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Old 10th Oct 2016, 12:21
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Originally Posted by Keg View Post
Lol. Thanks for the giggle.

Arearuleace, at the end of the day you have to make a decision on how to approach this and be comfortable with the outcome. Personally it doesn't bother me- although it'd make sense for you to have an answer prepare were you to be asked at interview about it- but I've no idea as to whether the respective recruiting systems are that closely linked to even be aware. If they were the next question is how it's viewed by the HR boffins that do the initial screening prior to the assessment Center. I'm not sure anyone on PPRuNe can answer either of those questions for you.

Someone asked when the next DE course is. I'm not sure there will be an all DE course. More likely their will be hybrid courses of trainee S/Os from group sunsidiaries as well as DE courses. Given the lead times I suspect early next year ( Feb is best guess) is likely to be the first external applicants to be on course. Of course, if we bleed the subsidiaries too quickly perhaps they'll put on a fluke of external DE courses to ease the burden for a short time but the preference has been stated publicly to take group pilots first.
Keg in regards to the applications being linked im about 98% sure they are. I'm pretty sure that all Qantas group recruiting is done through the taleo website which will have your seperate applications for different group airlines under your one name. If that makes a difference to hr I'm not sure but I myself wouldn't hold back on applying for mainline just because I had an application or was even on the hold file for qlink
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 12:41
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I believe HR is a group department.
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 12:56
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Yes it is. And individual members of the 'talent acquisition team' (that's their official title) work across the group. There is a chance that some HR people who interview for QLimk F/O positions may also interview for mainline gigs.

However mainline pilot recruitment is run by Flight Ops HR and borrows resources from talent acquisition as the need arises. Flight Ops HR may still have a dotted line reporting chain to Group HR but that doesn't man that they're engaging on a daily (or even weekly) basis with QLink pilot recruitment. From my discussions with them the link seems to be more strategic rather than tactical.

JC31 could well be correct though that the Taleo website automatically 'dogs you in' if you've applied for a couple of different gigs within the group. Personally that wouldn't stop me. I'll ask the question of the HR people next I come across them as to their thoughts on the issue but that's unlikely to be before applications close. I know for sure a number of the pilot assessors consider it eminently sensible but they don't get a say in who gets interviewed.

Good luck everyone.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 04:08
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"talent acquisition" fancy name!
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 08:24
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I wouldn't get worried about multiple applications! In the last round of recruitment (even if it was 8 years ago) people were offered mainline interviews/positions after initially applying/testing for qlink. Wanting any job in the QF group looks good.

The sad reality group airline applicants don't seem to acknowledge is that your chances could be less purely because you are in a subsidiary airline that needs crew too. Some make it across to prove you can but there are heaps of external to QF group quality applicants that don't leave a hole in a subsidiary to fill.

Good luck to all that apply. You won't regret it.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 12:43
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The good news for those that do get into QLink at a relatively young age, the focus on mainline is to maintain group loyalty and you'll be considered for mainline after doing a min time in the Link and going through the mainline selection process of course.

Edging ever closer to a group seniority number system.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 14:00
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Thought I might repost this here as mods moved my original to GA forum.

Does anyone know if Qantas accepts pilots through their medical screening if they are colour blind but have a Class 1 and passed the Farnsworth Lantern test?

Thanks in advance

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Old 11th Oct 2016, 14:21
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While that's great news that Qantas is looking to take care of its group it's disappointing that some people who have held out on going to opportunities else where in the group knowing that they would hire soon and held out thinking it was the right thing to do only just to try and leave 12 months in might be held out in the future.

Hopefully there's enough slots for externals that those on the outside have a real chance!

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Old 11th Oct 2016, 16:58
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Edging ever closer to a group seniority number system.
You have a funny sense of humour Keg, they can't even get seniority to work within the subsidiaries.
The only reason they are even contemplating keeping pilots within the group is they know they will leave if they don't (as the Cadets who were knocked back have), and this way they get a known product and can use the 'promise' of a Big Q gig as a carrot.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 22:11
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You're probably correct Rob. It still seems like they're edging closer to a group list.
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 10:49
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Anyone got any info on the type of questions asked in the video interview. How does it work, are you prompted with the question and a timer starts??
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 10:55
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Anyone got any info on the type of questions asked in the video interview. How does it work, are you prompted with the question and a timer starts??
Have they started the video interviews mate?
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 11:47
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How it use to be done

https://youtu.be/i4eaDVjStH4
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 15:16
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Behavioural interview. Question shows up. You have 30 seconds to prepare before the video automatically starts. You can finish the answer you reel or the video stops automatically afte the allotted time- can't remember if it's 2:30 or 3 minutes.
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 00:11
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150 now to the A330?
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 03:10
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And potentially 737 F/O slots within the first 12 months for those that join before the end of 2016 is the other part of that rumour.
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 03:38
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^^^ Would potentially be perth or adelaide not east coast.
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 05:12
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Video interview. 10 questions. 30 seconds to prepare for each one then 3 mins to answer each one. All behavioural scenario based questions. Good luck
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 05:45
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Originally Posted by EJECT EJECT View Post
Interesting rumour, I heard something similar. Out of interest, what is the expected progression for someone who joins mid 2017 to go from 330/787 S/O to a 737 F/O?
Virtually impossible to tell. Mid 2017 means possibly 100 new joiners in front of you. Many of those will likely be keen to take promotion but will they be prepared to move? Depends too on where the movement is further up the chain.

Couple of other things worth noting. Expect things to move pretty quickly in terms of the application process. I expect pilot assessment centres (the bit after the online testing) to be occurring between mid November and mid December.

The internal news email broadcast says north of 500 external applications so far so expect it to be competitive.
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 05:47
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Does anyone know if they have started going through applications yet and offered the psychometric testing?
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