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Kenya Airways AB Initio Pilot Recruitment

Old 23rd Feb 2010, 11:07
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@Butts: When was your assessment? From my experience, you're going to have to try real hard to get in touch with the personnel at HR handling the ab-initio. I was called in June '09 for the interviews, but was in Malaysia at the time of my application, so couldn't get back in the 2-day notice they gave to me. I had to re-apply for the current scheme, and to date, I haven't been able to reach anybody working on the ab-initio. I find it ridiculous when I ring HR up, and they tell me that Mrs. Edla too is the ONLY person handling this, so nobody else can assist me in any way. Again, it may sound like a rant, but its frustrating, because she's the same lady who told me that I should re-apply for whenever the next intake is, and chances are, i'd make the interview. Butts, i suppose you'll have to wait and see how things go from here on. Keep trying to call HR, its the only thing I can think of.

On a different note, has anybody got a call for interviews since the one on the 16th? I am wondering, because they may have the "tail-enders" as they did in the June '09 round?
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Old 23rd Feb 2010, 11:51
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PILAPT

Hi

My buddy and I have been called for the PILAPT test on the 26th, its at 11:45 and 10:45 respectively. Hoping it goes well.

Any tips on this one? What are "tail enders"?
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Old 23rd Feb 2010, 12:15
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@yeya3556: From the thread, i take it that "tail enders" were the last batch to be interviewed. As for your aptitude for Friday, look for the IPAS test system online. You can locate a link which was posted much earlier..all the best to you and your mate with your aptitude test!


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Old 1st Mar 2010, 12:41
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Anybody with any news regarding the next round of interviews?
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Old 1st Mar 2010, 13:56
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@ Flying Hamster, Sorry, I dont. Its getting nervy. And I have all but lost hope. If it is not this week, it wont happen. Godspeed.
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Old 1st Mar 2010, 14:14
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@YoungKenyan, nervy indeed!
what makes you say if its not this week, then it will not happen? you managed to get in touch with anybody handling the ab-initio scheme?
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Old 1st Mar 2010, 18:59
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We are many, it seems

I got the same mail too though these people will never acknowledge that they have received your cert. Talk of Kenya! Anyway hope we are among the so called 'tail enders' like i heard someone say. All we gotta do is to hope for the best as we prepare for the worst-just in case. Wish you well!
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 12:40
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I understand there are two intakes every year...anyone, when is the next intake?
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 15:56
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AB iNITIOS

hey you all aspriring ab initio pilots, i wish u all gud luck in ur interviews though keep your options open. the aviation industry is so dynamic so a good pilot is always open minded, i also wanted to go to SA via kq sponsorship, i did the interviews n all but my parents were against that kq deal. i felt like my world was crushing up. i almost kosanad with them but three yrs later i dont really regret anything at all, i am in my third year aviation degree in the states and graduating with a bachelors in aviation will open up more paths that i wouldnt have with only the Kenya airways CPL. i mean its good to be able to tell someone, i have a degree and management positions are given first to guys with degrees. so if u dont make it 4 the ab initio, try the airforce and even good schools in sates sa n europe. if anyone needs info about states training holla at me
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 16:38
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@ futureKenyanPilot.I am one of the guys who did not quite make it for the KQ AB Initio interviews and I nearly lost all hope. I have a mad passion for planes and the whole aviation industry. Could you please advice on schools abroad that offer these program? Mainly Aviation Training
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 18:19
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Ab-initios

Hello guys, big ups to all those who have been active and keeping this thread alive. As a matter of fact am meant to believe that a group of interviewees have already been called up for the medicals; happening/happened today and/or tomorrow. Thumbs up to all those who have made it so far to this stage, it's high time you started looking forward to joining 43 airschool in south africa, those who are still waiting for the second phase of interviews; patience! and those who were unlucky, too bad but take heart the field is wide and there will always be other opportunities opening up!
@Fuselage10 am not sure wether there are always two intakes every year but it's usually done according to demand, and since right now there is a stingy shortage of pilots at KQ you can almost guarantee there will be another or two more this year.
@futurekenyanpilot, never give up as long as it's your dream live up to it, and if your are still elligible for the process go ahead and apply, but remember, piloting is more of flying (i mean practical) than academic and experience is the main thing so you have to respect the value of a CPL just the same way as you consider that aviation degree of yours, otherwise you risk loosing it vin the industry!
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 19:03
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More plz

Hi futre kenya pilot. Thank for you info. Could you please tell us more about those foreign opportunities especially the cost implication?
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 07:10
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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! I finally got it! Monday 8th it is! Yep! See ya there!
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 07:24
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The wait is indeed over! I too got mine for Monday the 8th at 0730. Anybody else?
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 13:19
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Thumbs up Patience is a Virtue!

Me Too!

I had lost hope. But the email surprised me. Good things happen to those who wait.

I wonder what happens in the very first interview?
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 17:41
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I also got my invitation today. 8th march 0740. Any help as what to expect is appreciated.
cheers guys.
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Old 4th Mar 2010, 13:01
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@futurekenyan pilot. ihave tried to look for sample aptitude tests online. could you please help locate a good site on the internet where i can access this
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Old 4th Mar 2010, 16:58
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Exclamation Getting Thru!!!

I did't get my confirmation email... Anyone who did not get his or her confirmation email then still got the invitaion? I cannot even access my account! But anyway.. who didn't get the confirmation but got the invite for interview?
CONGRATS TO those who got...I hope we'll meet up someday soon.
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Old 5th Mar 2010, 05:09
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@capkenya: If you cannot access your account, contact the technical support. I noticed that they put up an option to call the IT support team earlier this week, presumably owing to technical difficulties with the website.

@wannabe_pilot_10: there's a link posted in the early posts of this thread, called IPAS. I presume it will give a nice overall picture of what sort of tests might be carried out. My suggestion for now, would be not to pay for online tests. Try get your hands on the Qantas aptitude test booklet too, you can find it on the net.

All the very best to everybody, those still waiting and, those who i'll meet monday morning too

Godspeed
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Old 5th Mar 2010, 08:53
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@ dronehawk.. good to know one isn't alone..i guess until one gets a formal letter of rejection then u just have to wait... i.e if the account shows the application is still active..
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