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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 03:49
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Originally Posted by ElCapitan45 View Post
The outlook in the UK doesn't look prospering for UK passport pilots as jobs seem to be very limited with a high amount of candidates.
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From a Ryanair perspective at least the opposite seems to be true. They seem more desperate for UK passport holders than anyone else.

I'm hoping they recruit non rated DEC UK passport holders in near future!
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 03:50
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I also wonder how much FR and Jet2 will recruit from eachother; which in turn will hopefully open up opportunities at the other!
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 03:54
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Originally Posted by ElCapitan45 View Post
Hi guys, Long time listener, first time caller. Just after a tiny bit of advice which, as present, seems to be very hard to find. Keeping it short and sweet - UK Citizen, UK passport, about to embark on the dreaded ATPL chapter, BIG question, UK or EASA exams? Main aim is to move outside of the UK, but are there any jobs for people in my position? Ryanair offer some type of hope for me, but with the whole EU baloney, just leaves simpletons like me, very confused on which path to take. 'm a couple months off the ATPL Mod1. Any advice would be well received.... apart from the "do both Easa and UK exams". Cheers
One thing they did say in the webinar was that IF you are recruited for a UK base you are welcome to apply for a transfer to an EU base. HOWEVER, you would still need to have the right to live and work in the EU which you DO NOT have as a UK passport holder.
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 06:44
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Originally Posted by santacruz View Post
From a Ryanair perspective at least the opposite seems to be true. They seem more desperate for UK passport holders than anyone else.

I'm hoping they recruit non rated DEC UK passport holders in near future!

they opened up last week for U.K. DEC
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 09:16
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Originally Posted by ElCapitan45 View Post
Thanks for the replies. Just all seems very confusing and unclear. The outlook in the UK doesn't look prospering for UK passport pilots as jobs seem to be very limited with a high amount of candidates. Other than Europe, do you know of other regions that largely accept EASA cadets? Europe seems to be a very grey area with the whole loop hole Ryanair are using.

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From a general perspective Iím not sure I agree that the U.K. market is currently limited in terms of opportunities. Off the top of my head, airlines currently recruiting include BA, Virgin, Ryanair, TUI (cadets and experienced), Wizzair U.K., DHL U.K. (now looking for non-TR and low hours acceptable) Ö.and maybe a few Iíve forgotten.

Iíd say thatís pretty good considering the dire state of the U.K. economy. It seems Brits are, for now, unwilling to sacrifice their travel arrangements - or only as a last resort. Of course that might change Ö
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 09:23
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Originally Posted by Alrosa View Post
From a general perspective Iím not sure I agree that the U.K. market is currently limited in terms of opportunities. Off the top of my head, airlines currently recruiting include BA, Virgin, Ryanair, TUI (cadets and experienced), Wizzair U.K., DHL U.K. (now looking for non-TR and low hours acceptable) Ö.and maybe a few Iíve forgotten.

Iíd say thatís pretty good considering the dire state of the U.K. economy. It seems Brits are, for now, unwilling to sacrifice their travel arrangements - or only as a last resort. Of course that might change Ö
Completely agree

Obviously if you wanted to work in Europe, then Brexit has seriously reduced your options.
But although the amount of jobs you can apply for has been massively reduced, the number of people applying for the jobs in the UK has also been massively reduced.
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 16:52
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Originally Posted by ToCatLady View Post
they opened up last week for U.K. DEC
I can only see rated recruitment so far?
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 17:01
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Ä60 initial online assessment fee for type rated captains!!!!

Ha, ha... Yeah, I don't think so!
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 17:38
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The difference being most airlines in the EU needed you fluent in their local language which rules out most brits whilst on the other side the U.K. airlines could accept anyone who spoke fluent English which of course is an ICAO requirement anyway.

Itís a great opportunity for U.K. Pilots right now
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Old 23rd Dec 2022, 13:13
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Norse UK are taking NTR applications at the moment, both seats. UK right to work and live and UK CAA licence required.

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Old 19th Jan 2023, 09:16
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Will these DEC/experienced NTR FO recruits actually be employed by Ryanair UK or will they still be working as contractors through 3rd party agencies?

Also I heard that the leave system is a bit weird, you have to take one months leave unpaid at some point in the year, anyone know if this is true?

Thanks!

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Old 19th Jan 2023, 09:40
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Will these DEC/experienced NTR FO recruits actually be employed by Ryanair UK or will they still be working as contractors through 3rd party agencies?
Don't think there are contractors on RUK but could be wrong.

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Also I heard that the leave system is a bit weird, you have to take one months leave unpaid at some point in the year, anyone know if this is true?
28 days of leave which consists of 4 blocks of 5 days plus 8 adhoc days (1 of it is Christmas). The month off does not exist anymore, and if you were an employee, it was paid as normal.

If you are a contractor, anytime you are not flying you are not getting paid
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Old 19th Jan 2023, 10:12
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Originally Posted by plikee View Post
Don't think there are contractors on RUK but could be wrong.



28 days of leave which consists of 4 blocks of 5 days plus 8 adhoc days (1 of it is Christmas). The month off does not exist anymore, and if you were an employee, it was paid as normal.

If you are a contractor, anytime you are not flying you are not getting paid
Thanks plikee, good to know
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Old 30th Jan 2023, 10:39
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So you need UK and EASA to fly in UK for Ryanair, or just either or? Presumably if you just had EASA you wouldnít be able to fly the G reg based aircraft and vice versa, so actually you need to have both reading in between the lines?
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So you need UK and EASA to fly in UK for Ryanair, or just either or? Presumably if you just had EASA you wouldnít be able to fly the G reg based aircraft and vice versa, so actually you need to have both reading in between the lines?
Just UK, not sure about EASA, but you certainly don't need both. If you have UK, they will enable you to obtain an EASA licence after a certain amount of time with them, and you'll be checked on both going forward
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Originally Posted by BAe 146-100 View Post
So you need UK and EASA to fly in UK for Ryanair, or just either or? Presumably if you just had EASA you wouldnít be able to fly the G reg based aircraft and vice versa, so actually you need to have both reading in between the lines?
G-reg ~ UK licence

EI/9H/SP-reg aircraft ~ EASA licence

RUK fleet is only G-reg however there are still a limited number of flights that are operated by RUK with wet lease from DAC (EI frames). You can fly in the UK with EASA, the AOC you join is the one that will determine which licence you need.
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Old 30th Jan 2023, 18:39
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I applied recently with an EASA license and UK License in the pipeline , I have a UK work number and EU passport. Not much interest to say that I could get an interview there even as a 2500 hour recent on B737 FO.
Good interest and dates elsewhere .
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