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

Old 18th Aug 2015, 19:03
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Uk
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Hi guys. I attended selection for non type rated 777/787 First Officer over 4 months back. After many weeks waiting I heard back that I'd been successful but was in the holding pool until further notice. Now around 3 months in the holding pool. Has anyone been or is in a similar situation shed some light on how long this may go on for ?
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 22:42
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Join Date: Feb 2015
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Selfmade92,

Good for you, I think in Qatar anything is possible. Just change your nick then, dadmade92 could fit better


Boeingbob898,

You'll find at least 300 pilots in your position.. I am keeping low.
I was called yesterday after 6 months. Cpt Airbus.
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 03:22
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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Thanks southpole, if you don't mind me asking when they called you yesterday when is your start date ? Just worried as I don't won't to be forgotten about in the holding pool !!!
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 11:42
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Europe
Posts: 25
Still no news

Good for you southpole, for me still no news, i have only boeing experience and interviewed in jan 2015 for dec 787!
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 15:13
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Join Date: Feb 2015
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Thanks guys, details will be sent in two weeks, joining date around November/December. They called also my sim partner, Cpt Airbus as well.
I was interviewed on February.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 17:27
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Europe
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Status changed

Today my status has changed into on hold, it used to be personal interview. Is anything happening?
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 01:19
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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holding pool

In my case,I was swimming in the holding pool for nearly two years.
Non rated FO.

so don't hurry up. just relax and wait for two years more or less.
and as a rumor,I hear QR stopped hiring direct captain postions.
But maybe many exceptions.

good luck.
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 06:37
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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Yes you are in a holding pool and be ready to start orbiting.
After a year without clearance to a start date you will have to divert back to phase 1/aka screening.
Hope you did not give notice to your current airline.
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 06:56
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Join Date: Oct 2014
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I had my interview in jan 2015 and good news in march but the status has been always personal interview, after months in the holding pool they decided to update my status into on hold. Why that now?
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 15:54
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Join Date: Feb 2015
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Boeinglad,

The status of your application is really not important, they just deal with this stuff when they have nothing more to do. Let's say it is not their primary concern to update the online status of people's accounts.
You are in the pool since you passed the interview, why did they write it just now? I wouldn't rely on that for being updated on my position.
Just sit back and relax, would be even better to forget about qatar airways, they will call you.

I was called and after reading you post I went to check my account: ON HOLD.
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 22:36
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Join Date: Oct 2014
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Thanks.. Do you have Airbus experience?
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Old 23rd Aug 2015, 14:09
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Join Date: Feb 2015
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Yes I am on Airbus
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Old 23rd Aug 2015, 14:28
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: overtheclouds
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CALL FROM QR

I've been called 4 days ago for a position of A320 DEC but I have applied for NTR DEC B787 and passed all screening process on last feb 15, my experience is total time of 12000hrs with more than 5000 hrs on long haul flights and W/B, PIC more than 4500hr of which more than PIC 2000 on W/B but currently flying A320.
So the guy from HR on phone was really vague about expected date of join (nov or dec 15) and never tells about the fleet assignment. At the end of his talking I said to be deeply interested in joining QR but just please confirm me that we are talking about a course on B787 or B777 or any other W/B. Replay was "captain we are looking only for A320 rated DEC, are you interested?" and my replay was, "no thanks because as you notice from my application and your interview call, I applied for NTR B787, I'm not moving in the same airplane to QR". After few minute I received an unfair email (noreplay) from QR saying" We understand and respect your decision to decline our offer for the position of Non Type Rated Captain B787 | Qatar Airways" VERY FUNNY THOSE GUYS....THEY PUT YOU IN AN HOLD FOR MONTHS WITHOUT ANY NEWS AND THEY CALL YOU TO OFFER A DIFFERENT FLEET THAN YOU APPLIED FOR AND EVENTUALLY WRITING THAT YOU DECLINE THE POSITION YOU HAD APPLIED FOR BUT THEY NEVER OFFERED YOU". If reality in QR is like that, thanks God went like this.
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Old 23rd Aug 2015, 17:44
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And you are surprised because..............?

Guys, if you want to come here to fly and make money then by all means.
But if you see this place as simply a type rating grab and don't plan to stay
any longer than necessary, then do yourself a favor and don't, your experience
will most likely only frustrate you.
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Old 23rd Aug 2015, 20:42
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Europe
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ptr120 can i ask what position you applied for? Did you finish your interview? how did it go?
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Old 24th Aug 2015, 00:54
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Join Date: Jun 2009
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gypsyexpat,
The way it was explained to me when I joined is: QCAA will only accept a DEC applicant that has at least 6 months remaining on his PC. As you were current on the 320 that is what they were offering.

I was given NTR 777 but was coming from another widebody.

Bottom line is QCAA dictates the requirements.

Unfortunately, communication with the applicants apparently isn't that good.

Sorry it didn't work out for you.
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Old 24th Aug 2015, 05:43
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: overtheclouds
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yep apparently communication is not the best skill of QR....I realize that!!!
anyway this was my experience and with me they weren't so clear. Anyone here has his own experience and plan, so in my case if I applied for a position and you (company) call me for an assessment in that position, I'm expecting to be call for that position otherwise, I have the right to save my annual leave for my family or my self instead of spending it to travel in Doha and prepare myself for an interview for a month before. Again this is my point of view.... Cheers
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Old 24th Aug 2015, 17:06
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Join Date: Feb 2015
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Dear Ravi Shankar,

It was quite a while I was not reading such a useless post! Thanks!
I'd like to remind you that it was Qatar airways that called gypsy and many others for an interview on the 787.. Plus,if after 13/14 years in Qatar you still believe that they are caring about your seniority well... You made my day!
And good luck!
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Old 24th Aug 2015, 19:20
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 6
Guys have you seen this page::

Qatar Airways Group Internal Jobs Site

We can even see the job grades here.
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 09:03
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Yorktown
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To gypsie,
Good for you to have found out their "tricks", I would have been pissed the same....however, for me I was called up also however on the same type as I applied for.
To Southpole,
Have you got your offer letter? I was called up as well, but have lots and lots of docs to submit....meantime no offer letter. It doesn't motivate me anymore accomplishing all this without any firm offer.
To whom it may concern,
Based on your experience, is there any certainty as to how long an offer letter gets sent? Is it OK to trust QA HR based on phone call alone? Or is this another "trick"...meaning there is no certainty to anything they say?..and ..better wait for the contract offer? If that is so....does that validate what happened to gypsyexpat? Just kinda worried about what kinda work culture they got? Any comment, good or bad is appreciate..

Last edited by Leemankin; 25th Aug 2015 at 15:08.
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