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Kenya Airways AB Initio Pilot Recruitment

Old 23rd Oct 2013, 07:40
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the long wait

hey everyone,December seemed a century away but its approaching so quickly..lets keep the patience guys..
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 11:54
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December's precious email.

in 2011, kq had one of the ab initio closing date on 31st Dec. I got this info from previous posts on this thread. From the posts, some people at that time had applied as early as August 2011. Those fellows had to really wait. They received the first email in March 2,2012. For this year they say the closing date is 31st. KQ is also saying that the PROCESSING will be done on December. If only the latter makes a difference between all previous groups and 2013/14 group then the FIRST email should come in December. May the broad timelines now shrink!
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 04:17
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2013 Intake

Haven't you guys received any news from the recruitment team ever since you did your orals? According to Captain Opere, who was here to check on our progress last week told us we should be expecting a new group mid this month. I can't confirm the exact date but those are his words... Keep the dream true!
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 13:26
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degree a must

kq have made it clear that fresh applicants to the program must have a degree..just fast track on getting one.
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 08:02
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Smile Profits

I have read somewhere on social media that KQ has posted a 384 million shilling profit after tax...so maybe it will be sooner than we anticipated
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Old 13th Nov 2013, 09:45
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384 million shilling profit after tax
Isn't very much in terms of a company that size
that's about enough to hire 8 pilots (with overhead and expenses) or buy 1/20th of a new plane, or cover the electricity bill for all the KQ offices around the world for maybe a year or two
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 12:17
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Graduate Ab Initio

2014 looks like it's going to be a good year for KQ. More Embraers, 777s and 787s will be delivered by March 2014. ION, I've realised that there is a group (2012/13) which almost made it to the orals but the requirements suddenly changed. What is the fate of this group? On the degree issue, its important to get one from accredited university. A public university is good enough. A science degree in my view is a plus. I can't imagine a pilot with political science or a law degree.
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 00:19
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You are right lad regarding degree. If i was you, i would go for a business related degree something like Accounting or Finance. Even if things don't pan out with KQ that degree can still take you places. I wouldn't be suprised if sooner or later they change to a business degree because i know most ICAO member states countries ask for a business related degree.

In terms of KQ fleet expansions, i don't think all that will happen. They are already running behind with their route and fleet expansions plus they have their much anticipated LCC launch. Don't forget Boeing holds the cards too so acquiring all those aircraft's wouldn't happen over night.

All in all we can only hope for the best.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 04:32
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KQ Ab Initio

Hi Team,

To the guys who are currently in SA. Do we have any group about to clear?

When are KQ likely to take the next group to SA?

Regards!
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 04:05
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Hi y'all. Am a graduate and met the requirements of the ab initio but I've a ppl license, do they allow people with ppl for the ab initio program?
Thanks.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 10:48
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Ab Initio

@Abubakar
So long as you have the minimum requirements you are good to go. However, you can also check their requirements for Direct Entry pilots since you already have PPL, I think this is the better option for you.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 12:15
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anyone who can contact the kq human resource office and ask if the interviews will start in December or next year January.
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Old 23rd Nov 2013, 21:42
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Unhappy Response

Has any of you comrades received an e mail
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 07:24
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@AviatorDavid : KQ AbInitio

Hello David,

At the moment there are 4 groups in SA. 3 KQ-8 at 43 who are almost clearing, less that a month if the weather and all the technicalities go as planned. Another group at Progress are in their last stages of the training with some of them already done. This two groups are the ones that started in May 2012

The other two groups are the KQ-9 at 43 currently sitting in for their ATPL ground school, you could assume they are 1/3 way through their training. Then there is us, KQ-1 at AIFA. We are halfway through, much as the weather hasn't been on our side!

Hope that answers your question.
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 10:09
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cheers lad!

How many cadets in total are the 4 groups?
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 15:24
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KQ Ab Initio

Wow! Thanks Mister Too.

So much insight there. Is it OK to ask a few more questions:

*So the KQ-8 group was one intake but split into two; that's Progress and 43?
*Which months did the KQ 9 and KQ 10 go to SA?
*How do the three compare: AIFA, 43 and Progress?
*Lastly, is it safe to trust that in the next 1month; the two KQ-8 groups will have finished hence a vacancy? Does KQ immediately fill these vacancies? Is it safe to anticipate interviews in the next few weeks?

I look forward to joining you guys.

Thanks so much!
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 06:44
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MWAKENYA

For anyone that will be shortlisted, I can be of great help. I have once gone through this upto the last stage. I will help you understand how to sail through each stage till the end. So as you await invitation for the interviews, be patient and always check your emails.
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 13:16
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training

Quick Question guys
does KQ still require 250hr for their CPL Direcy Entry guys or did they relax the rules on that? Thanks
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 09:15
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Geokar

Hi lad.

I would assume that given that 250hrs is the minimum requirement, one would need to meet that requirement plus all others for them to progress further.

Take the advantage to meet the required amount of hours because at least KQ aren't asking for Multi Engine hrs as part of minimum requirements. Who knows things may change next year.
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Old 1st Dec 2013, 14:49
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Ab initio interviews

Hi guys,the much awaited month is here with us lets cross our fingers for the interviews to begin this month coz shortlisting is any moment from now!
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