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Easyjet Spanish Contract

Old 29th May 2019, 18:29
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Easyjet Spanish Contract

Hi All,

Sorry if this has been asked before... but i've just finished my training at CAE with a great group of guys, and we've been given our bases. However I have been given the rare opportunity by the school to choose either the Barcelona or Gatwick base.

I've always wanted to move to Barcelona and I'm ready to choose that base, but I've got an issue... the UK contract seems to be better than the Spanish contract in terms of pay (which when i have to pay £1,000 per month to pay off my training costs, has become a large factor in my decision making process). But after doing a bit of the research and looking at other sites, the Spanish contract confuses me a little.

Please could someone clarify for me, the differences in the Spanish and UK contracts, in terms of Pay and terms and conditions.

Thanks in advance

If anyone ha
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Old 30th May 2019, 12:00
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Spanish contract is the worst in the network.

http://www.pilotjobsnetwork.com/jobs/easyJet_(Spain)

On top of that BCN crew operates 9 destinations...
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Old 30th May 2019, 12:05
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The new spanish easyJet CLA has just been signed, but I have no idea of the details.
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Old 30th May 2019, 13:16
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Originally Posted by dirk85 View Post
The new spanish easyJet CLA has just been signed, but I have no idea of the details.
For skippers new CLA finally sets the conditions as they should be since base opening 3,5 years ago.

For FOs the new CLA is the same like for CC the worst in the network.
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Old 30th May 2019, 15:02
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Originally Posted by walshy9519 View Post
Hi All,

Sorry if this has been asked before... but i've just finished my training at CAE with a great group of guys, and we've been given our bases. However I have been given the rare opportunity by the school to choose either the Barcelona or Gatwick base.
Was there any mention of the embargo on EasyJet pilots being transferred to Europe because of Brexit? I've read on other threads that they were keeping all new recruits in the UK after finishing training - would appreciate any info you have on this.

Cheers
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Old 30th May 2019, 15:04
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Have you ever lived in a different (assumption that you’re British, sorry if you’re not) country besides CTC? If not, and you think you can make the finances work even at a stretch, I’d take the Spanish base. You’ll more or less always be able to get back to gatwick (obviously this is a bit brexit dependent) and it is a really enjoyable experience operating from a smaller base. I started in a French base before moving to LGW, and wouldn’t have changed it for anything. Yes, moving country was a bit daunting. Yes, attempting to do anything formal like bank accounts etc was a bit of a nightmare, but there’ll be people in base who will likely offer to help if you ask for it.

Starting in a small base is is a fantastic way to enter the industry - you’ll get to know the people you fly with and this will help your learning at the early stages. When all is said and done if you decide you don’t like it, you can leave and take it as a good experience.
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Old 30th May 2019, 16:34
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Originally Posted by tomelam View Post
Was there any mention of the embargo on EasyJet pilots being transferred to Europe because of Brexit? I've read on other threads that they were keeping all new recruits in the UK after finishing training - would appreciate any info you have on this.

Cheers
Theres been rumours, but nothing said officially yet...

And thanks everyone for their answers, i guess i got a big decision to make
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Old 30th May 2019, 21:54
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I would say LGW is a much better place to start a career as a new pilot. Hard work, but a good school:
You will fly with a lot of Captains, explore lot's of routes, a real no brainer if the T&C are even better.
Consider also the need to speak Spanish in Spain,
Good luck!
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Old 30th May 2019, 22:24
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Take LGW if you can. I’m STN based, a great place to be if you’re near retirement as I am.
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Old 30th May 2019, 23:39
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As a pilot LGW is going to be more challenging and will give you a lot of exposure to different destinations and interesting airports.
Very impersonal base though, with 70+ planes based.

If what you are looking for is quality of life, good weather, food and fun things to do, even with less money at the end of the month (debatable, SOs and FOs donít have great conditions in either base), Barcelona is probably a bit more enjoyable than Crawley (or London, but thatís personal I guess), and thatís an understatement.
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Old 31st May 2019, 08:27
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Having experienced quite a few different eJ bases so far I would say take LGW to start. Mini bases are great for lifestyle once youíre older and sorted with command etc, but initially you will get very bored doing the same route over and over, and over again. To develop you need exposure to different destinations, different captains with ďdifferingĒ outlooks.

Having seen what Iíve seen now, Iíd start at LGW and then if you fancy some sun and nice food get yourself on the MXP list as soon as you can. At least you retain the route network and actually make some money to pay off the loan!
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Old 31st May 2019, 11:37
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Being limited to fly on a 9 routes network, with always the same bloody people, is for sure a boring job. Of course the weather and food can only be better at BCN/PMI than it is at LGW/STN. But be aware also that Barcelona area (downtown and nearby the airport) is now a very expensive place to live as opposed to Alicante or Almeria. Also, be careful with little bases as they might suddenly close down when the accountant manager finds out they are not making enough cash over there.
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