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Easyjet DEP recruitment

Old 9th Oct 2015, 09:35
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For what it's worth I did 3 years as an FO at EasyJet Gatwick. I've now done about 4 years at BA and am (very fortunately) about 70% off the bottom of the Airbus P2 status list. It is moving quickly at the moment I grant you.

My job at EasyJet and my job now bear no resemblance. People in BA moan as they do in every airline but honestly, my life now is immeasurably better than it was. My biggest problem with EasyJet was the constant roster changes - your life on your days on belonged to the company. I honestly don't know how people with childcare and other commitments make it work if both parents are working. I think in 4 years of flying for BA my roster has changed twice, both times trips taken off me for training.

People stay at EasyJet for a quick command, and that's fair enough. But I think there is a slow shift underway from people chasing money, to people chasing lifestyle. For me, that is why I left. I found 5453 hugely fatiguing and the thought of doing it for 30 years was unbearable. No one really knows yet what flying that kind of roster to 850 hours a year is going to do to your health over the long term... we're the first ones to be faced with doing it for an entire career!

EasyJet is a solid secure job and in the left hand seat the pay is great. But there's more to life than money.
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 08:34
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Hi Northern Monkey,

Of interest, how many hours a year are you doing with BA on their shorthaul network?
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 14:44
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9 minutes,

In the interests of keeping this on thread about EasyJet, PM sent.

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Old 11th Oct 2015, 07:51
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Are EZY likely to run another experienced NTR recruitment process like they did in 2013? Anyone know?
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 08:03
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You talk about CRM, culture, respect and decency and yet you refer to the DEC's joining easyJet as desperados. How does that reflect on you? They will be your colleagues; how about you treating them with respect and decency. I don't see your attitude as typical easyJet culture. Give respect and you will get it in return. Perhaps you feel the company are not giving you personally respect; have you thought it maybe because of your attitude?
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Old 11th Oct 2015, 08:44
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To provide perspective. If you are based outside the shambles that is LGW easyjet is a good prospect. Good roster stability. Pay is OK. 5453 is workable.

Why easyjet thought they could enforce a "low cost model" at a "single" runway institutionally disfunctional airport like LGW is beyond reason. If you don't hold a local ID the dispatcher has to let you airside to do the walk around...WTF.
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Old 2nd Nov 2015, 13:29
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sim

Anyone going for the sim assessment at eazy?
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 18:55
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dec assessment

Hi all,

Any info regarding Easy NTR DEC assessment stages highly appreciated!!

personal interview
sim
tech
video interview

You can PM as well.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 25th Nov 2015, 18:51
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Funded NTR conversion - Portugal

Interesting development for the Portuguese bases. Non type rated Captains being offered a funded conversion onto the Airbus. How do the new NTR candidates feel about forking out 20k for theirs?
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Old 25th Nov 2015, 22:09
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You talk about CRM, culture, respect and decency and yet you refer to the DEC's joining easyJet as desperados. How does that reflect on you? They will be your colleagues; how about you treating them with respect and decency. I don't see your attitude as typical easyJet culture. Give respect and you will get it in return. Perhaps you feel the company are not giving you personally respect; have you thought it maybe because of your attitude
I've flown with low hour guys and 5 year SFOs this week, and have treated both with the same respect, although anyone that's flown with me will know that I'm pretty laid back when its the RHS sector, as long as nothing stupid/dangerous is done (which is extremely rare)

I left EZY then returned back into the LHS 2 years later (after 7 years LHS with the company before that). Does that mean I was a desperado too?

Before that gets answered, I did what I was sure (and still am sure) was the right decision for me and my family at the time.

Treat with respect and get respect back is the way I see it.
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Old 25th Nov 2015, 22:13
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Perhaps they would be better served by concentrating on eliminating the discriminatory 'ability to pay' as a barrier to employment with easyjet; How's your socio-economic diversity at EJ, eh HR?
Easy hasn't, however, gone down the p2f model as far as I can remember, unlike some airlines.

The 'ability to pay' issue is a case in most airlines, and blaming Easy for the issue probably isn't going to be the way forward.

There is also a virtual guarantee of a permenant contract at the end of the 2 year flexi contract, again unlike some airlines. Oh, and the chance of a quick (industry-wide) command, too.
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Old 25th Nov 2015, 22:21
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Cae Oxford in cooperation with easyJet are charging there students 54.000 euro's for the a320 type rating when hired! I call that p2f!
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Old 25th Nov 2015, 22:50
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If true, that is disgusting!

Although OAA are well known for being expensive anyway; I originally trained in what's now Serbia, the course costs last year were about 50k (less than 40k) for CPL, IR and MCC/JOC. How OAA can charge more than double for that is beyond me, but there we are.....

A lot of the trainees from there are now flying for Wizz, Air Malta, Turkish etc, so by no means a Mickey Mouse outfit.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 07:27
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Originally Posted by FGE319 View Post
If true, that is disgusting!

Although OAA are well known for being expensive anyway; I originally trained in what's now Serbia, the course costs last year were about 50k (less than 40k) for CPL, IR and MCC/JOC. How OAA can charge more than double for that is beyond me, but there we are.....

A lot of the trainees from there are now flying for Wizz, Air Malta, Turkish etc, so by no means a Mickey Mouse outfit.
Believe me its true I can proof it! It is 38.400 pounds that is depending on the exchange course about 54.000 euro's! So in my opinion p2f!
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 08:27
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Paying for your type rating isn't quite the same as paying to fly the aircraft during line operations. Even when airlines still provided type ratings (In my case secured by a bank guaranteed bond) wannabees still bought their own ratings to try to enhance their recruitment prospects. So I'm sorry, but OAA asking you to pay for your type rating is not P2F.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 09:03
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I agree that paying for a type rating is not p2f. But if the price is that high that I could do the type rating at another trto almost 2 or 3 times. Then I call it p2f!
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 09:14
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Easyjet, a FTSE100 company, do this?

Sorry but that, if true, is just disgusting.

Fundamentally, a FTSE100 company should not be charging people for their own training. It
S a sad fact that there will always be people who accept this.

What's wrong with a 3 year bond and a promissory note?

Disgusting behaviour easy jet, hang your heads in shame. 686 million profit and you still make pilots pay for their own training.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 09:23
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Toothless union, a majority of apathetic colleagues and a severe recession in 2008 is to blame for all this pay for rating nonsense. The only thing that will change it is market forces.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 09:47
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Actually Easyjet don't make or force anyone to pay for their training or type ratings. It's all completely optional. The blame lies squarely at the foot of the cadets and individuals who sign up for it. Ask yourself this: if nobody paid up, would these shitty contracts and deals exist? The simple answer is no. But alas, people will still continue to throw money at them.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 09:53
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Deano, it's a chicken and egg situation though. If the cadets and experienced pilots stopped signing up to this, then the company will have no option but to stop recruiting like this. But they don't and they move enmasse towards it. There is no incentive for the company to stop this and to break the chain would be very difficult now.

A combination of these schemes and greedy training schools has lead to everybody wanting to get a job at the expense of everyone else. And seemingly the best way to do this is to pay to get ahead.

What I hate, and can't stand, is the morally repugnant notion that a company with so much profit and such strong year on year performance, who could afford to fund the training easily, are exploiting this stream of pilots in order to achieve labour costs as cheap as possible.
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