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Jet2 Autumn 2014

Old 30th Sep 2014, 10:48
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I hear that there are quite a few in a hold pool following last year's recruitment. Have those treading water not heard anything yet?
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Old 30th Sep 2014, 17:59
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I have been swimming since my sim assessment and heard practically nothing until I recently received an email from recruiting stating that my scores from last year would be kept and I would be considered in this round of recruiting as well. It was good to get some comms as I was about to restart the whole application process again. Hopefully Jet2.com spending some money on a sim check and coming out of it relatively well will stand for something. However, I assume due to the number of more qualified individuals and type rated guys looking to join I would be lucky to get anything more than rejection letter in the coming weeks. They did mention they would hope to respond in 4 weeks or so. Although, a few weeks did turn into months last year!
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Old 1st Oct 2014, 13:28
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Could anybody tell me,whether or not Jet2 provides air ticket as well as accommodation for the assessments?

Cheers
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Old 1st Oct 2014, 13:50
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

No!
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Old 2nd Oct 2014, 13:26
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Might be lucky if you dont pay the ride on the sim.....
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 12:12
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Sim is free, as is the coffee and tea, but you have to make your own way there. There is a hotel 200 yards away that isn't badly priced, though I was bitten by something in the bed!
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 12:32
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Has any NTR FO's had a call from them regarding assessments recently?
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 14:30
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Don't expect any free travel if you're successful either!!
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Old 4th Oct 2014, 08:17
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Has anybody actually heard anything? I applied almost a month ago. 1000+ 737NG and completed the online assessments. My application has been under review for 3 weeks.
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Old 4th Oct 2014, 08:23
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I wonder if Blackpool airports rumored closure has Jet2 rethinking its recruitment plans. Does it have much of an operation there?
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 04:47
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Received this yesterday afternoon. Applied and did online tests in early September. Many of these sent out yesterday?

Good afternoon


Thank you for your interest in Jet2.com and your application for our Non Type Rated First Officer vacancies. Due to a very high level of interest in this vacancy, we have not yet processed your application, but you are still under consideration.

We are working through all applicants as quickly as possible and expect to be able to respond to your application in the next 4 weeks.

Thank you once again for your application to become a Pilot with Jet2.com.

The Jet2.com Recruitment Team
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 12:04
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Jet2 Autumn 2014

Yeah I got one too. The job advert was only open for a few days so I wonder how many applications they are dealing with... ?
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 12:09
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Same here,
Same tought as Wodka, how many appications you should have with only 2 days available?and some of the candidates already phased out!
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 08:23
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Same here.

but you are still under consideration.
Is it only to give hope or there is a waiting list ?
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 09:21
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Jet2 will be taking what suits them best! Make no mistake, if enough type-rated folk apply, you non-type rated will be binned!

They are simply hanging on...

Speaking to old colleagues who joined early 2014, "despondent" and "far from friendly" we're 2 comments. You may be in for a lucky escape!
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 09:30
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Jet2 Autumn 2014

Honily. I wouldn't say "unfriendly"... However I would say completely unorganised and totally reactive not proactive. That goes from their hourly updates on revisions to their manuals, SOP's and above all their rosters. All very unorganised. Very much a flying club mentality still. A lot of chiefs too few Indians, so everyone has a say thus decisions go back and fourth for awhile before being made. Hence I'm looking to leave!
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 10:02
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They know a fair % of pilots will be leaving, just not exact numbers, fleets, seats or bases. Its all very fluid. They have had problems with training capacity, no point recruiting more than they can reasonably train, type rated needs less training, recruiting a direct entry skipper reduces the training needed, but annoys the hell out of internal command applicants.


From old colleagues who work there, if you get a base close to home it can be an "Ok Job", but I haven't spoke to anyone flying there with a good word to say about the company culture. Everything is done on the cheap, and that is not always best value in the medium and long term.
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 10:52
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It's such a shame that their are such myths that get over exaggerated more often that not. I have worked at Jet2 now for 11 years, so I've seen the growth and the growing pains, it's never perfect, but where is?

Everything is done on the cheap, and that is not always best value in the medium and long term.
- they obviously haven't been to the new sim centre yet then, they'll soon pipe down when they see the quality of what has been created.

but annoys the hell out of internal command applicants
The internal candidates all get their shot, I can't think of anybody that hasn't been given the opportunity of proving themselves whilst DEC's have been taken, I might be wrong, but if I am it will certainly be the vast minority, and there were probably underlying reasons.

Speaking to old colleagues who joined early 2014, "despondent" and "far from friendly" we're 2 comments. You may be in for a lucky escape!
They haven't given it long have they?? "Despondent"?? Did they say what about?? "Unfriendly"?? You have got to be kidding, it is without a doubt a very friendly place to work. There is more than a trickle who have left over the years who either have returned or are looking to do so, they found out that the grass really isn't any greener over the fence.

So, to those of you that want to join, good luck, the process can be somewhat disjointed, but the selection process is marching on (I've seen the sim schedule)
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 11:23
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Johnny!

I'm afraid you fall into the few categories that will always support and by all accounts the opinion of which is taken with a bucket of salt:

Long term Phillip Meeson employee straight from previous career/airforce/ex CHANNEX/never experienced another culture!
Ex Brookfield Ryanair contract
Need a job!
Second Officer/Pilot Apprentice!

I do understand the sim centre is good, probably just as well considering the pilot turnover! I wonder where those that left that wish to return went to?!?
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Old 10th Oct 2014, 16:05
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Honiley

In the words of the most excellent P.I.L., (slightly altered) "you could be wrong, you could be right"

I don't think that I am always as "company" as you make out, however having been here for the time that I have I believe that I am more than qualified to make comments that are based on far more experience of the good, the bad and the indifferent than someone who hasn't managed 12 months yet.

Of your descriptive phrases you have me on one of them, but then I think we'd all fall into one of those categories,

Long term Phillip Meeson employee straight from previous career/airforce/ex CHANNEX/never experienced another culture!
Nope, worked for 2 other airlines prior to Jet2, one UK and one European.

Ex Brookfield Ryanair contract
Nope, never been anywhere near them on any contract.

Need a job!
Well I suppose I did, although I was flying for another airline that I left to join Jet2.

Second Officer/Pilot Apprentice!
Nope, joined as an F/O.

I do understand the sim centre is good, probably just as well considering the pilot turnover!
Makes it sound like they are leaving in droves, well of the almost 600 I can think of less than half a dozen that have left over the last year or so. I think that there will be some more move on this winter, but it's nowhere near the exodus that your language would make people believe.

I wonder where those that left that wish to return went to?!?
Emirates & Fly Dubai off the top of my head without thinking very hard at all.

Maybe I do look at it through slightly rose tinted glasses, but it suits me to a tee. I'm home most of the time, I live where I want, the company has consistently paid my salary every month without fail for the last 11 years and I haven't had any inclination that my position has been under any sort of doubt, there's not many airlines that I could have been employed by that could say that in the UK, and that security is worth quite a lot.

As I said quite openly, it's not perfect, but where is these days?
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