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

Old 27th Jul 2003, 18:32
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Thanks for your reply, atiuta.

That is a fair description. Being from the UK, the idea that an airline would provide a house is novel enough reason to consider the company.

The accommodation you describe sounds great for an expat lifestyle.

I hope for an interview so see what happens.
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Old 18th Sep 2003, 07:11
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Question Emirates Interviews information - Please

Has anyone recently attended the Emirates interview (past 3-4 months) and would care to share the most recent details and tips about the interview? Your help will be much appreciated. Please feel free to P.M.

Thanks
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Old 22nd Sep 2003, 01:48
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D-I-D,
Just out of curiosity, are you still interested now the command situation has drastically altered over night?
regards,
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Old 22nd Sep 2003, 02:15
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Storm Cloud,

Actually I am.
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Old 24th Sep 2003, 18:10
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Talking

I don't know if you are going for DEC, in which case you would obviously be interested.
Either way, good luck.
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Old 24th Sep 2003, 19:30
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Stormcloud:

Thanks for your obviously "kind" and "very helpful" reply. I am not interested in starting a political discussion here what-so-ever. Please do not try to take this thread in a direction it is not meant to go.

I can understand where you might be coming from and empathize with you regarding your company's decision to do what you may think is a "kick in the teeth" for you and similar others. On the other hand, count your blessings mate - you have a job; I do not.

By the way, I am interviewing for a first officer's position. If you care to help, thanks. It will be appreciated. If you are not interested, that explains why aviation is the way it is: full of very selfish, power hungry, ego tripping and unethical people and maybe, just maybe, that's why you find yourself in the position you do. I know that is why I am in the position I am.

I hope you have a good day and I hope that things will eventually work out for the best for you and the rest of the gang.

Thanks again for your reply.

Cheers.
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Old 25th Sep 2003, 20:43
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Wow! Stormcloud pushed a button there somewhere! He was only trying to alert you to the changes currently afoot here. Good luck in your endeavours.
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Old 26th Sep 2003, 17:23
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I can understand that you are very angry, stressed and defensive. I was in the same position for a while.
Don't let it tear you up and show the wrong person/personality at the interview.
I can't help directly since I interviewed some time ago, all I can personally suggest is using the search facility to find general info. It should still give you a general idea of what to expect.
I hope someone else can be more specific for you.
Good luck again.
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Old 26th Sep 2003, 18:22
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Stormcloud,

Thanks for your reply and advice.

Rest assured I am not bitter in anyway and actually quite in control without anger or an unbalanced personality.

I was a bit disappointed that I did not get a simple answer to a simple question and had the impression that someone wanted to take the thread into another direction as is thoroughtly common on the forum. It is no secret that generally pilots are often reluctant to help other pilots if there is no direct benifit for them. That's life I suppose but in such a profession as ours, one would expect a lot more support toward each other. I personally find it a sad thing in our industry and do my best to do just the opposite.

I am sorry for ripping a strip off you and appreciate your participation. Good luck with your flying and all the best for a successful career.

D-I-D
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Old 27th Sep 2003, 00:33
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For those of us who are still interested in flying for EK, I learned yesterday technical test has changed. Most of the 35 or so tech questions in the XYZ study guide are no longer valid. Has anyone heard anything? Does anyone have any idea as to the new questions?

Thanks!
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Old 30th Sep 2003, 23:23
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Devil in diguise, I think the way to find out about Ek and the interview is ask someone at EK, I'm sure you know someone at EK!!!! If you decide to go to EK and have done the pyschometric tests, the english reasoning tests, the building a drinks trolley test passed the drinks evening test - make sure you ask some questions yourself about accomodation ie where you will be put when you arrive ( they won't give you choice and once in place you will not be moved), schooling if it is relevant (not easy to get into as spaces are limited also you may be miles away from the school you get into, which means a lot of travelling on busy Dubai roads), staff travel ( the best deal you get is ID90 - no free or service charge tickets), commuting (some people need to initially and it is not easy ie time off in a block / rostering) - don't just jump in, it looks great but reality is totally different!!!
PS I got my info from this site some time ago maybe if you look back a bit you will get some more info
All the best, but REALLY THINK ABOUT IT - ITS NOT THAT GOOD!!
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 00:18
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Danger

devil-in-disguise , mini cooper has some very valid points. It is very easy to dress up the EK package to sound delicious, but there are some fairly large stones under the skin and although the good bits are appreciated they do come at a greater cost than would at first be appreciated.

