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Qantas Link Trainee First Officer Level 1&2

Old 26th Jan 2018, 04:01
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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Australia
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The way I see it. Pretty sure operators will take people with jet time in the US over say single engine turbine time. Hope its the other way around because I'm sticking in Aus!
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 04:03
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Join Date: Dec 2008
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Im getting close to thinking about applying for the traineeship. If there is anyone here who would be willing to chat with me about their experience in getting in/through and thoughts on it, Id love for you to PM me. Thank you!
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 21:19
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Join Date: Mar 2017
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Hey there my fellow @hold_filers. I finally got the calling for start at the QLink. My emotions are running hi for the starting. No more waitings in the holding pattern.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 08:04
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Join Date: Jun 2017
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Originally Posted by Hold_Filer View Post
Hey there my fellow @hold_filers. I finally got the calling for start at the QLink. My emotions are running hi for the starting. No more waitings in the holding pattern.
Congrats!!!
What base and fleet did you get?
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 22:29
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Join Date: Mar 2000
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Mature age at Qlink

Originally Posted by dwpegasus View Post
Out of curiosity, has anybody heard about a mature age candidate being accepted as a trainee or DEFO. Aka older than 35-40.
G'day,

I was accepted by Qlink back in 2011 as 40 year old with around 1900TT, 1300 multi engine, mostly turbine time. Would have had a command on the Q400 in around 18 months had I not resigned to return to a higher paying gig. Only resigned as there was no clear career path at the time to mainline. That changed somewhat soon there after.

As an aside, 8 out of the 10 guys and girl who started on my early 2011 Q400 course are now on heavy jets in Dubai, Asia or here in Oz as late 20s/early 30's year old. Qlink is a great place to work and build valuable experience. My experience - terrific people and challenging but fun aircraft to fly. And the training is world class.

Re your age - like any modern, progressive organisation Qlink places knowledge, experience and ATTITUDE above anything else. Note caps on attitude. Humility, a willingness to learn every day, keen situational awareness and the ability to learn from one's (and others) mistakes is key in any aviation job.

My advice, if you have the hours they require to apply and can afford starting out on the $70k odd (could have this wrong) they pay now then go for it.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 22:54
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Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Brisbane
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Is there much success with people who apply for the level one traineeship?

Seems like a good wicket if you can get it.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 00:30
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Hello.

Could someone maybe post or PM me with a guide to the sim ride? I had a skim through the previous pages but couldn't see anyone speak about it.

Help is much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 06:44
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brisbane
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So I get an email today saying to complete "the following assessments for your QantasLink Pilot Application.

- Dimensions
- Elements (verbal)
- Elements (numerical)
- Elements (logical) " ........

which I've already done 5 months ago .................

Anyone else suffer this indignity or are they telling me something?
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 08:53
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Do you want the job?
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 08:55
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Join Date: Sep 2017
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Anyone else suffer this indignity or are they telling me something?
Do not feel despondent Stevie, sit and observe any airline's 'corporate HQ' Where desks and filing cabinets dictate who is da boss.

To an administrator a paper cut is a real threat, Hawaiian shirt Friday a wardrobe Emergency and Operational Decision Making a risky art; do I have the Danish or will I risk a Doughnut?

Apart from that, we know not what they do, so anything that generates the paperwork to justify their cost to the business is a good thing (for their survival)

Rest assured even an email advising them of their own myopia (you already did it) is welcome: You are feeding the beast!

Stick with it!
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 07:13
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Join Date: Feb 2009
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Any calls for the next course yet?
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 06:49
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: australia
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Just wanted to see if anyones knows when they have ground courses booked for this year and what sort of notice they give you?

and how long after the interview does it take to get a yay or nay.

Cheers

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Old 17th Mar 2018, 23:20
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Join Date: Jul 2017
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Originally Posted by vortex2 View Post
Just wanted to see if anyones knows when they have ground courses booked for this year and what sort of notice they give you?

and how long after the interview does it take to get a yay or nay.

Cheers
They run courses every 6 weeks and the last one started on the 26th of Feb. They generally try and give 4 weeks notice but it has known to be shorter if something changes last minute.

Unfortunately no exact time frame, some people know within the week some takes 2 months. if you haven't gotten a rejection letter then its not a bad thing it just means they haven't gotten to your file yet.
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 04:26
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Join Date: Sep 2014
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Thanks for that info mate. Guess its just the waiting games!
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 03:31
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Join Date: May 2017
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So I'm hearing stories that HR are telling pilots that are in limbo on 'active hold' to do the pre-employment medical (at a cost of no less than $500, maybe even more) PRIOR to being advised if they've been successful or not. Not cool at all.

Active hold. The biggest oxymoron of a phrase I've ever heard.
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 04:22
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Join Date: Sep 2014
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Originally Posted by lo_lyf View Post
So I'm hearing stories that HR are telling pilots that are in limbo on 'active hold' to do the pre-employment medical (at a cost of no less than $500, maybe even more) PRIOR to being advised if they've been successful or not.

Surely they must be having a laugh!!!
Bloody hold files! what a joke they are! if there was a shortage why don't they start filling up the future ground course and stop playing with people.
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 05:46
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Join Date: Jun 2007
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They are scrambling to get all flights crewed tomorrow let alone planning what might happen in the future. If they won't give you a start date look elsewhere.
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Old 28th Mar 2018, 21:13
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Join Date: Jul 2014
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Originally Posted by lo_lyf View Post
So I'm hearing stories that HR are telling pilots that are in limbo on 'active hold' to do the pre-employment medical (at a cost of no less than $500, maybe even more) PRIOR to being advised if they've been successful or not. Not cool at all.

Active hold. The biggest oxymoron of a phrase I've ever heard.
You wont see much change from $1000 for the Pre EM
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 03:52
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Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Australia
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Hi All,
Anyone have any recent info on the interview/sim process? Or is this thread quiet as it's all come to a grinding halt at link with lack of training capacity
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 23:42
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Join Date: Mar 2017
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Hi All,
Anyone have any recent info on the interview/sim process? Or is this thread quiet as it's all come to a grinding halt at link with lack of training capacity
Hi mates, yes they are still on the hiring process and needing more and more. My hearings from the most recent intakings is that the selection sim can do lots of profiles so don't just do your study on one place. They are taking the low hour experiences to, no more any need to go traveling and fly GA, come here and then go to the Mainline. My plan, app already in and i have not even done my check here.
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