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Old 25th Aug 2022, 13:33
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Originally Posted by Telfer86 View Post

Open every couple of years (Like pre-Covid) , which would make next recruitment 2024 (last was 2018 before this year), or will they do more of a continuous process
Iím told they have enough applications to process for the next two years at least. Unless something remarkable happens they wonít reopen for new applications before then.
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Old 26th Aug 2022, 02:31
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It takes ages to get any information or emails back. Could be months, I wouldn't stress. Just be aware the cadetship you are stuck there forever. No PIC, Jetstar contact isn't the best and they work really hard.
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Old 26th Aug 2022, 06:05
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It takes ages to get any information or emails back. Could be months, I wouldn't stress. Just be aware the cadetship you are stuck there forever. No PIC, Jetstar contact isn't the best and they work really hard.
Are you talking about the JQ cadetship? Thatís seperate to mainline recruitment.

If you did the JQ program you wouldnít be stuck there forever, 1500hrs as an Airbus FO and you can apply to mainline, or meet the minimums for QR or EK among others. Some JQ (and QLink) cadets have already done this so hardly ďstuck thereĒ. Outside of some Australian airlines no one cares about PIC time for non DE positions, especially if that PIC is on a lightie.

We can argue about the specific of the JQ contract but I think most would agree if thatís your first aviation job youíre not doing too badly.

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Old 28th Aug 2022, 08:37
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any new SOs have start dates for the rest of the year?
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Old 29th Aug 2022, 01:58
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Yep, they also mentioned that everyone currently available from the 2018 intake should be with the company by November
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Old 29th Aug 2022, 14:33
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Originally Posted by NOT PHASED View Post
Yep, they also mentioned that everyone currently available from the 2018 intake should be with the company by November
Definitely not true
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Old 30th Aug 2022, 04:11
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I’ve been placed on hold file about two weeks back. Been told all ground schools are full for 2022 and to expect a start date in the first 6 months of next year.
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Old 30th Aug 2022, 06:30
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Iíve been placed on hold file about two weeks back. Been told all ground schools are full for 2022 and to expect a start date in the first 6 months of next year.
Thatís QF HR speak for 1- 4 yearsÖ
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Old 2nd Sep 2022, 20:03
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I don't normally comment in this thread since I don't know anything about QANTAS' hiring practices (other than it seems to be a tough nut to crack) but an interesting tidbit came my way so I'll toss it out here:

Someone sent me recent pilot attrition data from Endeavor Airlines, Delta's wholly-owned regional. It comes from EDV's ALPA arm showing where the 60 pilots they lost in August went. The interesting variation on a theme was that one of that 60 went to QANTAS.

I am comfortable accepting this info as accurate since it came from ALPA. But I have no way to learn of the specifics of this person who went to QANTAS. To my knowledge, EDV never hired E3s so I'd have to guess how this person made the jump.

My uneducated guesses are: dual citizenship, married an Aussie, then I'm out of guesses. Just an interesting bit of info.
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Old 2nd Sep 2022, 23:32
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Just out of curiosity did the other 59 flow to Delta? What would be EDV's total numbers? 2500 or so?
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Old 2nd Sep 2022, 23:36
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
Ö one of that 60 went to QANTAS.
My moneyís on married an Aussie.
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Old 3rd Sep 2022, 09:18
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Originally Posted by Australopithecus View Post
Just out of curiosity did the other 59 flow to Delta? What would be EDV's total numbers? 2500 or so?
23 went to Delta (20 via flow and 3 off the street)...the rest to UAL, Spirit, AA, JetBlue, Allegiant, Atlas, ATI

I don't know for sure how many pilots EDV has. APC profile says 2,043 but I don't know how recent that count is.

See post #25307 in this thread for details:

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/e...ml#post3488487

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Old 4th Sep 2022, 07:00
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It comes from EDV's ALPA arm showing where the 60 pilots they lost in August went. The interesting variation on a theme was that one of that 60 went to QANTAS.
I've worked with a few guys who have all flown in the US Regionals over the years. They were all Australian Citizens who had either married Americans or had American parents. You could also be a Green Card Holder I suppose and be able to work for a US Mainline/Regional Carrier then go to QF. I imagine the reciprocal arrangement would in be in place for a US Citizens
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Old 4th Sep 2022, 21:29
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You could also be a Green Card Holder I suppose and be able to work for a US Mainline/Regional Carrier then go to QF.
Yes, a green card solves a lot of problems for an expat wanting to work here for a legacy carrier.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 09:39
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Could someone please share details on interview process for internals and externals. Is the process the same for both of them? What kind of questions are being asked on panel and tech interview? Thanks
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 14:39
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Although the specific interview changes over time itís usually the same format. Thereís only one interview. Itís all behavioural based, you donít need to know the specifics of any tech theory.

Behavioural based interviews are mostly TMAAT (tell me about a time), draw on previous experiences involving teamwork, leadership, communication, decision making etc. They may also involve a few scenarios given to you to assess your threat assessment and decision making skills.
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 05:37
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post
Although the specific interview changes over time itís usually the same format. Thereís only one interview. Itís all behavioural based, you donít need to know the specifics of any tech theory.

Behavioural based interviews are mostly TMAAT (tell me about a time), draw on previous experiences involving teamwork, leadership, communication, decision making etc. They may also involve a few scenarios given to you to assess your threat assessment and decision making skills.
there is tech stuff too. I suggest you contact pinstripe solutions. V good.
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 06:40
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy View Post
Thatís QF HR speak for 1- 4 yearsÖ
I hope not! But not much I can do about it until I get a phone call or an email. Judging from others who were interviewed and on boarded this year it seems to be moving faster than it has at any time in the past. Fingers crossed anyway.
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 09:28
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there is tech stuff too. I suggest you contact pinstripe solutions. V good.
thanks Kirsty 👍
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 18:26
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Hoping for some advice from those in the know.

My wife is taking a non aviation job in Sydney next month and her visa has restrictions on who she can work for. But as her partner I have no such restrictions.

I'm a 58 year old Brit line captain current on A330 (c 3000hrs) and A350 (c 1000hrs) Total flight time c 17000hrs mainly on A340-300/600. Ex RAF multi jet. Still working in the UK for a major airline.

Would anyone in the know from QF think they would even look at me as a prospect? Or should I just relax into retirement? I still enjoy the flying but this job is too good for my wife to pass up and I want to consider all my options.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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