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

Old 10th May 2012, 06:23
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Bad news you all, the NTSO might not come back again. So all of the region airlines is now fully closed for fresh walk-in graduates.

CTC Aviation to supply Qatar Airways with pilots
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Old 10th May 2012, 06:41
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@mac maniac

Yes thats true regarding CTC. they will be supplying.

But, those who have been short listed will definitely be called for assessment!
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Old 10th May 2012, 06:58
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@ bond 737

I got that info straight from the HR's mouth!!

I did call her and asked the same question --- "She said hopefully you will be called. But i cant say when."
Also, before they used to take people from Bahrain but they had people coming from outside. Now its CTC (guess Bahrain too) and there are still NTSOs being assessed.
So, if you have been shortlisted (as in asked to submit your FATPL and MCC) than hopefully InshAllah you will be called.
Thats what the current status is. But you never know things can go up and down very quickly here!!!!
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Old 10th May 2012, 07:12
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And that's been happening for about over a year now, every since I finished my training!
Same for me!!! But you just got to wait. Nothing can be done!!!
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Old 10th May 2012, 07:29
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Without forgetting that others already did the assessments for NTSO and are still waiting for good news........etc
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Old 10th May 2012, 08:11
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Indeed is sad to see CTC supplying Pilots to QR .....

More work for Trolley and Dolly at the Manor !!
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Old 10th May 2012, 08:17
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Ah the plague that is CTC - was only a matter of time before they came over here.
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Old 10th May 2012, 08:37
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It´s also the Guys who pay for CTC....
and then the complaining ..uuuh im a low time a320 rated guy give me a job ....come on

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Old 10th May 2012, 08:41
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Ok just to make clear about the ctc thing. Are we talking about fresh graduates leaving ctc or also experienced pilots delivered by ctc??
Or are we also talkng about selfsponsored guys doing (paying) their type with ctc??. Bit all unclear to me.
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Old 10th May 2012, 10:15
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Hello everybody,

I was wondering, how short noticed are you called for assessment for SO?

Is it hard, I mean studid hard like DLR, or more "down to earth" hard? What sort of subjects do they focus most?

Is this CTC mafia thing to monopolize the low hour cadet real, or in fact that's just another way to get in like any other candidate organization?

And the last one, are they recruiting now SO's? How many? 320 fleet only?

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Old 10th May 2012, 11:26
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I did the selections (ab-initio, NTSO) early Feb. It has been 3 months now, and no feedback (positive or negative) has been received yet...

Tried to contact them (email), they didn't answer...

So there we are, all waiting for news, lets hope this news will come someday...
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Old 10th May 2012, 11:53
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I did the selection for SO in November ; received the good news the 24th January and now still waiting for further instruction!
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Old 10th May 2012, 12:07
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I tried to call them several times, but cant get them on the phone. Do they have special working hours?

Does anybody know if ctc is only delivering low hour guys? Or also selfsponsored typerated guys?
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Old 10th May 2012, 19:49
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Qatar better be prepared for their new pilots to be trained in EZJ SOPs, since their part-time instructors can't be bothered to learn any other airlines SOPs.

I'm really sorry to hear that they have an exclusive arrangement with CTC.
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Old 10th May 2012, 19:52
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Guys, have some hope. The intake of CTC graduates is not going to lead to QR stopping FTSO hiring. These are different programs, the careers page is still displaying an advert for FTSO. Those who have already been interviewed for NTSO and have passed, should not worry about not joining. QR already stopped NTSO applications a long time ago, those who are already in the system and have passed selection should eventually join.

Let me get one thing straight right now: QR DOES NOT EVER SEND EMAILS TO SAY: PLEASE WAIT THERE IS A DELAY. They will ONLY send you three emails if you were successful:

1. You've passed the selection
2. Here's your contract/joining date
3. Here's your ticket and visa

That is it, no one from recruitment will send any unauthorized emails. Go through this forum and see if anyone has reported different. That means that if you have received email #1 you will eventually get email #2. HAS ANYONE EVER RECIEVED EMAIL 1 BUT NOT EMAIL 2? Check the forum it hasn't happened. Some people waited 6 moths but they finally got it.

There are no new NTSO joining right now, except for Qataris as there is a shortage in training resources. Also a whole bunch of pilots have joined from a bankrupt European Carrier, so all training resources will be allocated for them first. They are experienced and can be put on the line quickly. They will resume with joining dates for NTSO soon. Do not think that you have been forgotten. Do not start guessing things in haste and despair. Be patient. The recruitment department is too busy to take your calls and to reply to each and every request. I don't think you realize what a busy place QR is right now.

Hold in there, everyone SO that is in QR went through what you are going through, its not uncommon.
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Old 10th May 2012, 20:32
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Judging by their expansion plans guys and gals, I hardly think 20-30 cadets a year, maybe up to 50 per year across all schools(this is simply based on the assumption that these were the successful ones at interview) will make a huge difference in the long term with some ridiculous number of aircraft waiting to be delivered.

That only covers about 10 aircraft, and assuming all 320 guys, that doesn't include the guys currently on the 320 that will transfer to the 380, 350 and 787. Or to mention the guys trying to escape!

It really is a waiting game to see how things pan out, not ideal, but often its better to see how things are working out. If of course you have that luxury.

I wouldn't be too concerned about the announcement either, if anything its prob just a PR thing. QR have taken from all different schools before, and different streams, and I have no doubt, at least for the forseeable future, they will continue to do so.
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Old 10th May 2012, 20:44
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They just have to start up a cadet pilot programme for all nationalities
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Old 10th May 2012, 22:37
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"They just have to start up a cadet pilot programme for all nationalities"

The programme covers 50 % of the cost which is very good but only for Arab nationalities as far as i know....

Thanks AIRMANN for your useful information, thats gives some hope ..

Cheers !
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Old 11th May 2012, 04:10
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Just to let people know that NTSO have been left in dark ! No rejection, no positive news.
There are answers to everything but absolutely no word about the situation of people who do not even know if they are in or out. We are aware about “the patience” but come on, now 7 months for few of us??!!.Why not just let people go with a rejection or tell them that they were successful ??

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Old 11th May 2012, 07:41
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perfect post...
7 months is too much for a yes or no mail. Atleast give them an acceptance/rejection mail so that they can relax.
I wonder when will we get a call for the assessment (shortlisted and waiting ) ....

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