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Old 4th Jun 2018, 17:41
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EK cadet programme

https://www.emiratesflighttrainingac...-questionnaire

The investment for the 21 month programme is US$ 250,000, and includes the full academic programme, accommodation, meals, visas and other related expenses. Please confirm your commitment to the investment
Can anyone in the know please confirm whether this astronomical sum even leads to a job with emirates?
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 18:32
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No it doesn’t guarantee anything and do you really want to work for Emirates?
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 18:34
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No, just like doing a course at EAC doesn't ean you get a job as dispatcher, engineer or whatever.

It's basically just a fancy way for people to learn to fly and for EK to make some money. Don't confuse it with the actual cadet program for nationals, they're ot the same thing. I asked about it when they had the stand at DXB airshow

EFTA does not equal EK the airline. But I bet they hope the not so smart ones dont realise that, and plunk down the money
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 19:53
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Originally Posted by Officer Kite View Post
https://www.emiratesflighttrainingac...-questionnaire



Can anyone in the know please confirm whether this astronomical sum even leads to a job with emirates?
Dont give them any money ... please ! There bany better and cheaper options
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Dont give them any money ... please ! There bany better and cheaper options
Or even many ...
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 02:24
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$250,000 and 21 months for a GCAA CPL/IR and a couple of hundred hours??!!...
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 02:52
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$250,000 and 21 months for a GCAA CPL/IR and a couple of hundred hours??!!...
And no job at the end!!!!
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...and is transferable to another state?
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 09:52
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...and is transferable to another state?
To transfer to EASA at least, you would need to resit the 14 ATPL subject examinations. As far as I can see there is little use for this license without transferring it to another authority.

I cannot understand this $250,000, I'm mindboggled. it's double even the most expensive European cadet programmes (that actually include a job) for no job at all.
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 12:08
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My guess is its aimed at locals/Gulf to keep/bring the money in the country, then they can pick the ones they like as cadets and make them an offer.

Side bonus of catching the "vanity market" ie those who don't want to go to Europe/US and want the "prestige" of going to the "EK" training academy... even though it's not really EK at all in that sense
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 12:28
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It's funny because EK themselves don't even send their cadets to the EFTA, they're in oxford!
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 23:37
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It's funny because EK themselves don't even send their cadets to the EFTA, they're in oxford!
That should be a enough of a sign.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 01:38
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I cannot understand this $250,000, I'm mindboggled. it's double even the most expensive European cadet programmes (that actually include a job) for no job at all.
It's perfectly understandable and reflective of Emirates and Dubai. Take a product, multiply the fair value cost by a factor of 2,3,4,........10 and then sell it. Pretend it's the best around, but those who are around, know it is very substandard at best. Those who aren't around get caught in the hype and bluff and overpay for a poor product/service.

It's a brilliant model that won't fail........
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