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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#176 Post by daedalusx » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:04 pm

Lots of guys are waiting for the phone call ... I've heard of a guy couple of years ago waited 1.5 years before the call so if you've interviewed in July/Aug it's still not that bad of a wait. I'd suppose they want the direct entry guys and those with jet time in as soon as possible.

Good luck to everyone.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#177 Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:18 pm

I've been told that hiring is done for the year, as in the company knows who they want in the remaining 2 or 3 courses. However, the calls for groundschools typically go out a month in advance. So although it's already known internally who will be offered a December or January groundschool, the actual candidates probably don't know yet. They should expect a call in the next month or so.

Just because you haven't heard anything, don't assume it's bad news!
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#178 Post by munzil » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:42 pm

DHC-1 Jockey wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:18 pm
I've been told that hiring is done for the year, as in the company knows who they want in the remaining 2 or 3 courses. However, the calls for groundschools typically go out a month in advance. So although it's already known internally who will be offered a December or January groundschool, the actual candidates probably don't know yet. They should expect a call in the next month or so.

Just because you haven't heard anything, don't assume it's bad news!
Good to hear, though the process is a little fuatrating if you have a couple of offers on the table and Sunwing is your first choice.

Unfortunately other companies aren't happy to wait three months for a yes from a candidate...!
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#179 Post by mollok » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:20 pm

I've just received a mail from the HR telling me that they concluded filling all their Groundschool for 2018, and they will keep my file for the next 12 months....
Game over!!!
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#180 Post by daedalusx » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:49 pm

mollok wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:20 pm
I've just received a mail from the HR telling me that they concluded filling all their Groundschool for 2018, and they will keep my file for the next 12 months....
Game over!!!
Gotta make room for those cadets...
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#181 Post by PT6onH20 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:30 pm

Can anyone explain why take cadets over experienced pilots? A 1500 hr instructor / float pilot / Navajo driver would certainly make a better candidate than someone fresh out of school.

Im sure the cadets go through quite a vetting process, and turn out great, but to my understanding, the pay rate is same for a cadet or an OTS FO...so why not get the most bang for buck when selecting your air crew?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#182 Post by gonnabeapilot » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:01 am

Simple. A 1500 hour instructor/float pilot/Navaho driver has the qualifications to move on to Air Canada or an airline overseas after a year of employment however a 250 hour cadet is pretty much guaranteed to remain at the airline for three to four years before they have the qualifications to move on. The company has increased the percentage of cadets in ground-schools as a method of pilot retention because unlike making improvements to compensation and benefits in the hopes it will convince someone to stay, simply hiring a 250 hour pilot with limited options is pretty much a guaranteed way to ensure they stick around.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#183 Post by FOD_Vacuum » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:29 pm

What kind of experience level do candidates have that get on with Sunwing these days, specifically hours and types of aircraft flown previously from which operators? Any input would be good-PM me also if you prefer.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#184 Post by something_generic » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:57 am

FOD_Vacuum wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:29 pm
What kind of experience level do candidates have that get on with Sunwing these days, specifically hours and types of aircraft flown previously from which operators? Any input would be good-PM me also if you prefer.
I think at least 90% of Sunwing's pilots are hired via internal reference...I could say its closer to 100% but I'm sure some AVCan user would prove me wrong! :lol:

If my sources are right, FOs interviewed this time around had at least 3000 TT..some with jet time and some with none. This obviously does not include cadets. DECs with over 10000 TT were also hired this summer...guys from Emirates, Cathay, etc. Not sure if DECs had internal references tbh.

To answer your question - no specific operator. Guys from Jazz, Georgian, Encore, Swoop, Skyservice, corporate, etc. make it to Sunwing.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#185 Post by ant_321 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:02 am

I would second that it is probably closer to 100% with regards to internal recommends. If you want to work at SWG and don’t know anyone just book a week at the RIU MBJ and wait in the lobby until a crew walks in. Haha
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#186 Post by nohojob » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:26 pm

I was hired without internal reference
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#187 Post by something_generic » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:36 am

nohojob wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:26 pm
I was hired without internal reference
Found him/her :lol: There's always statistical outliers :roll:
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#188 Post by nohojob » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:24 am

That was just too tempting ! ;-)
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#189 Post by bythenumbers » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:12 am

Anyone know when they will be posting again for positions?
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