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Honolulu Lou



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:45 am    Post subject: Edgeware Qatar? Reply with quote

Hi...Does anybody know about an outfit called "Edgeware"?...at least, I think that's the name. I saw it advertised on the Web..and the jobs looked fairly decent.

Any info. appreciated!
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Knaved



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edgware is at the end of the Northern Line on the London Underground.

They won't be abe to help you much re getting a job in Qatar, but you will get a free Tube map and information about services into Central London.
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honolulu Lou,

Edgeware College is based in Ireland, but they have global campuses in China (more than 10 years in Beijing); Kazakhstan (training pilots etc of Air Astana); UAE and Libya.

They specialise in teaching Aviation English, and in China are recognised by the CAAC. I did some part-time teaching for them and found them to be a professional outfit.

I think they intend opening a new campus in Qatar in January 2012, as they have recently signed a partnership agreement with European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). This will be at the Qatar Technology and Scientific Park.

Check out the website:http://www.edgewater.ie/global/qatar.html
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Edgeware College is based in Ireland



Edgewater??
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, spiral78, for pointing out my silly mistake - I was looking at the original OP (and probably too much mulled wine!)

It is Edgewater.

Happy Christmas!
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Understandable mistake, but it seemed time to clarify the name of the school as versus a tube station Wink

Mulled wine is a respectable factor; enjoy!!
(I'll be going for the Czech version 'svařak' myself in a couple of hours)
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Honolulu Lou



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks dedicated...I appreciate it. It's for a friend...I am thankfully (and hopefully) out of that part of the world for good.
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TT-Kira



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know what they're looking for?

Have a friend who's also looking, ex-pilot, degree & CELTA and over the 5years of experience ... but not even got through to interview stage

Or is this another operation (non-aviation) they are setting up?
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Christian St.Bacon



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do specialize in aviation english and I've heard, are going to try to set up something in the future regarding that but this contract is with Qatar Petroleum - teaching vocational english to company trainees and employees........14,000QR for this..not bad in my opinion - not sure about the accommodation and transportation deal though
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jxyz



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Christian St.Bacon"] this contract is with Qatar Petroleum - teaching vocational english to company trainees and employees........14,000QR for this..not bad in my opinion - not sure about the accommodation and transportation deal though[/quote]
They've got the QP contract from CDC. Who just fired all the staff without warning after 3 months.
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TT-Kira



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the contract Lang Sols just lost?

Finally it seems a reputable company with concern for it's staff might be doing more in the Gulf!
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jxyz



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
TT-Kira wrote:
Is this the contract Lang Sols just lost?

Finally it seems a reputable company with concern for it's staff might be doing more in the Gulf!
It's the contract CDC had - Langsols just did the recruitment. For the record both companies have behaved decently, allowing people to stay in flats, helping them get other jobs etc.

Unlike QP who call the shots. It turns out that not only did QP know all along that they only wanted the staff for 3 months because the change in contractor was planned some time ago.

Given that they always recruit at least two or three more people than they actually need because the attrition rate is so high - especially in the first three months, perhaps some of the new Edgewater people shouldn't unpack, never mind settle down. It remains to be seen how well this Edgewater lot (run by the same guy who was doing it before, back in Imtiaz days) will treat the first few to be fired...


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Christian St.Bacon



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: JEEEEZO...language solutions/sandwich delusions Reply with quote

...hahaha...jeeeeeeezo..who is this edgeware company people continue to mention here....haha...edgeware, edgewater, waterware, edgeedge..hopefully those coming with their new contracts will at least know and remember the name of their employer...hope you last longer than the last bunch from language solutions, sandwich delusions....or whatever they may 'mistakenly' call themselves too...... Smile

Good luck and shukran very much

Wink
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battleshipb_b



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edgewater Qatar - run by my old drinking buddy Malachy, the man with nine lives. I don't know how he does it - he has been around forever and still manages to survive. So now he's got the QP contract? Well good for him. I still come to Q to have a booze-up now and then like this weekend. Pretty dry in the magic kingdom.
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Christian St.Bacon



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: What happened to my contract... :-( Reply with quote

Good first day at work with QP?

Not a bad first day of unemployment/Sheraton Hotel 'Chinese take-away' Wink

Shukran very much
Wink
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