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Old 30th Jan 2011, 00:42
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Etihad interview experience

Hi Guys/ Gals,

Here's an update of Etihad's interview process. I went through the interview 2 weeks back.

Previous Day: Arrive into AUH and check into hotel (Park Inn Yas Island).
Room is paid for, but food is your's. Nice rooms and free internet.

Day 1. EY transport comes to pick you up and they take you to EY's HQ. Very nice offices. There were 16 of us and we all gathered in an auditorium. First was English test 30 mins. Pretty simple....Read a paragraph and fill in the blanks with the words provided on the bottom, then a few TOEFL style questions. Nothing complicated. Start doing it on time and 30 mins should be good enough to finish it.
Next was A320 Tech written exam. Straight forward test. 2 versions. Few guys get set 1 and few get set 2. Study FCOM 1 and that should cover everything.
Then if you pass that you move on to Group discussion. Scenario based question and requires a little bit of analytical style thinking. Five mins to come up with your own answer and 15 mins to come up with an answer as a group.
Pass that and you move on to 1 on 1 interview. Very relaxed interview with q's like why you want to join EY, RVSM, ETOPS, CAT II/ III, fail passive and fail operational. The TRE's interviewing me were extremely polite and friendly.

Day 2. Sim....1 visual approach and about 100 feet off the ground Engine failure during go-around. Then a single Engine ILS to a full stop landing. You are evaluated from 2000 ft to 200 ft during the whole sim check. You get 2 chances on the sim ride.

Day 3. Medical at Etihad center. The usual stuff blood, urine, x-ray etc etc.

Overall fantastic experience. Very friendly people. We met a lot of pilots there who were doing their recurrent. They came and spoke to us and were very friendly. Food is provided on day 1.

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 11:32
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You forgot to speak about the 3 months that you have to wait before receiving an answer, if one day you get one. Really unprofessional, seems a lot of internal politics and fight between the different levels of management/recruitment. Heard lately they had to call a whole interview void because it seems that there is a lot of jealousy between successful and unsucessful candidates which dont have connections.

So to sum it up:
Right time right person right place= Contract
Right time Wrong person Wrong place= Suspended in Space

Enjoy your GUEST experience ..

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Old 30th Jan 2011, 12:17
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Its all bol***s , Etihad are going to need a whole pile of drivers very soon , and the only time they are going to be fussy is with low-time peeps. I may have to eat my hat eventually , but I believe that EY are going to be sensible and take on shorthaul experienced guys to be longhaul captains and f/os . Line training is the key .
Any mention of the most useless phrase in aviation ie 'Widebody experience' will become redundant . Emirates do not use it , and BA have NEVER used it .
Any airline manager worth his salt knows that flying widebodies is easy , the tough jobs are the shorthaul routes , anybody who thinks flying 500 pax is more demanding than flying 5 pax is deluded.
EY will shortly become a very good recruiter - I believe thay even have a chequebook for bonds that need seeing to. That is very smart in the current market.
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 12:56
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Etihad approached me, via an intermediary, a party for whom I'd done some previous contract work (ground based, IT side). The contact was by email, a pleasant and professional note, inviting me to contact the writer (English name) by 'phone, and left a landline number and a GSM number, both in AUH. I tried both numbers, leaving voice messages, over a period of a week, during their business hours, sent several texts to the GSM number, and 2 emails. Nothing.

A week later I had an email from the same person saying that as I had not responded with an expression of interest, they had offered the contract to someone else.

If this is how their HR works .... good luck to anyone who may be applying to them.
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 14:34
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Quite so Capetonian , the curse of the ME , HR and its myriad layers of tossers .......I may except EK from this generalisation . BUT EY are going to have to wake up shortly , QR are aces at recruiting what they need.
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 14:44
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Capetown, lucky you just had a brief encounter with ey staff. Imagine if you had to deal with these idiots every day It boggles the mind how ey is still in business, well barely!!
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 19:39
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Are you guys on strike?
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 22:14
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Don't think anybody scabbed when MEA was on strike last year. They tried but it didn't work.
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Old 31st Jan 2011, 02:38
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"Just wondering if there were any scabs there being interviewd for command positions?"

one have been upgraded already !
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 00:04
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Ey Dec320

anyone passed and got the job in this year?

How many months after the interview does EY expect you to start your course?

thanks guys...
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Old 11th Feb 2011, 06:26
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Its funny to read how a thread about the interviews goes so down hill. I had my experiance with Etihad and it was good and professional. The time i waited was 15 days and this is what we were told in the interviews. There was one guy with us who waited nearly 2 months but that was because his security clearance was delayed, i dont see how that can be branded unprofessional.
I also had two mates just join and they did not wait long and were offered joining dates about 2 months after their interviews.
There is no perfect airline so you make the best of what you have. If you dont like it then leave thats what i did in my previous airline and if i become unhappy here i would do the same. So far so good been here a while and things have actually improved on the 320 fleet, less night flights and more layovers but still the rostering system does not work so requests are still not happening.

safe flying
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