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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 13:13
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody View Post
Very true words there V-Jet. Unfortunately in Australia (and it has always been so) there are really very few flying jobs available so whilst not getting into QLink on face value may not be a big deal it could mean the end of someones flying career who is otherwise perfectly capable. I think that is why these types of testing regimes bring such angst amongst the pilot fraternity.

My other issue is once people start 'cheating' on the testing system by getting coached that basically negates any point in actually doing it in the first instance as the company is now getting a manufactured result rather than a true test of one's aptitude.
Not what I meant, I don't think. Never say die, and if you persist I'm sure that one day you will get somewhere you want to be. My cooment re being honest was purely suggesting the questions and tasks are structured in such a way as to see through any 'cheating' - strangely enough the people being paid millions to write the tests will probably be aware that unsophisticated strategies do exist - such as cheating Unless they are fools, they know everyone cheats in some way, their goal is to work out if you are merely stacking the deck or trying to switch the dealers entire pack with one of your own.

A friend of a friend of mine is a commercial property 'salesman' for a major international corporation. I 100% guarantee anyone he isn't any better in any way (and I would argue less) than anyone here. One deal he signed last year garnered a USD$50 million bonus. Obviously this was in addition to any mere salary he might have earned, but I put this out there as an example. Much like strippers quoting 'I earn $xx in tips every night' it's not every day such a deal happens, but if you only had one in a lifetime I think most of us would struggle by on just that. In short, flying can be bloody good fun, but it isn't everything.

Do your very best, but if it isn't what 'they' want on that particular day, many doors might open for you that you possibly wouldn't have been aware of. And if nothing else, your next interview will be a lot easier!
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 20:12
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Lets not kid anyone here, if there are level 2 entry pilots available, QLink will not waste money on level 1. To be honest I can't see why they would.

Surely getting into QLink is better than having to put up with sh!thouse GA emoloyment?
True, but only after having flown in GA. I miss my GA days, sure I enjoy my airline pay, but I was allowed to fly in GA.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 01:52
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Lets not kid anyone here, if there are level 2 entry pilots available, QLink will not waste money on level 1. To be honest I can't see why they would.
They must have a reason for it, otherwise they wouldn't have bothered creating that specification in the first place.

May have something to do with the fact that they consider they will get more years of service out of someone who lacks the experience to go ahywhere else.

Has anyone who applied for Level 1 actually had a response of any kind yet?
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 12:47
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Not since the video interview, not sure I will now either. Wait and see.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 13:00
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Originally Posted by FutureFO View Post
Not since the video interview, not sure I will now either. Wait and see.

They must have a reason for it, otherwise they wouldn't have bothered creating that specification in the first place.

They might want to get guys they can easily mould with no 'bad habits' along with future years of service. When I joined QF they deliberately 'sought' that balance.

Don't try to double guess, it will be as your Juju has written. Take what they throw at you, TRY not to double guess, just sit back, relax (as much as possible) and enjoy that famous (insert group entity here) service.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 04:40
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Anyone heard anything since psycho test???
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 06:28
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First interviews this Wednesday.. watch this space
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 11:43
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Any word on what level's of experience the people who have been doing psych testing and interviews have?
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 00:15
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Wink

Give it herbs, myself and mates have a couple thousand hours each. We all applied level 2. But I also heard of level 1 guys who done psycho testing as soon as they applied back in March? They haven't heard anything since tho
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 03:18
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And out of curiosity, what are you currently doing? Instructing, Charter, Turbine? Multi crew? I'd love to know what exactly Qlink like to see on a resume.. Seems to be a big boys club. It's not what you know..
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 06:51
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Question

The guys I know getting in DE have twice as many hours as I do, with over 1000 multi turbine, I can't compete with that.
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 07:48
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I can't compete with that
How do you know?
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 08:00
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^^ As I don't meet the minimums, applied anyway-unsuccessful.
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 08:15
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As I don't meet the minimums
Oh OK. That would do it!
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 12:44
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Has anyone in this thread actually completed the traineeship? From a few years ago? If so would appreciate if you would pm me, would love to get some info from someone that completed the course and was eventually employed by qlink. Cheers
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 02:47
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You had a recent Sydney interview tulsami?

Does anyone know where the training will be conducted? As far as FTA is concerned, it's not with them?
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Old 12th Aug 2016, 05:25
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If you don't want single engine vfr instructors why bother interviewing them for Level 2 Traineeship
Did you have an interview and get knocked back?
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 09:16
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Anyone who just done 3 days of testing in Sydney care to comment?

Any ideas on what they're looking for?
Training involved if they're successful? I gave unsw a call, guy I spoke to hadn't heard of this level 2 traineeship, then went on to tell me it would be a 3 month course, no different to level 1???

Sounds all up in the air
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 04:17
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I'd imagine they'd score all applicants from all first round interview locations?
Brisbane next month.
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Old 24th Aug 2016, 07:35
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They have both sydney and brisbane interviews next month. It will be interesting to get details on the course. The latest ive heard is the course offered by UNSW is tailored to the Q400, including engineering and performance, along with the mcc sims
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