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Emirates (EK) Interview - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 11th Jun 2010, 05:09
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I know you can reapply after two years
I'm not sure which part of the interview they failed but many have reapplied and been succesfull second time around.
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 08:30
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According to the current policy you can reapply after two years and they will analyze on a case by case basis and depending on why you did not succeed on the first time, you will be given a second chance. Based on the fact that they need to hire 700 pilots for the next 18 months, you have good chances to be called again. Keep updating your application online. Feel free to pm me.
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 08:49
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Good luck to all the new joiners, specially those from Europe......so we may have the chance to get out of here and get back home........
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 11:44
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SS you are quite correct!

Its NOT an 'interview' on the phone. It was likely an English language check, and perhaps an opportunity to 'clear up' any mistakes/omissions on your application.

Even though you may be from/live in the UK, perhaps you name isn't? Perhaps the 'blurb' you wrote on the application was of a poor standard?

When you are being called for a potential invite for interview, I suggest this is not the time to start discussing the package or accommodation options with the admin staff (there are currently PLENTY of villas and apartments available BTW), as this would actually CONFIRM that you have indeed done bugger all research into EK..... Its ALL clearly stated on the EK career website buddy
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 12:04
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an appeal to european pilots

Please do apply and go to work for EK. Don't trust a single word of what you read here. Please do it as personal favour to me.
I will more than happy of going to feel the vacancy you will leave back home and get the **** out of this ****hole and of hypocracyairline.
Please get impressed by appearance. So organized..ah ah ah ah!! You will find out how organized they are first time you will have a problem and believe you will have more than one. But still don't trust what I say and come into the desert . You can go skying in SkyDubai... ain't it enough?
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 14:38
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Will I be invited to DXB for EK screenig?

I'm also the one who got a phone call 3 weeks ago from EK and after that my status went to " shortlisted" on my web application.
I told him that I would be available in July or August for the screenig and I requested him to let me know the shcedule 1 month before in advance to arrange for the trip to DXB.
But I havn't got any email or call ever since that.
Normally How long do I have to wait to get an invitaton after the call?
Do I still have a possibility to be invited for the screening?
I'm very excited for that.
Thank you for your info !

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Old 11th Jun 2010, 18:14
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Indeed exactly as I thought. Problem was the HR lady was insistent in telling me so it was "black and white" but in terms of accomodation it became grey.
Lastly i'm not your buddy
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 19:00
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Mate (), I used the word 'Buddy' because I didn't feel in the mood to use the word Tw@t.......

Clearly I was wrong!!
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 19:05
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emirates and cholestrol

Does anyone here know anything about cholestrol and passing emirates medical??

My cholestrol is around 220 and i have been taking approved cholestrol leveling medication.

With medication, my cholestrol is around 146. My BMI is below 30.

thanks
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 10:25
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4000hrs A340 and 1000hrs 777, 9000tt, but do they have a max age for F/O slot? I'm early 40's and it doesn't mention anything on the application?
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 13:28
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56 as far as I know albatross..
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 22:24
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Hired email

It was about 4+ weeks until I got the thumbs up email.
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 22:51
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Hi!

I read the max age was about 48-53, depending on your experince level. There is no PUBLISHED age limit.

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Old 13th Jun 2010, 20:43
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I received the following from Emirates in early June. Apparently there were unpublished age limits, not on their website. If I had known about their age limits I would not have spent hours filling out their online app & waiting since Jan. 2009 to find out I was too old for FO and the airliner I was Captain on, the Fokker 100, does not weigh enough!



"I am writing in relation to your application to join Emirates as a Direct Entry Captain. We have now had the opportunity to review your application against our selection criteria.

