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Old 4th Feb 2024, 04:54
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Circling back to the post from Chuq about the new minimum requirements from Jetstar (500 TT and 200 Multi-crew) if anyone has any light to shed on this.

I currently fly BAe Jetstream 32 in New Zealand as an FO. with 800TT and 500 hours multi crew experience and am considering doing my Aus ATPL exams in the hopes of applying in 6 months time with around 1000tt. My question is whether this is a reasonable pathway or weather I'm wasting my time as the requirements are so low it seems its too easy and I'm missing something. Can anyone chime in as to whether these requirements are actually what they're hiring at or just there to attract more diamonds amongst the rough?

Alternatively I have an interview with Air New Zealand coming up in 2 months, however this is of course for another turboprop FO position compared to a jet. Not sure if it's worth while trying to pursue the Jetstar option.

Noting that I'm actively trying to move to Aus either way, whether that be in the next 6 months or after a 1-2 year stint at Air New Zealand to get my ATPL licence.

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Old 4th Feb 2024, 09:12
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Anyone know when next round of applications open up?
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Old 4th Feb 2024, 10:01
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Given that they have barely started the process for the last round of applications, I’m going to go with not for a long time yet. Maybe next year.
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Old 13th Feb 2024, 10:34
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Someone told me recently new hires at JQ are looking at 7-8 years to get to ML - is this true?
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Old 13th Feb 2024, 19:24
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Originally Posted by high_flyer747
Anyone know when next round of applications open up?
18 months apparently
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Old 15th Feb 2024, 22:43
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Has anyone had any success throughout late 2023 and early 2024 in securing an 'assessment day'.
I have not had any luck for the last 3 months using this 'self-schedule' system to secure a slot.
Supposedly more 'slots' are released on the 15th of each month? Ive been on it consistently through the month and all day each 15th with no joy.
I've had correspondence saying there are up to 400 internal applicants trying?
I thought an external hire and internals would've been a different stream?
Any advice or info appreciated.
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Old 17th Feb 2024, 22:13
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Originally Posted by YellowSnowman
Has anyone had any success throughout late 2023 and early 2024 in securing an 'assessment day'.
I have not had any luck for the last 3 months using this 'self-schedule' system to secure a slot.
Supposedly more 'slots' are released on the 15th of each month? Ive been on it consistently through the month and all day each 15th with no joy.
I've had correspondence saying there are up to 400 internal applicants trying?
I thought an external hire and internals would've been a different stream?
Any advice or info appreciated.
Just nabbed one for early December yesterday. It's going to be a long year!
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Old 18th Feb 2024, 19:08
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Originally Posted by friendly lurker
Just nabbed one for early December yesterday. It's going to be a long year!
Terrible timing on my post, I got one that day at midday when they released more. Strange system though!
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Old 18th Feb 2024, 19:49
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Originally Posted by swole_nose
That is Insane! So essentially anyone who has just applied or is about to apply for J* is not getting an assessment date until next year? Is that the same case with Qlink?

I believe this thread is about QF Mainline recruitment, not JQ or QF Link
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Old 24th Feb 2024, 22:59
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Does anyone have any insight into the reduced entry requirements of Jetstar NZ and AU and also Qantas Freight / EFA? I would assume that if they have had to reduce requirements from 1500 TT to 500TT that they are actually running very low? or is this a long standing flow on effect as everyone tries to move over to mainline?
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Old 28th Feb 2024, 22:58
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Heard for a while there people were able to get 737 on Day 2. Curious what the current wait guestimate would be for East coast FO?
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Old 28th Feb 2024, 23:13
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You have to wait a total of 60 mins . In fact if you tell the interviewer you would very interested in East coast 737 F/O. It can bring your start date forward
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 01:54
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And make 30k a year more after tax for working twice as hard on the 737
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 02:55
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The 737 is not all that bad…. Both LH and SH have their good and bad points…. But they are the best respective agreements in the country
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 03:13
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Originally Posted by soseg
And make 30k a year more after tax for working twice as hard on the 737
Worth it for most people. Sitting as an SO is a cruisy job, no doubt, but for those who want some satisfaction from their work you can’t beat a window seat.
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 04:04
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Hmmm. I fly with people who have done both seats and it’s probably. 60:40 regrets for coming to shorthaul. There are many good reasons to bid the 737, but career progression isn’t one of them, unless you are thinking of changing employers one day.

Be careful what you wish for.
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 04:45
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Originally Posted by Australopithecus
Hmmm. I fly with people who have done both seats and it’s probably. 60:40 regrets for coming to shorthaul. There are many good reasons to bid the 737, but career progression isn’t one of them, unless you are thinking of changing employers one day.

Be careful what you wish for.
It depends on what you see as benefits (I assume from S/O to F/O)

SH will be higher paid, less jet lag, less BoC, more time at home, more flexibility in the award, and you’ll probably find your skill and awareness level will be enhanced by the speed of the operation - will come in handy when command training rolls around. You’ll also be able to get to a window seat about 6 years quicker than staying in LH.

The two groups who would be advantaged by staying in LH are those with a lengthy commute, or those who like having a lot of time off in slip ports somewhere. I know S/Os who run businesses remotely while away on trips.
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 06:06
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The current 330/350 travesty of justice award for S/Os would probably tip the scales for many people to the 737. Not so for the senior fleets, but of course a new hire is unlikely to get the A380.

I think that it’s probably 10+ years to a long haul F/O job for a new hire. That’s a long time to be on the shorthaul terms and conditions. I flew with someone three weeks ago who had exactly two weeks in shorthaul and they hated it. After counselling them I was able to assure them that it was worse than they thought. All part of the service.
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 06:12
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Rubbish. The 73 is hands down the best fun you can have in QF flying an airplane. 2 weeks? Bottom of the PSN. Ensure them that in about 6 months they won't know themselves. Every bid period, life gets better, and it only gets worse, once. I've always found that the desire to move from the 73 is directly propotional to the position on the squirrel cage.
Don't listen to the naysayers, it's awesome.
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Old 29th Feb 2024, 06:32
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As the last two posts demonstrate there’s a wide variety of opinions. There’s both SH and LH lifers, and those who’ve spent time both hauls. It all depends on your circumstances at the time to what you prefer and after spending a lot of time in one haul you would be probably be willing for a change.

But the benefit is that you get a choice, you can switch fleets when your freezes and seniority deem fit.

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