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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
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

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
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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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 03:33
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Originally Posted by pilotchute
Tigers A320's aren't going anywhere soon.
Another 3 years at least apparently......
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 04:24
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Originally Posted by Lookleft
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.
its because they were very short of people to begin with plus as mentioned they have lost a few, not just to QF but to the other subsidiarys in Vietnam and Japan. I forget the exact number that was quoted to me but from the 100+ that was recruited last year they only saw a rise in FO numbers by 40. Recruitment has slowed because as has been said on here many times that sim slots are very limited (globally) not just in Australia, and FO numbers have come up. It will of course change again in the not too distant future as we are short of captains and once the shuffle is made through the fleets to fix that current issue, we will be short again of FOs. Also with the new aircraft coming in 2020 will see an expansion and route shuffle
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 04:54
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Aren't the new aircraft replacing existing aircraft?
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Old 3rd Aug 2018, 04:59
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Aren't the new aircraft replacing existing aircraft?
not entirely because we are getting 321LRs which will shake up the route structure.
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