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DHL Air UK/LEJ ASSESSMENT

Old 17th Apr 2018, 08:26
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CV is right, freight is here to stay with the increase in internet shopping and just in time logistics. Revenues are so much bigger - consider how many 10kg parcels you can fit in a 757. DHK survived the last recession and now volumes just keep on growing. When I left Thomas Cook for DHK in 2002 there were 5 uk charter airlines, now there are two.

As for fatigue, I donít miss multiple consecutive night DLM, TFS etc and the difficulty of resting for them in the home environment. Or the massive skewing of the program to the Summer period.

Horses, courses. At least at the moment thereís enough recruiting out there hopefully to make a choice.

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Old 17th Apr 2018, 11:02
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Originally Posted by Tommy Gavin View Post
In the last economic downturn DHL Air's sister, EAT-DHL made quite a big number of employees redundant. DHL (Air) is not known for its compassion...
When was that?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 13:07
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Can only speak for DHK which made no-one redundant during the big financial crisis and is now growing in numbers.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 13:18
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Last economic downturn was I believe 2009/10? Canít speak for EAT but, (and Iím sure DH will confirm), there were 0 redundancies from DHL (UK). Right now we cannot recruit Pilots fast enough (specially type rated), and our trainers are maxed out constantly.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 16:05
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In the period when EAT changed from the old to the "new" A300 without flight engineer. I think this was around the period 2008-2010.The flight engineers on the old A300's were made redundant.

I don't think any pilots were laid off.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 15:38
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Originally Posted by Tommy Gavin View Post
In the last economic downturn DHL Air's sister, EAT-DHL made quite a big number of employees redundant. DHL (Air) is not known for its compassion...
Tommy - quiet the reverse in my humble opinion especially for example to crew with medical issues. You want to back up that statement?
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 11:45
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Originally Posted by Tommy Gavin View Post
No I don't! Plenty of FO's / FE's could back me up on this.
So to make it a fair discussion DHL Air has never had F/E's. They started with B757's I'm sure a couple of the ex BA Captains might have liked a F/E but on the B757 there is no need
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 15:44
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Any genuine DHL pilot here? Got some questions regarding base in LEJ, contract and taxes. Can you contact me via PM? Any help much appreciated.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 08:47
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What do you want to know? Might even be interesting for other? If it is going in to details I can still PM you.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 08:50
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Iíd be interested too, but are you talking about the EAT LEJ operation, or being LEJ based for DHL UK? From what I understand theyíre separate companies/contracts is that correct?
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 09:32
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That is correct, DHL Air UK with a UK contract and EAT with a german contract, all based in Leipzig anyway.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 11:35
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Please use the search function. EAM and others (inc me) have posted loads of stuff on this topic over the last couple of years - probably everything you need to know to at least decide whether it’s a serious option.
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 13:27
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Recruitment DHK

Hi,
Any info ...how long wait after application, before they call about possible assessment ?!
Any assessment day scheduled ?
thx
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 13:47
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DHL UK Interview

Have received an invitation for assessment as FO.
Have Jet experience ,low hours,..so what can I expect at the Interview?
Does anyone have relevant info ?
thank you
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 14:18
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Know your aircraft, History of DHL/DHL Aviation, ATP stuff.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 15:16
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I remember being asked about runway and taxi light colours but that was ten years ago. I was also asked which was the critical engine on the turbo prop I flew and why.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 17:50
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Hi CV. I think it’s grown up a bit since then and hopefully more sensible now!

Falconetti. Please use the search function - there’s loads of stuff on this forum about DHK. Above all have a sensible answer ready for ‘how are you going to make LEJ work? Where do you plan to live etc?’

good luck

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Old 31st Jan 2019, 18:09
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Thank you guys !
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 05:11
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Hi

I got also the invitation.

Biggest issue for me is the LEJ base. My wife and i bought recently a house in the Belgium. But getting a flat in LEI and having a mortgage is for me financially not viable. On top of that my wife is working in Belgium as well.

I do have a question about the roster: if you are 8 days “on”, are you 8 days (nights)away and the last day coming back to base or are you coming back every single day? If the first option is being done, it allows me to commute back to Brussels, if not, i might have to forget the whole thing.

I dont find an answer, someone provide me an answer?



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Old 1st Feb 2019, 08:16
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Which link did you use to apply for this job at DHL Air UK?

Thank you in advance!
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