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Shaggy330 18th Nov 2012 07:36

The likelihood of failing a security check is between slim and none. I am holding my Police Clearance Certificate in my hand, and have passed similar checks at other airlines without any issues for the obvious reasons.

Any other thoughts or ideas are most welcomed.

Airmann 18th Nov 2012 11:10

Shaggy, could you possibly enlighten us a bit about your background, where you're from, your experience etc. (Completely up to you). Because there are known cases of external factors not directly related to the candidates position with QR that have meant that QR could not hire the candidate.

Like I said, I leave it to you what you want to reveal.

Shaggy330 18th Nov 2012 11:27

UK National. +15,000 total. +5000 wide-body command. Current A330. Currently flying as captain. Degree. ICAO, JAA, FAA and a few others. Never worked for another ME carrier.

WXCptFedUp 18th Nov 2012 11:29

The other way around...
 
Hi all,

I got exactly the opposite while waiting for my "pass" letter in may. I received a mail saying I was unsuccessful this time and blabla, wrote back straight away and got a call the next morning from the recruitment team telling me it was a mistake and that the email was not for me. Another guy in my group had the same experience. I suggest that your write them an email asking for explanation and to confirm this email was for you.
Stay positive, I'm sure you'll find some sort of solution.:ok:

Capt Aviator 18th Nov 2012 11:56

SHAGGY330
 
@Shaggy330,

It is my opinion that you should email AND call QR to confirm that the email is meant for you, especially if it's not a personalized email to you. I have also received an email that was intended for another pilot so an email sent to the wrong person isn't anything new.

You have nothing to lose my emailing AND calling QR HR.

Good luck!

Cheers!

CAv

Shaggy330 18th Nov 2012 15:10

I'll give it them a call since it certainly has the making of a mistake.

speedhold 18th Nov 2012 15:31

shaggy 330 ,

good luck in trying to in touch with someone. Even if u do the hr team cant even give you any kind of explanation. They will just say wait for an update .
I,m waiting to get a date of joining as well interviewed in feb f/o non type rated already sigNed the contract for the A320 in may but nothing since then . I stayed up a few times so i can talk to someone there in HR but have not been succssful.

chrislikesblue 18th Nov 2012 15:37

It starts to get really complicated now with all these wrong emails. I hope my 'pass' email was not meant for someone else . :rolleyes:

Saam-85 18th Nov 2012 16:53

@chrislikesblue

Don't worry mate, the pass email normally starts with this:

Dear (your name),
We refer to your application...

Well, mine was like that and even my friends who also got their pass mail, had the same. So, as long as your name is mentioned, there will be little room for mistake unless there is another applicant having the exact same name :ok:

iQatar 19th Nov 2012 09:48

QR is advertising for B777 Captains on their website.

Tritzo 19th Nov 2012 10:48

Yes, according to rumours, Qatar Airways wants to first take over/employ/kick people out of the pool(see shaggy330 - although I dont know whether he ever was "in the pool") before they hire non type rated direct entries. Makes at least sense to take that 500 people that are assessed, interviewed and security checked before inviting new ones.

My guess, if the pool is empty (if it ever will) they are going to open the fleet restriction upon application again.

casablanca 19th Nov 2012 13:26

The website says they are looking for current 777 captains who would be able to join by April 2013.

Redline 19th Nov 2012 13:44

777 captains...
 
To be quickly converted onto the 787... Perhaps...:suspect:

disagreeable 20th Nov 2012 07:52


To be quickly converted onto the 787... Perhaps...http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/sr...lies/cwm13.gif
Wrong, They will not move from the 777 if they come direct...
They will make up for the people leaving on the 777..... as well as to keep the "senior" guys happy who were offered the 787 and now cant have it due to a shortage of 777 guys at the moment....... even though lots of guys are sitting on the ground twiddling their thumbs waiting to be trainined! ...Yawn. so predictable

High'n Fast 20th Nov 2012 11:18

DOJ 25 November 2012
 
Anybody Joining on the 25th November ....

Any information on the temporary accommodations they provide on arrival would be helpful.

