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Kenya Airways AB Initio Pilot Recruitment

Old 13th Jun 2009, 16:15
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I think am smelling some nasty haters in here.... It does not matter, since when did jealousy ever stop anyone any way!!
I see from your profile that you're a tender 19 years of age. When you grow up a bit, perhaps you'll realise that not all criticism stems from jealousy or bitterness, just from wisdom and experience
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 16:24
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i think the people worried about language are sort of blowing this way out of proportion.'Txtspk' as they term it is not an indication of inadequacy in language but a tool for convinience when one wants to express their thoughts and opinions in a quick and timely manner through text.I suggest we all revert back to the substantive discussion that was going on before the little tussle.
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 16:40
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To repeat:
Text speak may be handy when you are trying to send a message to your friends on a cell phone, when the keyboard can be awkward and you are paying for the service. On these forums that is not the case, and given the fact that a lot of people will be reading your posts, it is not unreasonable to make the post generally readable.
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 16:59
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If this reflects on the calibre of students KQ are choosing to recruit - unable to converse effectively in English and entirely dependent on "TXTSpk" - god help them.
Hardly sounds like positive criticism from one experienced and wise.
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 18:09
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Old man mad that he is never going to be a better person than a 19 year old pilot??? Do not worry, you have few years left to live any way!
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 19:17
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Just what the airlines need - more petulant children.
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 19:55
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professionalism

@wanabee and capt. giddy lets just keep this moderate and all partisan. We made it and that alone proves our abilities to excel in a demanding environment such as whats ahead of us at KQ. And anybody doubting the kind of selection procedures used by KQ, my advice is that you keep your patience and see how far this lot is going to take the company. Boys lets keep it this way; teamwork and professionalism including whatever we communicate on this forum.
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 20:06
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With that attitude you have a great career ahead of you, Technocraft. Good luck and give it your best.
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 21:15
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Easy now giddy. It's ok to point out your disagreements but lets not risk getting abusive in the process. Much as their criticisms are stinging, just maintain your cool.

@3stripes, yes the ab initio recruitment is clearly indicated. If you still do not see it, search for pilot in the jobs section.
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Old 14th Jun 2009, 09:11
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@wannabeCapt...thanks a lot.I will go check it out and let you know.
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Old 14th Jun 2009, 11:59
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congratulations guys!!

am really proud of ya'll who made it through....have been following the thread ever since you started it and i felt like i was personally involved in the journey.
some free advice....on this forum if someone posts something that ticks you off and aint part of the discussion just lenga them and continue your vibe!!... its just easier...
talk to you guys on the radio sometime soon...

safari njema down south...
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Old 14th Jun 2009, 23:17
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There goes freedom of speech.. Two members have been banned from PPRuNe. I would urge patience on the moderators side.
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 00:02
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Urge away. If these people are incapable of heeding two written warnings and persist to a third, tough! Freedom of speech? Where?


These two were given 24 hours rest, in order that they might find the 5 vowels in the English language that will make their pearls of wisdom even shinier to the rest of the readership.

If you want to use text speak, then text each other. If you want to send private messages then use that function. If you want to post in a thread that the world can read and participate in, then use a language appropriate to the forum. Everyone else seems to have little trouble in this regard.
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 01:46
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You are the Go.. er Mod..
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 09:28
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Proper Application?

Hey guys,

I am getting a little bit excited, as you might have guessed..So, I dropped in my 3rd application to KQ, with the new deadline for the 19th of June.

I was wondering if I filled in the correct sections of the application, in that, I havent left anything out.

I've entered my national ID number under "special pass", and have indicated my degrees, and high school results of maths, english, and physics under 'additional qualifications"

did any of you guys fill anything else up? like the "preferences" tab, for example?

just to be on the sure side, the 4 tabs I can see under my application are:
1. Personal Information
2. Qualifications and Skills
3. Preferences
4. Login Information

It may sound as though I am a little bit insecure, but in all honesty, I am, because I feel maybe something was left out in my previous applications, and hence, no response from the HR department of KQ..

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Old 15th Jun 2009, 09:54
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You have all the right to feel insecure about your application. Strangely, it's this process that axes out many applicants, not the interviews. Last time, we were not asked for our i.d numbers but you've done exactly what I'd have done if asked for it. Good, you've filled in your math, english and physics grades. I hope you have also filled in your overall grade in an extra tab. Now just edit your preferences if need be and you're are good to go. Of course, i.e if you've already applied for the ab initio trainee vacancy.
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 10:54
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@flying hamster..,make sure that you've done the short test and specify that you have applied for the ab initio pilot trainee.....i have just submitted my application too....otherwise good luck man!!!
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 11:41
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hey guys,

yep, i've filled in the short test at the end as well. My email inbox has a confirmation of the "aptitude test" as they call it, and a confirmation saying my application has been received, and that they will revert back shortly..but, i've got the same two before too, so just trying to counter-check if my procedures for application have been in order this time round..

should i include all my subjects at o'level? or will the three required ones do? as for preferences, what should i include?

also, as i'm not in kenya at the moment, i've included my home telephone number, and a primary mobile one that i'm using currently..i should be back home towards the end of august, or mid-september at the latest..
so, just to ask, would they call to inform us that we've made the cut, or send us an email? guys who already went through the anxious stages, any feedback?

i get jitters each time i check this forum!
@3stripes and capt..giddy: All the best to you guys too!
i keep getting images of the day that i'll be called in for that interview!
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 12:13
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Hi again flying hamster. Am part of the group which is heading down south on 27th, am not part of the new applicants. Anyway, the KQ HR usually send their feedbacks through e-mail, so am urging you to be checking your email as from the 19th. They only call during the last stages of the interview. Like for us they started calling after the 5th interview. So email it is.
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 12:52
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cheers capt..giddy!
all the best to you for the 27th! you must be really excited! have a mate who got through the same scheme for SIA..he was soooo excited too! and, made tons of friends during the course so far! so, i really wish the best for all of you for the 27th batch!

in the mean while, i'll keep checking my emails daily after the 19th (im doing that now too!)

any time frame to expect? how long did it take you guys before KQ replied after application deadline for the 31st of December?
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