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Old 19th Apr 2022, 08:23
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TUI Summer Contract

Does anyone know what the deal is with the UK TUI summer only contract?

I see that they want to take 7k out of your pay for a 6 month contract which seems a bit ridiculous.

Im interested to know what you could expect to be left with and if they will pay for accommodation etc whilst completing training? Also, if anyone knows what bases they need people in?

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Old 19th Apr 2022, 10:56
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I think the application window has now closed and assessments have taken place (based on the ads).

Whilst Iím sure some people were keen to apply, I imagine those on permanent contracts but wanting a change probably decided a temporary contract - plus a bill for £7000 for an OCC on an aircraft they were already type rated on - was not a serious offer.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 13:05
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They obvs couldn't get enough people as they opened it again, but only with a short window to apply, applications needed to be in by midday today.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 21:45
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They are contacting people who decided not to attend assessment asking them to "reapply", so at a guess they haven't filled all the positions.
The training deduction, for a short contract, when the Type rating is already held is a joke.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 17:25
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Disgusting.... pure exploitation!! Even Ryanair don't bond or charge for an OCC!!
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 11:05
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Good luck finding short term accommodation. Pilot= Deliveroo/Uber driver nowadays.
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 11:13
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Question Donít meet requirements

I was told I do not meet the requirements. 2k 777 1800 787, maybe a blessing
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Old 22nd Apr 2022, 04:52
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Originally Posted by andymiff View Post
I was told I do not meet the requirements. 2k 777 1800 787, maybe a blessing
Same here, 5k TT, 1400 B737.
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Old 22nd Apr 2022, 07:55
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Its actually incredulous how airlines are behaving... offering this type of contract and then turning away good experienced guys. Who are they expecting?!

This used to be a great job however its clear TUI are also firmly engaged in the race to the bottom.

7K for a couple of sims and a uniform is a joke....
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Old 22nd Apr 2022, 09:21
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andymiff, limahotel - you will have likely not been contacted as they know you will want a proper wage, terms and conditions.
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Old 22nd Apr 2022, 13:09
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Rumour was they needed 30 and have got about 10 ?!

People in established job aren't interested, people in airline hold pools are being called back, alot of eu folks working in uk traded in for easa licence and headed back to home country during covid, alot have learned to live on less money and found other lines of work and just aren't interested in a poor contract in a rising job market.

If they offered circa £500 a day, no training costs, and a sensible bonus on completion of the full contract period, they could have filled these positions quickly without any fuss.
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 04:03
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What has this industry become ? £7 grand for a 6 month job !!!

And the Orange airline wanted £8 grand from me for an Italian base a few years ago and I was type rated with thousands of hours on type - I didn't bother with their "offer".

Mrs Uplinker and I have spent the last few (jobless) years rueing the fact that maybe we will never fly commercially again, but actually, it sounds like we have had a very lucky escape from what it has become. Sounds like airline flying might end up like taxi driving - no disrespect to taxi drivers.

TUI said no to me several years ago - and again, I was perfectly competent, experienced and type rated - so no tears for them now.
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 07:55
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Current and type rated 737 FOs with a UK license are like rocking horse poo. Apart from a few Cargo Operators with a mere handful in total, no other UK airline has 737s and the Ryanair guys who have some how managed to retain a UK license will not be interested in a seasonal gig with 15 years to command. They'll earn 3x more over a 5 year period and get a command sooner.

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Old 24th Apr 2022, 06:39
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I wouldnít say they are like rocking poo. I know a few (4) uk 737 guys who looked at it applied then cancelled interviews.

Itís a joke. I quite admired TUI but this stinks.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 07:27
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Originally Posted by RudderTrimZero View Post
Apart from a few Cargo Operators with a mere handful in total, no other UK airline has 737sÖÖ.
Well, apart from a certain Northern operator who has over 80 in the fleet! 🤨
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 07:30
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Originally Posted by RudderTrimZero View Post
Current and type rated 737 FOs with a UK license are like rocking horse poo. Apart from a few Cargo Operators with a mere handful in total, no other UK airline has 737s and the Ryanair guys who have some how managed to retain a UK license will not be interested in a seasonal gig with 15 years to command. They'll earn 3x more over a 5 year period and get a command sooner.
Umm what are you talking about Jet2 have 737s
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 14:08
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@ Mr Whitemonk.... correct... however can you see anyone leaving Yorkshire Qantas after the way they've been with their guys compared to pretty much every other airline during Covid, and for a 6 month contract AND to pay 7k for the pleasure?!

No chance!
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 15:59
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TUI / Thomson / whoever have long been overrated since a proper airline, Britannia was hijacked by external chancers and voila you have a 7k fee for a 6 month job. A joke. For clarity, my first jet job was Britannia and it was back in the day a great airline run by avuncular, paternal, realistic gents. Times have changed.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 17:34
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I worked for Thomsonfly, then Thomson Airways for 5 years, couldn't get out quick enough, they had completely lost the plot.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 19:33
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Originally Posted by YosserHughes View Post
@ Mr Whitemonk.... correct... however can you see anyone leaving Yorkshire Qantas after the way they've been with their guys compared to pretty much every other airline during Covid, and for a 6 month contract AND to pay 7k for the pleasure?!

No chance!
You mean apart from making over 100 pilots redundant?! Compared to TUIíS 0 pilot redundancies?!

I donít think this current offer is to attract currently employed pilots away from full time contracts else where. BUT, if youíre one of the unemployed guys due to redundancy from Virgin, BA, Ryanair or Jet2 then maybe this is a good deal to renew your rating and get some hours in the logbook for when more opportunities arise.

Surely a foot in the door and flying is better than working for Amazon.
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