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Can anybody provide an update about interview? Is there any interview happening this weekend? Have they called anybody for interview?

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Interviews on a weekend?
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Re: Air Transat hiring

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Good point Ahramin,

Can anybody provide an update about interview? Is there any interview happening this week? Have they called anybody for interview?

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Gents,

Can anybody provide an update on Air Transat hiring? Are they still doing interview this week? Is it only type rated individual from CJ?

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What I heard was that they had done a few interviews these days (last week and this week) but that the bulk of them would be for January.

They are looking for type rated but some of those that were interviewed were not.
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And I know a few people who do not speak French who are being interviewed, so keep applying boys and girls!

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Scuba,

Is it fair to assume that these people are type rated 737?

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I *think* all the recent interviewees of the past week are Canjet guys. The company did interview a handful of non-737 guys during the first round of interviews though. I know a guy who was "hired" into a pool (non 737 rated, Jazz pilot). I imagine once they finish the interviews they'll make their final selections, probably guys from CJ will get preference but obviously the company can't hire exclusively from CJ as I don't think they received enough applicants.

I don't know when the first groundschool will be, but it sounds like some time in January. I'm hearing about 30 spots need to be filled between now and spring, mix of 737 and yoyo positions (i.e. 310/737, 330/737, and 737 permanent). But we have a bid coming out soon so it'll also depend on internal movement.
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Does anybody know how many parts in the interview? Medical, simulator, interview?

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The screening process starts with a phone interview either in english or french depending on your mother tongue. Just to know if you are interested in a position with Air Transat. Then you get invited to the screening. It starts with a medical. Basic blood work (cholesterol, sugar, drugs etc..) and urine test again for the usual (blood, protein, drugs etc..) at a private clinic in Dorval. Then you do the interview in front of one chief pilot, one union representative and one Human Ressources employee. The interview is very standard, no tricky questions. Also, few scenarios to put you in a situation where you would have to make a decision, or make a judgement call. All very logical. If successful, you get a second interview, this time in a separate room with the VP ops. Where you will be asked again, why Air Transat, and why we should hire you. The interview will be in french if that is you mother tongue, with a small part in english. If english is your mother tongue, the interview will be in english with a small part in french. Like :"Etes-vous pret a demenager a Toronto?" Are you willing to relocate to Toronto? That kind of basic stuff. If you made it to the interview, that means, they want you, so don't worry about your french skills. They don't interview people they don't want. Then once all the interviews are completed, you go to CAE where you will do the sim eval. You don't have to have any jet time or any experience on a heavy to pass this eval. You just use your current SOP. All they want to see is your CRM and basic IFR skills(Non-precision app.NDB,VOR tracking, hold entry, precision approaches).Hope that helps! I cannot think of anything else.All the best! :smt040 Nio
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They extended the application deadline till jan 2014, maybe they are having a hard time getting qualified (type rated) applicants?
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Does anybody has specific information on profile flown in the sim? Did you fly over YUL? Which approach flown? Please PM with info.

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Takeoff, bit of hand flying, hold entry, NDB approach on autopilot. That's very old info, but I'll guarantee you whatever they do, it'll be at yul.
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just curious... why do they do the medical before the interview? wasted of money if they end up not taking him :?
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It's not an aviation medical! It's just to make sure you are healthy,I.E. no protein, no sugar, no blood in urine and no HIV etc.. in the blood.Hope it anwers your question! From what I see from the sim schedule, interviews are ongoing in January!Best luck to all candidates! Yes!
of the last 6 hired, 4 were from Toronto!;) Nio
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Has anybody heard of any result from last week interview? Has people received phone call?

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Competition has been extended again.

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Transat probably still hoping to attract more 737 type rated candidates.

What positions are available? Can a new-hire expect year round 737 or will it be 737/330 or 737/310?
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It seems that recent hires are either straight 737 or dual 310/737 but things are dynamic......
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Gilles Hudicourt wrote:It seems that recent hires are either straight 737 or dual 310/737 but things are dynamic......
Isn't it the 330 that will be the 'flex' fleet in the winter (along with the 737)?
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http://www.expressvoyage.ca/reportages. ... e_no=45744
«L’hiver, nous prévoyons exploiter neuf A330 de 350 sièges et six A310 de 250 sièges, et l’été, nous opèrerons 12 A330 et neuf A310», indique Jean-François Lemay. «Mais cela peut évoluer : nous avons conclu des ententes qui nous permettent de fonctionner sur le modèle d’une flotte «accordéon.»
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Merci Beaucoup.
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How many courses have loaded so far? Is March and April course loaded?

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There was a class early January and one starts Feb 3. 6 pilots in each, all were 310/737 dual spots. Not sure what the upcoming classes will be or how many are left to be hired.
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Any further comments on the commuting situation?
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