a case of like it or go home. I don't admire the union for allowing such a condition to be applied to new joiners contracts.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 09:40
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Any chance of NTR again or is the only way through the school of Ryanair now?
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 10:09
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has anybody heard yet from their interview?
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 10:24
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Slightly off topic, but...are the 2015 commands all going to be onto the 787 or will there be 737 command courses?
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