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

Old 5th Dec 2012, 08:58
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QR are taking 3 x RR powered A330 Freighters in January (brand new!). This has come a little out of left field, I would think the 330 fleet is going to be short of guys pretty quickly - good news for those waiting!!
Can you sight sources/links?

I think its false hope, considering the huge backlog of people waiting here already.... but then again?

@Disagreable
Thanks for trying to help/advise!
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 09:01
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Sure can, company email sent this morning.
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 10:56
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I got my interview in DOHA the 10th of September ! 2 months later, the 11th of Nov 2012 I got my good news ! So now Heading to Talent pool, and have to wait til end of February for new news !

What can I expect at the end of February ??
Next update in June 2013, new regulation! If screening successfully passed you have from the date of received " goog news" mail 12 month.
@ TripleCOP Nice first post.

Will QR HR contradict themselves on paper??? Not really sure if this is a hoax.
Why would a rapid expanding airline with delay's in their training department put a 12 month holding pool limit on the swimmers? I'm a FTSO. You only become more experienced pilot in 12 months. If you have passed their selection once, you will pass it again.

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Old 5th Dec 2012, 11:52
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Good question iQatar. I have been wondering the same thing. I believe this system exists in EK, but with no doubt the logic of it initially had to do with the fact that people themselves were postponing indefinitly their DoJ. It would make absolutely no sense to accept pilots, give them offers, make them wait for a year and then telling them to come for a screening again. But then again, it makes no sense to not write a short mail with an update to the poolies neither...

I dont want to be mistrustfull, but this first post from TripleCop reminds me that of the first post from Triple Seven a few pages back. Both have similar name and both just seem to come out of the blue with a very harsh, discouraging and insecuring comment, stating it as a fact.

If it is not the case, I appologise to TripleCop and would kindly ask him to post the entire mail from QR, since he has decided to stay where he is anyway. It would help in a big way to the rest of us, so we could have a clearer picture and move ahead as well. Thanks.
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 12:08
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Hmm of course all of us hope this isn't true.
But the fact remains that Triple has been a member of this forum for over a year, I highly doubt that he would dedicate his first post to spreading a rumor that isn't true.. On the other hand, no one else (actively participating on this forum) has received his end of november update yet. Let's wait and see..
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 12:26
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careful, this is only a rumour, but i have been told on the telephone one month ago something similar.

i remember about it because the 1-year-assessment-rule (which didnt really exist at the time of the call) was mentioned as well.

*it was a high ranked training captain, who works hand in hand with recruitment department and he said that usually there is only a problem, if (as geronimo already mentioned) one delays an offered DOJ. if you accept straight away, then everything should be okay. the worst thing that could happen would be a reassessment in case you got delayed too far, but in general the recruitment doesnt do that. if you delay yourself another time, youre out of the application.

this information is first hand but also that guy was not making the rules. so dont take it literally. take it or leave it.

*as well - but i think we will all get that in the "november" update anyways- "the required manpower next year will be significantly lower than this year". this is however the latest information i have got, just a few days ago first hand by someone else in a responsible position at the recruitment.

*additionally appx. 30 first officers will have their end of contract end of december and will join the carrier across the sea which shall not be mentioned.
(according to a friends information)

we are all in the same boat.

as its only a rumours network - you can make out of this information whatever you like.
it can mean everything, but most likely doesnt mean anything.

as disagreeable already said - he told us so before...

Last edited by Tritzo; 5th Dec 2012 at 12:31.
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 12:50
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Devil

Still no updates, fella's. assessment march. Non type. F/O. In the damned pool.
Guess there's nothing you can do but wait. I am sure by now everyone's wise enough not to depend on these guys and put all the eggs in the Qatar basket. But this glimmer of hope is very hard to die.
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 13:43
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Qatar was last month in Tunisia and they recruted something like 100 pilots SO Fo and Cptn
Presuming of course that we dont get screwed over by this group like with this years Spanairs recruitement...

the required manpower next year will be significantly lower than this year
Hopefully it is meant those that were interviewed and "pre-offered" a job, because frankly I dont think that that many have actually started this year, certainly not in the 700s we were told about. Anyone has the actual numbers?

