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Air Mauritius - all you need to know about MK (threads merged)

Old 28th Jun 2002, 17:48
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Air Mauritius has finally decided to employ mauritian pilot. the selection will take place on the 3rd of july.
- psychometric test
- group exercice
- interview
- flight test

ps: can anyone help me with the psychometric test(eg the type of questions i could be asked, maybe how to prepare for it eventhough i know that u can't realy prepare for it.)
thanks and cross fingers i will get the job

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Old 30th Jun 2002, 05:04
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1. Don't try to second-guess the test
2. Don't try to second-guess
3. Don't try

That's it, in a nutshell. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers, just the truth. If you were seriously flawed, you probably wouldn't be as far in your career as this anyway.
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Old 30th Jun 2002, 17:35
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thanks for your help mate
i will give you more news after the all the tests
hopefully i won't be too hard

ps: do you work for Air mauritius
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Old 30th Jun 2002, 22:26
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Good luck.

No, I am with Cathay, but am intimately familiar with the tests in question.

There are really no right or wrong anwers, and it's almost impossible to B-S the results. Be yourself.
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Old 3rd Jul 2002, 18:17
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The test has been postponed for the 11th of july. So I have an other more week to prepare.
We are only 4 so I think that I have a good chance but i still have to do my best.
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Old 15th Sep 2002, 09:10
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You promised us a reportback after the tests. How did they go?
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Old 10th Oct 2002, 16:53
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back in mauritius

I am still trying to get a job with them
I have never thought i would be so hard to get a job

I actually passed the psychological test but fail the technical questions. the questions they asked were about alternate and alternate miminum. my answers were right according to australian law but wrong according to jar so they said i wasn't good for them
so i had to go in france for one month,study a bit the jar and also did some simulator and the french said that i was really good
so now i am back in mauritius waiting to be call for an other interview and also a flight test
if they take to long i will go and work in sa. someone offered me a job there flying turbo prop
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Old 2nd Nov 2002, 15:33
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Air Mauritius

hi everyone.
does somebody know what it takes to be hired at air mauritius.
JAA,CAA,FAA?, required experience, visa requirements...etc...
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Old 4th Nov 2002, 21:28
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AND you forgot the most important thing.............They have helicopters for tours....................
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Old 5th Nov 2002, 05:05
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thanks for the info ua427
anybody knows what kind of licences is required for air mauritius?
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Old 5th Nov 2002, 18:01
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The contact name I've seen here in the past is Capt. Gopaul. Can anybody confirm that this is person to address CVs to?
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Old 6th Nov 2002, 08:43
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Air Mauritius is one of those bad mannered companies that don't even give the courtesy to acknowledge receipt of application. You receive neither a reply nor acknowledgement. Makes you wonder what sort of an operation they run. A company like this that is so bad mannered is probably not the kind of company thats worth working for. Good luck anyway.
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Old 8th Nov 2002, 09:51
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VH-WASA it is unfortunate that your impression of Air Mauritius is formed soley by their lack of response to your CV submission. This is unfortunately their way of doing things with regard to CV's - agreed it is very annoying.

The rest of your assumptions are however not true, the companay is great to fly for, there are great pilots to work with, and it's also a good safe operation.

Persist with re-submitting your CV if you are keen to live on the island.
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Old 9th Nov 2002, 04:24
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Well said PP, and I agree 100% with you. It's a good Company and excellent pilots to work with. Operation is tops and the Company makes profits.
I understand they receive 20-30 application per day which is tiresome to answer to when they are not recruiting, I'm told. They prefer to look at type rated pilots first.
If you don't succeed at first, try and try again!
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Old 12th Nov 2002, 16:43
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Thumbs down in your dreams maybe

Guys, I am sorry to say but Air mauritius is very bad company. First of all, they made 500millions rps of profit. It should have been double.
Why do they employ people from overseas when there are lots of mauritian guys fully qualified?(by the way i am mauritian)
If there was not politics in this company me and my fellow friends would be working for them already.
It might be good for people from overseas,well paid nice life ,fly once a month n u tell me this is a good company sorry to say i don't believe you guys.
I am in contact with the top guys of Air Mauritius at the moment. I have everything they ask me n everything they want but still nothing is happening not even one letter from them. Do you think I should be happy. N recently they just employed some guys from overseas on ATR.
Now I have to go to Africa to work leave my island my familly and friends behind. Do you still think it is a good company.Think again
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Old 13th Nov 2002, 02:58
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Well Icaptain, I have thought again, and I think it's a good Company. Maybe they have their reasons for not taking certain pilots, but that doesn't make it a bad Company. Think how many pilots have applied and couldn't get in due to all the slots being filled.

I left my family and friends and spent 10 years flying in Africa other interesting places before joining an airline and you are upset because you didn't just walk right in. Think again about experience, it is earned over time and not bought.
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Old 13th Nov 2002, 17:09
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Now I have to go to Africa to work leave my island my familly and friends behind.
U wanna b n airline pilot? Get used to it!
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Old 13th Nov 2002, 18:42
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Oh my god!!!!! That is just terrible, he had to live his family and friends. Well, get a desk job if you wanna see your family every day. That is not a pilots life my man. I havent seen my wife for 4 months- as the guys say GET USED TO IT !!!!!

There is a lot of nice world out there, look on the bright side and have fun while flying overseas. Don`t miss your island, you`ll get a lot of chances later to fly with them.

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Old 14th Nov 2002, 10:15
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Oh la la, Icaptain!! desole mon vieux but that's the game. You wanna fly man, you go where the job is, and sometimes, it's not in your homeland, especially when home is so small that there's only 1 major airline.
I am from Madagascar and I have not seen home for 4 years! Family? well, that was not part of the cv too.

I am a bit sad though to see that you insist on the fact that Air Mauritius employs a lot of foreigners, pole sana like we say in East Africa. If you wanted to be a pilot and only fly for Air Mauritius and only live in Mauritius, yes it's tough dude, but I don't think you have to blame the company, the foreigners working there and the politics for not getting a job. Do you have an ATR rating? There are good jobs in Africa man. Look for them. If you don't hve one, then I understand why they choose foreigners who may come with the rating


Heym I forgot, it is a very good company
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Old 14th Nov 2002, 11:30
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Hey guys,
don't be so unsympathetic to Icaptain! However, Icaptain, it's true that for most of us in aviation we have to spend most of our time away from our countries, homes and families. Unless you're lucky enough to come from a country with a large aviation industry, where jobs are plenty for its nationals, you just have to get used to it and savor the time you do manage to spend at home with family and friends. I've only ever managed to work in my country for less than a third of my life. Just remember - absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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