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Old 16th May 2017, 10:03
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Originally Posted by Lookleft
Most of them are 787 Captains so all of your points are wrong.
In what way?
We just had an A330 training Captain take a A380 S/O slot so you never know!
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Old 16th May 2017, 11:31
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Originally Posted by Lookleft
Most of them are 787 Captains so all of your points are wrong.
So you can speak for all of those can you??

Don't concern yourself. If people want to take the opportunity they will. If they don't, they won't.

Life is not all about sitting in the same LHS for the next 15-20 years
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Old 16th May 2017, 13:20
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3 years, no jeopardy, Nov 04 seniority number 1649 (most junior 330 PER FO 1648), same money, 10-15 (at most) days per month at work, 4 crew (i.e. proper crew rest), QF LH EBA, overtime, stable roster, no Jetstar.

Just ask the RIN'ed 76' FOs.

This is a no brainer. If you don't like it, go back to 78' command at the end of tenure and that's it, or take advantage of three years to see where the "group" is going, keep you 04 seniority number and make the most of it.

CCQ on to 330 - QF have a contractual problem with new hires, must be onto 330 and now 787. 330 training is at capacity, need bums on 380 seats, MOU - 330/320 endorsed pilots to 380 SO training path. Simple solution, I think there will be more than 4 slots filled.
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Old 16th May 2017, 23:04
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SantÚ? Je ne parle pas Franšais. . .
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Old 20th May 2017, 02:01
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Originally Posted by Tankengine
We just had an A330 training Captain take a A380 S/O slot so you never know!
The reasons behind that are not applicable to any discussion of the MOU.
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Old 20th May 2017, 04:28
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Originally Posted by mrdeux
The reasons behind that are not applicable to any discussion of the MOU.
The reasons are irrelevant.

The fact is that not everyone has the same idea of an ideal life or career and some Jetstar Captains may wish to take advantage of the MOU.
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Old 25th May 2017, 13:17
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it's all gone very quiet... is anyone else still waiting for a response after the initial online interview and questions???
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Old 25th May 2017, 13:21
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Originally Posted by sandsthrudahrglass
it's all gone very quiet... is anyone else still waiting for a response after the initial online interview and questions???
I would suggest that at this point you should send an email asking for an update.

If you've heard nothing yet then you're still in with a chance as so many others have received a negative response.

Send an email, they don't bite.
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 04:07
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When are they going to be opening up for fresh applications ? Surely they must be getting close to processing everyone who previously applied ??
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 11:45
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Mulisector, suspect it won't be until closer to the end of the year. 1300 applicants last time. As of a few weeks ago there were still a couple of hundred to go through.
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Old 4th Jun 2017, 03:03
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Keg, how many have they actually taken from the previous round of applications ? Are we talking like 100 extra numbers on seniority or more ?
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Old 4th Jun 2017, 13:37
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Just under 100 in total since we started August last year- 60ish were ex cadets and LOI holders. That's forecast to continue at 16-20 per month until the end of the year at least. There are some training capacity issues that may see a couple of intakes smaller than others.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 03:19
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Pretty sure it was 170 for the year...not total. The wording left it open for future recruitment I thought
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 04:52
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There are a fair few on the hold file too so I hope start dates are given for those before further recruitment proceeds.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 11:54
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The following is crystal ball gazing. I've got nothing official or unofficial. All of this info is freely available to any QF driver who can read their emails and do their maths.

Originally Posted by EJECT EJECT
Given Qantas had announced they were looking for roughly 170 pilots when they opened recruitment last year, and this quota looks to be filled by the end of this year given the figures above.....
That was 170 to operate the first 8 787s. Given retirements, expansion of flying hours on the 737 and A330 fleets the actual number required by the time the first 8 787s arrive is likely to be closer to 250... or more. Heck, we'd taken 72 on the A330 before our first S/O started on the 787 so straight up that's 240.

Keep in mind the delivery schedule for all 8 787s has been accelerated so that all 8 arrive by the end of next year. With fixed dates and slots against a number aircraft beyond that- which admittedly QF may choose not to take up- it could be a big few years.

On the downside there are 5 744s due to leave. It only about three aeroplanes worth of capacity due to slow flying the fleet and current tight crewing numbers for the current number of airframes so I wouldn't expect a RIN on the 744 until early- mid 2019 at the earliest depending on where the current crew choose to jump to in the interim.
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In search for some advice..

I have been put through the recruitment process where everything's completed (I believe). It has been 6 weeks since a psych interview was conducted and I am yet to hear anything. I emailed them 3 weeks after the interview for a possible update and was told to sit tight. Has anyone else had to wait this long? Are the chances still good for a place on active hold? I have people in my ear saying no news is good news but I can't help but wonder, but remaining positive! Unfortunately for me it's also a case of missing out on certain endorsements and moving up the ranks which I totally understand from a business point of view.
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Originally Posted by Keg
The following is crystal ball gazing. I've got nothing official or unofficial. All of this info is freely available to any QF driver who can read their emails and do their maths.



That was 170 to operate the first 8 787s. Given retirements, expansion of flying hours on the 737 and A330 fleets the actual number required by the time the first 8 787s arrive is likely to be closer to 250... or more. Heck, we'd taken 72 on the A330 before our first S/O started on the 787 so straight up that's 240.

Keep in mind the delivery schedule for all 8 787s has been accelerated so that all 8 arrive by the end of next year. With fixed dates and slots against a number aircraft beyond that- which admittedly QF may choose not to take up- it could be a big few years.

On the downside there are 5 744s due to leave. It only about three aeroplanes worth of capacity due to slow flying the fleet and current tight crewing numbers for the current number of airframes so I wouldn't expect a RIN on the 744 until early- mid 2019 at the earliest depending on where the current crew choose to jump to in the interim.
The situation IMO is extremely fluid to say the least. Medical issues and early retirements are running very high. In one week in the last month they lost 4 Captains and one SO. Now il put in one more from left field. If Emerates are pulling out of Syd/Akl/Syd what are the chances they will want to get out of both Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland? If this was to happen then Qantas would need more aircraft. What's the obvious solution? The 3 RR 747s. Personally, I don't think the company have any idea of retirement numbers, I know of 6 747 Captains who will be gone in the next 12 months, all prior to 60. They are not prepared for this. All in all IMO the next few years will see massive recruitment and training in Qantas. I hope time proves me correct!!!
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 10:43
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"Yeah i'll be gone by 60"

Yeah right
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 10:45
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Originally Posted by xaos03
In search for some advice..

I have been put through the recruitment process where everything's completed (I believe). It has been 6 weeks since a psych interview was conducted and I am yet to hear anything. I emailed them 3 weeks after the interview for a possible update and was told to sit tight. Has anyone else had to wait this long? Are the chances still good for a place on active hold? I have people in my ear saying no news is good news but I can't help but wonder, but remaining positive! Unfortunately for me it's also a case of missing out on certain endorsements and moving up the ranks which I totally understand from a business point of view.
If it helps I was on hold for over 15 months. I doubt if Qantas are any better at recruitment now than all those years ago.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 11:40
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Originally Posted by Tankengine
If it helps I was on hold for over 15 months. I doubt if Qantas are any better at recruitment now than all those years ago.
I'll take all the help I can get, appreciate the comforting words Tankengine!
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