Many who say the water is lovely have already got the best out of things here and have little appreciation of the situation you may soon find yourself in. Do attend the interview with your eyes wide open and do ask as many questions about schools accommodation and realistic command prospects.

Be aware that the contract is for the company's benefit and does change at will, rarely to suit you. On the other hand if you have no job you may have no choice. The roads will be a little scary too. The tax-free thing is compensated by the fact that the salary isn't the most generous, but the lack of any pay rise is slightly offset by generally good bonuses and an increment.

Positive bits are accommodation is provided (a bit of a gamble and one you have to stick with), the schooling is OK (if you're lucky enough to get the kids into a suitable one), and you won't get cold. The flying is quite busy but some good routes on some new aircraft. And of course the company provides transport to work; a perk that I do appreciate.

My view is - if you're out of work come, if not don't imagine things are any greener in the desert. Hope this is of some help.
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Old 1st Oct 2003, 03:45
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Mini cooper, Scrod:

Thanks very much for taking the time to reply to my post. Your information is very helpful and much appreciated.

Safe flying and all the very best for your careers.

D-I-D
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Old 24th Jan 2004, 23:14
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Emirates Interview

Just a question regarding procedure.
After you do the inteview (FO) position, how long does it take for them (Emirates Recruitment) to respond to you? Is it done via e-mail or via letter? When do you get the contract with the date to join? Finaly do they contact your references before or after you are told the outcome?
Thanking you in advance for your responses
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Old 25th Jan 2004, 18:27
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About 4 weeks, E mail then letter with contract, Yep they check your refs before giving you the nod!
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Old 25th Jan 2004, 18:48
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Thank You Ghostflyer, I hope to see you soon down there
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Old 10th Feb 2004, 23:31
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Devil Emirates Interview Research

Dear PPRUNERS,I am attending the f/o selection process end Feb but am trying to get some more info about preparing for the all important interview,in other words I dont want to spend time reading up on the wrong things.There was an excellent precis on this a few months ago but I have been unable to find it again.I have also been unable to nail down exact fleet size for the A340 as some new ones are turning up courtesy of Boeing(ex SQ).The call from EK came rather unexpectedly,having applied a long time ago I put it to the back of my mind and carried on with my life!I have read with great interest the recent threads regarding EK as a career move and although not yet convinced its the right move for me I AM convinced I need to give it 100% in preparation.Incidentally,I have been through the Emirates website ref fleet sizes but cross referring it to their news bulletins section is where I get confused!Finally,are there any A310 or A300 still in service?Any help greatly appreciated !!
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Old 11th Feb 2004, 18:07
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To the FO who is going to Dxb for an interview,if its of help ,emirates has ordered 22 A340-500's delivery starting in 2003. They have only one A310-300.Maybe i see you there in the end of FEB.
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Old 13th Feb 2004, 07:01
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Thanks Capt & Trimotor.Appreciate your help.
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Old 13th Feb 2004, 19:53
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Three Canucks (XYZ) wrote a 40 page guide to the process which is available from specialty aviation book stores. Try various search words and you should find. Not cheap and probably dated so it'll only be a guide. You can be sure the recruiters have a copy as well although they do want to see that the candidates have done their homework and arrive prepared. Still has some good info if you've no other contact. For the tech exam read Handling the Big Jets and From the Ground up. Yes we have one A310 and we've extended the contract for it to mid 2005 as a back-up plane. THe 310 sim is also used for the evaluation flight. Even us in the company can't keep up with diliveries except for those that are doing the sums on their upgrade dates. And the numbers seem to be changing weekly. BTW we crossed 1,000 pilots this month. Good Luck!
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