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Thomson recruitment.

Old 14th Sep 2016, 15:29
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He did say "with a little bit of overtime"....

I only joined this year, and despite having my OCC (7k pa) reduction, and my reduced salary (for 5 years) I took home the same as rjay259 - thanks to a single overtime flight (double flexi). Assuming no overtime, I would say 3500-3800 is realistic, in the summer at least.

For those worried about the PPY - we were offered full time for our first winter within a couple of weeks of joining, and if you bid to go on the 78 you'll be full time automatically. So no guarantees but there's a chance you might not have to be on PPY at all.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 16:26
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Non typed, got an e mail today saying no more required. Typed 73/75 on going.
Or just a polite PFO?
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 16:47
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Got the "no NTR now required" email also. And the NTR & 787 adverts from the site have been removed. Quiet odd as it's only 2 days since the opening.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 17:15
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Same here for the NTR. Agreed osuldavid, it doesn't make sense to me. I would have preferred a 'thanks, but no thanks'.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 17:51
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Your payslip of 4600 net doesn't include any overtime. Plus your paying 150 into the share scheme.

You'd almost certainly be into the 5k's with one extra overtime flight including hourly sector/duty pay.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 17:56
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Delta wun wun

Yes that 3500/3600 included the one year 7k deduction. Don't forget that its taken out before tax so its 7k you would of paid 40% tax on, so really your only paying back 4200 for one year (or three years if not type rated). Still cant say I agreed with it however.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 19:40
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PFO ...

7000hrs 737, 500hrs 787

Got my PFO today ☹️️
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 19:57
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Forgive me I'm new, but what does PFO stand for?
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 20:04
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Busy bee I will be able to let you know in a couple of weeks. The flexi will only work out at about 200 take home (for one payment that is) and the 150 into the share scheme would only be 80. So in reality still only a little bit closer. Not the 5/6000 that others had mentioned.
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 20:09
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Does anybody know if there's any appetite within Thomson to open a cadet scheme in the future? They're one of the larger UK airlines not to have one at present....
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Old 15th Sep 2016, 05:51
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Sounds a bit strane this process ...
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Old 15th Sep 2016, 09:11
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We got some comms out this morning which highlighted the recruitment U turn. Mainly our own internal pilot bid filled the 787 slots.

The bid has changed our recruitment need for S17 and so in addition to the 61 pilots already joining us between now and March 2017, we will be recruiting a further 20 25 pilots in early November.

I am pleased to advise that we have filled our 787 requirement internally and therefore decided to reconsider our plans to recruit directly onto the fleet and have therefore suspended the 787 recruitment and have emailed the small number of pilots who had already applied to advise them of our decision. We will keep their details on file and should we open this in the future.

Due to the smaller number of additional recruits needed at this current time, we are confident that we will be able to cover this with Type Rated candidates and so for this year we have also stopped the Non Type Rated advert that opened on Monday. Again we have written to the applicants and will also keep their details on file.

We realise that to open recruitment and then close it in this way is not ideal however please be assured that those impacted have been contacted directly and we have acknowledged the time and effort they have spent in completing the application form on line. These decisions are never taken lightly, they are based on our current and predicted operational requirements which are subject to change.
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Old 15th Sep 2016, 09:36
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Hi ManUtd1999

It is my belief that Thomson have operated cadet schemes in the recent past but they were not 0 to CPL MEIR or 0 to MPL type courses.

They only accept applications from those those who already have CPL MEIR.

These cadet courses were never publicly advertised but were only open to CPL MEIR holders who were already working for the company in other roles ie cabin crew, engineers, ops etc.

I have no idea whether or not they are operating that scheme this year (they don't operate it every year).
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Old 15th Sep 2016, 20:24
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Yeah I've heard rumours of them taking internal fATPL candidates, admirable

I guess with relatively low recruitment numbers a full cadet scheme is unnecessary
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Old 15th Sep 2016, 21:37
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don't rely on overtime

work on the figures without overtime and you won't be sorely disappointed. Overtime (known as flexi) has dried up big time with the large recruitment numbers, year on year it has dropped for most I know, especially this year (FO's).
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 16:44
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Can anyone kindly clarify the NG F/O pay scale for me?

Can anyone state / verify what the 737 F/O pay scale / ladder is so that I can evaluate the opportunity? I know its 81.3% for a max of 3 years but am unsure of the ladder.

PPJN quotes the following full time rates:
Year 1 59,290
Year 2 No info
Year 3 No info
Year 4 No info
Year 5 64,991
CR 70,688

I will be grateful for any info or verification.
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Old 21st Sep 2016, 18:10
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The salary is the same for the first 5 years (not 3) so it's 59,290 X .813 =48,202 less the 7k for one year if rated. = 41,202,
with UK average tax code that's 2,621 a month, add say 1000 productivity pay in the summer months (not winter) means a take home of about 3,326 for those summer months, excluding any overtime (not much about now). Last year a 3 year pay deal was struck 2% per annum from memory,

There are productivity pay elements that can be found by reading this whole thread.

The company doesn't have to offer full time work until been there 5 years, though they might based on requirments on an annual by annual

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 19:11
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Winter 2 week on, 2 week off rotation

Can I get an idea of how much flying you do during those two weeks on in the winter season? is it Like one or a couple trips a week? (assuming you not off to canada, but you're at a UK regional base)

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 20:44
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no trips. the odd flight here and there and lots of standby(737)

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Old 22nd Sep 2016, 22:12
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xollob, are u on the 737?
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