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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 22:16
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Are they using the same sims as Tiger?
Yes they are. How Ansett got that sim got certified is beyond me. Itís not even remotely close to the aircraft in about a bazillion different ways. It makes the other 2 sims look like gold.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 02:03
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Time to bases

As many have suggested, if you have the option, take the first base offered as direct entry to other than MEL/SYD are rare. From the last list (May), time (mths) to basing (most junior positions)
MEL/SYD- direct entry.
NTL - 4
ADL - 7
CNS - 9
AVV - 10
OOL - 13
BNE - 15
PER - 24
Command - 7y8m
of course these can vary greatly as fleets and demand changes.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 07:33
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Originally Posted by Superawsome View Post
I know 7 people that interview in Jan. I am assuming u got called?? If so please tell we need all the hope we can get.
I haven't interviewed with them so I'd be pretty lucky to get a call! I know the frustration of being on a hold file with not a lot of communication. The good thing for you is you haven't been told no. Sounds like you are holding for Jetstar and Virgin so your odds of getting a start are pretty good IMHO.As others have said hang in there and your time will come.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 10:23
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Originally Posted by decoder View Post
I haven't interviewed with them so I'd be pretty lucky to get a call! I know the frustration of being on a hold file with not a lot of communication. The good thing for you is you haven't been told no. Sounds like you are holding for Jetstar and Virgin so your odds of getting a start are pretty good IMHO.As others have said hang in there and your time will come.
And who of those people who have interviewed in January have been given a call as yet?
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Old 6th Jul 2018, 17:16
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I interviewed 2 months ago and still awaiting a reply. Is anyone else in the same boat?
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Old 7th Jul 2018, 04:39
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When I started back in 2007 I had waited for four months between the final interview and any further correspondence at all, it became clear after some time that in fact no news is sometimes good news. Eventually they did call with the good news.

Tough wait but hang in there, the wheels of Jetstar recruitment move slowly.
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Old 7th Jul 2018, 12:21
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I know what people say about hanging in there, but I have been on the hold file since Feb with no word. I heard at the interview they were looking at starting 12-20 a month. Does anyone have an idea of the actual numbers of new starts in the last 6 months?
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Old 8th Jul 2018, 04:51
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Originally Posted by IGBK View Post
I know what people say about hanging in there, but I have been on the hold file since Feb with no word. I heard at the interview they were looking at starting 12-20 a month. Does anyone have an idea of the actual numbers of new starts in the last 6 months?
There are a few things happening which may be slowing things down through no fault of Jetstar. There is a massive shortage of slots for A320 type ratings worldwide, so Jetstar will be taking whatever slots they can get, which may not be enough.

There is a sim down at Ansett and will be down a sim for longer than what was first thought, which means the in house training is struggling to be done - this takes priority over induction training.

February isn't all that long to wait, the guys I started with had all been in the hold file for over 12 months. They will call when they call, in the meantime don't put your life or career on hold waiting for the call. There are plenty of options out there and if you get snapped up into something else before you get the call, then you would be stupid not to take it.
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Old 8th Jul 2018, 09:49
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Does anyone have an idea of the actual numbers of new starts in the last 6 months?
PLENTY! Anywhere from 8-20 per month, depends on the month.
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Old 8th Jul 2018, 10:18
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Any reason the Jetstar website has no pilot jobs advertised at the moment?
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Old 8th Jul 2018, 11:37
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Originally Posted by GA Driver View Post

PLENTY! Anywhere from 8-20 per month, depends on the month.
Thanks for that, at least it gives me some idea of where I stand, that is at the bottom of the hold file.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 01:19
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Jetstar is having difficulties with training logistics so don't assume that you have been passed over for selection.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 22:48
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Originally Posted by Lookleft View Post
Jetstar is having difficulties with training logistics so don't assume that you have been passed over for selection.
From what I've heard the courses for this year are completely full. This is secondhand info, but I'm sure someone with inside knowledge can confirm this, or correct me.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 04:57
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Courses being full who knows? It does change a bit. The sim however has an ongoing problem with slots and thatís for existing employees!
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 04:37
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Are the brakes still on recruitment with the current trouble finding training slots even across the pond at J* NZ? Will the website be taking applications again this year?
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 09:21
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I was called by the Qantas group in regards to interest in other parts of the company, after the recruiter asked if i was interested she made mention that there will be no more sims booked this year for Jetstar past the august course (which has been filled), at this stage.
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 10:36
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I went through psychometric numerical etc and phone interview..got told that was successful and to expect a call for a full interview..that was a month ago..no further correspondence
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 12:31
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Would be helpful if Tiger could hurry up with its A320 disposal program so the sims can open up.

Worlds slowest fleet conversion.
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 15:58
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Tigers A320's aren't going anywhere soon.
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 03:10
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What I don't understand is why all this recruiting is occurring? I know Jetstar has been losing pilots to QF but I would not have thought that those numbers are large enough to warrant two years and counting of massive recruitment. Normally expansion of the airline generates that level of recruitment and that is not taking place either. Anyway good for the pilots getting selected.
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