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DHL Air UK/LEJ ASSESSMENT

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DHL Air UK/LEJ ASSESSMENT

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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? Cant speak for EAT but, (and Im 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 17th Apr 2018, 16:51
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Some of the EAT flight engineers retrained to become pilots, some chose to take the redundancy. DHL UK recruitment slowed dramatically from 2009, I was in the hold pool for nearly 3 years.

One good thing with the 75 in a down turn is that they could pick up some of the routes that require an A300 when times are good. A lot of the routes I used to fly on the B75 in the period up until I left are now Airbus and the 75's seem to be doing some routes that used to be B73.

For job security DHL would be as good as anyone.
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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 19th Apr 2018, 06:50
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No I don't! Plenty of FO's / FE's could back me up on this.
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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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Id be interested too, but are you talking about the EAT LEJ operation, or being LEJ based for DHL UK? From what I understand theyre 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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