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Old 2nd Nov 2022, 08:39
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DHC-7, your not the only one. I applied on the first day recruitment opened and have heard nothing so far and as far as I know from reading in other forums no one so far has been contacted.
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Old 2nd Nov 2022, 09:35
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DHC-7, your not the only one. I applied on the first day recruitment opened and have heard nothing so far and as far as I know from reading in other forums no one so far has been contacted.
Many thanks for your reply, mate. All understood. Wishing you and everyone out there heading that way to Singapore, the very best of luck. Take care.
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Old 5th Nov 2022, 09:35
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Heard some people have started getting rejection emails. This applied to direct entry second officers, not sure about first officers .

Any one got any email? Good or bad?
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Old 5th Nov 2022, 15:24
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Good day,

I also applied for DESO a couple months ago. No correspondence as of yet and application still says “Submitted”. Fingers crossed for all of us.

A question out of curiosity, does anyone know if successful what fleet you are likely to be assigned?
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Old 5th Nov 2022, 15:53
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Originally Posted by p_alleyne View Post
Good day,

I also applied for DESO a couple months ago. No correspondence as of yet and application still says “Submitted”. Fingers crossed for all of us.

A question out of curiosity, does anyone know if successful what fleet you are likely to be assigned?

When I did the interview pre-covid they said it can be on any aircraft except the A380. However they added that they were planning mostly for the B737 max but since there was delays due to max grounding most guys in the previous batches before I did the interview went on the B777.

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Old 5th Nov 2022, 16:14
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Originally Posted by cruisepower View Post
When I did the interview pre-covid they said it can be on any aircraft except the A380. However they added that they were planning mostly for the B737 max but since there was delays due to max grounding most guys in the previous batches before I did the interview went on the B777.
Thanks for the swift reply, the MAX sounds good and makes sense with the absorption of Silk Air. All the best and hope you hear back from them once more.
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Old 6th Nov 2022, 02:06
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Heard the guys who got the call pre-covid will be prioritized for interviews again this time round, followed by everyone else who applied post covid.

cruisepower fingers crossed hopefully you get a call soon!

Applied DESO within the first week of advertisement but status still listed as "submitted". I think the next stage if you are considered will be "under review"
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Old 7th Nov 2022, 13:42
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Hello all,
I had raised a query here some time ago about the visual acuity requirements specified on the job listing. After consulting with the recruitment team, I was advised that those are internal company requirements, which are more restrictive than the CAAS requirements.
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Old 7th Nov 2022, 14:32
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Originally Posted by IWillFlyForFood View Post
Heard the guys who got the call pre-covid will be prioritized for interviews again this time round, followed by everyone else who applied post covid.

cruisepower fingers crossed hopefully you get a call soon!

Applied DESO within the first week of advertisement but status still listed as "submitted". I think the next stage if you are considered will be "under review"
Hi if true then good news for those who have attended previously and waiting. But at the same time I hope they start calling new guys for the assessment.
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Old 7th Nov 2022, 14:37
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Originally Posted by Sharklet View Post
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I had raised a query here some time ago about the visual acuity requirements specified on the job listing. After consulting with the recruitment team, I was advised that those are internal company requirements, which are more restrictive than the CAAS requirements.
Yes you are correct. There are techinaly 2 medicals. After you complete your Class 1, your medical will be reviewed and reassessed by SIA doctors. The SIA requirement are more restrictive for eg the earing loss for authority is 50db but SIA its 30db

There are people who pass the Class 1 but can fail the SIA medical. The eye test itself is very detailed so any issues the doctors at the class 1 medical will let you know.

