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Anyone on Ryanair TR 6th April

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:12 pm
by fadgest

Bit of a long shot but If anybody is starting their TR on 6th April in East mids and 20th April with CAE Amsterdam could you let me know



Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:38 pm
by AndyMax
Best of luck!.

Im starting July 13th in EMA then Stockholm.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:36 pm
by shamrock/heavy
Hello guys, not on a TR or anything but just out of curiosity can I ask if you have recieved your Brookfield contract yet. The reason I ask is that at the pilot meeting recently at my base someone asked the question about any change in terms and conditions to current Brookfield contractors, the answer was no but all new recruits would have new t&c's in the form of more than 1 month annual leave and less pay per block hour. Just wondering is this actually happening.

Best of luck with the type ratings, i did mine in CAE a while back and really enjoyed it. Make sure you get out to Harleem for a few nights out, its a college city so good fun and i remember there being at least 2 Irish pubs there too. :lol:

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:15 pm
by AndyMax
I havent received any contract yet. I thought you get given that during your week in EMA?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:20 pm
by fadgest
I have yet to received any information from Brookfield. I will just wait and see what the outcome of the contract is. To be honest this doesn't surprise me but it is very disappointing. This together with an increase in the cost of the TR will put even more pressure on new cadets.

shamrock/heavy if you have any advice on accommodation perhaps you could send me a pm. I received an accommodation list from CAE today but any advice would be most welcome.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:47 pm
by shamrock/heavy
Hey guys, I don't know when you will receive the contract, myself I remember receiving it weeks before starting in EMA for the induction. Don't panic yet though it more than likely will be implemented but when, who knows. The same type of thing is going on in Easy aswel at the moment, just the times were in I suppose. Didn't know the TR went up too.

As for the accommodation, off the top of my head I stayed in a house in a place called Nieuw Vennep or something like that (it should be on the list). I would recommend this one for a few reasons. Firstly theres 2 supermarkets within 30 seconds walk which is really handy if your not bringing the motor with you. 5 mins walk will bring you to a bus stop with a connection every 20min or so to right outside the door of CAE. Same bus stop has buses to Harleem which i mentioned before. Wifi in the house. Quite a few english channels on the tv. Short walk into the town of Nieuw Vennep (but there ain't much in there). There are 5 bedrooms in the house so you could share with others on your course. Have a look on the list and look for the house fitting that description it should be still on it. If not get back to me and i will send on the contact details of the guy who owns it. Best of luck with the TR's both af you i am certain you will enjoy it.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:52 pm
by dara
Hi guys
I did mine in CAE before xmas, i stayed in the college accomm right beside cae.
The rooms are a dump and the kitchen is worse. butttt its a 2min walk from the sims which is nice for the early starts and helps spend more time in the mock ups! try spend about 1 hour everyday in the mock up and you'll be laughing, do this from day one. i know guys who waited to week 2 and were really struggling after that. no need to do much more than a hour. there is wireless internet in there too. There are some supermarkets and a mall about 15min walk but nothin much to do there.
I haven't heard anything bout the brookfield cpntracts either.
I was emailed the contract a week or 2 before starting in EMA.


Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:04 pm
by fadgest
Thanks for the heads up on the accommodation. The lady i spoke to at CAE wasn't too enthusiastic about the student accommodation either.

Shamrock/Heavy, i found that name on the list so i'll give it a go.

Regarding the Brookfield contract, did you guys set yourself up as a sole trader or a company and did you do this before you started the TR? The reason I ask is that I've been asked to supply a company name (if I have one) for the invoice for the TR. I haven't set anything up yet. Just wondering how you guys approached this. Again all advice is much appreciated.

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:47 am
by dara
I set mine up before the TR, im not well up on this stuff but i think you have to in order to claim tax back from the TR.
Outside of that I would set it up 1st anyway cause you'll be far too busy to do it later on!!

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:35 pm
by AndyMax
fadgest wrote: The reason I ask is that I've been asked to supply a company name (if I have one) for the invoice for the TR. I haven't set anything up yet. Just wondering how you guys approached this. Again all advice is much appreciated.

Who has asked you to supply a company name? Brookfield?

Just an update on this as regards my situation...

I have spoken with my Accountant and he has advised me NOT to do this. He mentioned the Revenue and the possibilities if they got wind of it.

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:27 pm
by fadgest
CAE asked me to provide a company name if i have one.

Andymax, I don't really understand your last post. What is it you have been advised against? I'm going to meet with an accountant this week to see if i can figure this out

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:36 pm
by shamrock/heavy
To be honest i can't see how an accountant would advise against giving CAE you business name. One thing is certain you will have to set up either as a sole trader or a limited company otherwise Brookfield are unable/unwilling to pay you. Supplying this business name (not Brookfield) but the one you have set up allows CAE to invoice your company for the TR so you can claim back the VAT (almorst 5 grand for me) and offset any repayments you may have against your tax bill. Myself, I have set up as a sole trader. Between me getting the phone call to starting TR was about 6 days so I never had time to do it before starting. The latest you can do it is just before getting paid because Brookfield will not pay you until they have received a letter from your chartered accountant stating you are set up as either sole trader/limited company and you have registered for tax somewhere.

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:45 am
by AndyMax
shamrock/heavy....are you saying that I HAVE to set this thing up otherwise I dont get paid?

Im confused now. I will have to speak with my accountant again about this.

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:43 pm
by daveyb
Hi Andy,

When you set yourself up as a business (i.e registered for vat etc)

You use your home as the registered business address you file your tax returns every two months(ie jan&feb should be filed by march).

also any other expenses like M50 toll /diner receipts purchase of a computer/mobile/home phone bills you claim the vat back its that simple.

and another thing keep records of every thing the revenue could decide to examine your books at any time.

if you need any more info drop me a mail

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:22 am
by AndyMax
How do you go about proving to the Revenue that you are self imployed if Im going to to be flying for Ryanair on a daily bases?

This just doesnt seem all above board to me. Maybe Im wrong.