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Old 6th Nov 2019, 08:27
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Jet2 Hold Pool

Hi All,

I'm trying to gauge the waiting time in the jet2 hold pool. Has anyone recently been offered a job after a wait in the pool? If so, how long did you wait and are you type rated or non-type rated?

thanks!
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 00:16
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Over the last 2 years Iíve had a few friends Join.

NR/DEC - 7/8 month for 737

FOís both TR & NTR 4-6 months,

Only person I know who joined any quicker was an 757 rated FO who worked is 3 month period and joined them a week later, this was 18-24 months ago, maybe slightly longer.

Good Luck

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Old 7th Nov 2019, 07:54
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Are there many Non Type Rated Captains in the hold pool?
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 16:05
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As Iím sure youíre probably aware, these arenít normal times. Unprecedented expansion/opportunity/recruitment/availability of new suitably qualified applicants, means that Iíd suggest any historic experiences are pretty much irrelevant Iím afraid.

I say afraid but actually I think all of the above mean that most wonít be swimming for long.
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 06:05
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NTR FO swimming now more than 6 months....
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 19:11
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Airbus recruitment now open.
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 17:31
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4 months in the pool. NTR CAP.

Ex colleague and ex Thomas Cook already has a start date. He happened to know his sim assessor from the RAF.

So , as ever, its down to luck and politics and connections.
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 18:53
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He happened to know his sim assessor from the RAF.

So , as ever, its down to luck and politics and connections.
As one of the assessors (and it wasn’t me), I can assure you that we have absolutely zero influence on who gets chosen when, it is as much a mystery to us as the rest of you.
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 19:00
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As mentioned above the assessors have very little to do with what has happened, Jet2 have simply taken advantage of an opportunity. Trust me, people internally are not necessarily delighted about what is happening but 70 TCX pilots are expected to be starting in groups of 20 from January. I would expect recruitment to get back to normal once they are through the system. I understand that is frustrating for those already in the pool but you are simply victims of timing, the delay should not be too long as 737 courses are planned to continue well into next year.
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 22:49
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Try starting December, to be totally accurate.
Actually, to correct myself, try already started.
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 20:00
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Any update on TR FO 737NG waiting times? 2000 hrs. Is there any demand at all?
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 08:22
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Anybody know what are the chances of non type rated DEC recruitment opening next year?


TIA
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 19:08
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NTR FO with 1000 hours completed the assessment in July - still swimming.

From what I'm led to believe from chatting to various pilots at Jet 2 & from other airlines Thomas Cook pilots have been given priority - especially with the fact jet 2 have taken on some of the ex Thomas Cook Airbus fleet (makes sense IMO as we already have jobs). Furthermore, with the acquisition of additional AC / routes etc they'll need to reassess where they need aircraft and crew i.e your base preference and experience will be a factor in when you get a call for a start date.

I also recieved communication from another airline saying that an interview that I applied to prior to Jet 2 has been pushed back as I am NTR and not available for immediate start.

However I do know a few 737 TR guys who have interviewed after myself and been given start dates early 2020.

Best of luck to anyone who is swimming / going for the assessment.
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Old 7th Dec 2019, 10:16
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Out of interest, generally how long did Jet2 take to get back with a yay or nay after online application?
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Old 7th Dec 2019, 12:24
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Anybody know what are the chances of non type rated DEC recruitment opening next year?
Non-TR DEC is always open. Just apply. If you pass the interview you're in the pool, which is emptied based on several factors. You may wait longer in the pool then a TR'd candidate and also based on your preference of base location.
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 09:15
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Within a week for myself. The whole process happened very quickly, within 3 weeks the entire process including online tests, interview and sim were completed.

Mr Good Cat hits the nail on the head.
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 11:47
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Can anyone please enlighten me. For an Airbus Type rated pilot coming for an assessment for airbus position, will it be tailored as such? Will it be standard sim in 737 or do they have access to an Airbus sim for the assessment?
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 11:47
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My experience of "pools" is that Captains (in employment) will swim whereas FO's won't wait long and jump out to other offers if they don't hear sometime soon.
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 13:21
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Will it be standard sim in 737
To date, all recruitment sims, whether for Airbus, B737, or B757 have been conducted in the B737-300 simulator.
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 15:47
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Thanks for the reply Johnny.

Greatly appreciated.
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