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Old 20th Aug 2022, 06:02
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Originally Posted by santacruz
Did they say anything about which bases Airbus will be going to?
Manchester and Birmingham initially.
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Old 20th Aug 2022, 21:44
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I know that at one point they were experiencing 1500 applications a day for 100-150 jobs, however I expect a lot of them are Non-UK Licence holders. If you're Airbus rated, you'll be of interest, especially a trainer. There is approx 30 command upgrades in the hold pool, all for winter course, only for 73 and 75. If you're looking for a DEC gig on either of those fleets, I wouldn't hold your breath. Airbus however, they'll be very interested as there has been no delays in the 321 order.

I know that assessments have taken / are taking place and some job offers have already gone out. I only know of NTR/TR 737 FOs being interviewed at the moment.
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Old 21st Aug 2022, 05:27
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Hi chaps ,
Long time lurker !
I did the assesment a few weeks ago (FO A321 Rated) , it was super fast from applying to getting the congrats call from Will . First of all is the online testing which tbh are MUCH easier than they used to be ! the personality questions are linked to what you will be asked in the interview .Group exercise was items in a log cabing and its on fire what would you take etc.... just dont be overpowering and listen. The interview was just 2 pilots no HR which was a breath of fresh air ! VERY laid back and is like having a chat with colleagues that I would love to have a day out with .
If you pass the interview then you get booked into the sim later that day. I did it on the 757-200 , I would highly recommend getting microsoft flight sim and getting used to the PFD/ND and the scans . Or if you can afford it go into an actual sim ! Just remember the pitch power is something to behold !! The sim guys are highly experienced and make you feel at ease during the process and will try and help when they can , they dont provide feedback .
I got the phone call the next day saying I passed "very well" and I was in a type rated airbus pool .
My only thought is how long until I get the call ? I havent got anything official saying im in the pool ..... which is slightly concerning
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Old 21st Aug 2022, 16:51
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Originally Posted by Alphamax1
Hi chaps ,
Long time lurker !
I did the assesment a few weeks ago (FO A321 Rated) , it was super fast from applying to getting the congrats call from Will . First of all is the online testing which tbh are MUCH easier than they used to be ! the personality questions are linked to what you will be asked in the interview .Group exercise was items in a log cabing and its on fire what would you take etc.... just dont be overpowering and listen. The interview was just 2 pilots no HR which was a breath of fresh air ! VERY laid back and is like having a chat with colleagues that I would love to have a day out with .
If you pass the interview then you get booked into the sim later that day. I did it on the 757-200 , I would highly recommend getting microsoft flight sim and getting used to the PFD/ND and the scans . Or if you can afford it go into an actual sim ! Just remember the pitch power is something to behold !! The sim guys are highly experienced and make you feel at ease during the process and will try and help when they can , they dont provide feedback .
I got the phone call the next day saying I passed "very well" and I was in a type rated airbus pool .
My only thought is how long until I get the call ? I havent got anything official saying im in the pool ..... which is slightly concerning
Congratulations AlphaMax!

And thanks for the feedback on the process
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Old 22nd Aug 2022, 12:29
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Originally Posted by marcus1290
I know that at one point they were experiencing 1500 applications a day for 100-150 jobs, however I expect a lot of them are Non-UK Licence holders. If you're Airbus rated, you'll be of interest, especially a trainer. There is approx 30 command upgrades in the hold pool, all for winter course, only for 73 and 75. If you're looking for a DEC gig on either of those fleets, I wouldn't hold your breath. Airbus however, they'll be very interested as there has been no delays in the 321 order.

I know that assessments have taken / are taking place and some job offers have already gone out. I only know of NTR/TR 737 FOs being interviewed at the moment.
are there definitely NTR interviews going on at present?

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Old 22nd Aug 2022, 22:06
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Originally Posted by mesh
are there definitely NTR interviews going on at present?
Yes. Have been for a few weeks, and still currently on going.
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 11:48
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As the days since I applied are now measured in the hundreds and I have yet to receive any acknowledgement of my application, I wondered if anyone else is in the same boat? I’m guessing at this stage I should consider this a de facto PFO? NTR FO. Thanks for any info.
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 13:12
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Originally Posted by DCT_ELSIR
As the days since I applied are now measured in the hundreds and I have yet to receive any acknowledgement of my application, I wondered if anyone else is in the same boat? Iím guessing at this stage I should consider this a de facto PFO? NTR FO. Thanks for any info.
You didnt receive the automatic acknowledgement?
Or are you talking about the quote from that email, that said they would be in touch within 4weeks?