High'n Fast

speedhold 20th Nov 2012 12:56

High n fast
Hi just have a few questions trying to figure out where I am in the pool .I interviewed in Feb 2012 first officer position I don't have a type and I was assigned the a320 signed contract in May got the talent pool email.in July and still waiting .
When did u interview ?
When did you sign your contract
Which aircraft did they assign you?
Did you get the talent pool email in July

Sorry for so many questions just trying to see where I stand .
Thanks

Iver 20th Nov 2012 18:59

disagreeable,

Thank you for all of your detailed posts. Very informative. Are the 777 slots open because of pilot departures or just fleet growth? Also, I thought that 787 slots were primarily going to be filled by A320 pilots - still true? Or will 787 slots be filled by pilots from all fleets who have the seniority to bid it (including those from the 777)?

Cheers

upwhereIbelong 20th Nov 2012 19:08

...
 
@Hig´n Fast
Hi there ,most likely u will join us all in the current company accomodation (details will be given when u recieve your tickets )(which is a Residence Hotel ) .Depending on your Rank you will get big 2 bedroom or even more bigger 3 Bedroom Apt.
This is for 6 weeks ...

I recommend to bring for first days :Shoer Gel and towels ..not provided.also maybe if youre a UK resident an extension cable with several sockets to plug your stuff in ...

The rest u will get here sorted out real quick .

Enjoy your Trip ,see u soon down here
Cheers UP

Jmodel 20th Nov 2012 19:10

Pool
 
Hi guys,

This is my first post here. Hope i can give some good infos. I've heard that the order to get a contract/DOJ is.... people with job offer unemployed (2 months), with job offer employed(2-4 months), no job offer unemployed (4-6 months), no job offer employed (6-8 months). So don't plan much about when you got your assessment it doesn't really count.

Happy landings!

disagreeable 21st Nov 2012 08:42


Thank you for all of your detailed posts. Very informative. Are the 777 slots open because of pilot departures or just fleet growth? Also, I thought that 787 slots were primarily going to be filled by A320 pilots - still true? Or will 787 slots be filled by pilots from all fleets who have the seniority to bid it (including those from the 777)?

Cheers
Thanks Iver, nice to hear that somepeople actually take note of reality!
to answer your Q's:

Thank you for all of your detailed posts. Very informative. Are the 777 slots open because of pilot departures or just fleet growth?
Primarily open for both but pilot departures are the main cause. (40 T7 F/O's and some cpts possibly) vacated across the water to the unmentionable T.had

But what the original deal was that the first handful of 787 huys were to come from the T7 (~20) then the rest from the 320 mostly (with smatterings from 330 etc). depending on delivery rate of the 787, it was originally going to be about 7 F/O's and maybe a captain here and there going to the 787 per month.

Now that the mass exodus of the T7 guys happened, I am not sure that the guys from the T7 have moved over, maybe just a small number untill T7 fleet is stabilised again......... BUT the direct entry guys on that should expect to stay on that I reckon! not a bad bird to be stuck on :cool:


Or will 787 slots be filled by pilots from all fleets who have the seniority to bid it (including those from the 777)?
In terms of mentioning "seniority number" and the bidding for stuff process in QR.

You get two numbers: A Joining Date number (staff number) and a FLC (final Line Check) number.

Now, as I mentioned that people are being steped over at a rapid rate in the training here so those poor bastards are watching guys join WAY after them and getting trained first, which gives them a FLC number before guys who joined months and months before them, which means that bidding for cmd and fleet transfers is being pushed way back for some (FTSO's and SO's mostly)!

Also, as a caveat to that, it states that "performace" is also considered when bidding... so if a CS didnt like you, or you mentioned to a captain about his delberate mishandling of the a/c and he has higher up contacts, expect that your "performance" wont place you in good steed for the cmd or the transfer......:ugh: very political and backstabbing..... sadly....

The only light at the end of the tunnel is that they are going to have to concede somewhere soon, when they get planes delivered that sit on the ground and people still leave in droves, they may actually start to work things out...... NOT (insert satirical diabolical laughter)

Hope this helps!
QR is ok, but it is certainly not the golden goose like many make it out to be.


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