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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 14:04
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I just had a call asking if still I was still interested and availability for selection days in October. My application was for A321 type rated.

She did apologise for the delay and explained that it was down to decisions on basing. Not sure if this was only for the A321 but I was told that the application would now only be for Birmingham or Manchester bases.

She said she had lots of people to call so hopefully everyone should get some news soon either way.
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 14:15
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My application was not progressing for B737 TR Captain with UK license.
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 15:28
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Originally Posted by 737 CL
My application was not progressing for B737 TR Captain with UK license.

Did you receive a PFO?

I've still not heard a thing, 737 rated, current, UK licence & Yorkshire passport holder.
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 18:59
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Email went out last week apologising for the delay as they continuously adjust their requirements for summer 23. Told to expect an update in the next 3-4 weeks.
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 22:17
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I have only EU Passport. Maybe for that reason my application is not progressing.
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 07:00
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Man or Brum ...
That’s due to type
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 08:36
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Just logged on to my J2 application to find it’s finally moved onto stage 2 ‘under review’. Haven’t got my U.K. Licence yet, so not getting too excited. DEC TR 737.

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Old 26th Sep 2022, 21:43
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I work for easyJet and am not looking at Jet2. I used to work previously for Channel Express and flew the Handley Page Herald for them in a previous life. I am not looking to go anywhere, but came across this thread. I do know, however, that many of our FOs and captains are applying to Jet2 as they are hacked off by easyJet for one reason or another. Whether they will actually leave when push comes to shove is another matter. From Jet2's point of view, current A320 pilots with loads of hours on type are a pretty attractive commodity. I believe they are trying to hoover up our MAN-based TRE's who now have to work in Crawley near Gatwick and spend a lot of time away from home. By all accounts a good number have applied to them and are progressing through the system. Apparently, they also pay TRE's more at Jet2 than easyJet, but I cannot confirm that.

I am near the end of my career and enjoy being a TRE at easyJet. However, Jet2 have much to commend them, but it is a hard-rules world. Having seen Philip Meeson (Executive Chairman at Jet2) in action many years ago, I have no desire to be part of his empire ever again. However, it is horses for courses and good luck to everyone who goes there. I have as somewhat mercenary view of this. If loads of pilots leave us to join Jet2 then that puts pressure on our terms and conditions and we will all gain from that.

