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RAAF suspend all overseas recruiting

Old 24th Mar 2009, 11:19
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RAAF suspend all overseas recruiting

In case anyone was thinking about it, RAAF has just stopped all overseas recruiting. If you don't have a job offer, you ain't getting one anytime soon. Army and RAN still recruiting at the moment though.

Gut feeling is that it will start up again in 12-18 mths when they have used up all the people wanting to go back/withdraw PVRs etc.

With effect Friday 13 March 2009, the Royal Australian Air Force has ceased recruiting for members from overseas for all specialisations and musterings.
http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/recrui.../airForce.aspx
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Old 24th Mar 2009, 12:29
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They stopped last year, shortly after the Carribou fleet got grounded. I think this is just the official recognition of that fact.
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Old 25th Mar 2009, 02:33
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might have something to do with the fact that the government is suspending a lot of the immigration programs with the recession coming.
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Old 25th Mar 2009, 10:02
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What about the rest of the SAAF? How are they going to get over here now?
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Old 25th Mar 2009, 17:58
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the government is suspending a lot of the immigration programs with the recession coming
...to make room for the flood of illegals their new soft policy on detainees has started.
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Old 25th Mar 2009, 21:58
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Athough I suspect that if one was a QFI with appropriate experience then there may be exceptions.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 13:55
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Perhaps the Aussies rumbled the fact that they recruited a whole bunch of our laziest FCs!
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 23:34
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Fillin up!

I know due to outside job certainty we have seen an increase in local numbers and the RAAF is approaching our approved numbers, cant say for the Army and I still think the Navy is hurting for sailors not WAFUs though. The active program has been mostly successful with a few hiccups, I still think there will be an opening for the right calibre of person should we need them.
But you are right Insp D the FCs with no job/aircraft have spoilt it for the real aircrew
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