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Old 16th Oct 2010, 09:26   #1 (permalink)
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Question Bond/CHC/Bristow Helicopter Crewman

Good Morning all,

This is my first post in this forum, I normally post in Air Traffic and Military Aircrew.

Does anyone know if Bond/CHC or Bristows employ direct-entrant Aircrewman?

I have contacted Bond's helicopters, so hopefully I will hear from them as soon as possible.

I have applied for the RAF as Aircrewman, and unfortunately failed by 7 marks, but was told my application was very strong and I can re-apply in March 2011.

I don't hold a JAA Class 1 medical, I do have an NPPL medical (most likely counts for nothing).

If any advice or comments can be given, I would be very much appreciated.

Thanks again

Nathan

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Old 17th Oct 2010, 09:16   #2 (permalink)
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Urshtnme,

Thank you very much for you're kind comment.

Regarding Groundcrew work, I have applied for Ground Op. jobs, to help steer me in the right way.

Thanks for your help.

Nathan
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Old 17th Oct 2010, 19:28   #3 (permalink)
 
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Hi,

I have been out of the aviation loop for some years but I do remember during my time at Bond in Aberdeen there was a co-pilot on the S76 who had started with the company as a groundcrewman.
Just after I left the company he was promoted to captain.
Anything is possible if you work at it and get a little bit of luck on the way.
For what it is worth, I joined the British Army as a groundcrewman and had climbed to the dizzy heights of Lynx aircraft commander when I left for the North Sea in 1989.

Best of luck to you as you climb the ladder mate and remember - whatever you do in aviation - enjoy it.



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Old 19th Oct 2010, 15:05   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks to all your replies.

Well fingers crossed something shall pop up!!

Thanks again
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Old 3rd Nov 2010, 15:31   #5 (permalink)
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Bond Helicopter Aircrewman

Good Afternoon,

I was wondering whether there are any Bond Helicopter Aircrewman or other Offshore Helo. Crewman who could lend some advice.

Does Bond or any other Offshore helo. company employ ex. Military or Civilian Aircrewman or do they employ direct-entrants?

Any help will be greatly appreciated and if anyone knows of any companies currently employing, I would appreciated to be put into the right direction.

Many thanks for your time in reading this post.

Nathan
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 12:58   #6 (permalink)
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CHC Helicopter Hoist Operator vacancies

Afternoon all,

I am keen on pursuing a career as a Helicopter crewman and have had various drawbacks including recently -after my application was withdrawn from the Armed Forces due to the defence cuts.

I noticed CHC have Helicopter Hoist Operator vacancies in Ireland as of current and was wondering whether it is worth applying.

I don't have any previous winch experience, however I feel I have the determination and motivation to succeed in this career, there is nothing more that I want.

I am only 18 'nearly 19 as of next wednesday' but I feel that this is the time for me to pursue my ambition once and for all!!

Kind regards to all,

Nathan
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 14:29   #7 (permalink)
 
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Go for it. I take it most of the issues and assessments will be around physical fitness so you wont have helicopter pilots to compete with!!!.
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 17:19   #8 (permalink)
 
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Unfortunately the permanent and transition positions are looking for people from a paramedical background first and foremost, in order to be able to treat casualties on scene if needed. With the approved Irish qualifications in same also needed. Good Luck with your ambitions
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 17:46   #9 (permalink)
 
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To be a paramedic you will also need to have C1 on your driving licence. There are loads of paramedic diploma and degree level courses of which the University of Hertfordshire comes highly recommended. Good luck and keep the enthusiasm going. You will probably be qualified in time for when the SAR-H project finally delivers (see SAR-H preffered bidder thread).
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 07:10   #10 (permalink)
 
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A hoist operator wouldn't need to be paramedic qualified only technician standard - it is the winchman who needs to be a paramedic.

I am not sure the the present Irish service does require the same level of medical qualifications as the UK does, worth checking.

Nathan, the big problem is the amount of training you will need - that costs money and if the employer can recruit someone with the required skill set already in place, it makes filling the post quicker and cheaper.

