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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 27th Mar 2012, 19:34
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 342
Hi Everyone,
From reading previous posts I noticed allot of people being called for interview after 1 month,I applied about 8 weeks ago and I have not heard anything,I applied through paramount because of the fact that they can apparently speed up the application,I have e-mailed paramount and they have replied saying my application is still active the position I applied for was SO fast trtack as I have 950 hrs JET,
Is it worth calling them if so can anyone PM me the number for HR
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 19:59
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 7
South Asia Road Show

Just curious about the road shows. Are these just information sessions or are they interviews? Is the success rate higher attending these road shows then applying online?

Just wondering if its worth the trip across the pond to attend.

Thanks
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 20:10
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Over my Head
Posts: 125
Patience

Even AFTER arriving here, patience is a must.

More patience required.... large influx of pilots from the Spanair bankruptcy. Suspect this had caused a bit of a bottleneck in the entry process as they hired these very experienced pilots in a group (up to 100?) and they are already in the processing pipeline. This is only an observation, not confirmed.

Add Singapore to the training locations for those on the B777.

For those starting on course, initial housing appears to be at either the Oryx Rotana or Holiday Villas. This is only temporary and they are asking pilots to source their own accommodation within two to six weeks. There are month to month options available, but it may be best to do some initial research on the ground before bringing the family.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 21:12
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canada
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Good Day

Just wondering about the Qatar Road Show in southern Asia coming in April, 2012. Is this just an information session or are interviews conducted there as well?

Are you more likely to be hired through a road show then applying online?

Thanks ahead of time for your information.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 08:21
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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@ lookingsouth

As far as I know, road shows are usually informative sessions. No recruitment/Interviews are conducted. There will be a presentation of the company, of the country...etc

Usually, the persons that conduct these road shows are the same ones that conduct Interviews once you are called in for one in Doha.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 11:53
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: London
Posts: 66
Chief Pilot??

Apologies if this has already been posted, ive searched but can only find conflicting and old info. Can anyone advise me who the current Chief Pilot is at Qatar?

thanks
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 15:20
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
My experience with road shows is that they are not super valuable---just informative PR for the airline. The true benefit, I believe is that it may help your application move to the top of the stack. I think it makes sense they would call someone whom they have met and that took the incentive to travel in order to be at their roadshow.

Maybe just a coincidence, but I received an interview invite shortly after attending both times.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 16:29
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Earth
Posts: 149
If you have the opportunity to attend a road show, I would highly recommend it. First, any questions you may have can be answered. Two, if you are considering attending a road show event, complete your applicaiton first, so that it greatly increases your chance of be offered an invitation to the interview. I know three people who have been waiting for an invitation to the interview after they attended a road show event.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 09:38
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Next door
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I think someone asked about the chief pilot, but the person in charge of the recruitment is Captain Dusty Miller, he is a great manager, very helpful and friendly. You will see if you get to meet him. I think he does some sim check for candidates sometimes.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 12:02
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
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...

aft now nearly 9 weeks , i got an email that my MCC and ATPL Theory is missing .
In my Country its written on Licence that u hold Atpl Theory credit and that u passed MCC:

So now I have to wait till my rotation is over and sent it to the nice Lady.

She told me very busy ,and that they sometimes have to catch up a lot with candidates which maybe a certificate is missing .

So ITO and all others waiting like me long ,may this is also your case .

SO far no result ....but I hope for best ...why should the bother to ask for this if i was negative???

Cheers ja all ,fingers crossed .
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 15:15
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Thanks. Will see what will happen :-)
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 11:50
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ME
Age: 100
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Question

looking for wise advise!

I have Frozen ATPL(A),CPL/IR,MCC/JOC and at the moment unemployed and just finished registering with "nationals seeking employment" programme provided by the Government in Bahrain. So it will take a while for a vacancy to pop-up.

I was thinking to apply as a cabin crew then maybe forward my Flying details to HR while working diligently! Is that okay? Any comments appreciated!
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 19:22
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ME
Age: 100
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@bond737

This unemployment wagon is spreading like cancer in Bahrain! Many business are leaving, but you never know what tomorrow brings.

By the way, could you elaborate in more detail which assessment GAA conducted??? What was the assessment for!
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 21:28
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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Age: 100
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bond737, check PM please
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 21:59
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@ bond 737

yup mine too!
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 22:28
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Guys.. I don't want to be the bearer of the bad news, but I suggest that you don't count a lot on getting an invitation from QR for a normal SO position anytime soon! I might be wrong, and I hope I am because this would mean good news for you, but the company is not looking for juniors for the mean time (except Qataris of course) and this is according to my humble source. It might be a little but strong dose of reality, but take it in a positive way and do your best to look for other opportunities with other employers. It's always difficult to get that first job, but you have to try as hard as you can and you will eventually get it. I know for sure that you can find vacancies somewhere in the far east with small companies. It's not the dream job or the dream company, but it's definitely all what you need as a starter. I already know some good guys who have made their way through to major carriers in the region after starting out there in Asia with barely known airline companies! It would take a lot of blood and sweat wherever you get the first job anyway! So keep prospecting and never lose a day without doing something useful to your career advancement!

Last edited by 777-Aviator; 1st Apr 2012 at 23:02.
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Old 2nd Apr 2012, 08:16
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QR SO

And what about the guys that already been to the normal SO interview ? Does that mean that they are going to be put aside/forgotten ?
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Old 2nd Apr 2012, 08:27
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Join Date: Oct 2011
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what about normal SO that have the interview passed and have their application on hold for contract and fleet ? i had my interview at the beginning of november and got the "good news" end of january. since then im waiting for a hint from qatar if, and when i could expect to start.
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Old 2nd Apr 2012, 09:07
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It's ok for those who have been already interviewed and contacted. It's just a waiting game for you folks!

I was referring to new fresh applicants in my previous post.

Good luck everybody.
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Old 2nd Apr 2012, 09:17
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Join Date: Oct 2011
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thanks man! gives me some hope. what would be great of qatar airways, is an expected time of training, even if its like 6 months to go. but for personal planning, it is nice to know an estimate. +- 1 or 2 months.
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