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Old 14th Jul 2017, 19:38   #21 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations Aekis. Really happy for you and all those who have been successful. Well done. SJ
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 11:59   #22 (permalink)
 
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Any insight from you guys - how's the three days in Reykjavik?
Can you confirm the FO's are just hired on a seasonal basis?
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 00:33   #23 (permalink)
 
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My stepdaughter got hired last summer..several months til training, several more until OE, then IOE. Still in her final sectors and was told furloughed in Sept along with 109 others....Just FYI...
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 18:02   #24 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the insight!
Trying to figure out if it would be a good/bad step to do this thing. I understand that icelandair offers a permanent contract after the first season. That's intriguing, but then again- first year is seasonal. Not everyone has savings to survive during the off season.

Do you guys have information about the personality test/interview?
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 21:40   #25 (permalink)
 
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Assessment on August 30

Got intived on August 30th.

Anyone?
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 07:02   #26 (permalink)
 
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so...as far as I undertand, there is a new assesment, even though some of us have not got answer from the assessment in June. Seems they have already chosen what they need from June then. Should we expect negative letter soon ?(for those who have not received any news from June)
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 09:15   #27 (permalink)
 
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Also got invited August 30th. No idea what to expect.
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Old 22nd Jul 2017, 14:02   #28 (permalink)
 
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I did the assesment in June and passed it.

Expect the following: Personality test and IQ test. You can pratice for the IQ test by doing diffrent tests online. Personality test, just be honest.

Sim. Testing your CRM skills. We did raw data SID, VOR and NDB holding. No emergency. ILS on raw data and no FD. Aircraft is a fixed base FNPT sim configured as a ATR. Not allowed to use autopilot or FD. They are using diffrent airports so you can not know for sure were you will fly.

Interview. With a pilot and one from HR. Very friendly people. Talk about yourself. Why Icelandair. Give example of good crm. What is important skills for a pilot ++

Very relaxed and nice assesment. Good luck guys!
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 18:09   #29 (permalink)


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I am also invited there on the 30th.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 12:30   #30 (permalink)
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Anyone invited for assessment october 3rd to 5th?
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Old 15th Sep 2017, 20:06   #31 (permalink)
 
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bedbad, apparently we need to wait till november....if not december (as it should have been october initially).
yep quite a long time for us.
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Old 16th Sep 2017, 11:22   #32 (permalink)
 
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yeah we should be in the process.
As I have friends in HR (aviation, or else) they all told me, it's normal;
It's like dating 2 or 3 girls at the same time to see....then you make your final choices to chose the one.
sure it's quite a bit mean, but they are in the position to do it (for the moment ).
So it means they wait until they see all the applicants, then they will finally compare and chose.
But true, it's not so fair for June's applicants.
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Old 16th Sep 2017, 16:37   #33 (permalink)
 
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During my ATPL(A)-theory course 2-3 years back I shared table with a student having at least one of his closest family members working as a pilot with Icelandair. He stated that at least to what he knew then, speaking fluent Icelandic was a requirement for being considered as a flight crew.

Seeing applicant from countries that certainly don't spring to my mind as typically teaching Icelandic language on a larger scale in this tread, I wonder if someone could confirm that what I heard from my fellow student isn't any requirement now?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 18th Sep 2017, 16:44   #34 (permalink)
 
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Its no longer a requirement
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Old 23rd Sep 2017, 22:58   #35 (permalink)
 
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Its no longer a requirement as there simply aren't enough local applicants. They have already hired dozens of non-icelandic speaking pilots for the first time ever last year
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Old 24th Sep 2017, 14:55   #36 (permalink)
 
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Its no longer a requirement as there simply aren't enough local applicants. They have already hired dozens of non-icelandic speaking pilots for the first time ever last year
If that is the case, why is my step-daughter on furlough end of this month?????
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Old 24th Sep 2017, 16:38   #37 (permalink)
 
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Becaus of seasonal fluctuations in need for pilots, it has become standard practice for Icelandair to furlough pilots at the bottom of the seniority list over the winter, as things are going at the moment people can expect to be out for the first winter.
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 17:32   #38 (permalink)
 
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yes, and they normally ask you during the interview if it's ok so....when you sign you know for what.
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 20:41   #39 (permalink)
 
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Today they announced they are starting a cadet program starting this winter.
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Old 26th Sep 2017, 07:48   #40 (permalink)
 
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Today they announced they are starting a cadet program starting this winter.
is there any link with the previous interviews or something completely appart ?

in that case why starting a cadet program while they are hiring experienced pilots ? ($$?)
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