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Old 7th Dec 2017, 10:07
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QF Recruiting FOs Hawaii

Seen a post on linkedin from a QF recruiter about a recruitment drive taking place in Honolulu for DHC-8 rated first officers. Interesting, considering many local GAs queuing up for these spots? Albeit even footing the type-rating bill themselves if needed. Why Hawaii? #perplexed

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Old 7th Dec 2017, 11:10
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A Hawaii Dash operator went under a few weeks ago. QF seem to think that these guys didnt get picked up by another regional the next day.

I doubt they get anybody.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 11:12
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Originally Posted by jjhews View Post
Why Hawaii? #perplexed
Island Air just kicked the bucket. At one time, they flew the DHC-8:

What?s Next For Interisland Air Service In Hawaii?

Maybe they're trolling for Island Air refugees with DHC-8 experience ? Would this involve the 457 (?) visa to work in Australia ?
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 11:23
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Straight to Skywest on a Jet, command 6-12 months. Unless they've got a family connection to Aus, Qlink have got Buckley's of getting anyone to come across
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 11:42
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Qlink have got Buckley's of getting anyone to come across
Yes, but the entertainment value is priceless. Interesting times.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 12:19
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Sounds like a pre Christmas junket trip?
A chance for HR to unwind and catch some rays.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 15:05
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FlyBoy seems to have hit it on the head... Didn't realise the useless mainline bird was also doing link recruitment!
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post
Sounds like a pre Christmas junket trip?
A chance for HR to unwind and catch some rays.

^^^^This!

HR team has to justify a Hawaii vacation somehow.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 23:29
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From the linkedin ad....
Time to command?????.
Perhaps the HR chic could face the mainline pilot group and deliver that one.
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 02:10
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I don't understand how this can happen though?



"This occupation is currently NOT on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), so it is not possible to apply for an Australian visa under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program."


Can someone explain what I am missing here?
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 02:46
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Originally Posted by ViPER_81 View Post
I don't understand how this can happen though?



"This occupation is currently NOT on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), so it is not possible to apply for an Australian visa under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program."


Can someone explain what I am missing here?
I was thinking the same?
I remember last year they were targeting Canada, offering to pay relocation costs etc...treating them much better than our own citizens.
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 03:08
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I'm still working on my CPL and requirements, but if I was CPL applying to Qantaslink and just being put on hold or not getting any response, which I have seen a lot of people post on here about, I'd be bloody fuming!
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 05:36
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Can someone explain what I am missing here?
I suspect they will claim there are no Australian applicants who are endorsed, current and meet type hour requirements, QED, there are no suitable local candidates.

I'm still working on my CPL and requirements,
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Is it for Jetstar regional in NZ?
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 08:14
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I hear there are a few Dash 8 pilots in POM looking for better career options, some don’t even need 457 visas!
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 08:49
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Is it for Jetstar regional in NZ?
Negative, her ad talks about discussing relocation to Aus with potentials, so definitely Aus.
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I'm still working on my CPL and requirements, but if I was CPL applying to Qantaslink and just being put on hold or not getting any response, which I have seen a lot of people post on here about, I'd be bloody fuming!
Same boat mate. Makes me pretty angry, to be honest.
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 10:13
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And Qantas call themselves our National career?

Why can’t they employ the young Australian pilots ahead of expats?

This country is seriously messed up!!!
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A flag carrier of convenience, lots of foreign nominee companies actually own Qantas..

They will happily employ Australian pilots provided they are cheaper. Lower labour unit cost is a very deep seated obsession.
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 11:25
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Itís really disgraceful the way these visaís have been abused. It was happening in ATC till the CEO was forced to concede that if there was no ATC shortage then it shouldnít be on the list. Instead of investing in our kids and their future they just brought in ATCís from overseas, while at the same time downsizing the training departments.
I was once a CPL and I can tell you I would be mad as hell if I was still trying to make a career as an airline pilot. How the government can buy this is beyond me!
If this was the case then all our pilots would have to come from overseas because without companies investing in training then there will be no Aussies suitable

Contact your local members and make as much noise as you can, tell them Qantas would have very few Aussie pilots if they had to turn up to the interview already qualified on their aircraft. Donít let it just happen, itís for your future and your kids future!
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