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Old 20th Oct 2016, 13:25
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Just finished my assessments. Anyone have a rope?
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 13:42
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Yip swept wing - I have 2.....can you organise the buckets to stand on?
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 14:01
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Seems plenty of sickies are being taken tomorrow. Could well be a cancelation of the competitors flagship service...
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 14:59
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Minger - same format and layout but questions in actual test get harder and harder. Seems the practice ones in the actual are really easy and when you start the questions feels like a freight train has hit you! Goodluck. All I've spoken to feel bad after it, so don't stress
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 19:27
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Yip swept wing - I have 2.....can you organise the buckets to stand on?
No bucket, but the new white hats are just as sturdy

See ya'll soon!! Relax....youve been invited for the testing for a reason!!
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 23:52
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It may have already been answered previously however anyone know if it is likely to be A330 or 787 for new starts? I understand you get what you are given, more from a curiousity stand point.

Secondly any idea when the likely start dates would be? I know there are still some cadets that are yet to start (Feb rings a bell), so no doubt after then?

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Old 21st Oct 2016, 00:11
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When does the first 787 arrive? Therein lies the answer to your question if you are being interviewed for a start date in the next couple of months.

I probably wouldn't ask that question at your interview as it betrays a lack of even the most superficial knowledge of your potential employer's future plans.

You're right. It has been asked many times. Sorry for being grumpy but a quick look at a calendar and a little preparation would eliminate the need for it to have been asked repeatedly.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 00:11
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I hope the testing isn't a shock to anyone- certainly not anyone who's been reading and following this thread! There's been plenty of forewarning. The only advice missing in hindsight was to do the video interview first as the brain would be pretty mushy after the psychometric stuff.

Can anyone tell me though if there was any psych based questioning as part of the psychometric or just the three reasoning tests?

Density, anyone who joins this FY year is likely to go to the A330. I wouldn't expect 787 courses until about June at the earliest. First revenue service isn't until December and it'll only be two jets so they won't need 20 S/Os until then. About a three month course and ten a month so potentially even July. Of course being a new type they may go with smaller courses over a slightly longer time frame so that could move a little but June/ July for the 787 is my guess.

Start dates will be from January I suspect. The problem QF (and the subsidiaries face) is that we will have taken 42+ pilots from them in the period of August- November with another 23ish to go over the coming couple of months. I know that one of the subsidiaries pushed back hard and point blank refused to release some candidates until January and suspect another of them said February.

So I expect the January course to have some former cadet/ LOI holders, some internal applicants (non cadets who can be released from their respective subsidiary) and perhaps a couple of externals. Similarly for February.

From March onwards I suspect we'll see greater numbers in DE courses and whilst internals will likely be told they're getting a gig, their start dates will be determined on their respective sunsidiary being able to release them.

Hope that assists.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 00:18
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It sure does thanks again Keg. Yes there was a behavioural based question set too that included 4-5 questions at a time (All up I think there were 25 x 5 questions) and you ranked them from Disagree Strongly to Agree Strongly. If you then answered questions of the same rank e.g.. 2 question with Neutral you were then asked to rank those from highest priority to lowest priority.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 00:48
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(All up I think there were 25 x 5 questions)
I got 40x(4-5) questions...
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 00:50
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Thanks. Suspected as much but hadn't had it confirmed.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 00:58
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Hi Keg
So it seems to me that internals whilst being told we are being given priority, we are in fact being penalised for being in the group. Jetstar for example is very short of crew and I would imagine they will be holding back as many guys as they can. In doing so we will lose that all important seniority number.
I do understand why the company is doing this but it still doesn't seem fair.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 04:46
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I have always wondered what it would be like to work for Qantas...... looks like I will be wondering for a few more years.

Keg, I had 40 pages of 4 statements of what I agree and disagree with, it was called Dimensional test, could be wrong, my head feels like it has been violated, need a beer to set it straight

Good luck everyone
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 04:51
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Looks like Qantas is looking for rocket scientists and brain surgeons to fill that jumpseat. Whatever happened to employing people with good stick and rudder skills? Doesn't seem to happen anymore in the airlines.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 04:53
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DM777 You'd be correct! 40 pages of 4 questions.

I have no idea what to feel haha
I get waves of positivity, then trepidation and then uncertainty.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 04:57
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I'm a little bit in two minds about it all.

I stumbled through the video interview a little which is frustrating. Behavioral interviews have always been my strong point. I found the video interview without having somebody on the other end of the computer to be a little unsettling.

Psycho "most correct, least correct" stuff was same old.

For the three other assessments I actually feel I did better than expected given the feedback here. I did a similar assessment for my current airline and felt I did far worse (however subsequently got in). Time will tell.

Good luck everyone. Remember, it's just a job. It might be a good one, but the world doesn't end if we don't get it.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 05:13
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I wonder how the current QF pilots would fare? Perhaps none of us would have a job.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 05:53
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Well... Beer O'Clock anyone?

Video interview was quite good, had prepared well for that almost word for word. Strange not talking to someone and getting a "feel" for the interview. I guess look at the camera & don't read notes mid question!

Psych test, missed 1 or 2 on verbal and numerical which I found a lack of time for some but they were pretty good. The Logical/Diagramatic was 10x harder than any practice one I've done before.

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Old 21st Oct 2016, 06:18
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Any guesses on when we might start to hear back? How long did it take the internals after completing the video interviews before you got the invite for the sim?
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 07:17
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Crikey!

I certainly hope that those answers I had selected but not submitted prior to the timer running out got in! Could certainly have done with another 10 seconds on the numeric.

I do feel that I buggered it up with the numeric. The rest was good for me but for some reason the numbers just didn't come up on the day...
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