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Kenya Airways AB Initio Pilot Recruitment

Old 24th Nov 2012, 10:03
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Ab initio

Wow I didnt know theres another round of interviews coming up!!!all the best to all participants,,just remain calm and lyou will sail through them all...and a special word of advice....make sure ur bmi is in check!!!i know too well the effect of that as a deal breaker during the medicals!!!To those that make it to either 43 or progress well meet somewhere in the air!!!hehe Goodluck!!
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Old 25th Nov 2012, 08:12
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To all of you applying to this program, be ware, it is not what it used to be, it is no longer sponsorship or pilot scholarships like they were in the past.

FACT: KQ has got into an arrangement with a local bank to loan the accepted candidates the required fees, but the catch is, the bank is treating these loans as commercial loans, that means they vary the interest rates at will, and those of you who know how unregulated the Kenyan banking sector is will understand what this means. The cadets who came back about a year ago are finding themselves in debt of way over 10 million Kshs more than double what they spent on their training in South Africa, and still the bank wants to increase the interest further up, which means these poor souls will be in debt of almost 15mill Kshs as they just settle in their carreers as pilots, they will be deducted these moneys well into their Captains years.

But that is only half the story, the saddest thing is, you as a cadet signs the dotted line with the bank for the loan approval, but you have no control of how the money will be spent in SA, the Airline takes this money and deals with the school, i.e 43 on your behalf. as the person who will be paying back the loan plus interest you might as well be given control of how your money is spent, privately sponsored students manage to spend much less than cadet sponsored students, this is because the school inflates their prices for things like uniforms, maps and even basic calculators when dealing with airlines, since their cadets have no choice but to buy them from the school. Accomodation is also another place where cadets loose a lot of money, privately students live out, and have their own meal arrangements, and this also help them save quite a bit of money.

At the end of the course privately sponsored student sometimes have spent less by as much as 100,000 Rands, compared to airline cadets, considering you will be paying inflated interest on these monies, that is quite significant.

This is no longer the AB INITIO cadet sponsorship like it used to be, or like other Airlines like EK and SAA are doing for their cadets, this is a loan arrangement between KQ and CO-OP bank that you have no control over, remember if your loose your job for whatever reason while at KQ and you are not done paying up the loan, the bank will be at liberty to hound you for it.

All i am saying is buyer be ware, at this time you might be better off pursuing your career in Medicine, Engineering or Business, rather than starting a career as a young man with a loan as big as your Dads mortgage and using half of your salary to pay for it.
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Old 25th Nov 2012, 20:46
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SUCCESS

To all those going for the aptitude test in the next 7 hours I just want to wish you all the best and God bless you
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 03:12
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LOAN OR SCHOLARSHIP?

Hello guys? Someone commented that the ab initio programme is a loan programme that could possibly accumulate to 15 Million shillings. Can someone please clarify this. However, may the grace of God be with all of us taking the aptitude test today. All the best comrades!
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 07:42
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Interview process

Hey guys just wanted to know whether interviews are done in groups and on different days.Coz I haven't yet received an invitation E-mail yet but my application still reads active and I have been waiting since January.
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 13:22
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@captain Ben

there must be something wrong with your application.i applied on May and i have been invited.
And to those who did theirs today,how was it?mine is tomorrow
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 16:23
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hmm.. ben prepare yourself to answer 1million questions in10 seconds.....
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 18:58
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hhm, success for those going for the aptitude tomorrow. About the loan, that's a bit discouraging, can somebody please inform us about the salary of a pilot?
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 19:08
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good run

It was a good run today. Lets hope for the best
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 03:15
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@Cap'n Ben

I hear you. I also applied a while ago and it still reads active,and no email yet. I wonder what that's all about.
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 05:58
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Positivity

Relax guys take it positive if you haven't been called up yet, maybe there's another batch being called up soon for interviews.
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 07:16
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Date

when,if i may ask, are they calling yesterday's interviewees back?did they say wednesday?
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 08:15
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@ Daniel john ,I hope it's all good.let's just pray hard.@ wannabe aviator we need all that positivity right now!@Geokumu how exactly was the aptitude test?,let's try to rely less on speculation and more on fact,so specifics.
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 08:40
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stage 2

Taking psychometric tommorrow, 28 nov at 12.45 at pride centre, with a watch! anybody who knows where pride centre is?
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have they called u for the psychometric test already
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Geokumu

Sent an email at 11.52a.m. Just a 24-hour notice. I am not complaining, however.

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Old 27th Nov 2012, 09:23
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psychometric test

yes, we have been invited for the psychometric test on Wednesday, all the best for those proceeding
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 09:31
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ultimate 8

ultimate 8, pride centre is just near where we did the aptitude test, its like 500m on the opposite side of the road, hapo nyuma kidogo. all the best
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 09:58
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Psychometric test.

Hello guys? I did my aptitude test on Monday and I received an e-mail invitation for the psychometric test some minutes to noon. It was stipulated that there was no need to prepare for the test. Anyone in the light of what to expect? I will really appreciate any form of help.
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 10:24
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Pride Center

Pride Center is just next to the KQ headquarters, ask around you will be directed. its just like a 5 minutes walk from the KQ Headquarters
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