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

Old 12th Jun 2018, 16:40
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Originally Posted by UB6IB9 View Post
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. Very much appreciated. With a large family it just doesnít seem feasible. Maybe if DEC was an option but unfortuantly, my resume lacks WB time.

Thanks again


They have hired DECís without any WB time in the
past ... bananas post is spot on btw .
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 21:20
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These posts are helpful on making decisions.

What would you consider a good salary for a wife to be on?
My wife has a few job options if we decide to make the move and we think the salary’s on offer for her profession are good but hard to gauge if it will be worth it.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 23:35
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Hi everybody, I have a question about the bonding(training cost). If the candidate fails in the training period or if the company withdrawn the contract during probationary period what happens? Does the employee pays the bond? Do you have any idea about the percentage of fails during training or probationary period? I believe myself but I have to calculate all the risks.
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 01:51
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
My wife has a few job options if we decide to make the move and we think the salaryís on offer for her profession are good but hard to gauge if it will be worth it.
Options or offers? Some find it harder than they thought to land a job once in Dubai, don't assume because she is qualified for something at home she will get hired for it in Dubai; especially if she has the "wrong" kind of passport...

Married friends moved to DxB thinking Mrs would easily get a job her field, she didn't for about a year so factor that possibility in if she doesn't have an actual offer on the table. If you can make it with just you working for a while you'll be OK. Friends luckily didn't have kids/school to worry about so they were good.

She may want to check out some of the expat forums, there are several with sections dedicated to the woman's side of settling/job hunting etc in the UAE.
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 05:53
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EK Interview

Originally Posted by IBE8720 View Post
Clearly canít 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.
Hi there
I have an interview lined up with emirates. could you share some information about the interview process
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 05:58
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EK Interview

Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
You have gone through the process, got accepted..but not done the homework? I will sit back and watch this with interest.
Hi there,
Congratulations on passing your interview with EK. I have an interview lined up with them soon. id appreciate some insight about the whole process, Thanks and Regards
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 05:51
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Latest pilots jobs website
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 07:32
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Emirates Interview

Originally Posted by dustyflightdeck View Post
Latest pilots jobs website
Hi there, I was unable to see your reply. Could you kindly mail me @ [email protected]. Your inputs will be much appreciated Sir.

You canít use the Private Messaging system, add url links or images until you have an established posting history.
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Old 17th Jun 2018, 11:59
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
These posts are helpful on making decisions.

What would you consider a good salary for a wife to be on?
My wife has a few job options if we decide to make the move and we think the salaryís on offer for her profession are good but hard to gauge if it will be worth it.
You canít generalise, it depends on her profession. If, for example, she is in a medical field sheíll probably find it quite easy to get a job. If sheís western trained such jobs can pay very well.

On the other hand many organisation right now are cutting costs left, right and centre. Replacing expensive western employees with cheaper ones in every area possible.

A salary that seems good or even amazing to you at home may not go far here when you factor in the cost of living.

As with all the other stuff people are talking about on here, do your research! Speak to people already here.
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Old 17th Jun 2018, 22:23
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About the short term memory test

hi all...
Can anyone tell me the difficulty level of short term memory test? comparing with the test in lpj? three or four things to remember each time?
thank you so much
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 20:41
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I think it was three. Or was it four? Ahhhhhh.....I can't remember.

I think there may be more important things to concentrate on.
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 20:05
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guys anyone else having assessment on 23rd of July. ? if so pm me so we can share stuff .
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 00:33
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My misses had job offers before salaries ranged 25-50k depending on accommodation. She is in finance masters in Economics, speaks Arabic.
She didnít take the positions at the time because I would never have got a flying job then. Now I am in a better position which is why we are considering it.

To Edit. AED a month one job was paying in dollars.
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 14:26
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123 View Post
My misses had job offers before salaries ranged 25-50k depending on accommodation. She is in finance masters in Economics, speaks Arabic.
She didnít take the positions at the time because I would never have got a flying job then. Now I am in a better position which is why we are considering it.

To Edit. AED a month one job was paying in dollars.
Obviously make sure those are genuine offers. If they are you and your wife will enjoy a very high standard of living in Dubai.

I enjoy living here but I think a lot of people reading that will think ďWhy on earth come to EK if your wifeís career can bring in that kind of money?Ē Unless she can only earn good money in Dubai, of course.
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 17:11
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Though I hate to say it, you will have lots of money but you will see little of each other.
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 20:06
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Originally Posted by bigdaviet View Post


Obviously make sure those are genuine offers. If they are you and your wife will enjoy a very high standard of living in Dubai.
My wife was made similar promises of big salaries and career opportunities before we came to Dubai which greatly influenced my decision to move here. All lies of course and when you arrive here the real offers are much much lower and even then they will screw you out of most of that as well. Now she wasted several years trying to build a career that will never exist here. Beware, Dubai isn't the place it used to be for jobs!!
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 00:25
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Thanks for the responses.
We will keep our eyes open.
I am TP guy (for the airline who has just posted a big loss), itís still not that easy to go from TP to the good Jet jobs, yes it does happen but here in UK with demise of Monarch literally 4 TP guys who were waiting for start dates got chopped from hold pools from what some would say are good airlines. Harsh as some had been waiting for a while.
I want to do the long haul gig and to go from TP to Long haul doesnít happen very often so I feel I should do it now.

My misses does have a very good job here pays well more than what our captains are on so the companies in Dubai said they would match it but obviously tax free, one of them was HSBC where her old boss works.
However, her maternal instinct has come to roost and she hasnt said so yet but I reckon she is going to get back to work and then say sod it I want to be a mum.

Im not saying definitely I want EK but I am considering it along with other options and really do appreciate what is said. Of course I still have to pass assessments and interviews.
I have seen guys at my airline pinning there hopes on one airline and not getting it then having no back up and just getting frustrated.
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 12:55
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Guys, does anybody know if the 1000 hrs wide body experience for Dec at EK is a must have or it can be superseded by exceeding all other requirements?
Thanks for any reply.

Last edited by redbaron60; 27th Jun 2018 at 14:08.
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 18:15
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Iíve been at the company two years now and the amount of changes in my terms and conditions for the worst, has dramatically affected my opinion of Emirates.

Iím looking at other options now and even a career change because theyíve ruined flying for me so much.

The rumours are true, the company is run by FEAR and INTIMIDATION. Not a safe environment to be operating aeroplanes at max hours per month. The pilots are scared of th management.

We will be the first operator to crash a 380, not because we have the greatest number of 380ís but because of the above.

I would really think twice about coming to Emirates and Iím open to anyone contacting me for other information if you need it.

Sorry to be so negative but itís the truth and if I was looking at applying I would want everyone to be honest with me.

The moral on the line is super low and the work environment is depressing. A cabin crew member committed suicide because of the changes theyíve made to there contracts. A pilot maybe next.
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Old 28th Jun 2018, 03:28
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Originally Posted by IHEK
I’ve been at the company two years now and the amount of changes in my terms and conditions for the worst, has dramatically affected my opinion of Emirates.
Care to elaborate as to exactly what in your contract, that you agreed to when signing, has been removed/downgraded?
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