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

Old 23rd Apr 2018, 18:13
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Originally Posted by IBE8720 View Post
Yes because the most accurate information is always found on this site.
Failure rate at the assessment stage is between 60-70%. That is the FAILURE rate.

FYI, I went through the process within the last 4 months. 2 out of 8 made it to day 2 in my batch. the day before 1/7 and they day after me 3/8.
That possibly/probably says more about the type of applicants they’re able to attract at the moment, rather than the difficulty of the process itself
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 19:38
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Question Should I apply?

Hey guys, I have a question for you based in my situation at the moment. I'm 23, ATPL, and I work for a LC in Brazil, flying an Embraer 190/195 for almost 3 years. I'm moving for the A320 (in the same airline) in the next couple months and VERY LIKELY I might improve to the LHS in the next year...but in an ATR 72. Or I could just seat back in the A320 or A330 and wait for a direct entry as a captain at the ERJ, what would take about 3 years to happen.
I'm thinking about applying for the EK. My wages right now are about 2500 USD after taxes, which is not as good as it should be, but considering Brazil insn't Europe I can have a average+ life quality around here, flying 65h/month. As a captain in ATR, would earn about 4200 USD, improving as we move from equipment. Top salary if a career is build up here at this company would be about 6350 USD (after taxes) at the LHS of the A320, which I would guess is 8-10 years away from me. I know this salary is considerably low comparing to worldwide wages, and I`m really considering to build a career outside my country to improve my professional status and start saving a real amount of money.

I know a lot of guys from the forum are unhappy at the EK, but in my situation, shouldn't I give a try? I can't say Im unhappy at the airline, and I really can have a normal life with a standard car/standard apartment in my country, but I'm always afraid I will never be able to become a realized professional once aviation in Brazil doesn't offer us jobs in big carriers as EK or QR could provide me...I've been thinking about this subject over and over in the last months, and I'd like to listen to other people too!
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 19:47
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Emirates Pilot Assessment

Hi,

Does anyone have any up to date information on the EK pilot assessment process? i.e level of difficulty and % success ratio, also are EK presently hiring guys with just the minimum requirements (200hrs 20T+ jet time).

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 22:05
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Originally Posted by zero/zero View Post
That possibly/probably says more about the type of applicants they’re able to attract at the moment, rather than the difficulty of the process itself
Back in 2006 yours truly was 1/8 to get the offer. Four of us made it through the process and I was sure the others would make it if I did. Appeared it was not the case. Hats off for our recruitment team for fighting an uphill battle for a long time now 👍
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 03:36
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Originally Posted by ERJ190 View Post
I know a lot of guys from the forum are unhappy at the EK, but in my situation, shouldn't I give a try? I can't say Im unhappy at the airline, and I really can have a normal life with a standard car/standard apartment in my country, but I'm always afraid I will never be able to become a realized professional once aviation in Brazil doesn't offer us jobs in big carriers as EK or QR could provide me...I've been thinking about this subject over and over in the last months, and I'd like to listen to other people too!
ERJ190,
It sounds like you are considering EK for the money. My only advice is, do your research! On paper the package looks very good, and it would be if it were not for the sky rocketing cost of living in Dubai. When I came for my interview 3 years ago, I did my research and look at food prices, petrol, etc. And considering that the package looked good. But what I did not account for was the sudden and extreme price rises that they like to do in Dubai for almost no reason whatsoever. 5% VAT, more like 25% in some places! Fees on everything that have ridiculous names, like when you pay your electric bill for instance. New EK 150% alcohol tax for crew. These things add up quickly. You need to think very long and hard about what sort of life you are after. Do you have a wife and kids? Will wife be working? Does she want enormous 4WD car? These things are expensive in Dubai. Suddenly your FO pay check is much smaller. You can save money here, I do, but not as much as I would like despite my efforts. it gets harder every year to keep saving the same amount. Every time I think I am finally getting it right, another enormous cost comes flying in my front door. Everything in Dubai goes UP UP UP, but paycheck stays the same! Simple maths!!!!

Read my previous post here about everything else. You are not a "professional" here, you are a child and will be treated as such. New 150% alcohol tax for EK crew only! Wow, I sure feel like a highly respected Boeing 777 pilot. Thanks EK! Maybe right now you think you don't mind these things, but trust me after 1-2 years you will. There is no escaping it.

Come and do the interview, check out Dubai and see it all for yourself
Best of luck to you
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 03:49
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The tax isn't just for alcohol. If you're bringing any items back with you they are subject to VAT and also to the 75 Aed charge for bringing them into the UAE.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 04:34
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Join latest pilots jobs, everything you need to know is there
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 06:13
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Originally Posted by dustyflightdeck View Post
ERJ190,
Read my previous post here about everything else. You are not a "professional" here, you are a child and will be treated as such. New 150% alcohol tax for EK crew only! Wow, I sure feel like a highly respected Boeing 777 pilot. Thanks EK! Maybe right now you think you don't mind these things, but trust me after 1-2 years you will. There is no escaping it.