Regarding waiting for recruitment updates, I am afraid that is the nature of the beast. These guys do not care if you are offended in any way - it is simply a matter of filling seats when required. If you fit the bill then you get the call at a time of their convenience. If you pass the assessment you get a job offer for start date of their convenience. If you do not fit the bill at the time, they simply keep you hanging on until you are definitely surplus to requirements and they send out the letter or just do nothing at all. Such is the world of job hunting sadly.
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Old 27th Sep 2022, 13:11
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Yep the minute you think a company is going to give feedback, updates etc with thousands of applications you are in for an unhappy time. If you get angry with that then maybe itís not the right company for you. I think when you are waiting for the call from Jet2 itís good to think about the recruitment team, the changing market, financial environment etc. The recruitment numbers and experience/type levels that they require are changing daily. Some points to considerÖand to touch on some of the points just made. For TREís the general figure required was 20ish A320. Guys who have been called for assessment have come from many different airlines and backgrounds. I know and have recommended current A320 TREís that havenít had a sniff of assessment as have many other colleagues. I know of TREís that arenít current on type that have been called for assessment. Jet2 have a long track record of looking at and recruiting a mix of candidates with a variety of experience. It works well, we still have a mix of Type rated and none type rated courses going through. On the NTR you will have big jet, military, rotary, turbo prop etc and thank god for that. Jet2 also has a marked intention to promote from within. There are lately an increasing number of internal upgrades raising there heads. They also have a large order for Airbus and possibly more 737ís which will arrive at different timelines to those expected. All of these factors have an ever changing effect on people needed and called for interview. The picture is changing daily so I find it hard to understand what communication people expect pertinent to them. They canít tell every individual wether they will be called as they donít know. They can only tell you that they have received your application. Recruitment is year running so they canít tell you time is up. From my limited knowledge of the current situation I would say the majority of DECís are TRE A320. We needed around 20 and recruitment has been going for quite a while. If more airbuses are coming this may improve and more will be called. DEC, with the command upgrades on the horizon most if not all of the LHS opportunities will be taken by them. FO Type rated, yep probably the biggest group to be recruited. FO NTR also being recruited but a smaller number. As a last bit of hope for the guys that arenít orange or even type rated. Jet2 still recruit Ďthe best fit as an individualí. There will be many Easyjet candidates that donít get the job for many reasons as there will be ex Thomas Cook etc. When Monarch and Thomas cook went down there were many individuals that thought Jet2 and EasyJet would snap them up and be great full for it. Boy did they get a wake up call. Hang in there and all the best to all applying.
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Old 27th Sep 2022, 15:28
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Would it be correct that J2 tend not to inform of pass/fail until theyíve assessed everyone so they can then award the position based on the individuals overall score? ie 125 pass the assessments but thereís only 75 positions available so they hire the ďbestĒ 75?
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Old 28th Sep 2022, 11:19
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All I can say is the individuals I know were told they had passed 3 days later give or take.
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Old 28th Sep 2022, 11:23
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Originally Posted by Time Traveller
No, I'm sorry, but jet2 is the only company where months of silence are regarded as perfectly ok, even if you've gone to the trouble of attending the assessment and passed. I only knew soon after, because one of the interviewers, (who were top blokes) let me know unofficially. The first official communication was a call to start asap, about 6 months later, and unsurprisingly, I was already working elsewhere. Not SFs fault I might add - it seems he has to handle the whole system single handedly.
out of interest how did the interviewer know you had passed if you hadnít had the sim?
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Old 28th Sep 2022, 18:14
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I had. All done in the same visit.
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Old 28th Sep 2022, 22:12
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Originally Posted by Time Traveller
I had. All done in the same visit.
ah ok, it strange as usually the sim guys are completely separate to the interviewers. Separate for a reason and neither know they just fill their bit in so still surprised you knew when you left you had passed. The reports go back to the team for a final decision so not sure how you felt that. Anyway, Iím glad you have found the right place and wish you all the best.
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Old 29th Sep 2022, 10:55
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Originally Posted by Time Traveller
No, I'm sorry, but jet2 is the only company where months of silence are regarded as perfectly ok, even if you've gone to the trouble of attending the assessment and passed. I only knew soon after, because one of the interviewers, (who were top blokes) let me know unofficially. The first official communication was a call to start asap, about 6 months later, and unsurprisingly, I was already working elsewhere. Not SFs fault I might add - it seems he has to handle the whole system single handedly.

Disagree

For example, several years ago I was told I had passed everything by Qatar and was likely a DEC for the B787.

Nothing heard from Qatar for 8 months then informed of a start date which only just cleared my notice period for my current employer.

Was told that if I didnít accept the start date then my application would be cancelled.

I decided to stay where I was and very pleased that I did.


Airline pilot recruitment numbers change almost by the day and are very reactive to retention, new aircraft delivery slots, exchange rates etc - it is just the way it is.

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Old 29th Sep 2022, 11:10
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Originally Posted by Cuillin Hills
Disagree

For example, several years ago I was told I had passed everything by Qatar and was likely a DEC for the B787.

Nothing heard from Qatar for 8 months then informed of a start date which only just cleared my notice period for my current employer.

Was told that if I didnít accept the start date then my application would be cancelled.

I decided to stay where I was and very pleased that I did.


Airline pilot recruitment numbers change almost by the day and are very reactive to retention, new aircraft delivery slots, exchange rates etc - it is just the way it is.
Iíd agree with this. Thatís been my experience with various applications over the years. I think the only possible exception that currently applies is Ryanair, who will most likely get back to you in very short order should you apply as a rated DEFO.


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Old 17th Oct 2022, 13:25
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Thatís over 4 weeksÖ
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Old 18th Oct 2022, 09:51
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Thatís over 4 weeksÖ
Relax, I'm sure they'll be in touch - just very busy....
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Old 18th Oct 2022, 16:08
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Originally Posted by First.officer
Relax, I'm sure they'll be in touch - just very busy....
just to clarify, my application has been in for months.

itís over 4 weeks since the email saying they would be in touch in 3-4 weeks.

And I am Nice and relaxed.

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Old 19th Oct 2022, 09:16
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Wizz UK needs to up their training capacity to cater for Jet2's A32F expansion!
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