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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 15:06   #121 (permalink)
 
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So basically anyone has any idea on the assessment? It says psychometric and personality testing....u cant really prepare for that can u?

Thanks.
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 08:38   #122 (permalink)
 
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Hi guys

How do you guys get to know about those vacancies i have been checking there website nothing posted .

What are the requirement ?

Which fleet ?
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 02:52   #123 (permalink)
 
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Went there for a few months but could not believe the amount of stray dogs everywhere
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 05:33   #124 (permalink)
 
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Funny man u are d dog :-)
Wanna provide us some info on the asswssment , fleet.... salary...anything that might help guys like me goin there for an interview..... thanks!
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Old 25th Nov 2012, 05:42   #125 (permalink)
 
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Smile interview preparation

Hi Celester
Well first of all confratulations for being selected for the interview. When are you going and what position are you looking at? 320 F/o or ATR command? In any case, I am sure you must be having experience on the type. So for interview you dont hav to worry as it will be basic aircraft related questions and some typical HR questions like describe urself n why MK etc. For the Pschometry, I wiull be honest with you. There is nothing you can prepare. Just go there and with a relaxed mind and take the test. The test will be mentally taxing and quite exhaustive. It will certainly drain your mind. But I am sure u will enjoy.
Hav fun and all the best.....
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Old 25th Nov 2012, 07:34   #126 (permalink)
 
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There is nothing you can prepare. Just go there and with a relaxed mind and take the test. The test will be mentally taxing and quite exhaustive. It will certainly drain your mind

What kind of medicines are you on jetbusdriver??? Is this the reason you want to work for a third rate airline instead of a real one??

Sign the contract they must be happy to get some new blood. Since they have lost more than 15% of their pilots this year alone...if there is smoke the should be a fire.

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Old 25th Nov 2012, 15:38   #127 (permalink)
 
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Are these guys hiring non TR pilots got an e-mail off them a while ago asking me to send in the application form but they are not recruiting so i have not sent it... maybe i should!!
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 04:16   #128 (permalink)
 
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MK ...

Hey RILAX....just relax man....MK might be 3rd rate for u but it will be a dream job for me. its like emirates being dream job for many but its like 5th rate for me so I have not even bothered to apply. so my friend, its to each his own
but in case u have somthing to share then plz do my friend....like whts the salary like and which is the place where most of the pilots live and whts the rental like..etc...... well, I am just hoping that they call me for sims and then let me join .
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 06:34   #129 (permalink)
 
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Since no one except a few have really contributed to this thread in a positive way...im gonna try and make a fresh start....

Just got back a few days ago from the assessment...... very clean and professional setup.... HR team very helpful and accommodating.... air mauritius may not be an emirates...but from what i saw at operations...was quite well run.

Everyone was very polite and courteous.

Coming to the first day of the test..... computer based....quite challenging.....if english is not ur first language...ur gonna find it a lil difficult.

Lots of maths based questions....division multiply add subtract.....no calculators...just a paper and pen..... logic based reasoning questions..... and after that a personality test.

Interview done by chief pilot and two other capts...plus HR manager and psychologist.....

Few CRM based questions ....plus technical systems and limitations and memory items.

Hope this helps someone in the near future.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 06:57   #130 (permalink)
 
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You're absolutely right Celeste, let's see you have been for an interview with the intention making yourself look much better and be the one to be hired this is normal..However Air Maurtius is doing the same they want to look better than any airline..

Being polite and courteous...
Well the company just has spent millions on "Stepping up" this being polite and courteous ..just wait till you have to wait 3 weeks to get your ID tickets.Or have to produce your child's birthcertificate for the 9th time to get your education allowance..

Did you actually talk to any pilots walking by the CBT room and ask them how come the company talks about 10% paycuts and there are pilots who have not had any annual leave in 2 years...Surely HR is well organised

But since the memo from the CEO ordered employees not to say anything bad about the company to anyone I will not do so ..Just maybe they might rise up to the level of Kingfisher (yes I know they are bankrupt)Overall the working conditions can only be described as BAD..

But to end with something positive most cockpit crew are good guys and it is sunny most of the time
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 16:19   #131 (permalink)
 
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oh come on man...im just saying what i saw and felt.....everyone has different opinions......yes im desperate for a job so i'll take it!

why do pilots moan and groan about everything? if one doesnt like it...what stops them from leaving and goin to a more established or professional or better run company?

why do people join air mauritius anyways??? if its that bad...why did u join my friend??

i met 2 pilots there...had a drink with them.....been there more than 30 years....still were winging and moaning....what can i say????
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 10:46   #132 (permalink)
 
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Well I did not know better didn't do any research stupid me

the reason people join MK is mostly because of the lifestyle and yes pilots do complain but losing 15-25% of the pilots every year since start is really an Air Mauritius issue. They don't see it as a problem because new ignorant people keep joining.As you said yourself most people are desperate -> nothing good ever came from being desperate.

But that is just me maybe you willl like it but please update us in 3 months when you are still sitting at home because they are short on trainings captain after they decided to cut trainingscaptains salary overnight to cut cost. Surely your two friends mentioned stuff like this going on at MK??

Just keep us informed how your career and job satisfaction are AFTER you join them
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Old 22nd Dec 2012, 06:40   #133 (permalink)
 
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Got an email saying i did not make it.....

The technical interview was a breeze....pretty much answered all the questions to my satisfaction......where i failed was the result of the personality test.

The personality assessment gentleman told me.....well....my personality wasnt suited for MK.

I asked him what was the result of my test and he says i was a warm and friendly person but in my nature I tend to do things first and then think....I asked him yes,so what is wrong with that? That is my nature and its the truth but i am aware of it.So i make a conscious effort when i'm flying.

Wasnt good enough for him......

Just wondering why do a technical interview for 45 min and THEN say im not selected cause i don't meet their personality type

On the bright side the pilots on the panel were very nice and made me feel very comfortable during the interview....

What i learnt.......one doesnt have to be so honest in the personality test..... there are ways to answer some questions....its ok to lie in a few of them....now i know i shud have too
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 15:47   #134 (permalink)
 
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sorry to hear that!
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 13:59   #135 (permalink)
 
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Air Mauritius FO's have failed that test for upgrade after 7 years of service, basically destroying their carreer (path) in MK. Just be yourself and enjoy working for a real airline instead of a muppet show
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 15:56   #136 (permalink)
 
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min hours

Just a question

Are they very strict on minimum required hours or not

Meaning if you do not have quite the requested hours but a little close do you

have a shot with them ?

thanks

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Old 5th Jan 2013, 07:17   #137 (permalink)
 
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MK e-mail adress for application

Hi there,
can anybody provide me an e-mail adress in order
to send my application. 15'000 TT, A340&A320 type rated.
Thanks a lot.
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 11:41   #138 (permalink)
 
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Hi Poljot,

Check the website all the details regarding the application process is published.

Good luck
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 16:29   #139 (permalink)
 
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has anybody been called for screening?
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 17:22   #140 (permalink)
 
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Poljot with your experience you'll most likely end up in the right seat anyway they'll hardly hire DEC onto the jets..and if they do it is on the 320. Surely you must be desperate to apply here?
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