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

Old 12th Aug 2013, 09:45
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On another thread someone posted that in the last 12 months nearly 40% of pilot recruitment was DEC. Maybe we should factor that into any command expectations. If they ramp it up to 50% there will be no internal commands at all.

There was a time when EK was a small airline with rapid growth and this equaled rapid command. Then it was a medium size airline with even more rapid growth and even more rapid commands. Now it's a very big airline that can't grow too much more due to the physical limitations of the local airports and UAE airspace. Never mind that their network already comprehensively covers all the inhabited continents. Trans-Pacific is all that's missing and it will come but through existing destinations.

At some point soon and it may already have happened new joiners will see the growth stop before their turn for the left seat comes up. Sure, Emirates has a shed load of orders but many of them are for replacement aircraft not additional. They're also for bigger aircraft. EK will carry 20-40% more traffic just by replacing small aircraft with big ones and no more pilots needed at all!

Consider discussing this with HR at your interview.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 10:40
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Can anybody expand on the pay point scale at EK? I read somewhere that its structured over 30 years. Since there are no longer fast upgrades, it perhaps becomes of more interest.

For FO new joiner, basic of 25,320 AED pm. Year 30 = 30,320 AED... Is this really correct? I read somewhere else it was around 3,5% annual increment.

Whats the latest on income tax. I heard a new employment tax might be introduced in Dubai? In so far as UAE is concerned, is your salary tax free when you take it out of the state?

42 days annual leave... Any restrictions imposed on when you can take it, do you get confirmed seats for travel home?

Lastly, what are the route prospects for the Boeing fleet? The 380 seems to be taking over a lot of the more desirable routes (some seasonal) with a lot of airframes still to come. Will the T7 end up like the 330/340 in 5-10 years time.... Some nice destinations, but mainly ME night turn rounds, etc. Thanks
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 10:31
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Why do you think there is an increment? The website indicates it's a flat salary - surely they'd mention increments?

As for income tax - I believe it's 'against' their religion - it's a haram.

I'm interested in the responses to your questions too.
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 10:53
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Ppjn website mentions a 30 point pay scale (for capt anyway).

I know they use the provident fund towards rewarding long service.
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 12:09
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A 3% increment is normally paid. I say normally paid as we have had occasions where no increment was paid to pilots. There are 30 steps to the pay scale. It starts with year 1 FO, and moves up in 3% increments. When you get a command, you move 10 steps up the pay scale. Hope that makes sense.
There are plenty of restrictions on leave. FOs tend to fair better than captains in this respect.
I believe the latest stats are that 70% of all night turn around flights are flown by the Boeing at the moment. But, there are plenty of Boeing pilots to share these around with so shouldn't be too bad. The number of turns will increase with 330/340 retirement, but still lots of Boeing pilots to fill these gaps, so I would guess it wouldn't get as bad as the 330 roster of recent years.


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Old 13th Aug 2013, 13:31
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So there are 59 X 3% increments? How often is an increment gained on average? Because no one has a 59 year or even 49 (taking into account the 10 for command) year career. Is the 3% on year 1 base salary or previous increment salary?

Are night stops typically 24 hours? Are any longer/shorter?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 18:20
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You are totally correct. Seems I am crap at multi tasking. There are 30 steps.

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Old 15th Aug 2013, 09:15
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Hi everyone. Got an invite for an interview in November with EK. FO position. Does anyone know which simulator is being used for the sim assessment?
Many thanks
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 14:36
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Any Amsterdam PSP feedbacks?
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 14:41
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Amsterdam or Dubai

Hi everyone. Got an invite for an interview in November with EK. FO position. Does anyone know which simulator is being used for the sim assessment?
Many thanks
It depends on the sim location:

Amsterdam: 737 or 320

Dubai: 777
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 14:43
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Preparation software

Have anybody come across a software/webpage etc. that helps to prepare for the selection process at Emirates?
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Old 22nd Aug 2013, 13:54
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I've been invited to attend the interview on the september.
Anyone else ?
Regards
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Old 22nd Aug 2013, 17:14
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Just got an interview date in DXB. NOt sure wether to go or not. Too long time till the upgrade 10-12 y. I think Qatar or even Etihad will be sooner if I go DEC 320 TRE Even China offers DEC on 330 as NTR PIC.
11000 t.t. 8000 PIC, almost 6000 jet PIC 737 and A320
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Old 24th Aug 2013, 17:21
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I'm Boeing. Heard they phased out the a310 sim. So is it most likely 777? Anyone else got an invite for FO selection in November?
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Old 24th Aug 2013, 17:23
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Thanks a lot pemac. Much appreciated. Good luck to anyone else out there who got an interview coming up.
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Old 25th Aug 2013, 16:39
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Today's assessment's outcome

The sims were on the a330. Candidates were told to be seleted for the airbus a380

One out of four cleared. All with 6000+ time on 320/330/340




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Old 25th Aug 2013, 18:54
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Hi louthgirl. You referring to FO selection? So whether the candidates were Boeing or airbus, everyone did the assessment on the A330? Just to clarify. I got an interview in nov and I'm Boeing. Grateful for any bro/updates... Thanks
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 11:30
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Louthgirl, our sim was on the 320, over a week ago, no response for us. How come you've heard on the day? - they said it'd be two weeks.
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 15:42
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I may be wrong, but I think Louthgirl and her mates cleared the sim part, the rest of the interview process to be done. Even if the whole process is completed,there is no way you get a yes from EK on the same day. It just does not work like that.
Edited tosay, you get feedback from the Sim, but the rest of the interview process as no feed back

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Old 26th Aug 2013, 17:11
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Looks to me like she is doing the assessment in DXB and cleared day one out of four....good luck LouthGirl!
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