Preparation for Emirates interview and assessment could be started 24/7, it comes with individual training plans for the capacity elements, exercises for maths and technical understanding incl. scripts and specified tutor for each element of the selection process.
Stage 1: Pre Selection Phase PSP 1 in Amsterdam or Dubai
The official 2-stage (actually 3-stages) Emirates selection program follows a fixed format and starts for european applicants with Pre Selection Phase PSP 1 in Amsterdam or Dubai for applicants outside Europe.
It consists of a Simulator Assessment at B737 or A320 (basic rough data flying incl. single engine procedure) and a standardized test to assess capacity skills and aptitude.
Stage 2 PSP 2 in Dubai and stage 3 Assessment Centre
PSP 2 (PSP 1 continues) contains the psychometric testing with the Advanced Control Test plus some guided tours of Emirates accommodations, Medical Clinics and schools etc.
Last step (exception of the medical of course) in the selection process is the Assessment Centre with group exercises and panel interview.