Someone also wrote previously about some present 400 poolies, I had an info from the inside a few days ago about 700, and supposedly they will start getting called progressively beginning january.

Can we get the update, PLS?
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Old 5th Dec 2012, 15:42
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tunisia recruitment

Guys i've been searching for some info about this recruitment in tunisia, all i found on the net it's about cabin crew and some ground jobs nothing about pilots....
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 06:06
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Wrong Title

Dear PilotofDoha

To call me a liar is a cheek, apparently your have the best connection inside QR.

I was directly in contact with HR and explained my situation.

They replied with the comments in my previous post.

I could be a different situation in my case, but I have to agree that I used the wrong title.

If you have so good connection inside QR! Why you giving no more details about what happen inside.

Everybody wich have applied looking forward for a new job or like me wants to go more westerly.

It is very hard to decide to stay 3 more years in Asia or wait for a unsure time frame to get the offer from QR. A CDR Rating and Position is not all in my life, my life is my family and my friendships.

Best regards
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 10:30
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@ Disagreeable
No need to be so Disagreeable

Donít get me wrong Sir, this is not for me but for the SOís in the pool still waiting for news so Iím absolutely not asking for help here. All Iím saying is that it should be a good thing if SOís currently in Doha come here to DIRECTLY report their feelings and life experience . I believe it will add weight to what youíre saying regarding the frustration you stated in their case, do you agree? Otherwise because you're currently working for QR I respect your point of view like everyone here, so donít feel insulted.

@PilotofDoha
two of my friend did it, one they didnt accept him and the other one is still waiting for his good news mail
Which position your friends applied for?
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 02:25
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@ saam 85
Did.u apply as direct entry fo or so. Did u get the contract while u were waiting.
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 03:52
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A330F

These A330 freighters will be replacements when they park the two A300s. Net 1 new aircraft. There is an optional 4th.
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 06:10
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NTSO

Saam, does this mean they are cancelling your application? Does this holds for all of us NTSO's?
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 06:15
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@Saam

Saam, the quote you posted is very concerning. Can you be more specific or post the WHOLE email? Did they tell you to wait longer or are they cancelling your application? I hope you can answer that question..
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 06:31
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@saam 85
" ...as we have been unable to obtain the necessary approvals for you to start employment in Qatar Airways. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause."
A very diplomatic statement!

Last edited by FL123; 8th Dec 2012 at 06:56.
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 07:12
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How many of you did sign the letter of offer with QR?

Just trying to figure out, how many of us in the pool signed.

Cheers,
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 08:32
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@Saam-85

Hey man,

Did they stated a reason for this?

Im afraid this is going to happen to all of us NTSO's that have no connections inside Qatar / don't have clear ties with the country.. Why did they have us come and asses, and than sent us off?

Whats happening :S
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 10:45
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Hopefully, this question will not get buried or lost in the ongoing discussions.

Just wondering if anyone has any info on where the new-joiners are being put up for the 6 weeks? I had heard the Oryx was being used as well as other locations.

Also, any other survival tips for the first few days????

Thanks in advance.

PS feel free to send PM if you would rather do that.
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Old 8th Dec 2012, 11:05
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I told you guys, youíre playing the loteryÖ Do prepare seriously your plan B.

Sorry to hear whatís happened to you Saam but that is a clear sign to all other NTSO waiting. It seems that the interview is just one step of the selection process, and do not guarantee that you will join.

Im afraid this is going to happen to all of us NTSO's that have no connections inside Qatar / don't have clear ties with the country.. Why did they have us come and asses, and than sent us off?
@JeanPaul172
I do believe thatís the case. As I stated before someone in the QR HR informed me only about this criteria when he checked my file.
In the other hand, since Disagreeable mentioned the new SOís contract, I have the impression that for one NTSO to survive in Doha with basically ďno knowledge of the country and no money incomeĒ youíll need a local family member or good connection to support and monitor your evolution in QR.

Iím not sure about that, but it make sense to me. Any idea?

Last edited by RK303; 8th Dec 2012 at 11:06.
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