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Old 26th Feb 2016, 10:41
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Is it required that one's education is done within Kenya?
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Old 6th Apr 2016, 12:15
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@Nextcaptain254

Thanks for the info.
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 22:13
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Hey guys.. I looked at the private pilot training sector and they recommend that one does both the PPL and the CPL programs.. Somehow i was unseure that that is true or maybe its for their economic benefit.. Does the same apply with the kenya airways ab initio program?
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 10:35
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CREW.....

Given the recent aggressive route changes by the carrier, how is the carrier able to deliver to it's customers with the current flight deck crew? i read somewhere 50+ crew have left for ME and more to leave.......The current crew must be flying maximum hrs! even with goodwill still in place, those are alot of hrs to fly using the current crew or did the carrier end up hiring the AB Initio students from SA? I thought KALPA had shut down that move?
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Old 20th Aug 2016, 12:37
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It is true the resignations have been coming in thick and fast. The effects of the resignations will start being felt around October. Currently most of resignees are still serving the required 3 months notice, thereby holding fort. For sure many more to come, but the management has dismissed it as a storm in a tea cup, they believe there are a lot of eager and waiting replacements at Wilson willing to step into the mess that is KQ right now
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Old 22nd Aug 2016, 23:19
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There was a few Wilson hired Direct Entry FO's last year by the carrier.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 05:16
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b initio

hello.can i be accepted with a B- in english
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 16:14
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Hey hey everyone. There's the 2019 advert for the KQ Ab Initio Pilot Trainee programme. Who are in? Those who have already joined as FOs and captains, please give us an insight of what to expect during the process. Thanks!
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 18:10
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2019 Application

Good day,

​​​​​​I submitted my application amd am glad there is a great forum such as this to share with other prospective cadets. Waiting patiently for an invitation to interview and want to take this moment to wish us all the best. Let the games begin.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 10:58
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Originally Posted by Cap.tain
Hey hey everyone. There's the 2019 advert for the KQ Ab Initio Pilot Trainee programme. Who are in? Those who have already joined as FOs and captains, please give us an insight of what to expect during the process. Thanks!
I have also applied. Second time applicant after not being called the first time. All the best to us.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 16:14
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Originally Posted by Javier Hernandez
I have also applied. Second time applicant after not being called the first time. All the best to us.
When did you apply the first time? Was a degree a requirement at that time?
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 06:11
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Originally Posted by Cap.tain
When did you apply the first time? Was a degree a requirement at that time?
No. I applied when it was not a requirement. However the requirements changed when I was waiting for an interview invite. KQ refused to process without a degree. I was left in the cold. Seen the deadline has been extended. It looks like they did not get enough candidates.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 20:22
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Originally Posted by Javier Hernandez
No. I applied when it was not a requirement. However the requirements changed when I was waiting for an interview invite. KQ refused to process without a degree. I was left in the cold. Seen the deadline has been extended. It looks like they did not get enough candidates.
OH yeah the new deadline is 11th December. Let's just hope for the best this time round. Hoping they will soon be inviting people for interviews
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Old 4th Dec 2019, 07:02
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Hey Javier, good luck on your application. You say it is your second time applying, did you manage to get to the interview.
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Old 5th Dec 2019, 07:17
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No. I was never invited to interview.
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 13:55
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Hi Javier, I have also been trying to apply but I am not sure the application went through since on my job portal it shows there is a draft submission. However I reveived an attomated reply "We have received the profile you submitted to our company. We thank you for your interest and would like............" does this mean it went through?
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Old 8th Dec 2019, 07:12
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Originally Posted by darwin wairegi
Hi Javier, I have also been trying to apply but I am not sure the application went through since on my job portal it shows there is a draft submission. However I reveived an attomated reply "We have received the profile you submitted to our company. We thank you for your interest and would like............" does this mean it went through?
I doubt. Please make sure it reads as completed submission. You should receive an email with the title Subject:Ab Initio Pilot Trainee-1900008X at Kenya Airways.
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 08:49
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Hey for those who completed AB Initio program, How long does it take? Upon success, can someone choose between a long haul and a short-haul job?
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 12:03
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Many thanks Javier , I finally managed to fully submit and received the reply email, all this time I have been thinking my application was okay


.All the best
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 12:03
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Originally Posted by Captain West
Hey for those who completed AB Initio program, How long does it take? Upon success, can someone choose between a long haul and a short-haul job?
Hello my fellow Aviators, I also did submit my application. Concerning your question Captain West, the process in KQ is, once you get checked out as a First Officer, you start out in their smallest a/c in the fleet, the Embraer (short haul routes), then you get upgraded to the 737 (short - medium haul routes), and finally to the 787 (medium - long haul routes). When you upgrade to the coveted 4-bars, you go back down and work your up again. I've had the chance to talk to one of the successful ab-initio candidates, now an F.O. with KQ, it typically took them a cool 6 months before calling guys for the interviews, during their time that is so I can't say for sure we'll be working with the same time lines, might be shorter/longer.

The interviews are pretty rigorous so I've heard so you should start brushing up on your aptitude, basically Form 1&2 stuff (Maths, Physics, a little bit of Chemistry not certain on this one though and English I bet), also heard they'll be testing Mechanical Reasoning, Shape Matching, Instrumentation/aircraft attitude, you can google these stuff.

Good luck everyone.
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