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

Old 8th Jan 2013, 09:10
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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Qr is advertising for A320 Captains on their website.
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 11:32
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Times that with 18 ( 9 Capt's and 9 FO's per aircraft) you will get a possible 342 pilots for the year(2013).
And don't forget the ones who leave the airline every year.

One question, the pilots for Qatar Amiri and Qatar Executive come from the same recruitment of Qatar Airways or they have their own recruitment?

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Old 8th Jan 2013, 14:00
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I am an A320 DEC, 8000TT, 4500 on type, waiting since late March 2012, no job offer, August update received, but since then no news. Currently unemployed. Has any DEC already received the November update? A reply will be appreciated. Thank you! I am about to take another job...it is really bad and sad to be treated like this..we are professionals after all..
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 16:11
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@Robusto.
The no update is aggravating to say the least! It is hard to plan your future like that, and I would say it may not be good to turn down a job.....however like you I had no update in November as was promised and all of a sudden had job offer late December. This followed closely to them advertising 777 Decs on website. Now they are advertising for 320 Decs....you may already be in the pipeline. Just something to consider and maybe you can try to contact them if you really need to make a decision.

@Dacosta
I am not sure but I "think" that Qatar Airways and Qatar Executive recruitment are linked together...I am basing this off of my interview experience when the recruiters asked the group...Do we have anyone here today from the executive side?
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 16:17
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@ Casablanca.
Thank you very much for the information. To be honest that advertisement made me mad..Good luck my friend. All the best.

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Old 8th Jan 2013, 19:09
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I am currently involved in the recruitment process for a position with Qatar Executive. All of the correspondence I've received from them is signed by someone in the recruitment office at Qatar Airways.
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 21:12
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Presently, requirements are for DEC Widebody.

Yes, recruitment for QR and Executive is done together and same department. Once joining, you deal with different people all together. QR and Executive are same. Amiri is different.
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Old 10th Jan 2013, 11:00
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Transport: Tunisair cuts personnel to avoid crisis
1,700 over a total of 8,500 to be cut in two years
07 JANUARY, 15:12

(ANSAmed) - Tunis, January 7 - The management of debt-stricken Tunisian air carrier Tunisair is preparing to implement a plan to tackle a crisis which started in the months following the revolution in spite of a growing number of passengers.

The crisis, said the airline's President and Director General Ranah Jrad, is mostly due to the cost of personnel - 8,500 workers - which is considered too high for a company which is strongly penalized by its old planes and has too few resources for a renewal plan that would make it more competitive. A first step will be to cut down the number of workers by 1,700 units, 20% of the total. The first consequences of this bi-annual plan (2013-2014) will become effective in the coming months when 329 workers who are retiring will not be replaced. The management of Tunisair has said the company could be hiring workers for short periods of time if necessary. According to Jrad, the measures will enable the company to save 165 million euros which, together with the growth in the number of passengers in 2012, could open a positive new phase. Unions however are gearing up for battle and have accused the state of not holding dear the future of Tunisair as proven by the recent concession to Qatar Airways of favourable conditions at the international airport of Tunis.

The Tunisian airline is planning to boost connections in the African continent and will soon inaugurate a flight connecting Tunisia to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso. The airline will however need more capital which Jdar said will be brought from the current 53 million euros to 90 million - an announcement which seems to imply the arrival of a strategic partner given that the state, the company's main shareholder, is debt-stricken. (ANSAmed)
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Old 10th Jan 2013, 13:39
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In the December 2012 issue of Flight Training News , a QR Captain. Has confirmed that in partnership with CTC, they will start a training programme for the MPL. It will start in the Spring of 2013. And they will start with a initial requirement of 72 pilots per year. Apparently they have been planning this for 2 years now.

Sorry I could not find a internet link to this. QR must be really pleased with the 18 candidates they have received from CTC to go to this extend. They also said selection will be open for all nationalities.

At least what that means is they still do need a lot of pilots. Because the MPL's would only be ready by begining 2015.
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Old 10th Jan 2013, 23:14
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Offer Recived.

Hi all,

I received the offer of employment for 777 DEC on January 6th. I interviewed first week of May 2012. So they are finally getting through the pool for Captains.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 09:55
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iQatar

So you are saying that the MPL Programme will be open for all nationalities right? What will happen to the sponsorship programme for the Qataries that do their training at FTE?

Btw, is the MPL Programme fully sponsored, part sponsored or is it all for the student?

Thanks man.. Good news.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 10:51
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@captain.weird

I have just read the article in the flight training news. I don't think it will be fully sponsored, why should they. Get yourselve a copy of the Flight Training News, or speak to CTC directly they should have all the answers.
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Old 14th Jan 2013, 14:56
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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Need help

Hi everyone;

I have applied for Qatar Airways position and my application status is : "on hold" with another message :
Your application for this vacancy is being considered. In order to ensure fairness in your application you are now unable to update your details.

Please need help, what is mean and what's next

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Old 15th Jan 2013, 21:02
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Does anybody know when the delivery date is for QR's first A320NEO? I think on they their website they still need to take delivery of a few A320 ''classics''
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Old 15th Jan 2013, 21:37
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SO - 1 stripe
FO - 2 stripes
Senior FO - 3 stripes
Capt - 4 stripes

Last edited by Samolin; 15th Jan 2013 at 21:38.
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Old 16th Jan 2013, 10:23
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NTSO's

Dear Swimmers,

The manager of the recruitment has confirmed the easing of the requirements for NTSO. He said: "To be honest, there is NO need for SO's (FT/NT) in the next financial year. All the So's needed are drawn from the Qatar Aviation College. This may change of course, but this is the most likely scenario. There might be a requirement for some FTSO's in November next year, on a merit base."

To be short, SO's try this year with another airline and join Qatar as a FO or Captain. Your courage for waiting may not be rewarded.

Cheers,
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Old 16th Jan 2013, 10:31
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Dear Swimmers,

The manager of the recruitment has confirmed the easing of the requirements for NTSO. He said: "To be honest, there is NO need for SO's (FT/NT) in the next financial year. All the So's needed are drawn from the Qatar Aviation College. This may change of course, but this is the most likely scenario. There might be a requirement for some FTSO's in November next year, on a merit base."

To be short, SO's try this year with another airline and join Qatar as a FO or Captain. Your courage for waiting may not be rewarded.
All of which was told to you swimmers months ago.
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Old 16th Jan 2013, 10:40
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disagreeable; Nieks; & others...

What about those SOs (FT/NT) that have signed the offer of employment?
I've heard of a few...
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Old 16th Jan 2013, 11:13
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If that is the reality they should tell us in the FEB update how the things are so we can move ahead.
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Old 16th Jan 2013, 11:27
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If this is the reality, QR can go look for its pilots somewhere else. It could have been a great thing. I am too waiting since a long time. But if they make me wait for another year - they can kiss me goodbye.

As many wrote already - youre always only as good as your last flight. Everybody knows that someone can have a bad day. No problem, security goes first, go around. Not in this company. There is no forward planning, there is inequality amongst different nationalities within scheduling and payment, there are random terminations and no unions. Cabin Crews are reporting each others like crazy to get promoted faster or to get their head out of the guillutine. Cabin Seniors have more to say than most Flight Deck Crew, as they threaten to report if they have a bad day.

Of course it is not always like that. There are nice colleagues and happy people as well. Some of the stuff I am willing to accept.

To be honest, I wouldve come for the ME experience and the money, and pay my debt with hard work. But I wont make a fool out of myself just because they like me to do that. And I am not wasting good time of my life to be their puppet.

Lets see end of February.
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