Starting this thread for anyone who has received the email offer, but no course date yet. Or anyone at EK who might have some inside info, and can share some info.
Interviewed in Feb, and it seems like (bar a couple of Bus rated guys who were given CCQ courses in June) everyone from this time has been put on hold for the full course dates. EK have promised a course date in 1 to 2 weeks again! But this would be the 3rd time of promising, and it would be nice to have a little bit more info.
I am guessing that they are prioritising the remaining course slots for DEC, who seem to be being offered courses for June & July. The last FO course position I heard of being offered before this 'freeze' was August.
Or is it the availability of courses that is the problem, as they appear to outsource and thus could be renegotiating the contracts with these institutions?
If they are going to wait until the DEC positions have gone through before hiring FOs again, does anyone have an accurate idea on the DEC numbers? Last I heard was 75 positions open to offer on this round. Have they been running the interviews every week again for the DECs? (same as they were for the FO's). Or will they run the rating courses for FO & Capt side by side, and thus split the allocation of course dates each month.
Seems to me everything recruitment wise has been frozen on the FO side, no selection or PSP days since end of FEB. Seems strange considering recruitment said they would need 500+ again this year?
All of the planning of the near future courses will probably change due to delays in the A380 deliveries. Looks like EK will take any further 380 deliveries until a final fix is found for the wing problems. This will likely affect the whole hiring plan.
The roads and infrastructure come at a cost... 40% of my gross income to tax... I'll take the heat! But would miss that winter deep freeze at -25C... You'll probably find me at the indoor ski hill in shorts and sandals...
I was Hired in March, and received another email saying 1-2 more weeks for course date. From what I gathered the DEC are getting worked through first. From the CC that interviewed me, he said it is a nightmare, due to there high standards for DEC's.
Heard a rumour that EK are refusing anymore 380 deliveries until the compensation issue and current inspection cycle is addressed? (is it true there is currently a 27 day inspection after every 100 cycles?)
Successfully completed my PSP early March in Dubai. Boeing widebody rated. Had two emails thus far from HR indicating their optimism to set a course date, but due to 'operational changes', this has been delayed. Last email from EK 29th April. Haven't made any attempt to contact them. I'm sure they'll get around to letting us know when our number comes up. Hope you get the planes you want.