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Old 23rd Jun 2010, 11:18
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I think you will find The Hill was referring to the direct entry side of things.

When they release the next round of interviews they email every person who is on the list waiting for interviews.
Its a 'first in best dressed' scenario, so you gotta be quick!!!!

If you miss out the first time they dont 'banish' you from the list, they'll just keep sending you emails with interview offers.

The Hill - mate get your phone set up so it beeps and rattles when you get an email. That way you can reply to an interview invite within minutes.
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Old 23rd Jun 2010, 18:24
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cheers eternity, thanks for the tip, going to bide my time and wait for a better opportunity. Would have thought getting an interview would be based on merit, not who has the iphone and who doesn't
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Old 24th Jun 2010, 07:16
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Anyone know what sort of hours have been required to proceed to stage 2 in the first round of the traineeship? Ive got over a thousand and got the "not competitive" letter...
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Old 24th Jun 2010, 23:39
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I suspect.......

I would suspect that QLINK wants about the 300 – 400 mark. This is just above what they have advertised for and this may be what they want. Remember just because you have the hours/minimums does not mean you are competitive. I’m sure other factors are taken into account such as degrees, further education and previous work/life experience.

If someone has 1000h solo flying around Broome in a single with tourists so what. Yes they may have hours but they may also have developed bad habits. This may be a sweeping generalization however from a HR perspective this may be one of their criteria. They may want green pilots to mould into the company SOPs without too much ‘but I did it this way in my old job’ attitude.

If they are getting guys with high hours then the ATPLs will come quicker which means more outlay for QLINK. This is a business after all.

This is all speculation however it may provide a little food for thought regarding their Trainee recruitment process.
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Old 25th Jun 2010, 06:42
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No point speculating what you think - professional amateur. Hard facts are what people are looking for in this forum, of which I have one to offer.

I know of someone with circa 1000 hours S/E Instructional who got an online psych test offer. Puts to rest any claims that QLink are only looking for low hour guys.

If you've got something to offer and meet their requirements there is no reason why you haven't got a chance. Don't think so hard about it.

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Old 25th Jun 2010, 06:49
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Could anybody PM me with a contact telephone number for the QLink Traineeship.

I recently got a letter saying that they cannot progress my application due to not meeting all of the minimum criteria - But after checking and double checking I certainly do!! I need to sort this out.

I have tried to find this information out but with no success. Can anybody help??

Cheers

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Old 25th Jun 2010, 08:23
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Just email them. Worked for me.
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Old 26th Jun 2010, 07:15
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Has anybody that was invited & completed the stage two phsyc testing with QL Direct entry heard anything back yet?

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Old 29th Jun 2010, 09:03
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had the interview, been almost 2 weeks and waiting on a response so will let you know!
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Old 30th Jun 2010, 08:18
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Anyone know the cost of the type rating? (I'm aware there is a bond period)
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Old 1st Jul 2010, 12:20
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BVSBVS.

Im sure a lot of us on here, would like to know, what sort of experience you have.
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Old 1st Jul 2010, 14:25
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As a rough guide only:
Currently looking at 2000hrs with an ATPL and 500 or so Multi for Direct Entry
Looking for the minimum direct entry requirement less the multi for the traineeships.
Company are looking at several new toys in the not to distant future. Most new FOs going to BN Base.
Hardest base to get to is Melbourne, looking at 2-3 years before an FO slot arrives, however may change if any more 400s are moved down that direction.
Hopefully the seniority lists for Sunstate and Eastern will merge in the not to distant future and movement will be unhindered across the QLink empire (less National Jet).
Command in Eastern 2.5-3 Years Currently but prone to change.
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Old 2nd Jul 2010, 05:18
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RMCDONAL, for the traineeship....why would they adverstise 100hrs if they really want 2000hrs then?
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Old 2nd Jul 2010, 06:30
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why would they adverstise 100hrs if they really want 2000hrs then?
Its called minimums. They will take someone with those hours however would only happen is there is no on else left.

Its a supply and demand thing. With a lot of pilots applying they will employ the best qualified such as the 2000hr pilot, however when they are out of 2000hr pilots they will start taking 1500, then 1000 and so on.
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Old 2nd Jul 2010, 07:10
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Traineeship

Yep understand the concept of minumums...what I dont get is why there is such a big gap between what they have advertised (not asking) and what they are looking for/accepting.
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Old 2nd Jul 2010, 10:15
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The hours I posted are just an indication of what is getting through at the moment. people with those hrs are applying, once they dry up they will get pilots with less time.
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Old 2nd Jul 2010, 10:46
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I have an interview next week for DE FO. I will post some details once it's all over!
Any tips from people who have just been through the process would be appreciated.
Cheers.
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Old 9th Jul 2010, 14:59
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Just got the invitation to attend interview/sim ride.

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Old 10th Jul 2010, 08:20
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Any tips from people who have just been through the process would be appreciated.
Cheers.
Dont hold your breath...
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Old 13th Jul 2010, 03:09
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How Long For an Answer?

Anyone here done the Stage 3 bizzo and had an answer? Either "no thanks" or "here is your start date" or "your on the hold file"?

Did my interview 5 weeks ago now and still nothing!! Im guessing the answer but some confirmation would be good.

Have tried emailing with no answer so far!

Anyone??
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