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

Old 18th May 2012, 22:35
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: canada
Posts: 13
Qr new bond strategy for new joiners

Came across this in another forum, any truth to it???

******** The new policy Specify 2 bonds one to cover Type Rating Phase ( 91,000 QAR equivalent to 25,000 USD for 30 months ) and the second one to cover the Line Training Phase (182,000 QAR equivalent to 50,000 USD for 60 months ) *.
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******** The monthly salary deduction ( 3,034 QAR ) for the Type Rating Bond will start with the date of joining and for the next 30 months with zero refund.
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******** The monthly salary deduction ( 3,034 QAR ) for the Line Training Bond will begin after the successful final line check and for the next 30 months with 50% refund after bond period completion ( 60 months ) .
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Old 19th May 2012, 06:00
  #4742 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dry land
Posts: 96
Why not just keep it on there so its not duplicated across every other QR thread.

Last edited by flyforfood1; 19th May 2012 at 06:00.
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Old 19th May 2012, 06:37
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: canada
Posts: 13
FFF1

Sorry pal, dont spend my life reading mulitple forums.
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Old 19th May 2012, 08:45
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: everywhere
Posts: 77
Timeframe FTSO - FO

Hi all,
I think the following timeframe should be considered from FTSO to FO.
A few weeks of administration, ID, uniform, RP, courses, air law exam, ...
Maybe another 2 months type-rating. Another 6 weeks for 46 sectors on the A320.
That should be a total of about 4 - 4,5 months.
This is if all goes according planning...
Anyone who has the correct info, please correct me.
Cheers,
Daniel
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Old 19th May 2012, 16:29
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Galicia
Posts: 50
waiting for call

I got a candidate reference number 2 weeks ago. How long should I wait for being shorlisted?? or When could I have a phone call from HR recruitment for verification? built time in A320 well above QR requirement. no accident, no even incident. Can anyone know of current recruitment status of QR? shed light on this please.

Last edited by enthusiast; 19th May 2012 at 16:31.
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Old 19th May 2012, 17:00
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: FL160
Posts: 43
Well, I am also A320 rated and meet all minimum requirements but still no call. Applied 3 months ago. You maybe more lucky than I am !
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Old 19th May 2012, 23:52
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: On the way
Posts: 20
Does QR have a bidding system? If so, how does it work? Can you bid for certain places; to avoid certain places; for days off; certain departure times, etc? Any info is appreciated.
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Old 20th May 2012, 02:59
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dry land
Posts: 96
Yes you can bid for all of the above and more. Depends how busy your fleet is as to what you get. Usually you'll get something though. It all done through 'lido' bidding system.
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Old 20th May 2012, 03:13
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,484
TPD111,

It is quite possible that the training bond strategy could be referring to CTC cadet pilots and a specific training scheme and not for experienced pilots - although there would be a bond for non-typed pilots for their specific aircraft. Still awaiting clarification.
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Old 20th May 2012, 09:25
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 78
"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....
Since the recent announcements about this, can somebody confirm this information? Where the school is located and which type of licences they deliver, JAA or local ones?Arab nationalities only?Open to Icao licences holders?
Thanks for any information concerning the requirements.
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Old 20th May 2012, 09:48
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: england
Posts: 75
Hi,
Just to add my story. 2 months application to interview. Tech exam, interview and 787 sim all on same day. Simple LHR takeoff, headings and altitudes. Join a bearing from NDB, join the 010 radial from LON. Approach to ga with cloud base 900'. Downwind APU fire, memory drills by PM after you call for them. Vectors ILS 27R land, evacuation. Didn't actually complete drill, just asking for checklist was enough. Handshake and back to hotel for beer!
4 weeks later. Passed selection. Another 4-6 weeks for offer, start date and fleet. Then between 1-6 months depending on your notice period.
That's the story so far. Looking forward to a new adventure!
Finding schools will be the biggest problem I think. Anyone care to recommend any British curriculum or IB schools that are good and have space?
Cheers.
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Old 20th May 2012, 11:29
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: lagos
Posts: 1
QR interview on the 9th May 2012

