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H44 25th Nov 2016 13:26

I agree with a lot of what you say Stockportonealpha. There will be probably be Jet2 ers coming on here to dispute what you say but having worked at other airlines and at Jet2, there's a lot of truth in your post sadly, and many of your points are what pushed me and many others to seek pastures new. From a passenger's point of view Jet2 are great - unfortunately they fail to recognise their most valuable asset - their front line staff.

Jet2_320 25th Nov 2016 14:56

I left Jet2 slightly less then a year ago for exactly the reasons written above. As you say the good bit is the local and relatively small base where everybody in the base knows each other, but in the end, it was all the other reasons you mention why I and so many others have left.

I do however disagree with your Training statement, if you are lucky enough to find yourself in the simulator with one of the EDI trainers or ex BMI baby trainers you will learn a lot and walk out with a positive feeling. They are the real trainers!!! For most of the others, including the one who will sooner rather then later reply to your statement, I'm afraid you are absolutely spot on.

Mr Good Cat 25th Nov 2016 17:38

Well I guess it depends on what seat you're sat in, and what luxuries you have been pampered with at your previous operator.

From the viewpoint of a DEC on 100% contract at base of choice, it's probably the best deal going.

I've worked for two of the world's biggest airlines previously. I got paid more there, but work and home life is far happier here.

The salary is good enough, the perks are okay, the staff travel is crap. The people I work with are nice, and the rosters are far less fatiguing than what I've done previously.

Training is good (from what I've experienced so far) and the guys that I've met from HQ have been a pleasure to deal with.

Maybe things were not so good here in the past, but not my place to say as it was before my time.

3bars 27th Nov 2016 10:10

I was right seat in Jet2 - have to admit that, like any airline, it has its problems.... however training was not one of them. The TRI / TRE's are generally good guys. The training was professional and far above the standard of the legacy airline I now work for. In fact, I rely heavily on what I learned there to keep me out of the poo now!

Flying Wild 27th Nov 2016 20:30

RHS at Jet2 is what you make of it. If you sit there day in day out with your thumb up your behind just cruising along, you'll obviously struggle come time for upgrade.
I'm staggered by how often it's commented that I'm doing things other FOs don't do. All I'm doing is my job to the best of my ability!
If you put the effort in to learn your job and some of what the LHS is doing, you take ownership of your development. It then lessens the load when facing command as you'll already be familiar and comfortable. I'm talking about running your sector as PF from briefing the crew /dispatcher, completing the tech log for the skipper, liaising with ops, welcome PA, etc. Obviously you pick the time and place as there are those who are more receptive to this than others...
You may read this and think seriously, completing the tech log is a big deal? Well I'm firmly in the belief of taking care of the little things so the big things take care of themselves.

Mr Good Cat 27th Nov 2016 21:56

From my experience almost all the FOs at Jet2 are extremely competent, particularly the ex-apprentice guys and girls. What they lack in flying experience, they more than make up for in enthusiasm and receptiveness.

There's only been two truly questionable individuals who to be fair were not lacking in raw ability just with a work ethic too poor to get through a command course and to continue to be successful in that command (you're always learning). Those individuals were looking for pastures new in both BA and also overseas.

I've heard a few things about the way things were run previously with regards to the command selection and maybe there were some genuine gripes but it seems the company are now getting there with the new command development program.

HidekiTojo 28th Nov 2016 07:55


Originally Posted by midnight cruiser (Post 9591860)
Though no longer a nationalised corporation, BA obviously still run the national service of relieving other companies of tedious, arrogant or work shy individuals - in the last twenty years, it as worked every time we've had someone who we'd rather they push off. (Not to suggest for a moment, that all BA recruits are work shy, I hasten to add).

Funny isn't it that you say that, it tells us a great deal about you as an individual and also about jet2.com.

On speaking to most jet2.com pilots their top reason for working there is the fact that they usually don't fly much more than 500 hrs per annum, then you show up to tell us that the ones that willingly leave for BA where they shall fly more like 900 hrs per annum, they are apparently the work shy.

Flying Wild 18th Jan 2017 11:36

That would be done as one month paid, one unpaid. Pension contributions would remain unchanged.

Honest [email protected] 18th Jan 2017 12:17

Duggee. There are options for winter off. Up to 5 months if you so choose. BUT.....IT ISNT GUARANTEED. It all depends on their "operational requirements!" Ie, how many they need on standby. You can apply for it and see what they come back with in terms of which months they will let you take off. You can opt for the BOGOF offer as mentioned before and take up to the 5 months off(each month you take off is paid at 50% salary for those months only) or take the 2 months off at 90% salary or 4 months off at 80% salary that is spread throughout the year.

The Cleaner 2nd Feb 2017 14:36

Anyone NTR in the hold pool been given offers recently?

Buttie Box 7th Feb 2017 15:15

Telephone interview was straightforward. Motivations for joining jet2.com and a query on recency. Email later in the day to confirm dates.

Talking to a mate, if I get through selection, it looks like I'll be on hold till September...if I pass selection.

Anyway, so far, so good.

Marcus Absent 14th Feb 2017 21:32

Which Fleet?

mockingjay 17th Feb 2017 09:55

I'm interested in applying NTR over the next year or so if they're still recruiting.

Can anyone let me know in terms of command, I'd imagine you'd have to go to LBA or MAN to get it. Does anyone know what the process if of transferring to a regional base? Namely NCL? Is it a matter of waiting lists, if so, how long do they tend to be or is it a case of upgrading in the base you're at as and when there's a vacancy & you pass the course?.

Pilot2/b 17th Feb 2017 16:08

A lot of interest from all directions. My advice is if you are interested apply asap door seems to be closing very quickly. A really nice company, a pleasure to work for in comparison to my previous outfit!

CEDRICO 17th Feb 2017 17:10

Hi all,

Do you advice to apply even if I'm available the first of April 2018 to start working?
Ready for TR beginning of march 2018.

They should recruit for 2017 since the ad is "2017 Pilot intake"?...
Any infos appreciated!

mockingjay 18th Feb 2017 10:07

Council Van. Thanks for the information, much appreciated.

whitemonk 20th Feb 2017 09:05

The recommendations seem to work in my experience, I put two people forward this year (one for the apprenticeship and the other as DEFO) and both got through to the sim stage. I was pleasantly surprised as the DEFO candidate would undoubtanly have been too old in my previous company to get through the initial screening. They say apply again in 12 months but i don't know how stringent they are in that regard.

Trossie 21st Feb 2017 09:19


Can anyone share what life is like as a TRI/TRE at Jet2, pay increments? And a lot of time spent in the sim compared to flying?
One would have expected JFP to have jumped in to answer this one a long time ago. It appears that his 'social media wings' may have been clipped after his fairly recent disclosure of company confidential info! They don't take prisoners there!

Johnny [email protected] Pants 21st Feb 2017 11:15

Still here Trossie, no trimmed wings for me.

To answer the question, the increment for TRE on top of line pilot is about 22k per year I think. Life is always busy, I would say I average 10 days sim per month, some months I do more, some months I do a lot less.

One of the key benefits is that you aren't restricted to leave in the busy summer period, providing it is available then you can have what you want.

Trossie 21st Feb 2017 15:32

Took about 2 hours to get approval 'from above' for that one!

Why no earlier answer to the direct question?


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