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Old 4th Aug 2017, 05:38
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Join Date: Aug 2017
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If I have a Bachelor of Aviation, will I have a good chance of being recruited?
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 07:29
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What's the word on aircraft type for the October course?
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 07:46
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G'day all

Can someone let me know if October and November start dates been allocated yet?
And if not, when they might be....

Thanks
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 08:45
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A chance of anything from a380-737 I'd say! Probably not the 330 atm its quite over crewed (s/o rank only obv)
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 17:12
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Thanks... exciting times.

As for Oct & Nov start dates October definitely and I've heard of people allocated December so I guess November has been too.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 00:11
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Start dates have been given up until December 2018 for internals.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 01:08
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Word is that 22 per course will more the norm rather than the exception next year
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 01:19
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Loopa12,

The course dates are completely full until the end of the year.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 03:54
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If courses are full until the end of the year, how long before each course commences are fleet types and bases made known?
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 04:29
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Thanks for the info.

If courses are full until the end of the year, is it safe to say that all people allocated to those courses have been notified? Or will they be notified nearer the start date of their course?

(Talking external hires).
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 06:57
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I think course dates are issued about six weeks prior to start, though can be earlier if you need to give notice to current employer (though this is only an indication and nothing definite). It used to be about a weeks notice.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 04:57
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Originally Posted by boeinginthewest View Post
Boing:

I have a Masters in GA Sh1tkicking and I got the nod!
LOL thanks boeinginthewest, I'm still studying but hopefully will work for Qantas one day!
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 03:02
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Originally Posted by ...think or thwim View Post
Earlier in the year I got the "no thanks" email after the initial psych and video interview. However, today I got an email inviting me to attend the assessment day in Sydney. Anyone else in the same boat?
Happy Days!!

Good luck mate
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 04:21
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Earlier in the year I got the "no thanks" email after the initial psych and video interview. However, today I got an email inviting me to attend the assessment day in Sydney. Anyone else in the same boat?
I sincerely hope it's not an administration error - as has happened with Qantaslink and the likes of late!
My fingers are crossed for you - good luck!
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 10:03
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Originally Posted by IsDon View Post
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.

I know, tell him he's dreamin'.
This post!

Agree 1000x over and sad to see that the experience in flight ops is universally experienced at engineering; probably other depts too.

Great post.
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Old 18th Aug 2017, 04:51
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Same thing is happening on the Jetstar hold file. No one is hearing any information and people are already leaving for other carriers.
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Old 28th Aug 2017, 05:20
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Originally Posted by thefly1 View Post
So how many of those JQ guys went over to the 737 and A380?
What's happening here? I hear the one JQ person has been knocked back as the MOU only covers Capt and FO positions. True?
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Old 28th Aug 2017, 05:23
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Originally Posted by SandyPalms View Post
What's happening here? I hear the one JQ person has been knocked back as the MOU only covers Capt and FO positions. True?
Heard that also, on hold at least. Wasnt envisioned at the time of writing the MOU that that would be desirable... like most of the MOU, ill conceived despite the best intentions
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Old 15th Sep 2017, 08:03
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*nudge*.

I'm hearing start dates through the rest of this year are blowing out with reductions in course sizes. Can anyone in the know confirm if this is the case?

Also heard most if not all will be heading to the 787.
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Old 15th Sep 2017, 10:32
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The Qantas 787 sim will be online in Sydney at the end of November.

Only guessing, but that may be accounting for the delay in courses. Obviously better to do the sim training in house.
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