Cloudbasher 60 I was in the set of 8 you mentioned in your post. I totally agree with you in relation to the level of hospitality whilst in Doha an on board the Qatar flights. You must have been in the first setof four guys in the sim as I was with a group of three much later in the evening and we had two 777 captains one as a captainand one running the box. Truly looking forward to a wide body but With a lot of Captains on the A320 moving to wide body aircrafts there is a strong possibility that theywill be looking for replacement Captains.
it was a beautiful experience overall and I wish you the very best as we all anticipate the good news.
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Old 20th May 2012, 16:22
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Doha
Age: 9
Posts: 434
Cat3BNoDH

performance at the simulator assessment, report given by the interviewers and of course theoretical test result.
No truth in this

You either pass or fail

Last edited by Black Pudding; 20th May 2012 at 16:25.
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Old 20th May 2012, 19:27
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sky
Posts: 456
@in my last airline

Hi,
Just to add my story. 2 months application to interview. Tech exam, interview and 787 sim all on same day. Simple LHR takeoff, headings and altitudes. Join a bearing from NDB, join the 010 radial from LON. Approach to ga with cloud base 900'. Downwind APU fire, memory drills by PM after you call for them. Vectors ILS 27R land, evacuation. Didn't actually complete drill, just asking for checklist was enough. Handshake and back to hotel for beer!
4 weeks later. Passed selection. Another 4-6 weeks for offer, start date and fleet. Then between 1-6 months depending on your notice period.
That's the story so far. Looking forward to a new adventure!
Finding schools will be the biggest problem I think. Anyone care to recommend any British curriculum or IB schools that are good and have space?
Cheers.
Which fleet are you assigned on?? What is your experience?
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Old 20th May 2012, 20:33
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: N39W09
Age: 46
Posts: 39
Black Pudding

Believe me when I say that I know what I'm talking about.
These were almost exactly the words the examiner used when explaining the selection procedure during and after the assessment. If you fail, you fail! When you pass, there are ranks according to your performance during the assessment, qualifications, and availability!!
Or do you have a diferent explanation for the Spainair guys that are joinning much earlier than others that were assessed much before??? Or for those guys that already have fleet allocation and joining date and were assessed 3 months later than others still wating for the job offer??
Unlike you I don't believe that luck or being in the right place at the right time is the major factor just because someone had the kindness of explaining that to me.
And when I mention "someone" I mean someone inside the recruitment department.

Cheers
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Old 21st May 2012, 09:11
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
Posts: 112
Finally

Oh happy Day...
Today my Offer of Employment Letter arrived via email.

Am now very happy and cheerful

I hope all in my Situation will also get their letters.

Will be FO on A320 ,joining Date open .

Awesome.....

UP
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Old 21st May 2012, 09:13
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
Posts: 112
quick Question

is this now the time to resign your previous Job ?
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Old 21st May 2012, 09:19
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: France
Posts: 24
@upwhereIbelong

Happy for you mate !

From what we can see in this thread, even if you get the offer of employment letter, you can still wait few weeks before getting to Doha. My point of view is : explore your contract, sign it and send it back to them, and then wait until they give you a DOJ. Just my point of view

Last edited by Gregling; 21st May 2012 at 09:22.
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Old 21st May 2012, 09:23
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 429
I would probably not resign until you have some idea of when you will start.
It also depends on how much notice you need to give. I know some countries require 3 months while others only 2 weeks.
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Old 21st May 2012, 10:13
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Asia
Posts: 75
Fleet Allocation

Quick Question:

For a NTSO, If you have the privilege to choose your airplane, Which one is the best overall ?

For me, i would choose the A330 but since QR announced recently that they'll convert them to CARGO OPS then...........not really sure.

Thank you !
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