Friday November 2, 2012
3,000 hopefuls turn up for walk-in interviews
SEPANG: Over 3,000 hopefuls turned up on the first day of Malindo Air's walk-in interviews with the majority seeking jobs as pilots.
Some arrived at the airline's office at KLIA here as early as 8am and were still waiting to be interviewed after lunch.
One of the rookie pilots hoping to land a job was Nursharmin Mohd Nazri, 22.
She had obtained her Commercial Pilot's Licence (CPL) in June last year. “I have been waiting here since 8am. Vacancies are very limited for fresh graduates and there are so many people here.”
The Star had reported that over 1,000 newly qualified pilots had been jobless for up to three years.
Lydia Adora Noor, 25, is looking to get back into the industry after quitting her flight attendant job to look after her mother. “I miss flying,” said Lydia, from Kota Kinabalu.
Malindo Air is a new low-cost carrier that is expected to operate out of KLIA2 and start plying Indonesia-Malaysia routes from May next year. The airline's walk-in interviews will continue until Saturday.