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Old 7th Nov 2022, 16:53
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Originally Posted by cruisepower View Post
Yes you are correct. There are techinaly 2 medicals. After you complete your Class 1, your medical will be reviewed and reassessed by SIA doctors. The SIA requirement are more restrictive for eg the earing loss for authority is 50db but SIA its 30db

There are people who pass the Class 1 but can fail the SIA medical. The eye test itself is very detailed so any issues the doctors at the class 1 medical will let you know.
Thanks for this insight. I didn't know it extended to other areas of the medical. All the best to those applying!
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Old 22nd Nov 2022, 23:09
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I presume it is quite long, but any info about upgrading to the left seat for expat DEFOs?
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Old 23rd Nov 2022, 14:21
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Anyone know how many rounds of interviews are there? I was invited to interview and had to give a reply if I'm able to attend on the same day I received the email. But was told that its only an interview. No simulator for the day.
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Old 24th Nov 2022, 10:49
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Anyone know how many rounds of interviews are there? I was invited to interview and had to give a reply if I'm able to attend on the same day I received the email. But was told that its only an interview. No simulator for the day.
Kindly mention if you are invited for FO or SO?

The interview process for both the FO and SO are same. 1st stage is video interview, there will be a panel of about 5 people asking you questions. It's straight forward. They will invite you to Singapore if you pass this stage at their own cost.

2nd stage is the simulator assessment, for SO no emergency but full manual flying but for FOs they have emergency like RTO engine failure etc.

3rd is medical.

4th is license conversion. For CPL its longer for ATP is shorter.




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Old 24th Nov 2022, 14:21
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I got an e mail for DEFO saying I am shortlisted and asking me to submit some further information and documents. I am a PR with over 5,000 hours A320 time. Anyone else who got the same e mail please DM me.
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Old 24th Nov 2022, 16:13
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DEFO, I was informed that it's only an approx 2hour interview on the appointed day. So based on what you said I guess that's only the 1st round. And if you passed then simulator then medical and so on.
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Old 25th Nov 2022, 11:00
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Any DEFO applicants been contacted? Non PR..
I am a foreign national with 3500 tt on Airbus Non PR, application still says "submitted"
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Old 28th Nov 2022, 07:27
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Hey guys,
For info - NONE of the foreign nationals (~160 Scoot/SQ combined) that were retrenched in September 2020 have been called back or asked to re-apply. Those that have re-applied, without PR status - have NOT received a reply/offer to interview. @SQ, many of the FO's that were retrenched were in fact hired as Cadet Pilots by SQ; and even they have not been called back. It appears that any hiring effort is concentrated on locals (nationals + PR) only at this stage... They have also ramped up hiring of direct entry cadets (Nationals + PR) also for both Scoot and SQ.

If no one from the non-national list has been called up - its seems fair to say that they are name-collecting and not actually hiring foreigners at this stage. Seems odd that they would even try to even advertise - but this is how it has played out..

Cathay on the other hand IS hiring - and although the t&cs seem far less than before... the chances to keep your careers and licenses alive seem better there for now..
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Old 29th Nov 2022, 04:59
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Originally Posted by flapoperator350 View Post
Any DEFO applicants been contacted? Non PR..
I am a foreign national with 3500 tt on Airbus Non PR, application still says "submitted"
PMed.
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Old 30th Nov 2022, 05:43
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Originally Posted by AltoCuSurfer View Post
Hey guys,
For info - NONE of the foreign nationals (~160 Scoot/SQ combined) that were retrenched in September 2020 have been called back or asked to re-apply. Those that have re-applied, without PR status - have NOT received a reply/offer to interview. @SQ, many of the FO's that were retrenched were in fact hired as Cadet Pilots by SQ; and even they have not been called back. It appears that any hiring effort is concentrated on locals (nationals + PR) only at this stage... They have also ramped up hiring of direct entry cadets (Nationals + PR) also for both Scoot and SQ.

If no one from the non-national list has been called up - its seems fair to say that they are name-collecting and not actually hiring foreigners at this stage. Seems odd that they would even try to even advertise - but this is how it has played out..

Cathay on the other hand IS hiring - and although the t&cs seem far less than before... the chances to keep your careers and licenses alive seem better there for now..

Yea what you are saying it's true. Many former employees still haven't been called out. So it could be a long waiting game for us especially DESO.

However SQ Is set to expand its network and increase frequencies so let's hope all goes fast all of us here.
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