No one I know has heard anything, including people who were previously in the hold pool.
I wouldn't write yourself off yet
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 13:14
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Thanks spamcandriver. I did get the auto-acknowledgement but nothing beyond that. Thanks for the info.
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 14:53
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Originally Posted by DCT_ELSIR
As the days since I applied are now measured in the hundreds and I have yet to receive any acknowledgement of my application, I wondered if anyone else is in the same boat? Iím guessing at this stage I should consider this a de facto PFO? NTR FO. Thanks for any info.
nothing here either. If they want people trained for next summer with 3 month notice periods and 3 month training (approx) I imagine things will move quick from October
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 15:37
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Originally Posted by DCT_ELSIR
As the days since I applied are now measured in the hundreds and I have yet to receive any acknowledgement of my application, I wondered if anyone else is in the same boat? Iím guessing at this stage I should consider this a de facto PFO? NTR FO. Thanks for any info.

Nowt here eitherÖ 737 TR DEC.

IMHO itís a poor show that thereís been radio silence from J2. A simple one sentence generic update to all applicants wouldnít go amiss. If their fleet/crew plans have changed, fair enough, but at least have the decency to communicate.
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 21:16
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Has anyone actually heard anything ?
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Old 14th Sep 2022, 15:06
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TR DEC will unfortunately be the last to be called. Big push to promote from within coupled with the majority of recruitment being FO’s spells a wait I’m afraid. I would say most of the DEC incomes will be trainers, mainly on the airbus. We will be recruiting all year around apparently so maybe when the pool of internal candidates dries up there maybe movement.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 08:56
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Has anyone actually heard anything ?
Some have heard from J2, so at least as recent as a few weeks ago there was activity with recent applications. For those of us not hearing thus far from J2 - it may be we have to accept that perhaps we don't necessarily have at this time, the criteria that J2 are looking for in recruiting new pilots? Harsh but maybe true? and I include myself in this number as I have not heard anything.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 09:26
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Originally Posted by First.officer
Some have heard from J2, so at least as recent as a few weeks ago there was activity with recent applications. For those of us not hearing thus far from J2 - it may be we have to accept that perhaps we don't necessarily have at this time, the criteria that J2 are looking for in recruiting new pilots? Harsh but maybe true? and I include myself in this number as I have not heard anything.
I donít mind not being selected, I just want them to either send an interim comms out, or issue a PFO, rather than just radio silence. Itís basic decency.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 09:28
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Originally Posted by 737 Jockey
I don’t mind not being selected, I just want them to either send an interim comms out, or issue a PFO, rather than just radio silence. It’s basic decency.
I totally agree. It’s very poor to go months without an update, or even an indication that an application has been read and assessed.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 10:22
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Originally Posted by 737 Jockey
I donít mind not being selected, I just want them to either send an interim comms out, or issue a PFO, rather than just radio silence. Itís basic decency.
just to temper your expectations, when I have applied to Jet 2 in the past, I didnít get the PFO until much later. Iím led to believe itís only sent out once all vacancies in the campaign (TR, NTR, FO, DEC etc) have been filled. So could be a while depending on how theyíre doing it.

Bon Chance.
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Old 15th Sep 2022, 11:27
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I didnít get the PFO until much later. Iím led to believe itís only sent out once all vacancies in the campaign (TR, NTR, FO, DEC etc) have been filled
I think this may well be the case as to why we haven't heard anything - understand why it perhaps is frustrating not to have heard anything in the interim, or otherwise but equally - they (J2) I am sure will have been inundated to the extreme, so might explain a lack of comms. For me personally, I will therefore accept that the PFO is most likely 'in the post' and move on to the next opportunity should it present itself in due course.
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 18:03
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Has anybody received an offer/start date and if yes how long did it take them to contact you with the good news?
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Someone at my airline (NTR FO with TP time) applied the first week it opened this year and got an email a month ago asking if he was still interested. Heíd already started a new job with the pink people so he didnít reply.

They contacted him again a couple of weeks ago offering an assessment which he politely declined.
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