However, if you don't ask you don't get so it is always worth applying.
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 20:42   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your replies.

Have taken into consideration that fact of training costs & needing previous experience either as a Winch operator or Paramedic, but I have submitted an application in the hope that my motivations pays off, but I will not be to-disheartened if the result is not what I wanted to hear .

Does anyone know of any companies that would offer to train ab-intio Aircrewman? Apart from the Armed Forces .

Kind regards to all.
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Old 16th Feb 2011, 22:29   #12 (permalink)
 
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its a tough role to get into esp SAR in Ireland/UK. Even after you graduate from getting a degree in Paramedics i was told that you need at least 2 years expierience in that enviorment and then apply. Having winch expierience helps but not that necessary as they will train you as winch to their standard. They used to hire winchmen and train them as paramedics but now its kinda vice versa. Alot ex military will be applying in the future also & toise guys have got great expierience.
Im hoping to get winch op in the future back in UK or Ireland but in no hurry at the moment. i got my crewie ticket in Oz and hoping to build up my hours then do my EMT when go back home. Thats the plan anyways but its a very tough selection so im not putting all my eggs into one basket. The crewie game is a hard nut to crack but if selected its a hell of a career.
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 19:39   #13 (permalink)


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CHC vacancies for Ireland / hoist operator needs a paramedic license

At the SAR Ireland the hoist operator has a paramedic license.
He will start as winchman with a PHECC license as Paramedic, and after a certain of time he can go for a position as Hoist Operator.

Sorry to say, but CHC SAR Ireland has dual rated crew onboard the S61N.

If you will noticed the publication of job vacancies, its never a hoist operator that has to be fulfilled, always the winchman.

I know, its maybe a late respond to this topic, but I'm afraid I'm talking with my own experiences at the SAR Eire.
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 09:17   #14 (permalink)
 
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Interesting that CHC Ireland have dual rated rearcrew where as they are not interested in having the same dual rating in the UK operation.

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Old 17th Mar 2011, 13:43   #15 (permalink)


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I'm 29 NDW and still waiting. fortunately I'm in the heli buisness now but would like to become a winchman. Gathering together the medical exp. can be a little tricky.
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Old 17th Mar 2011, 20:59   #16 (permalink)
 
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Anyone got a contact for the Aircrew Manager at Bond?

Thanks.
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Old 17th Mar 2011, 21:25   #17 (permalink)
 
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Just talk very loudly and the Chief Crewman will hear you. That is if he is not talking very loudly himself!

OK ring up CHC and ask for Skyshout.

Oh sorry Bond. No idea

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Old 18th Mar 2011, 09:19   #18 (permalink)

 
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RAF Option

NDW, Dont give up on the RAF WSop(Crewman) option. They still need crewmen and are still training the same amounts at Shawbury. Keep the application alive.

Good luck
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Old 7th Apr 2011, 18:07   #19 (permalink)


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Paramedic differences between two countries

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Due to the fact threre are some differences between Ireland and the UK, if you look at the title "Paramedic"in Ireland and the UK.
The scope of practise of a Paramedic registered at the PHECC, is less on scope than the Paramedic from the UK.
For the instance, endotracheal intubation isn't on the scope of practise on the PHECC Paramedic, therefor you need to be Advanced Paramedic in Ireland.

And yes, true--before you can be a winch operator in Ireland at the SAR, you must have done at least 6 months down wire winch experience.

And from start of this year its official, all the rear crew of SAR Ireland is Paramedic licensed.
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Old 8th Jul 2011, 06:46   #20 (permalink)


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CHC UK/Ireland Crewman Agreements

Hi Guys,

Looking at possible work for this lot after my miltary life, and would love to experaince overseas. Whilst money is not the major deal breaker for me, i would like to know what i am in for before i apply/ move family etc.

Can anybody on here Direct me to, or to a place where i will find the eba's/collective agreement etc, of CHC ireland or United kingdom. In particular there Crewman positions.

Cheers,
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