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Old 30th Mar 2010, 13:52   #81 (permalink)
 
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There we go, Air Mauritius is getting desperate for Flight Crew, just getting, not there yet!!!!
After cutting too many heads randomly, they mandated Rishworth and Park for the fob.
They can’t attract candidate with the salary they are offering on their normal contract.
By all means avoid Rishworth. Just read on the South Asia and Far East forum, under Vietnam Airlines. Rishworth won’t back you up when Air Mauritius decide to cut your salary and/or abuse you. Stick to Park they have a good reputation behind them.
http://www.parcaviation.aero/pages/current_assignments/crew_resourcing.asp?RMURL=VacDetail%2Easp%3FCommAdSeqNo%3D15 91

(Undre location Macau, A340 second Officer, but the job description is mentionning Air Mauritius)
Both Park and Rishworth are offering the same thing.
Why not yet desperate??? They use to pay 6000€/month for Second Officer when they are. Just sit and wait, the offer will go up.

Bottom lime, they need Second Officers for 4 months, why 4 months??? Because they don't know what will be their requirement in such a short time!!!!

If you are A340 rated and have a job, better stay were you are. Unles you can get leave without pay and get Air Mauritius to pay you 6000euro/month.

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Old 31st Mar 2010, 11:15   #82 (permalink)
 
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Question

Please!!

Any idea how the A319 roaster looks like?¿...... any layover?.... hours?.... days off? destinations?.....cockpit enviroment?¿....

I really need to know it in order to make up my mind..... beside all the post...i am still thinking going over there for a while.....

Thanks in advance! Safe landings!
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Old 31st Mar 2010, 16:13   #83 (permalink)
 
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Hey Inchallah....

Hahahahahahaha...like yr advice for meeting taxi guy at yr door on day off. Must remember that!!!!.

Quick question...: Does Air Mauritius recruit non rated individuals for the airbus family??? I have about 2500 hrs on fokker 100 and time to move type but of course i dont want to pay for it.....
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Old 2nd Apr 2010, 19:05   #84 (permalink)
 
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"MK has been hiring SAS f/os for years on short term contract during high season.
Normally these guys come by mid-Nov and stay until end of Jan.
Originally they were hired through Park, but as far as I know the last couple of years they were on direct contract. Some of these guys have been with MK 3-4 times.
They do not fall in the same league as normal recruits, as they normally take unpaid leave from SAS and come to MRU rated.
They enjoy 6000 EUR salary, 40000 MUR housing (almost double what is being dished out to us) and every single benefit that expat pilots have.
This is first hand info obtained from the people involved about 2 months ago."


Any thoughts about WHY the fairly high salary and housing? Maybe it's because they still have expenses at home for house/apartment, family etc. A short term contract for a place to live is not cheap. And I guess they relieve some of the guys down there, otherwise they wouldn't have been hired.

Just my 10 cents.
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Old 10th Apr 2010, 07:54   #85 (permalink)
 
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a340

Hello my friends,
I receive a job offer from air mauritius with 3500 euro plus 900 euro for house allowances.i am thinking not to accept it.does anybody know if they are giving free tickets for yourself and for your family?also are you able for consecutive days off?thanks!!!
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Old 12th Apr 2010, 15:26   #86 (permalink)
 
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They will tell you that the tickets are free, but try and book a trip back to Euroland and you and your family of 3 or 4 will be paying 300-400Eur for those "free" tickets. Air France employees travel on Air Mauritius for less than Air Mauritius staff themselves, I kid you not, that is how they treat their staff. Among other things, they will indefinitely freeze your salary, cancel holidays at very short notice, and as for consecutive days off..........good luck, your roster will change by the hour.........
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 14:05   #87 (permalink)
 
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Free tickets your yourself and family!!!! The only free ticket you will get is the one to go to your interview…..Read the last few posts on that forum and you will see that FREE tickets are not free with Air Mauritius, they cost you a lot!!!!

Consecutive days off, yes 2 or 3 maximum normally….that way they keep you on the island and can call you to work on your days off!!!

Cheers
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Old 22nd May 2010, 03:09   #88 (permalink)
 
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Out of curiosity, do you know if Air Mauritius accepts people that need glasses? On the application form they talk about a Jar Class 1 with no restriction
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Old 23rd May 2010, 13:16   #89 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know when they are going to recruit ATR FOs, if they haven't already done so??
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 14:19   #90 (permalink)
 
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I met guy who was making the type rating and 500 hours with them, of course paying about 30 000 euros... When he finished his training he expected to be hired by them, but they just left him out
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 13:02   #91 (permalink)
 
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Fellow Ppruners,

I've been called for an interview as an ATR captain, and this is a great opportunity for me. I would very much appreciate any helps and hints on the screening process. Great if you can PM me some infos.

Cheers
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 13:16   #92 (permalink)
 
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Check this before making your mind.

Air Mauritius: Chaos at Flight Ops

Air Mauritius: Make each trip a voyage to discovery


Believe me it is beautiful from far but far from beautiful.

Watch out for the dogs.And don't get bitten.

Forgot to tell you, be prepared to dance the Bugs Banny show.

We tell from experience.


Time will tell.

Good Luck.
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 15:21   #93 (permalink)
 
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Latest offer for A340/A330 type rated co-pilots is now :

EUR 4100 p/m net (ie: after taxes) plus overtime on flight hours above 80.

8 days off per month.

EUR 900 p/m for accommodation.

The above is based on a 6 month contract.
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 15:25   #94 (permalink)
 
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Ok I've read most of them but still this is a chance I need to take. I was also wondering is the interview conducted in French for French native speakers? And where is the sim assessment done?
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Old 14th Mar 2011, 17:47   #95 (permalink)
 
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The assessment exercise will comprise of the following:

1. Personality & Psychometric tests (example logic thinking, critical reasoning etc.),
2. Interview with Management Pilots, HR Manager/Psychologist,
3. If successful at Steps 1 & 2, then simulator assessment.

Anyone knows where will be the sim assessment ?
And do they give you a technical interview as well because it is not really specified here...
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 15:48   #96 (permalink)
 
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Air Mauritius Screening

Anyone attending the screening the 17th and 18th and the 28-30th this month ?

The assessment exercise will comprise of the following:

1. Personality & Psychometric tests (example logic thinking, critical reasoning etc.),
2. Interview with Management Pilots, HR Manager/Psychologist,
3. If successful at Steps 1 & 2, then simulator assessment.

Any info on what to expect for the tech questions ?
I'm trying to get a position as an ATR Capt.

Cheers

PS: I have read almost all the previous post regarding MK and I could'nt find much info on the interview in itself.
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Old 16th Mar 2011, 03:28   #97 (permalink)
 
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good luck, I hope to be there for the later date 28-30th. Lets hope there is some info posted as I have none either
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Old 16th Mar 2011, 07:22   #98 (permalink)
 
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Yes I hope let's keep this one alive...
You are attending for which position?
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Old 16th Mar 2011, 16:09   #99 (permalink)
 
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air maurities

hi guys

how do you get to the screening do you just pitch up, or must you send cv first and get invited, where is the screening and when ???

cheers
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Old 16th Mar 2011, 19:49   #100 (permalink)
 
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You need to submit your application from the website of MK, and then they will call you for a screening, it seems they have regular screenings during the year, but they are very selective, only the very braves get hired... (that's what I heard) recently they interviewed 15 FO in France and none got the job, and same thing with 40 spanish pilots. Wondering if they are that desperate for pilots. Also some friends told me that it was the worst experience he had, and he did many interviews in his career. So we'll see how it goes.
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