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

Old 26th Dec 2017, 14:48
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Worldwide
Age: 40
Posts: 0
That was the previous state.

Now it say “on hold” so...
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 14:47
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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Back to Civilization
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Originally Posted by Jake24 View Post
And EK flights are all long haul. Definitely seems more attractive.
Yep, better than 11 hours of block with 2 drivers....but... It's legal zir...
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 22:45
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Worldwide
Age: 40
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Originally Posted by Raski View Post
So looks like they have put your interview/sim on hold.
Which fleet did you apply for?
On Boeing fleet FO
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 09:16
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 435
seems like things are so backed up, that they are delaying interview as most people are in the pool for close to a year already, especially on 787 fleet.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 22:02
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Worldwide
Age: 40
Posts: 0
1 year delay?? My God
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 00:24
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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Accra
Posts: 2
Recruitment Period

Finally got a platform to clear my friend's doubts. My friend recently attended a recruitment event and was selected to the post a customer care agent II (ground handling) last May. He was asked to sign a contract and told to wait for an offer letter which will be accepted on the online portal. For the past six months there has not been any feedback. Status on the portal hasn't changed either. Can anyone help my friend? He wants to know what's next. He is desperate now for the outcome.
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 03:40
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: BC
Posts: 451
This isn't a ground handling forum. Normally pilot buzz here. Try posting in another Forum. Everybody appears to be desperate. Don't give up your current post to go to Doha.
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 08:41
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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Accra
Posts: 2
Thanks

Please can you help with any forum that answers my question.
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 15:56
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: here
Posts: 127
Are they still looking for NTR Boeing captains?
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 16:19
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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Uk
Posts: 3
Guys,

What's a reasonable estimate for time to command assuming good performance in training/sim?

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Old 29th Dec 2017, 22:02
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: BR
Posts: 112
The talent pool is completely stopped right now. I'd say there are around 300 pilots (Captains and FOs) waiting for a date of join. Nobody has received start dates recently and some with confirmed start dates had them withdrawn and were sent back to the talent pool.

The blockade has caused some changes in QR growth plans and they're reviewing their manpower requirements for the future. So until the new fiscal year, which starts on April, don't expect much movement in terms of hiring. I believe they'll continue doing roadshows and inviting people for screening in Doha, but don't expect a date of join sooner than a year after joining the talent pool, except for candidates who are rated and experienced on the B777/A330.

There are a lot of candidates who were screened in Jan/Feb/Mar who are still on the talent pool waiting for some news. They have also extended the maximum talent pool permanence period from 12 to 18 months. From April on QR should probably have a clear picture of their new requirements and things should start heating up again in terms of hiring.

So patience is the key word for now. And I would also recommend a backup plan.
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 23:32
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doha
Posts: 216
We are understaffed on the Triple, and hiring. A lot of movement internally and externally. Many more aircraft coming on this fleet.

OW
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 01:53
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Miami
Age: 56
Posts: 256
True, my friend is starting on 777 march 20, 2018 as Cpt
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 03:58
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Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: UK and Dubai
Posts: 154
I see new guys every week at AKG compound so there definitely still hiring, last guys I spoke to this week were for the 777 and a couple for the 787
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Old 30th Dec 2017, 13:26
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: BR
Posts: 112
Indeed the roster on the 777 is tight and understaffed, but there's been no movement on the talent pool in the past couple of months. All the new guys who are joining or have joined recently received their DOJ many months ago. The only exception is for pilots rated on the 777 or A330 and, in some cases, highly experienced on the A320. These guys are receiving DOJs few weeks after screening. I should also highlight that a lot of people with confirmed DOJ for Jan/Feb/Mar 2018 had their offers withdrawn and were sent back to the talent pool.

Human Resources sent an email to all talent poolers a couple of weeks ago saying they do not have an estimated DOJ for anybody and that they're reviewing their manpower requirements for the next financial year. As soon as they have this defined they will get in touch again with all candidates.

As the next financial year starts only in April I believe things will run slow until then in terms of new DOJs for the current poolers. I am not saying people won't receive new offers until then, but I believe they'll happen in quite a slow pace.

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Old 1st Jan 2018, 10:33
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Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Ireland
Posts: 2
Have been following this thread for a while trying to get a good idea on life at QR, would appreciate some advice on this:

Have recently begun a career in aircraft leasing with top 5 company, have also been offered a place on the cadet programme (I know this section is for the experienced) to fly 320s (109kŁ..). Mid 20s and single, torn between the two options as both are big shouts and both with their ups and downs

Any advice folks..
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Old 1st Jan 2018, 17:58
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Miami
Age: 56
Posts: 256
Quick question about company housing, anyone managed to join without taking company accomodation but allowance instead ? I’m talking new joiners, not the guys already hired waiting in line to opt out.
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 13:12
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Juan, PR
Age: 38
Posts: 14
Originally Posted by Lepo View Post
The only exception is for pilots rated on the 777 or A330.
Why is that? If you join as a Type Rated pilot do you have to do the full course or you can do the short course?

Is there any bond for Type Rated pilots? I believe in Emirates if you join as a Type Rated FO, you still do the full course and you are bonded for 5 years.

Thanks
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 13:25
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mediterranean
Posts: 143
No bond for type rated pilots, only the notice period. Typically you do a shorter course if type rated or from a "similiar" type, sometimes you have to do the whole course which takes roughly twice as long. The shorter course is still 2-3 weeks in the sim almost daily.
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 12:42
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: FinalApproach
Age: 39
Posts: 95
Anyone joining on Bus DOJ 04th February 2018?
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