Come and do the interview, check out Dubai and see it all for yourself
Best of luck to you
Thanks for the answer! But I can affirm you that this is not only because of the money. I really do not know much about the EK or Dubai, maybe thats the reason why Im that interested. But I would surely do the research before taking this giant step in my personal life.
Besides the money (which is considerably lower than it should be right now for me), one thing that makes me want to move forward is that in the company I work for, even that the environment is friendly and its growing a lot, won't give me the career I've always dreamed of, and that is a wide body captain. But maybe EK is not the answer. Shot in the dark!
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 08:36
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Someone in the know told me it's personality online now, and then your full psych in Dubai on the interview day. So after sim and compass.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 11:26
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Originally Posted by Telfer86 View Post
(dusty above the information isn't on that website as EK don't use cut-e or adapt , already know they use compass as second stage , question is what is the test that is used at first stage )



EK are saying that the first stages are psychometric testing (online I think) followed by sim/advanced compass - both supervised can sometimes be done outside of UAE

My question is what is the very first part of this process "psychometric testing" is this personality or aptitudes (maths/verbal/diagram stuff) or both of these components

Thanks for any guidance , pm if you wish . I did look , just seems like a new element has been added
Clearly can’t follow simple advice, so I am not going to waste my time typing out EXACTLY what is written on Latest Pilot Jobs, as that is EXACTLY what happens, how and when.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 19:28
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I have a question for those who already work for EK...how often are you guys able to visit your home country bases on both A380 and 777 routers? Once a year or a bit more?
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Old 13th May 2018, 03:34
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Talking Does anyone know Japanese Emirates pilots?

Does anyone know Japanese Emirates pilots?

I am a first officer applicant.
I know there’re eight Japanese pilots at Emirates.
I want to know about Emirates from them.
If you know one of them, could you let me know?
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Old 16th May 2018, 21:38
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Rubbish

Originally Posted by White Knight View Post
Cape town boy.

Bollocks to your first statement

and yes it's fairly costly, but cheaper than UK !!
It’s extremely expensive here and getting worse by the day as various authorities think of new ‘fees’, ‘surcharges’ and any other ways they can squeeze us. Apart from that, inflation is ridiculous. Don’t listen to the ‘official’/ ‘You people are suckers’ information. This is not a tax-free country by any means. Salaries don’t rise but working hours do.

Never imagine that you can save money here unless you’re a monk. Actually, they’d probably be charged a ‘fee’ or ‘surcharge’ for breathing the dusty, smog-ridden air.
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Old 28th May 2018, 20:43
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Minimum time Is see 3 years, but I don't think expansion combined with attrition would be 3 years. If the numbers are true @ 350 leaving per year a mix of Capt and FO. Actual expansion may be very minimal. Some pilots the managed to jump 100's due to the upgrade age which has now been lowered to 30 both fleets.
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Old 1st Jun 2018, 00:39
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Originally Posted by fatbus View Post
Minimum time Is see 3 years, but I don't think expansion combined with attrition would be 3 years. If the numbers are true @ 350 leaving per year a mix of Capt and FO. Actual expansion may be very minimal. Some pilots the managed to jump 100's due to the upgrade age which has now been lowered to 30 both fleets.

3 years ! It’s only in the OM.

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Old 1st Jun 2018, 01:22
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
Sorry if this has already been asked. As I understand it EK only pays child costs from age 4, is that correct?

How much are nursery costs before this age? Or would a nanny be cheaper?
Would it not be easy just to look after your own child?
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 08:05
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For a nursery school, from around 8am till 3pm you’ll be looking at around 12000dhs a term, what you need to keep in mind is that the schools close for the whole summer, so you may be in a bind when you’re all still required to work and no nursery school to send the little one to. A maid/nanny salary varies from family to family, so other posters may have different views on salary, roughly 2500dhs a month could be the average.....we pay ours a bit more than that, she’s a live in full time nanny and very good with the little one. Keep in mind that you need to sponsor the maids visa every year and that can cost around 6000dhs, I stand to be corrected as the wife sorts that admin out.......
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 16:23
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ERJ that would depend a lot on the country and a) which fleet its served by, both unxrease the chances b) frequency of the schedule c) if the trip is even a layover
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 03:16
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Originally Posted by A320boy View Post
Hey everyone ! I cleared the Emirates recruitment process and have a joining in September on the A380. I still haven't made up my mind whether to join since I wanted to know how the roster is and also if my wife and our 1 month baby will be able to adjust there when I'm out on Ultra long hauls. Have read about the 777 soo inputs on 380 will be really appreciated ! Thanks in advance, cheers !!
Were you provided with Accommodation allowance?
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 05:03
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So typically the year is divided into 3 terms, school year usually commences around 1 September until roughly mid December. 2nd term starts around 7 January until end of March. Final term starts around mid April and closes for summer around end of June.

So there are some periods when you’ll need some other options with regards to looking after the kids....there are some “holiday clubs” available that you could use, I’ve never used them, so can’t comment, but I do know that they’re rather expensive.......
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