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Kenya Airways AB Initio Pilot Recruitment

Old 25th Mar 2010, 10:36
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Guys, after the medical last week, we were called on Friday and asked to start preppin our travel docs (passport, cert of good conduct and yellow fever jabb). We went for our oral interview on Tuesday this week and only 9 people in out lot were taken. I hear 1st lot they took 10 guys (2 of whom are chics) - am yet to confirm though. Guys KQ doesnt send regrets, they just contact the guys who've passed. So, yep... for those whove not even gone for the 1st interview, hold on tight. Else have a great time guys. All the best
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Old 15th May 2010, 09:45
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Regret Email!!!!!!!!!

Guys I got a regret email on wednesday that my application was not successful. Feels bad after my application being active since december last year!Anyone who has got some email or something?And what happened to the guys who were to go to SA, are they already gone?
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Old 15th May 2010, 13:10
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Red face Regret letter

I also received my regret email from KQ's HR department though mine came a bit earlier, in mid April.They just told me that my application was unsuccesful without specifying why, so that if it had mistakes i would rectify in the same in the next intake, if any. I was sad. My application was terminated on the same day I got the regret mail. For the guys who were successful,KUDOS!!!, please don't go quiet, inform us on any developments in KQ and tips on how to get through the intakes succefully
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Old 17th May 2010, 18:29
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KQ4

KQ4 group of 9 guys landed in Port Elizabeth (Progress) on 10th June (last monday) and started class on Tue 11th! We had our first flight over the weekend. Ground school is a bit tough on us but we cant complain much... For yall who didnt make it, next year is also another chance, and FYI, coming to SA is not a sure shot. Failure rate is 60%, so dont look at it as that easy, it has its own stresses too.
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Old 31st May 2010, 11:02
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Bump, any new info from cadets or anyone going through the direct entry process.
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Old 31st May 2010, 15:11
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I cant speak for the cadet programme but Direct entries are going through the interview process. Seems like they need pilots like yesterday. I know a number of guys who did the aptitude, psychomotor, psychometric and medicals in two weeks. They're just waiting for the medical results then its the flight test and panel interview. If you have a CPL, 250hrs flight time, good high school grades and medically fit, you're in! All the best for those in SA.
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Old 1st Jun 2010, 11:29
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Hey guys, I know i cannot apply for the cadet program being an Indian , but can I apply for a Direct Entry position if I am able to convert my FAA CPL to a Kenyan one ?
Appreciate the help,
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Old 2nd Jun 2010, 10:25
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Hey everyone.For those who got a regret email even before attending stage one interview, like myself, I wish we could discuss what went wrong with our applications or where each think messed up for the best of next intake application.For me, I had submitted my form WITHOUT typing my ID under special pass tab.However, I updated my account and put my ID under the special pass tab before jan 15.Do you think it would have made any difference or
Iam also eager to know if there will be June intake like last year.

ALL THE BEST and those in SA
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Old 3rd Jun 2010, 02:54
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@Rahul: You could check, but you'd need the necessary hours too. Best to check with the airline directly (kenya-airways.com/careers)

However, I do not personally know of any foreign pilots in Kenya Airways.
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Old 3rd Jun 2010, 07:51
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flying hamster

hey, thanks for your reply, well at the end of my ME CPL, I will have more than 250 hrs definately.
Will go with your advice and check with the airline directly,
Thanks once again.
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Old 6th Jun 2010, 20:33
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@ flying hamster and rahul, there is an indian pilot working with kenya airways but i am not quite sure about his nationality and as per what i knew from one of the KQ pilots is that there were expatriates working for kenya airways or maybe still do.
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Old 9th Jun 2010, 08:58
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KQ

Just wanted to ask if KQ is going to have a June intake, anyone with any news on that?
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Old 9th Jun 2010, 10:31
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Yep, agreed. There are Indian Pilots working with KQ, but from what I know, they are all Kenyan Indians.

There was an issue recently with regards to hiring of expats, as KQ had advertised in the middle east. I could be wrong though, as i have not followed up on it since.

Its best still to check with the airline directly, I suppose.

@Capitaine: No news yet on the June intake. It should be advertised in the dailies, or you can keep checking on the KQ website (Kenya Airways: The Pride of Africa)

All the best
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Old 9th Jun 2010, 12:00
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@ Cool adnan & Flying Hamster

Thanks for your replies, will try and find out and will also try and apply once I get my CPL,
Thanks once again
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Old 10th Jun 2010, 06:57
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Your pilot endovours

It is an inspiration to get to know all about abinitio program done for the kenya airways pilots and also i would like to congratulate you for making it to that stage though not many people have made it through.what i would like to know is how lon gdoes it take and what are the possibilities of one making it through once you pass the first two stages of the test.
Another thing would be if one just missed a point in one of the subjects required say physics yet you can really pass the other test what is there for you.It may be a mistake that happened will doing your final exams.Things happen you know.
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 14:09
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@Flying Hamster
Thanx, I'll keep my eyes open
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Old 30th Jun 2010, 09:19
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Angel Ab Initio Is On.


The guys still interested the advert is on career site, do apply.

Though if you went through the program in 2008 or 2009 you not legible.

All the best guys nail it.
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Old 1st Jul 2010, 14:26
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ab initio

i visited the recruitment portal but havent been able to get any news. when is their deadline this time if they are recruiting ab initio cadets(kq)
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Old 1st Jul 2010, 16:58
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Ab initio

I also went to the website n nothin is this guy 4 real, reply needed
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Old 2nd Jul 2010, 04:22
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Hey guys!

I went to the following link:

Kenya Airways: The Pride of Africa

Then followed the link into the careers portal, and on the search box, typed out pilot. There is indeed a cadet pilot programme ongoing, which was posted on the 12th of May 2010.

I read through it, and makes me want to ask this (stupid as it may be!):

They stated that applicants who went through the programme unsuccessfully in 2008 and 2009 are not eligible. What about those who went through it in March 2010 and were unsuccessful?

We still able to re-apply?

*ponders*

But anyway, All the Best to those applying
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