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Old 9th Oct 2017, 08:29
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Join Date: Nov 2007
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Thank you. And how long are the trips typically? Sounds like fun.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 09:39
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Join Date: Oct 2001
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Depending on trip, 3 to 4 weeks. About 10 per year, Oct to Mar. All subject to change though as the 757s leave and the 737 max arrives. No idea what the plan is.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 13:45
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Join Date: Jun 2007
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If you are joining with an eye to jumping onto a round the world trip; you are probably wasting your time.

For the FOs bidding it has now gone down to the younger generation shall we say, for at least the next 2 years i would say it will be full up with those currently already in the airline.

After that if it goes to the 73-8 or Max then it will go majorly senior again as many long termers on the fleet will be clamouring for a trip.
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 12:02
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Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Scandinavia
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Assessment dates?

Hello there,
I just got an email inviting me to the assessment at East Midlands airport. The only available slots are next week and totally undoable. Does anybody know what happens if I don't book a date right now? Will they offer new dates later?
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 12:01
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: London
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Same, its pretty much take it or leave it. Disappointing given they only give a weeks notice.
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 12:53
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: The EU
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It certainly wouldn't be their intention but personally, if you want a job badly enough, you'd make it doable.
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 13:28
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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Originally Posted by goaround737 View Post
Same, its pretty much take it or leave it. Disappointing given they only give a weeks notice.
Job advert said the group interview/exercises will take place between 13th and 17th of November. It wasn't a week notice.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 09:44
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sussex
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Presumable the NTR applicants will only be offered the 737/756, and 787 jobs will be filled internally? Any rough ideas about waiting time once 'in', for the 787?

Thanks
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 11:33
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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Originally Posted by Vwon View Post
Presumable the NTR applicants will only be offered the 737/756, and 787 jobs will be filled internally? Any rough ideas about waiting time once 'in', for the 787?

Thanks
If you're NTR, you will be frozen on your initial type for 3 years. Go back some pages and you'll find your answer
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 14:25
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Join Date: Nov 2017
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Easier said than done

It is quite hard to comply with those dates with such a short notice because getting to East Midlands and back would require 3 days for me and one has a flying job to do. London would have been another thing. (I'm from Scandinavia and I was thinking that I could do this without commuting during winter). I guess it was not meant to be.

Originally Posted by Vokes55 View Post
It certainly wouldn't be their intention but personally, if you want a job badly enough, you'd make it doable.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 15:14
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland mainly, rather than at home.
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It certainly wouldn't be their intention but personally, if you want a job badly enough, you'd make it doable.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 18:51
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Join Date: May 2010
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Originally Posted by plikee View Post
Job advert said the group interview/exercises will take place between 13th and 17th of November. It wasn't a week notice.
My sincere apologies plikee, are there any more hairs you’d like to split?
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 20:06
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Join Date: May 2016
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I don't understand what the problem is. The job advert said the interviews will take place between certain dates, and they're taking place between those dates. If you can't do those dates, why bother applying?

TUI do assessments over a week, they pull a specific set of pilots off the line to conduct them with the HR department. They're not going to add extra dates just for you, they have over 900 applicants for less than 50 jobs.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 20:09
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Originally Posted by Vwon View Post
Presumable the NTR applicants will only be offered the 737/756, and 787 jobs will be filled internally? Any rough ideas about waiting time once 'in', for the 787?

Thanks
As they advertised for 787 type rated, I wouldn't hold your breath for NTR 787.

Some chaps who got the 787 very recently haven't even been in the company 1 year. But as always, history isn't an indication of the future.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 20:43
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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My curiosity lies with why it went to junior guys. I hazard a guess that the lifestyle isn't for everyone. Thanks
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 21:16
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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I don't know enough about the 'behind the scenes' to give an accurate answer. Perhaps something to do with there only being 3 787 bases? The junior guys are taking a UK base in the summer and Scandi base in the winter. I guess the older FOs with families don't want that and are waiting for permanent UK slots to become available. I'm just guessing.

It's not a bad way of life at all. Very senior fleet for the LHS.
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 12:49
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Join Date: Jun 2017
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Originally Posted by goaround737 View Post
My sincere apologies plikee, are there any more hairs you’d like to split?
I joined in the last intake. The first thing I did after applying is book 2 days annual leave during the stated assessment week JUST IN CASE I get invited.

Preparing for an interview isn't just about researching the airline's history - it's also about making sure you can attend!
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 16:40
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Originally Posted by goaround737 View Post
My sincere apologies plikee, are there any more hairs you’d like to split?
Yeah, don't make false statements in the interview like you did here. And to don't be again disappointed, just read more carefully everything from now on. Good luck if you can make it.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 09:17
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Europe
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are they still advertising for B767 temp contracts?
what s the contact
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 22:27
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Join Date: May 2006
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Seems a lovely place to work with friendly colleques like Pikee and Vokes...Imagine 10 hours on 787 with them...FR are still looking lol
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