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L77STFD
09-24-2009, 01:48 PM
Hey Emirates guys/gals,

I received an email from Pilot Careers this morning indicating that "We are currently reviewing your application and to process further we require you to update in full all required details."

Is this a periodic, automatic, generic, email or is their something positive/nefarious that might be read into this? :cool:

Thank you in advance for your response!


captjns
09-24-2009, 11:06 PM
Hey Emirates guys/gals,

I received an email from Pilot Careers this morning indicating that "We are currently reviewing your application and to process further we require you to update in full all required details."

Is this a periodic, automatic, generic, email or is their something positive/nefarious that might be read into this? :cool:

Thank you in advance for your response!


I believe that Emirates will start hiring pilots in the near future. Look at other threads on APC, and you can also look at threads on PPRUNE.

Good luck!

Thedude
09-25-2009, 04:51 AM
Hey Emirates guys/gals,

I received an email from Pilot Careers this morning indicating that "We are currently reviewing your application and to process further we require you to update in full all required details."

Is this a periodic, automatic, generic, email or is their something positive/nefarious that might be read into this? :cool:




I believe its a generic response. I received the same last year because I had not completely filled out the app and it appears they have changed the app a little this year and it wiped out some info. I wouldn't even get too excited when your application goes to short-listed. I am still wondering about all the guys (myself included) that interviews setup but EK canceled at the last minute.


atpcliff
09-25-2009, 02:07 PM
Hi!

Some guys have gotten rejection emails soon after applying. I have just gotten an email saying they received my update.

They started accepting apps on 15 Sep, I believe, and I heard hiring starting Oct. They are reported to be getting more -380s soon that Qantas??? turned away (spelled it right this time!). Just read getting "X" number of new planes over the next 7 months, and with guys leaving, and no new hiring lately, the poster said he thinks they will be hurting BAD for pilots...took too long to start hiring again.

A number of guys are quitting, as the overall conditions have DEFINITELY deteriorated. However, it is comparable to most airline jobs out there, and better than a lot of others. It seems that EK is the best airline job in the Middle East.

I know 2 guys there: 1 said it was horrid and quit. The others says it is great, and he and his American wife like it a lot.

The training system is basically British, and it is NOT America, so if you need a McDonald's on every block, don't apply.

cliff
NBO
PS-I AM missing Walmart!!!

AirbusA320
09-25-2009, 02:21 PM
Quote: The training system is basically British, and it is NOT America.

What does that mean? Are they using a JAA ATPL syllabus?

atpcliff
09-25-2009, 03:01 PM
Hi!

Quote: The training system is basically British, and it (Dubai and the UAE) is NOT America.

What does that mean? Are they using a JAA ATPL syllabus?

The original training system and operating procedures, as I understand it, were mostly set up by British pilots, and there were/are a lot of Brits (British Empire) instructors there.

If you are used to the American system, you will have to be flexible. If you are used to, say BA, I'll bet that you would feel right at home.

I am flexible, and will adjust to anything, as long as it is safe.

cliff
NBO

fatbus
09-26-2009, 05:21 AM
I would have to say that the training is good, but , you need to be prepared ( well) for your sim or flt. There is not enough time in the program to fall behind. There is NO spoon feeding, if you know what I mean.

10 additional 380 and @ 6 more 777 in the next 10 months.

Rumure that @ 80 have left mostly FO's and American, not happy with the last upgrade change.

The president has said @ 160 A/C by 2016 we are at @ 125 now so not all new planes are additonal.

7+ years to upgrade and in that time frame alot could change, read longer.

Please be honest when discussing this kind of move with you family

UCLAbruins
09-26-2009, 11:01 AM
I am flexible, and will adjust to anything, as long as it is safe.

cliff
NBO

That's what I used to say before I worked in Asia....

If you ever get a job in the Middle East or Asia where Brits or Chinese run the show you'll know what I mean....if you think your current boss is strict, just wait and see

Thedude
09-26-2009, 08:04 PM
Hi!

If you are used to the American system, you will have to be flexible. If you are used to, say BA, I'll bet that you would feel right at home.


Ok, Cliff.

For all you just said, you said nothing. I'll ask again. What exactly is the British training system?

Kenny
09-26-2009, 11:03 PM
I think what Cliff is trying to say, is that airlines like CX and EK do more "Checking" rather than "Training". When you turn up to the sim, you're expected to know what you're doing rather than be trained.

From friends of mine who've been at EK and CX for between 4-20 years, it seems that we tend to get our hands held through training a lot more in the US, than is common overseas.

UCLAbruins
09-27-2009, 04:10 AM
it seems that we tend to get our hands held through training a lot more in the US, than is common overseas.

yes sir, 100% correct, can't really explained it, I guess you have to experience how things really are yourself....

Some companies, they look at it like "mate, you have to know this, we covered it in ground school, I'm not going to explain it to you again, you better know this information"

If the sim instructor is a jerk and not working out for you, don't just pick up the phone and ask for a new instructor, do some research first. Some companies will give you a new instructor but your branded for life, and that instructor you just dumped could be doing your next check ride.

As far as flying the line and busting altitude or something like that, I don't think they have ASAP forms overthere, they bring you in for the carpet and go from there

I know many young guys want to fly 777s/747s and they'd go to the North Pole to do that, but do some research first. They play by a diferent set of rules overthere..