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Old 7th Jun 2022, 21:35
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001
Two words ENTRY BARRIER

You are a barrel of laughs. NOTHING is a given, only death and taxes. I may not wake up tomorrow, or an asteroid could destroy the earth but on the balance of probabilities you would have a reasonable chance of a thirty year career, starting at 25, moving companies or countries, for an investment of $130k
No need to get agitated or abusive with folks contributing to the discussion. I’d suggest your clear inference was an investment that secures a future as a cadet pilot at QF. So my points valid. QF has been blessed by favoured sentiment and circumstances which are no given in the future. Gloomy? Yes. But when I started out my applications included TAA, Ansett, QF and Cathay. This before a pilots dispute and by the time I left Australia pilots were paying for endorsements and wages had deteriorated significantly from the original incumbents.

Cadet pilots I flew with abroad, lost their livelihoods and were professionally vulnerable. However, many were also highly educated outside of aviation and have moved on having seen their pay halved. Perhaps they live for the Great White Hope, a pilot shortage, yet they know from experiences from their own sausage factory license production and dumbing down of the job, supply and demand is rarely a favourable equation.

I’d suggest you are a mug to go into this game one dimensionally ( as a cadet ) thinking of 25 years plus of “reasonable” wages. My first wage as an airline co-pilot adjusted to inflation is today a command wage in an LCC. The industrial landscape here seems grim.

Starting out now as a cadet pilot? Develop your professional mobility as early as you can is my advice.

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Old 8th Jun 2022, 02:50
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Originally Posted by Gnadenburg
No need to get agitated or abusive with folks contributing to the discussion. I’d suggest your clear inference was an investment that secures a future as a cadet pilot at QF.

Starting out now as a cadet pilot? Develop your professional mobility as early as you can is my advice.
Us students at the academy are not cadets but simpily enter the QFPP upon graduation. Any tips/insights into getting into Qlink or insights into the QFPP?

Seems to just be hour building in GA up north or instructing if you can find an operator to take you on with ~200TT. Not many opportunities at the moment with many graduates unemployed in the industry. There has been talk of the academy trying to get GA partners to offer us jobs but nothing confirmed.
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Old 9th Jun 2022, 00:55
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001
I feel really sorry for you if you believe that.

No need mate. It is very liberating when you realise that you no longer need to stay beholden to one or two greed driven ingrates. There is infinitely more to life than flying and a further infinity to life outside of Australian airline flying.
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Old 9th Jun 2022, 01:03
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There has been talk of the academy trying to get GA partners to offer us jobs but nothing confirmed.
Or how about you go out there and find your own job like everybody else. The last thing the industry needs is entry level jobs blocked by the Qantas pilot academy.
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Old 9th Jun 2022, 01:05
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Anyone got start dates yet from the latest round of recruitment?
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Old 9th Jun 2022, 01:38
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Anyone got start dates yet from the latest round of recruitment?
I don't have an app in but I have a few friends who are waiting for correspondence after completing their sim assessment. It has been a month since they completed it. My understanding is that they still have pilots on the 2018 hold file and a huge training bottleneck.
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Old 9th Jun 2022, 03:40
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There has been talk of the academy trying to get GA partners to offer us jobs but nothing confirmed.
oh em gee..........

GA partners? Who would they be?
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Old 9th Jun 2022, 04:17
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Seems to just be hour building in GA up north or instructing if you can find an operator to take you on with ~200TT. Not many opportunities at the moment with many graduates unemployed in the industry.
Yes, it has been this way in Australia for about 45 years or so. Get your CPL then pack your car and head off to find a job.
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Old 10th Jun 2022, 12:35
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Originally Posted by tossbag
oh em gee..........

GA partners? Who would they be?
P2F again?!

This time on a 206
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Old 10th Jun 2022, 14:40
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Originally Posted by tossbag
oh em gee..........

GA partners? Who would they be?
Pearl Aviation used to stick Qantas Cadets in the right seat of their Metros. Qantas would pay the salary, Pearl got a free pilot for 12 months.
Plenty of turboprop operators would put their hand up for a free pilot.
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Old 14th Jun 2022, 06:42
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Applications

Anyone have any idea when applications will open again for qf mainline ?
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 12:58
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Being a few months into interviewing now, anyone know how long this will go on for?
Will they still be interviewing candidates towards the end of the year?
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 13:25
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Apparently they had around 400 to interview from the round earlier this year. Could be a while until they need to reopen applications.
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 14:20
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Still haven't interviewed (or contacted) any internals at all, so to back-up morno's sentiment, will be a fair while until applications re-open you'd assume.

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Old 7th Jul 2022, 03:31
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Many still waiting on any word of interviews after completing online testing?
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 23:05
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Originally Posted by TYFY_resilience
A lot of guys have already received verbal offers of employment and course start dates from this round. Assessments will continue for 12 months however.
I heard A big course in October?
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Old 8th Jul 2022, 07:58
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Qantas having been sticking cadets into GA since the 1960’s.Nothing new there,just taking GA jobs and giving them to pilots who already have a job!!
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Old 9th Jul 2022, 11:20
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Number of guys now having to choose between mainline and Atlas, with many going the latter. As many as 6 new starters pulled out of the last QF ground school apparently.

Guessing the issue with the US/no confirmed commute would be having a young family with little/no support. Otherwise, seemingly a no brainer.
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Old 10th Jul 2022, 23:48
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Any clue what this might mean for people on the hold file from 2018 who still haven’t received a start date?
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Old 11th Jul 2022, 00:53
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Originally Posted by NOT PHASED
Any clue what this might mean for people on the hold file from 2018 who still haven’t received a start date?
I believe everyone who was on the existing hold file has already been offered a start date.
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