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

Old 5th Jun 2012, 07:47
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: uk
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Anyone knows if they are still calling people for interviews or they freeze recruitment for a while? I have applied through an agent,its been more than 2 months and still no invitation for screening.i was told by the agent that recruitment stops for a while because they have hired the people they need for now.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 10:21
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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I think the agent is right. Dont put all your eggs in 1 basket i would say.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 11:13
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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Word on the street is that QR have the 700 they need for this year so i'd expect recruitment to slow. If you think the wait is long now - some have been here in Doha 7 months plus and still haven't started training!!
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 11:44
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@flyforfood1

7 months ? What are they doing while waiting ? Enjoying the sun... ?
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 11:58
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
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hi

so ,may I ask very straight forward ,i have signed the offer of employment ,wait on doj? any worries ?
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 12:35
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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Well the first month is generally taken up by MORE admin stuff (if you think the jointing process requires a lot, wait until you get here), ground courses and getting your RP and medical sorted, once thats over your just waiting for sim slots, depends on what type your coming from, but if its a type swap then expect a loooong wait and to be sent somewhere else in the world to do your rating, Mumbai, Cairo, Sweden, Singapore, Toulouse etc.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 13:41
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Join Date: Jan 2010
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Not true, they are, They look at the hrs. and your experience along with age.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:00
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Word on the street is that QR have the 700 they need for this year so i'd expect recruitment to slow.
Lets do the maths.
Let say Qatar Airways have interviewed every week for the first 6 months this year. ( I know its not the end of June yet, but might have been invited pilots until then.) That's 26 weeks times 5 days of interviews. It give a total of 130 assesment days. Lets use an average of 8 candidates per day. Thats a total of 1040 pilots been interviewed. If 75% of them where sucessful, all 8 of us passed on my interview day, then we get 780 plus the 18 CTC cadets and plus 150 Spanair pilots to a grand total of 948. This figure does not include last years candidates.
I would be surprised if any body gets called for a interview in the 2nd half of this year. Unless you are type rated or a Qatari or a CTC [email protected] you will be very very lucky to get a invite to Doha this year. Over.

Disclaimer: I have known to be wrong in the past.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:02
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Join Date: Jul 2006
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So if i understand well, im 35 and 2000 on corporate jet, but im too old for them???
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 14:06
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This is the hard part waiting it out, I will happen,
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 16:41
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Ok, if QR hired his +/- 1000 pilots this year, does all those pilots landed in Doha?


If not, what is approximatively the pourcentage of this number representing the pilots currently waiting at home for further informations from QR(yes/no email, contract, doj etc) .

Basically, does all the people who’ve been interviewed until now and haven’t received the negative e-mail included in this number?
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 17:25
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Join Date: May 2012
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age VS experience

@inner : dont worry man i dont think they look at (age VS experience) im just like you : 35 y.o ( f.o ) and have about 2000 hrs ( corporate ) and got invited ,interviewd , passed , offered a320 fleet and now just waiting for the (date of join - email) .

Last edited by supersonic75; 10th Jun 2012 at 11:17.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 17:42
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
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Work Visa

Hi guys,

Just a quick question. After receiving your letter of employment and later on your DOJ. How long will it take before issuing a work visa by Qatari immigration.
I was told about 3 weeks but it's been longer now. Any worries to have about the delay, (denial....). Just for records, have no history of criminal records.
I'm worried cos I already resigned from my company, given my DOJ is in mid July.
Tried to call but no answer.

Thanks guys and good luck to all of you, (waiting or applying).
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 18:20
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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Work Visa

Flyer 79,
I know how you must feel. Scary to give up everything and be at the mercy of Qatari Immigration right? I have been advised by my contact @ HR that the work visa could take from 3 weeks (shortest) to six weeks (longest). As long as you are anywhere in between those two time periods, you should be ok. It also does depend on what county you are coming from. Some countries require more time than others to process. Hope this helps. I am scheduled to start around the same time as you are. What fleet are you on?

Last edited by Tinga; 5th Jun 2012 at 18:33.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 18:35
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: N39W09
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flyer 79

According to my joining coordinator the work visa is now taking more than one month.
Even for my case (I'm from one of the 33 countries with an visa emission agreement with Qatar).
So you should be receiving or own in a week or two.

Nice landings
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 19:33
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 40
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after signing contract

Hi guys need help

I submitted scanned copy of my passport and also the contract with my DOJ . within a few hours i got an email saying that they confirmed my email.
The list of documents they give am I suppose to do that now or do I wait for my visa and conformation on my DOJ.
Also ive seen the post on here where I can get my FAA ATP license validated through a link that I can send to my joining coordinator but I cant seem to find it . can anyone help
thanks
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 20:09
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Tinga posted it here:

http://www.pprune.org/middle-east/28...ml#post7205928

LJ
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 20:47
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Calm down, you will get your ticket and your visa the day before you are supposed to travel, which is usually one or two days before your joining date. You will then start the processs for a permenant visa once you get to Qatar, and that will take around 3 weeks.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 20:57
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Join Date: Mar 2008
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@ luly jubly thanks mate

Last edited by speedhold; 5th Jun 2012 at 20:58.
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Old 5th Jun 2012, 22:57
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Join Date: Oct 2003
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Not sure how they're doing number wise against target. If, as posted above, 1050ish people have been interviewed then they will probably still not have more than half their requirement filled. I thought the pass rate through the procedure was somewhat less than than 50%. You can do the sums. If recruits are hanging around prior to training it's likely to be down to a lack of training slots, 6 months from joining to final line check was a good average for guys joining about 2 years ago.

I was also contacted very recently about by an agency looking for type rated 777 F/Os for a middle eastern carrier. It wasn't EK nor EY. Hmmmmmm.

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