Emirates' minimum requirements for this position are:

Captain

*A minimum of 10,000 hours total flying time.
(May include 25% P3 or FEO time to a max of 500 hr)
*A minimum of 3,000 hours in command of an EK aircraft type or a minimum of 1,500 hours in command of a multi-crew, multi-engine jet aircraft in excess of 55 tonnes MTOW and 1,500 in command of an EK aircraft type
*4,000 hours flown in multi-crew, multi-engine jet or turbo prop aircraft with a MTOW of 10 tonnes or more, as P1 or P2.
*Preference will be given to candidates with Boeing/Airbus EFIS experience who
will be eligible to undertake a short transition course.
*Must be a current Captain operating as PIC within 12 months of joining holding a valid type and instrument rating.

First Officers, qualified as Cruise Captains do not meet the Direct Entry Captain requirements.

*ICAO ATPL

*Age 55 years (before 56th birthday) or less at commencement of course.

*English language fluency (written and verbal comprehension).

At present I regret you do not meet the prerequisite for flying hours. Please update your on-line application every six months to ensure that your professional experience (including flying hours, aircraft type and dates flown) is correctly reflected. Your application will be reconsidered once you meet our minimum requirements.

If you should wish to be considered for a position as a First Officer our minimum requirements are:

First Officers
- A minimum of 4000 hours total flying time
- (May include 25% P3 or FEO time to a max of 500 hr) and a minimum of 2000 hours on multi-crew, multi-engine jet aircraft with an MTOW >30T (P3 time cannot be used for this requirement)

OR

- 2500 hours multi-crew, multi-engine jet aircraft with an MTOW >30T, in which case the total hour requirement can be disregarded (P3 time cannot be used for this requirement)
- ICAO ATPL
- Age: Maximum 51 years (before 52nd birthday) or less at commencement of course

Note: Candidates within the 48-52 age bracket are required to have command experience on multi engine turbo jet aero planes with a MTOW of > 30 tons.

If eligible to apply, please amend your on-line application to reflect your interest in this position.

Best wishes in your career and personal endeavours and thank you for your interest in Emirates.

Yours sincerely,

Pilot Recruitment

This is a computer generated letter and bears no signature."
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Old 13th Jun 2010, 21:22
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Hi!

EK is not hiring DECs NOW...will be sooner rather than later, in my opinion.

They have also been changing/lowering the minimums since they started hiring last year, so if you don't meet the mins later, just wait a bit...

cliff
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PS-The OTHER thing I hate is when an job has published minimums, but then they go and hire pilots who are BELOW the mins!
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Old 14th Jun 2010, 07:21
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Thumbs up

I have been following this topic for a while and would like to bring my thoughts as well...
I applied for them about 1 week ago and got a call from HR today probably to see my english level and ask a few questions.. Also seemed to ask if I could lower the 2 month period for my current airline.
Hopefully I will get shortlisted soon.

I am wondering why is there such a negative atmosphere because when i travelled as a passenger with them all seemed to be at very good standard.
Also i get max 2400 euro in my current airline as a senior F/O so im curious how people can struggle with twice that?
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 06:04
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Free Beer at IAH

Anyone flying for EK be in Houston anytime soon? I am considering applying and would like to talk to some EK pilots in person about what it is really like. I would be glad to buy you a brew for some good advice.

Thanks Guys
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 13:24
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interview

Hey guys,

I am reading this threat, but no one gives really a good information about the interview itself.

So anybody out there, who had his interviews recently and can tell us, what they ask, how the interview looks like and so on.

Really appreciate.

Tks

cheers
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 13:51
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Quick question which kinda leads on from the previous one (sorry to jump in AIRWJO); is the book "Preparing for your Emirates Interview" by X,Y,Z still a good source of prep and information re the process? I think it's in it's 2nd or 3rd edition now and just wondering whether it would be a good plan to pick one up.
Ta muchly for the insights and if there is anymore info anyone could share regarding the process it would much appreciated.

Cheers
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 14:34
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You really don't need to prepare for this interview.

If you are a competent pilot you will get the job based on the sim assessment........ unless you are socially retarded.

They are desperate beyond belief, have this on good authority from inside recruitment at EK.

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