Terms and Endearment The forum the bean counters hoped would never happen. Your news on pay, rostering, allowances, extras and negotiations where you work - scheduled, charter or contract.

Wizzair Interviews

Old 18th Oct 2014, 08:31
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kent/Surrey/Sussex broader
Posts: 39
Wizzair Interviews

Has anyone recently been on the Wizzair 3 day assessment ?
sentosa1942 is offline  
Old 18th Oct 2014, 09:44
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: 52N 20E
Posts: 713
3 Day Assessment!!!!

It was only 2 x 1 hour interviews when I went, 1 tech/ flying related and 1 with HR........ But that was a few years ago.
Smokie is offline  
Old 23rd Oct 2014, 10:31
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Holland
Posts: 2
I have been invited for a 3 day assessment at Wizzair in Nov. I am realy interested in the technical written test (90 questions multiple choice)

Hope they dont go to deep in the raw ATPL therory, its been 5 years since I did the exams and although I have ample time to prepare, one month is going to be a short one.

Does anybody have any pointers on the written exam?

Non type rated 320
1200 ME TP
1500 TT
Rusty_dough is offline  
Old 4th Nov 2014, 11:31
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Middle East
Posts: 14
Wizz air

Does anyone know the terms and conditions?
FLYJET123 is offline  
Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:49
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Europe
Posts: 62
Hi there!

Some info about the new recruitment process. Info received from a mate working with Wizz.

Tech q? 100 (10 out of them are open questions and 90 are multiple choice q?)
Math test
Group test
(English test... I am not sure anymore)
HR
Sim check

They are apparently really picky and you need to know well your atpl, jeppessen intro, ifr minima, if rated you should be able to draw and explain any of the system on board (elec, fuel, hyd, press,...)

Good luck
Jean-Francois is offline  
Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:03
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: FUBAR
Posts: 3,351
They are apparently really picky




Well, they should be, they are paying you something approaching 2000 /mth AND you get to fly a lovely Pink Airbus isn't that just so. . . . super , no, super dooper I think


This industry just makes me want to & then & then


If you have a brain , FFS why don't you go & get a "proper" job paying "proper" money & fly a Cessna at the weekends ? too late for me aged 56 , I am stuck with this [email protected], if you are 20 ish & educated , you are not. . . are you blind ? ?
captplaystation is offline  
Old 7th Nov 2014, 00:25
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: EU
Posts: 107
2000 Euros a month!!! Ha ha ha If you are non rated, and with training bond for XX amount of years, expect to have around 1200 Euros a month!

And guess what, you get treated like you get paid! No further comment
BusAirDriver is offline  
Old 7th Nov 2014, 16:43
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 230
For people looking for the first job Wizz and other low cost are still a good choice, brand new planes, europe, nice destination, quite good roaster, nice envirment, and at least you are sure to get the salary, and when you get the experience you leave for better T&C..
And these low cost are the only one hiring people.. Fortunately

Or we wanna talk about all the airlines that are more close to bankrupt than to fly???
Saturno is offline  
Old 7th Nov 2014, 17:29
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Sand free now
Posts: 193
2000 Euro a month. me. I am speechless. Utterly speechless.
JaxofMarlow is offline  
Old 7th Nov 2014, 23:50
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: EU
Posts: 107
Saturno "Or we wanna talk about all the airlines that are more close to bankrupt than to fly???"


Yes maybe it is better that the authorities made a proper audit of the conditions of this airline, and they stopped flying! Or are you working just to make the airline rich!

Last I heard they reported 1 million profit a day! Why not give people a good bonus! 4 free tickets
BusAirDriver is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 06:11
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 230
Last I heard they reported 1 million profit a day! Why not give people a good bonus! 4 free tickets
You are completely right, it's a shame, and I don't agree with this policy and model, just saying the these company are the only option available for the young kids to start a job.
Saturno is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 06:20
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The IMF.
Posts: 537
And therein lies the problem.

Why should Wizz Air be considered a first job? Because they know that kids will accept anything in order to fly.

Believe me, I've flown with some of these kids. Some were good, some were very, very bad indeed.

Initial selection is almost based on ability to pay, not ability in it's purest form.
Narrow Runway is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 06:50
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: uk
Posts: 14
Latest News from a recent management and crew meeting. No more British or Dutch will be employed, partly due to the number of resignations.
F2 Driver is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 07:27
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 230
This is a 2 way games, they hire pilots giving them low salary, and pilots come get the hours and experience they need and leave, everybody is happy.

The selection is not based on ability to pay believe me, a lot of things changed, and resignations are from all nationalities, both fo and cpt, only local pilots, based in their own country are not leaving, not yet
Saturno is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 07:32
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 230
NR today in europe, a kid with 250 hrs where could apply? Tell me
Saturno is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 08:24
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The IMF.
Posts: 537
saturno

It is based on ability to pay. If you can somehow live on 800 a month, then that is ability to pay, when compared against someone who can't.

It is a direct economic relationship.

Most of the 800 a month FO's will be somewhat subsidised. This will likely be by parents, grandparents, partners or whatever. But make no mistake, that is selection by ability to pay.

250 hour pilots always struggled to get their first job. However, in the past they didn't directly destroy the entire industry T & C's.
Narrow Runway is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 17:31
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: WW
Age: 45
Posts: 71
Narrow Runway,
I do not know where do you have 800Eur figgure from. The one I know is bigger than that, so no lower than 1200EUR for the first year.
And one CAN live on that in eastern EU. It is not much, but one years goes fast and do not forget that on top of that your Type Rating is being deducted. So your sallary is around 2000eur.
Considering todays situation in aviation this is, from my point of view good chance.

Kind regards
sascha410 is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 18:03
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Sand free now
Posts: 193
Great. Freedom of labour between member EU states is really not helping. 1200 Euro a month to fly an airliner. In UK this is less than the minimum wage and what you would expect if you filled Tesco shelves for a living. Would not get close to covering my mortgage.
JaxofMarlow is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 18:43
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Posts: 27
And yet it is the salary everyone in my country (with a wizz base) dreams of. No surprise when the average salary is around 500 eur. Even more 2000 is around what you can expect as an FO in another local airlines.

It is not Wizz. Is it the lack of equality in EU.
imaximov is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2014, 19:10
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Sand free now
Posts: 193
It is neither. It is the bonkers political dream of providing a level playing field across a huge geographical area with a huge divergence in employment opportunity/unemployment levels/cost of living/wages. You surely can see why those in the UK (for instance) are pissed off at seeing their salary and terms and conditions eroded as our employers see a wave of potential resource at their disposal that are happy with salaries that won't cover the cost of keeping a roof over our heads. I talk not only of those from Eastern EU but the spotty kids whose mummy has plonked 100k on the table to get young James a glam job.
JaxofMarlow is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.