An employee of a major UK training provider recommended
the scheme to me. After completing integrated training in the
summer of 2006 it had become clear that gaining employment was
going to be made a lot easier with the aid a type rating. My concern
with this was that after investing a large amount in initial training
to do the same with a type rating without the guarantee of a job
seemed extremely risky.
This was where the main appeal lay in what the
TRTO were offering. Granted there was no guaranteed job, but in
the current climate this was understandable. What was offered
was the opportunity to continue through after the sim and base
training and spend 150 online flying the aircraft.
After first contact with the training company
I was still a little cautious, after all it was still a relatively
young company and as previously mentioned it would take a large
investment. However after meeting Jonathan Curd the Head of Training
at my simulator assessment my concerns were put to rest and replaced
with excitement at the opportunity that lay ahead.
The course that I completed was the easyjet program,
throughout the simulator and up to the base training I felt as
though I was getting the best training possible. The line training
was of an equally high standard. Using my new skills in a real
life environment was invaluable and in an extremely competitive
market I felt as though I was getting one foot on the ladder in
regards to future employment.
After a great few months flying with easyjet I
had completed my 150 hours and training came to an end. The TRTO
then worked extremely hard over the winter to try and find my
colleges and me a placement, this was a winter in which it was
difficult to gain employment in any working sector.
In January 09 I was told that there was a further
opportunity to work a six-month summer contract with easyjet.
I am coming to the end of that contract now and will be finishing
with the ‘magic’ 500 hours on type.
I have been in contact with the TRTO now for almost
two years. They have been a pleasure to work with and throughout
have always delivered on what has been promised.
Paul Gibson A320/FO
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