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Old 24th Feb 2017, 08:23
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Join Date: Sep 2010
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Buttie Box

You need 6 months post final line check which in reality means about a year from joining, a minimum of 1500 factored hours and be approved by the SFO selection board, which in turn means being a good egg, not breaking any expensive aeroplanes, passing sim checks and not inviting crewing to have sex with themselves when they call you off standby. These things get noticed.

You get (roughly) an extra 6 grand PA and another stripe plus a nice letter/email from the grown ups.

As for training, depends on prior experience but generally a year or more in the company so they get to know you, then apply when positions are advertised. You also have to pass the selection board of course but as the ATO grows there are opportunities.

Good luck with selection, its a pretty good number IMHO.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 09:54
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Many thanks Zedibee.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 11:54
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Hello all,

Having entered the hold pool for NTR FO a couple of weeks ago, does anyone have any sort of indication or experience of how long the wait could be?

Thanks!
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 13:47
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Join Date: Apr 2000
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Congratulations. Hope to join you in about 10 days' time. The rumour I've heard is that slots are filled till September. Might be base dependent, though.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 14:21
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Join Date: Apr 2008
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Hi, been NTR hold pool since mid Oct and know guys who have since mid Sept, all heard nothing as yet.
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Old 28th Feb 2017, 06:12
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Join Date: Mar 2016
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I'm not aware of anyone joining direct as an SFO but then again I am here just over a year so not saying it hasn't happened. It is 2000 hrs factored, not 1500 but otherwise it is as Z states. Takes about 3 months to hear back after applying too from what I have seen, but that probably depends on who you know and when you apply.
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 20:52
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Hi folks

Made it through selection; nice day out. Many thanks to the forum for your input. Now sitting it out in the NTR holding pool.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 10:14
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Liverpool based Geordie, so calm down, calm down kidda!!
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Does an entry date to a holding pool give you "seniority"? Or do they cherry pick from the list?
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Old 4th Jun 2017, 11:00
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Europe
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Any news on movement from the pool guys. I think if winter 2017 training is to be planned, dates should be issued imminently, no? Fingers crossed and good luck to all in the pool!
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 08:55
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Know a few in the hold pool but alas nothing so far.
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 09:46
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I understand a few type rated FO's have got start dates for Sep 17. Nothing I think as yet for LHS. Still doing roadshows and recruiting into the pool although I think a lot have been languishing for the best part of a year.
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 22:57
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See they are doing a road show in Dubai, trying to steal ntr expat captains away from the sand pit
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 21:17
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Join Date: Mar 2017
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Why go to jet 2 when you could go to thomson
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 00:22
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Join Date: Oct 2013
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Because Thomsons application window is closed. And quick command with Jet2 being a tempt? Would that be short sighted with J2? I don't know. I don't know what they're like to work for
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 08:52
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Either the back of a sim, or wherever Crewing send me.
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Why go to jet 2 when you could go to thomson
Where you would be at the bottom of a loooong seniority list contemplating the next downturn where Thomson have a habit of having a cull of those at the bottom of the list.
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 09:06
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Plus there's DEC options at Jet2. I think it's pretty obvious why people want to go to Jet2 and asking why they don't simply go to Thomson instead is a stupid question for many reasons.
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 10:00
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I've been in both and I prefer Jet2. Thomson are living on past glories. Britannia Airways imho was one of the best airlines in the U.K. If not arguably the best. Thomson is not Britannia. The old school of paternalistic management and genuine concern for the pilots / employees is long gone.
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 15:29
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Join Date: Apr 1999
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How many pilots have moved from Thomson to Jet2 recently?
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 15:32
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Join Date: Nov 1998
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I've been with (Air2000-First Choice-Thomson) for over 20 years. I worked for five airlines previous to joining Air 2000. On the whole I can't fault them. I love it. I've gone through some medical issues etc. in my time and they stuck by me no questions asked. No complaints, I'll be here til I retire. There really are some great people at the airline.
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 17:22
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Join Date: May 1999
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Originally Posted by olster View Post
I've been in both and I prefer Jet2. Thomson are living on past glories. Britannia Airways imho was one of the best airlines in the U.K. If not arguably the best. Thomson is not Britannia. The old school of paternalistic management and genuine concern for the pilots / employees is long gone.
Sorry but many of us here in Thomson disagree and having worked for a few airlines over the last 20 years I know which airline I prefer...
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