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Old 24th Apr 2017, 19:05   #241 (permalink)
 
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1. Everyone has different experiences based on their personality, ability to adapt to pressure and change. That being said, a licence is a licence. What gets you the job is your character.

2. A type rating on a jet, without any actual jet time is close to worthless, crazy expensive and expires after 6 months. If you do make it to the national carrier, you'll probably start on the Embraer anyway. So don't waste your money on that. Invest it in a Caravan rating. That might actually find you some work.

3. DEC stands for Direct entry Captain. So..no. Nobody is going to hire you as a captain with 250 hours. You can find work as a first officer in GA or, if you are lucky enough to time it right, the national carrier might be recruiting around the same time you finish your training.

4. You will need to fly another 12 hours. Even if you had 249.5 hours, they would make you fly that extra half hour to make up the difference.

Words of wisdom; KQ is not the only employer in the country. If you truly want to be a pilot, open your mind to other opportunities. There's plenty of adventures to be had and lots of experience to gain in the East African bush. The airline interview is not easy and usually about 1 in 10 people make it. If you fixate on getting an airline job, what happens if you don't make the cut?
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Old 25th Apr 2017, 05:31   #242 (permalink)
 
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GEOKAR:
I know its kind of confusing for you right now. The aviation jargon and all. But we all do learn the ropes and eventually we become.

Well if you look around. There are better offers out there. That is CPL Multi IR + Type rating+ Line training (500 hours on jet). And some offers are much cheaper than 43rd air school. If you want to get into the airlines probably that would be the best bet.
You just want to do a risk and self assesment before you embark on any training program.
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Old 1st May 2017, 19:24   #243 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the Enlightening Info guys.
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Old 3rd May 2017, 06:23   #244 (permalink)


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Direct Entry Pilot for KQ

Hey everyone,
Anyone tried to apply for direct entry for KQ online and had issues with the website. (both browsers i use-chrome,safari- dont show the application assessment). Any help? Thanks
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Old 9th May 2017, 13:01   #245 (permalink)
 
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The wait!

Am I the only one who is refreshing his email inbox every hour waiting for the sim call up?
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Old 9th May 2017, 17:11   #246 (permalink)
 
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The wait... what wait?

Jameselevun

Yeah, you wake up at 2am thinking maybe, just maybe a late decision was made to call you in for sim. Well, there is nothing from inbox to spam. The same process is repeated at 7am, 7.05am, 7.10am and the sequence continues. Tell you what, I quit and decided to get a life.

Etriump
Just keep on trying. The site has been returning errors ever since.
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Old 12th May 2017, 14:24   #247 (permalink)
 
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thank God just got a call for medical. Tuesday
Any news on new direct entry recruitment?
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Old 12th May 2017, 14:29   #248 (permalink)
 
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Direct entry

Anyone out there who has applied for direct entry still waiting to be called ??
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Old 12th May 2017, 15:31   #249 (permalink)
 
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Hey guys Any new direct entry interview dates ?
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:43   #250 (permalink)


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Sailing on the same boat brother!
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Old 19th May 2017, 17:58   #251 (permalink)
 
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new intake.

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Any news on new direct entry recruitment?
just heard they will email by the end of the month. our group started flight tests today. Use this waiting time to study and pray. you need God, hardwork and luck to be on your side...
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Old 22nd May 2017, 12:28   #252 (permalink)
 
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Thanks mate and good looking out. Tell us about the flight test how was it ?
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Old 29th May 2017, 05:56   #253 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the feedback they really help those who are waiting on this opportunity. Praying keeps things grounded the waiting can be tense.

Rumor has it there's a second intake/wave for the psychometric/aptitude tests for those who applied anyone else heard this rumor?

Again lets keep updating each other really really helps.
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Old 29th May 2017, 09:19   #254 (permalink)


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Intake

Well, I haven't received an invite for the Aptitude test yet. And yeah, if anyone has wind of this 2nd intake would be of great help!
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 08:22   #255 (permalink)
 
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in the past the second intake has always been June/July. Not sure with the current boss (HR) if they gona change it.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 08:22   #256 (permalink)
 
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So they have now hired an aspiring politician as the new HR Director! its gets better....Ex Magadi Executive! At least GOK is doing it's part and kudos to Treasury secretary coz that's a bold move swapping loans for equity!
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Old 12th Jun 2017, 06:16   #257 (permalink)
 
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Hopefully he will improve the current HR policies especially in Staff Welfare and fair recruitment process.
Being neutral (assuming) he should not allow clouding judgement and 'who you know' type of job placements which has hunted KQ in the past with under qualified personnel filling top positions with zero performance (not directed towards anyone in particular).
So he is under alot of scrutiny, hopeful for a good turnaround in that department (among others).
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 17:29   #258 (permalink)
 
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What happened to all the guys who were just taken ??How many were you that sailed through?
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 14:16   #259 (permalink)
 
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Numbers

Munjus
Nine guys went in for the orals on the 12th of june. They havent heard from KQ as yet but I gather KQ is in the process of contacting their referees.
There is another lot (8persons)that did the sim on the 8th and they havent yet heard from KQ. We are talking of 17 active applications but I am sure more will be eliminated.
I will be happy to answer any other question.
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 10:12   #260 (permalink)


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2nd Intake 2017

Benalwa

Thanks for the update (17 Active). Guess they'll process the 2nd intake once they are done with processing this group.

New management settling in and Election jitters really don't help prediction of 2nd intake email. Anyone with info on the delay since advert closing date (3rd May) would be most helpful. Thanks
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