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Old 21st Sep 2015, 11:46
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Originally Posted by training wheels View Post
What's the latest employment prospects with Qlink? They seem to be advertising briefly, then the ad disappears for a few weeks and then reappears again. This is their latest ad but with a slight adjustment in their minimums where they now accept 250 hours or greater as a co-pilot in a multi-engine turbine, multi-crew aircraft.

https://qantas.taleo.net/careersecti.../jobdetail.ftl

So, are they still interviewing?
With EK's lower mins, continuous Cathay interviews, and about 50 cadets in QantasLink hearing whispers of mainline recruitment, QantasLink does need guys VERY soon. Interviews to continue.
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Old 16th Nov 2015, 23:32
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As a general rule, if a person had completed the online psychometric testing:


How long would the said person expect to wait before hearing of the outcome?


Also would it be a fair assumption if nothing was heard after three weeks that the result was unsatisfactory and that is the last the said person will ever hear of Qlink recruitment?


Another thing, does anyone know of anyone who is employed by the above outfit who has not completed year twelve schooling?


Thankyou.


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Old 17th Nov 2015, 09:08
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All training resources are currently tied up with Jetstar NZ so don't expect a ground school until Jan/Feb. Rumour of a ground school every 6 weeks from then on with usually 6 per course.

Regarding the psych testing - its well known that these are issued to most applicants, those who are willing to pay and do somewhat well..will likely get an interview..keeping in mind jetstar nz interviews are taking up most of these slots.which could be a reason for the slower process.

plenty of movement thats for sure so good luck to all - excellent company to work for
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Old 17th Nov 2015, 10:04
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Not sure about time frames but usually it depends on the applicable department's workload when they give the thumbs up or the thumbs down.

Highabove: In the way of SHL goes and it's applicability to other elements of the Group - it's all individual - no previous credit given. If you pass the SHL for QLink, you'll still need to do it for Jetstar and Jetconnect. Which shouldn't be too bad, if you pass it once, you should be able to do it again. Pain in the posterior though.

Oh and another thing for the wannabes out there: Apparently the recruiters are struggling to find successful applicants (but no shortage of those applying). Usually lack of IFR technical knowledge, flying prowess and ability to form a coherent sentence during the panel interview is letting a few of the guys down. Bums up and heads down into the books!

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Old 29th Dec 2015, 11:43
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Anyone know when Direct Entry recruitment will start happening again? Wouldn't mind getting back to regional flying again.
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Old 31st Dec 2015, 04:16
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VH DSJ

They advertised yesterday on seek!


QantasLink First Officer - Expression of Interest

Exciting new opportunities within our QantasLink business
Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Mildura or Sydney base
Flexible working environment
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Old 31st Dec 2015, 05:32
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Flexible working environment
Absolutely NOT.
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Old 31st Dec 2015, 05:39
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It's back on the Qantas careers website.

https://qantas.taleo.net/careersecti...l=126101381138

BTW, what exactly is "An Expression of Interest"? Are they offering real job opportunities here or is it just to populate a 'hold file'?
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Old 31st Dec 2015, 07:28
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Expressions of interest:

If they like you, they will at some point in the not-too-distant future offer you a job.

However, if they don't like any of you who "express interest", no-one will be offered jobs. As they haven't actually said that jobs are available, this is not dishonest.

The term is however a two-sided coin. If you express interest and you don't like the terms on offer, you can say no without being seen as wasting their time. After all, you were only expressing interest, not actually applying for a job.

Good luck.
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Old 3rd Jan 2016, 09:28
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G'day guys,

Just wondering if anyone knows how the Qlink hold file works?
If more courses are run, is the start date based chronologically on when people are interviewed and accepted or merit of the applicants?

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before.
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Old 3rd Jan 2016, 21:03
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If more courses are run, is the start date based chronologically on when people are interviewed and accepted or merit of the applicants?
Unlikely.

The Qlink hold file is reasonably large and some applicants have been on it for up to two years.

Obviously, the hold file contains applicants who've been successful in all the interview stages but there is no current position for them. These pilots will have differing qualifications, degrees, hours, and endorsements.

When the a ground school is generated, the company may have preferences for pilots with certain qualifications or endorsements, based on the projected needs at that time. For example, the company may want pilots with (or without) an ATPL.

Based on whatever the needs are at the time, the company will contact those applicants preferentially over others, regardless of when they made it onto the hold file.

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Disclaimer: The above is my opinion only.
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Old 8th Jan 2016, 05:23
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Originally Posted by juzanuthapilot View Post
They advertised yesterday on seek!


QantasLink First Officer - Expression of Interest
Why are they advertising when there are people still on the hold file? Also heard on the grape vine that there are people currently doing psych testing for stage 2. Seems strange to me when, as Di Vosh says, the hold file is huge and there are people on the hold file for 2 years or so. What's the story?
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 05:07
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Rumoured that they emailed all Traineeship hold candidates saying that Hold file is no more and the applicants are encouraged to apply for Direct Entry.
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 06:04
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Not that strange

Why are they advertising when there are people still on the hold file?
I can think of a few reasons. Just because you're on a hold file doesn't mean that you meet the current needs of the company. If an applicant was placed on the hold file due to the then needs of the company and those needs have changed, then the company may hire without emptying it's hold file.

I have no idea whether

Rumoured that they emailed all Traineeship hold candidates saying that Hold file is no more and the applicants are encouraged to apply for Direct Entry.
is true or not. IIRC VA did that a few years ago. Don't know if Qlink have done it.

My advice:

It's better not to try to second-guess how any company interviews, accepts applicants, or (in this case) administers a hold file.

What I have heard, is that the company is expecting a large turnover of pilots this year. If that happens, then they'll be recruiting anyone they can get.

DIVOSH!
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Old 9th Jan 2016, 16:11
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Any idea to when interviews/ ground school to take place. Guessing prob only after the sunny EBA has been voted through?
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 08:43
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That's all been sorted last year. Apparently interviews will start up again when the NZ operation has had all its bugs ironed out. That apparently, may take some time...

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Old 10th Jan 2016, 22:51
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Interviews starting next week onwards...
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Old 12th Jan 2016, 22:30
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Qlink Offers?

Hey anyone receive emails from Qlink on SHL interviews? I got 2 emails with same time stamp one saying off to do SHL next one saying better luck next time. Pretty confusing as neither email refers to each other and the fact the time stamp is the same. Wondering if anyone else got something similar from Qlink?
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 07:07
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Is it possibly that Qantas will return to recruiting guys with just a CPL (Traineeship) like before? Did this work out for them, or were there too many issues?
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Old 15th Jan 2016, 11:27
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Anyone completed QLink aptitude testing this year and heard a go or no go for next stage yet? Anyone know how long till JetStar NZ finish their recruiting and free up Qlink slots?
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