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Old 11th Jul 2017, 08:56
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That would be Mr. Keg to you guys and girls after info on Qantas.
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Old 11th Jul 2017, 09:45
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
That would be Mr. Keg to you guys and girls after info on Qantas.
Captain Keg even.
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Old 11th Jul 2017, 16:39
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Originally Posted by stillcallozhome View Post
Hi Keg,

Do you know if they are still going through applications? Haven't gotten a yes or a no since doing the initial psych and video stage. Was told in March that I was still under consideration.

Thanks in advance.

SCOH
If they haven't opened up applications again then they likely haven't finished going through the last round. Either sit tight or email them about it.
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Old 12th Jul 2017, 01:37
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Originally Posted by FogBuster View Post
If they haven't opened up applications again then they likely haven't finished going through the last round. Either sit tight or email them about it.
Thanks Fog. Emailed them a few months ago so I'll sit tight. Was just hoping for inside knowledge that could confirm one way or another to help me decide whether I needed to email again - just in case I was lost in the system.

Cheers.

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Old 12th Jul 2017, 05:14
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Are Qantas and Cathay run by the same bunch of managers?

Sounds similar to me....
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Old 12th Jul 2017, 11:09
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Originally Posted by stillcallozhome View Post
Thanks Fog. Emailed them a few months ago so I'll sit tight. Was just hoping for inside knowledge that could confirm one way or another to help me decide whether I needed to email again - just in case I was lost in the system.

Cheers.

SCOH
If it helps I emailed them about 1month ago in the same scenario. The response suggested:

"We are currently planning our assessment days for the rest of the year and should be in touch with an update soon."
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 01:14
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Originally Posted by 273Kelvin View Post
If it helps I emailed them about 1month ago in the same scenario. The response suggested:

"We are currently planning our assessment days for the rest of the year and should be in touch with an update soon."
Thanks very much. I'll sit tight.

Cheers

SCOH
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 08:33
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
That would be Mr. Keg to you guys and girls after info on Qantas.
Originally Posted by IsDon View Post
Captain Keg even.
Lol. Given some of the names I've been called over the years- including here on PPRuNe at times- 'Keg' is perfectly fine by me.

I'll send you a PM stillcallozhome.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 09:09
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Out of interest, are the requirements for internal QF group applicants the same as externals?
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 07:17
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Out of interest, are the requirements for internal QF group applicants the same as externals?
Here's a good rumour I picked up today. They are so stretched for training capacity that they are considering parking some 747s because of lack of crew. A 380 Captain I know of has had a simulator session cancelled 4 times due lack of a support pilot. The wheels are coming off!!!!
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 08:32
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Here's a good rumour I picked up today. They are so stretched for training capacity that they are considering parking some 747s because of lack of crew. A 380 Captain I know of has had a simulator session cancelled 4 times due lack of a support pilot. The wheels are coming off!!!!
I believe the A380 sim has been offline causing disruption. 747 is running just fine but yes it is busy. 737 training has all but been put on hold to complete the current backlog and to train TRE/TRI. The airforce is being looked at to complete some training...so are the wheels falling off? Probably not... but the current training year slot allocations are probably very optimistic and allocations and crewing are fire fighting. What else did anyone expect? At least the execs got their 15/16 and 16/17 bonuses huh.
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 09:23
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Wheels long off 737 training
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 09:27
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Wheels long off 737 training
Wheels off all training and all fleets IMO.
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 05:35
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Any information on aircraft type courses between now and the end of the year?
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 06:07
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22 started today. 8 787, 8 330, 6 744.

I think no one on the 787 or 330 for the August course to clear a bit of backlog but I think a few on the 744 and A380.

After that, back to 8 per month on the 787 and A330 with a trickle on the 744 and 380 also likely.
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 06:54
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Hopefully those starting day, have a long and enjoyable flying career with Qantas.
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 13:34
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22 on the same day...is that a record?
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Old 26th Jul 2017, 01:24
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Originally Posted by Keg View Post
22 started today. 8 787, 8 330, 6 744.

I think no one on the 787 or 330 for the August course to clear a bit of backlog but I think a few on the 744 and A380.

After that, back to 8 per month on the 787 and A330 with a trickle on the 744 and 380 also likely.
This pleases me, hopefully it results in a few more assessment days for those of us in the "no news is the best news" bandwagon.
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Old 27th Jul 2017, 00:01
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HR are the kings! Don't you forget it!

I think HR, or talent acquisition as they like to be known these days, are suffering under the "knowledge is power" delusion. Don't expect to be told anything until they absolutely have to tell you. To do so would relinquish some of this perceived power.

A look back through this thread from the scores of keen as mustard guys and girls waiting to hear how they are progressing through the process, and willing to use PPRuNe as a resource to get that information, shows a great example of motivation and lateral thinking I would think. People who want to be engaged with the process and with Qantas in general. I would see that as a positive for the individuals concerned. It seems HR don't see it that way.

Rumour has it that contributors from the company side of things to this forum have been told to stop contributing. HR sees this as a leak of information that must be stopped. They see this leak as a reduction of their power over the process and that is not to be tolerated. What a poor pathetic excuse for human beings these supposedly human experts are. Welcome to the Qantas process.

Now I would have thought keeping people on hold files or going through the process would be in the company's interest. People are more likely to stick with it if they know exactly how many courses are starting, now and in the near future. If they know where they sit on the hold file and what the next stage is likely to be, and approximately when, they'll be less likely to be lost to the sand pit or a Chinese carrier before Qantas can take advantage of their skill set. Now I know daily updates for every individual going through the process is too much to ask, but what's wrong with a daily blog from the recruitment team that people can refer to. The information is common knowledge within the company and is of no value to our competitors from a corporate standpoint, so why the big secret? I'm sure our competitors know exactly what our plans are in more detail than us mere line drivers anyway. Maybe a weekly, or even monthly, email update from the company to those going through the process so those individuals can make important life decisions with the correct information. Even to know they haven't just been lost in the system because some asset lost their file, or inadvertently hit the delete button while they were concentrating on updateing their Facebook status.

Please don't be discouraged. Once you get past the gate keepers it is a great job for a company that is going through an exiting phase. I live in hope that, one day, these HR twats will be shown up for what they really are. Power hungry parasites that contribute nothing to the company bottom line, and in the process do very real damage to their host. I hope that one day those of us that actually do contribute to the core business will have more say in how our company ticks. What an exciting time that would be.

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Old 27th Jul 2017, 00:09
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Not sure if the number is a record, but it is the first time pilots have been allocated Perth as their initial base.
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