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Jet2 Autumn 2014

Old 23rd Apr 2016, 16:23
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Yes. Yes/Yes. MAN/LBA
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 10:12
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Very happy, thanks for asking!
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 15:18
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Working for Thomson Airways, which has taken on a lot of ex Jet2 pilots recently, I can confirm they are all happy people. The pilots I've met recently seem to be even more happy now though.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 17:55
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Normal Pilot, I feel your frustration! Similarly, I've had an application in with FR for over 3 years (CAE Parc) - kept it constantly updated. Ex mil, couple of thousand+ TP First time passes in everything and training report uploaded which they seem to be so keen on and nothing And constantly reading (in the other place) 200hr cadets being invited for assessment. My 30k obviously not good enough for them.

Horses for Courses me thinks!
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 18:22
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PTT, have you tried calling them?
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 19:17
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Chesty M, I haven't with good reason. I seem to remember reading on here a few years back (or rater on the FR thread) that anyone who phones/emails them has their app "blacklisted". Probably total tosh but in the interests of not jeopardizing my chances I've refrained.
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 20:01
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After 3 years of trying do you have anything to lose by calling!
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 08:54
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Just doesn't make much sense to me to travel the world looking to recruit when you have plenty of people on your doorstep.
Give Zenon a call. They should get you in.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 09:43
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They have a large supply of type rated guys in the UK waiting to move there from Ryanair. I for one know of 7 captains and 2 FO's at my base alone who have had applications in with them and never had a call, they are all type rated and ready to move over in 3 months.
Where are they from? Jet2 try to recruit people local to where they are from, even if they can't provide them with their local base straight away.

In answer to the question, I suspect that they are looking to take disassociated people who have discovered the green field of the desert/far east isn't quite so green that have moved there from their original home territory which is Jet2's back door and are looking to "get back".

Having said that I would suggest that you advise your colleagues to phone Jet2 recruitment and speak to the people there, they aren't like that Ryanair lot
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 09:15
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Looks like they haven't changed much. Way back, mate of mine logged an application, got lots of green lights and an inside track. He happened to be in Leeds and was hotac'd on their doorstep. He thought he would say "hi" and request a progress check and since he was right there, make himself available for any further questions they might have. He got a very shifty response, was handed over to some chick in HR who kept calling him Duncan (not even close). He returned to his ME Base and never heard from them ever again. Twots. Deserve what they get !
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 12:30
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Or maybe they didn't like what they saw?
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 12:33
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Originally Posted by slowjet View Post
Looks like they haven't changed much. Way back, mate of mine logged an application, got lots of green lights and an inside track. He happened to be in Leeds and was hotac'd on their doorstep. He thought he would say "hi" and request a progress check and since he was right there, make himself available for any further questions they might have. He got a very shifty response, was handed over to some chick in HR who kept calling him Duncan (not even close). He returned to his ME Base and never heard from them ever again. Twots. Deserve what they get !
Your last comment is a bit harsh. I don't profess to know what goes on in the hallowed halls of HR, however I would like to think things have changed for the better. Instead of a yearly recruiting campaign, they have gone to year round recruitment. Supposedly to ease the training burden and spread it out. There are definitely people coming across from RYR, and also from the ME. How successful are the roadshows? That remains to be seen, but I'm sure they've got their reasons and have had to justify them to PM. They do seem to reject some good people, but as for any other airline, they have their 'bar' which candidates need to meet.

As I've said before, I'm quite happy with the way things are going. They've certainly developed for the better over the time I've been with them. There are now further opportunities for FO's to become ground instructors and SFI's. The Tech training manager is an SFO. The company seems to have grown up a bit with regards to FDM incidents on the line. Heard of an limitation exceedance recently which was simply down to a slip/lapse and was put down to human error. No fact finds/interviews without coffee/off roster required.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 10:03
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Johny F ; missed the point. They didn't, actually, see him ! You aren't Duncan are you ?
Learned later that it was an almighty knife in the back job.
Flying wild ? Glad things have improved. Something endearing about a cosy flying-club type mix though. Back in the sandpit, my mate secured no less than three top jobs within a sneeze of returning there. Professional Selectors knew what they were doing and no-one called him Doooncan(sic) !
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 10:09
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@The last few posts: I've been in the industry for 25 years, and have rarely seen a good result from turning up at the door of an airline. They just don't like it, and it's understandable.
It's just what it is. You can't single out Jet2 for this.
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Old 15th Jun 2016, 08:56
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I've been given the access for the initial online test. The system just wouldn't proceed further after the first set of questions (can't even remember the subject ); web connection good. Tried hard to contact them but the only answer I got later on was a confirmation I did not pass the on line test having failed to complete the remaining sections of the test. What to say? No wonder they are conducting road shows around to crew aeroplanes. Who's in charge of wasting time and resources?

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Old 28th Jun 2016, 18:36
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757 is as you say, only LBA or MAN based. It does have the advantage of being over 100T so if you have aspirations of a direct entry command in the sandpit then a command on the 757 will give you relevant experience.

If you don't care about the gulf or want to be based somewhere other than MAN/LBA then take the 737.

By default, due to the numbers, the 737 has a greater range of destinations.
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 19:29
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Time to command

Depends if your any good
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Old 1st Jul 2016, 11:05
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What's the chances of a BFS base you think? 👍🏻
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Old 1st Jul 2016, 12:26
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BFS not a main base, I think it's crewed by Canadians. I'd be amazed if this changes in the near future.
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Old 1st Jul 2016, 12:41
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BFS is a main base. Never seen a Candian there either!
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