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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 View Post
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 View Post
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, 08:50
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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.
You don't progress to the sim if you don't pass the interview, unless it has changed this year
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Old 29th Sep 2022, 10:55
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Originally Posted by Time Traveller View Post
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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Originally Posted by Cuillin Hills View Post
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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Originally Posted by First.officer View Post
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 18th Oct 2022, 19:51
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35 Airbus 320 Neo firm orders confirmed today with an additional 35ish plus options to go with the 70 odd A321s already on order. Total Airbus order now 140+ airplanes and an additional 12 737 mid life airplanes arriving this winter to make up for slight delay in the next Airbus deliveries. Command Hold Pool is now empty and an extra 100 plus pilots added to the recruitment plan...

Stay patient, i would imagine their will be jobs for anyone who wants one at this rate ​​​​​. There's a lot going on...

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Wizz UK needs to up their training capacity to cater for Jet2's A32F expansion!
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Old 20th Oct 2022, 09:08
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Originally Posted by Whitemonk Returns View Post
35 Airbus 320 Neo firm orders confirmed today with an additional 35ish plus options to go with the 70 odd A321s already on order. Total Airbus order now 140+ airplanes and an additional 12 737 mid life airplanes arriving this winter to make up for slight delay in the next Airbus deliveries. Command Hold Pool is now empty and an extra 100 plus pilots added to the recruitment plan...

Stay patient, i would imagine their will be jobs for anyone who wants one at this rate ​​​​​. There's a lot going on...
thatís a turn up for the books! 👍🏿😀
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Old 10th Nov 2022, 21:40
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Originally Posted by santacruz View Post
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.

😀
I also had a 'thank you for your interest, we expect a further update in the next 3-4 weeks' email sent in September.

Also nice & relaxed just wondering what happens next and when!
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Old 11th Nov 2022, 10:30
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Originally Posted by matt_wizz View Post
I also had a 'thank you for your interest, we expect a further update in the next 3-4 weeks' email sent in September.

Also nice & relaxed just wondering what happens next and when!
still nothing here 🙂
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Old 13th Nov 2022, 11:30
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No idea if it means anything but I just noticed they are no longer advertising for non rated Captains. Still advertising for ratedÖ
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Old 15th Nov 2022, 11:24
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Originally Posted by santacruz View Post
No idea if it means anything but I just noticed they are no longer advertising for non rated Captains. Still advertising for ratedÖ
There is a glut of type rated Captains and FOs available which vastly reduces the training burden on the airline. All about supply and demand.
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Fuelled by a desire to get their name in the headlines perhaps as the first major airline to advertise direct entry hiring since the pandemic? .. it certainly got everyone talking about them!
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