Gentlemen, I know all about the politics (I read it all on here) but a guy has to eat ! ! Any info anybody would care to share about Norwegian Air Shuttle DEC assessment procedures would be very much appreciated. If for some reason you don't want to post here, a P.M is fine for me (but not for everyone else of course)
Best paying 737 contract job out there, with the possible exception of China/India & other "attractive" locations, but their figures are in any case usually quoted in Dollars, so if you are living in Europe, & a miracle results in the Euro recovering, "Hello Pay Cut" . A tad less than 9000€ should put enough bread on the table for me.
Anyhow, this , & "my" similar thread over on Terms & Endearment have become tax/do not go discussions. Original Q , by both of us, was trying to find info on what to expect. . . if anyone can offer any pointers. . . . . . . .
Short and friendly interview, no trick questions nor any tech stuff.. Sim ride, is briefed in advance (in full) pretty straight forward, engine fail on TO folowed by the usual bits and pieces...hard to fail; if prepared.
In contact with 2 ex-colleagues who passed the selection, they didn't do Sim ride, only interview, they were for FO position, rated with experience. Agency has told me the same story, only interview, which is indeed unusual. To collect that Beer, 1st I have to pass ! ! Was yours for DEC ?
I have several friends working with DY, including fresh guys doing their rating now with DY, experienced FOs and DECs. none of them have done any sim checks to enter the company. the interview was just a friendly chat
There are no Ads at the moment via the two agencies concerned, for FO's, but, if I remember correctly, there weren't any. Basically, as far as I understand it ,any FO joining at this moment will not be on the "old" Norwegian contract, but will be employed via an agency. I know of 2 who joined recently, & have been allocated AGP, one wished HEL, but it wasn't available. I believe the AGP base is planned to expand, & that FO recruitment is continuing, but via normal applications, rather than in response to a dedicated Ad. If I remember correctly, neither of my 2 colleagues had flown NG. I think the old caveat (for FO's at least) is that it helps if someone already working there can put a word in for you. Probably best to contact them directly & clarify, rather than missing the (long) boat .
As I understand things, you will be "based" in Malaga but you will be shipped in to Arlanda, Gothenburg, Torp and Oslo to work. That means you will be replacing the crew who have waited months and years to go home and be rid of the commute from other bases.
I don't know, but it sounds like a good setup for eh.. a frosty flight deck climate if you ask me
Sorry to say, but with a shiny new rating I would think for Norwegian you have zero chance. They do take newly rated guys, but from their own/approved TRTO. The rest of the recruitment is for guys with a few hundred hrs on type.