FTE Jerez - 'Partners' November (2013)

Discrimination: A Disturbing Synonym of Aviation

Like it or not discrimination still disturbingly exists within aviation. Whilst discrimination occurs everywhere, in one form or another, the concentration of significant discrimination within aviation is simply overwhelming. If you’re a woman you will be discriminated against. If you’re not white you will be discriminated against. If you’re older than the recruiter you will…

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Do you need a Jet Orientation Course (JOC)?

Absolutely, unreservedly the answer is NO! A Jet Orientation Course (JOC) is a nice to have, not a must have. A JOC is akin to a micro-type rating, in that you receive X hours of groundschool about jet flying and procedures etc, and Z hours of flight simulator time which may be full flight simulator…

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How to answer essay style questions on employment application forms

When you’re searching for a new job it is sometimes deeply frustrating to come across an essay type question when applying for work. Essay style questions appear as a problem for people searching for work namely because they slow things down. Ultimately they reduce a candidate’s ability to canvas the job market with as many…

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Sensational Hurricane Infographic

I love stuff like this. With all the ‘stats’ and ‘buzz words’ flying around about Hurricanes’ and Hurricane ‘Sandy’  recently, I saw this graphic and thought that it would be really great to share this with you all to augment your understanding of these powerful (and enormous) weather events. It is certainly worth learning about…

Low fares = Another 4,500+ People Out of Work Within Europe.

Here we are again. It’s Winter and 350 Pilots, in addition to another 4,150+ staff at Iberia that are likely to lose their jobs. Whilst this is very unfortunate it is another clear example of how airlines are simply not running their businesses properly due to their continual persistence to reduce low fares. For some…

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BALPA Puts Airlines Who Exploit Pilots ‘On Notice’ (Finally!)

In a move that will hopefully motivate an entire work force to act, BALPA – the British Airline Pilots Association, made a key statement on 03rd November 2012 in which BALPA expressed its intention to tell British airlines ‘enough is enough’. Whilst positive news, it is certainly long overdue. One of the key reasons the industry has…