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Old 19th Jul 2011, 14:58
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Could someone please let me know how to fill in the language level section of the DHL app form? Whenever I try and fill it in it doesn't recognsie what I have written and will not save.

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Old 24th Jul 2011, 12:27
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At the end I find it fair that the german market first takes germans, swiss and austrian pilots, and then, after you do not get anymore good pilots out of this countries you go for the foreigners
You really think that is fair ? Imagine the Little Englander comments if we suggested that in the UK. Double standards or what ?
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 15:40
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Hi to everyone on the forum,

I would like first to thank antony.s for the info on the DLR, as I will (I hope so anyway) get invited for the selection process at LH cityline.
About my experience: I applied on to every FO job possible, I got answers from DHL, LH cityline and DC aviation. No news from DHL since last months when I got a msg stating that they were reviewing all applications.

My questions:
I think the selection process for DHL is not based on DLR, or am I wrong?
How can I prepare myself to my best for a DLR test?
Does anyone who is insider or got through the selection has got any overall idea of the recruitment? Did they stop, seeing the financial crisis or did they already fulfill their requirement?
And last one: how do the DHL tests look like? hard?

Thank you!
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 10:24
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hey guys,

am interested in dhl as well.

am rated on the 306 as captain, flying currently for an asian carrier

can anybody tell me anything about roster patterns, salary, id tickets, leave other benefits

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Old 6th Nov 2014, 14:55
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Could anyone please shed some light on the DLR test and how to prepare for it, also how best to prepare for the maths part of the assesment? what type of questions do they ask??
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 16:33
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Hi scott t,

For the few words i understand in german the assessment is consisting of: mathematics, english, atpl questions and a group exercise.
Sim check seems to be very fair.
Thats how it was 2 years ago.
Good luck.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 20:47
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Scott t,

Have you got an assessment coming up with EAT or dhl uk??

I have tried to contact them with regards to my EAT application through career aero but never any response!

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Old 17th Nov 2014, 09:14
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Good morning,

Just got an invitation for the assessment next week Monday. Short notice-well but ok. Somebody recently attended the assessment and can write me a short review?
Thanks in advance
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Old 10th Dec 2017, 07:55
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Hey guys,

I see there's not much information about the DHL EAT assessment day in Hamburg with Interpersonal, so I wanted to contribute for those interested.

I attended the assessment and to warn you all it was far from easy, so be prepared.

I prepared myself by using
-the Skytest software,
-reading the Ace the Pilot Technical Interview book,
-reading the PilotsReference Guide,
-reading Getting to grips with aircraft performance,
-and lots of interview practice with friends and wife.

The assessment takes place at Interpersonal in Hamburg. It is divided in 2 days and normally you are allowed to proceed to day 2 if the first day is successful, this you know at the end of day 1.

Make sure you bring all your documents (Licence, Medical, Passport). If you forget those you won't be allowed to attend the assessment day.

Ab-initios and people with less than 500hrs must do their SIM check on an FNPT2-simulator (Piper Seneca). This check is done in-house at Interpersonal on day 1. Experienced and Type Rated pilots, if succesfull on day 2 will be invited to attend an assessment on the A300 Sim in Berlin. Be prepared to be flexible as this might be the next day.

Day 1.

- Welcome. Done by Interpersonal and DHL staff.

- German to English translation. This is for the native German speakers only. You have to translate a German text to English. You have 7 minutes to do it.

- English Test. Grammar, propositions, fill in the blanks, synonyms, text-reading and understanding. The answers are multiple choice.

- Mathematics. Head counting/calculus. Ex. 14X60 or 46X23. The question is shortly visible but for the answer you have time. A little tip, there's a scratch pad below the question, type in the numbers in there so you have it constantly in front of you. Once you have the answer erase it and type in your answer. ;-) But ssssss... don't tell anyone.

- Mathematical Reasoning. Text questions, Decimal counting, Divisions, Geometry. Skytest is good to practice this.

- Concentration Test. Again Skytest is good for this. Don't rush doing this exercise. They want precision rather than speed. Take your time.

- Memory Test. Skytest, level 2 and 3. This one is really hard. You get a series of different callsigns with different colors. They disappear and then you're asked which color were certain callsigns or even just parts of it.

- ATPL questions. 40 questions. What I suggest is reading the Ace the Pilot Technical Interview, but that's not enough. There are online databases and a read through those questions is time well spent. The subjects are mostly Meteorology, Principles of flight, Airlaw, Electricity, Performance, Human factors, Navigation, Engines and Hydraulics. All candidates get different questions.

- Psychometric test. This is pretty heavy and tiring and Skytest is very good for this. Keep the cross centered on a moving Artificial Horizon with your Mouse.
Next to the Artificial Horizon, you'll have 4 lights with a corresponding letter. When a light lights up red you have to press on your keyboard the corresponding letter. To add some distraction the lights light up yellow first, so pay attention.
At the right-hand side of those lights, you'll find 6 instrument gauges with moving needles in it. You also have a corresponding letter for each gauge. When a needle goes into the red zone you have to press on your keyboard the corresponding letter.
And below that you a screen where questions appear, it goes from calculations to text. and you need to answer the questions.
And yes, you have guessed it, it's all done simultaneously. So get that T-scan going!

For the guys with less than 500 hours, you'll do a SIM check on an FNPT2 sim. IFR Procedures. I guess something similar to your CPL exam.


The people assessing you will generally be Mr. Walter from Interpersonal, a psychologist, HR from DHL and a management pilot from DHL.
You'll have group exercise. Here they want to see how you work together and if you're a team player or not. There's no real solution to the exercise. After the group exercise, they'll ask questions. This is to see if you were involved or not and also to see if you were following what the other guys were doing.

After that, you'll be called individually for the interview. This is an enjoyable conversation about your history, your strengths, and weaknesses, your motivation, etc... But at some point it becomes serious. You'll get lots of questions thrown at you, they'll try to push you into a corner. Don't get aggressive or frustrated. It's part of the game. Mr. Walter is a very nice man but he's doing his job, he will push you into that corner and he won't stop. So be prepared for that. Experienced pilots, be ready to be criticised a lot, and have some scenarios thrown at you. My advice is to practice as much as you can.
If some of your tests from the previous day were not good enough, especially ATPL stuff, be prepared to have some questions thrown at you as well.
The interview takes 45-60 minutes.
For those that have less than 500 hours, you get an answer fairly quickly, around 3 days. For the experienced pilots, it takes around 2 weeks after the SIM in Berlin.
It's a phone call. Don't expect feedback though. It's just yes or no.

It was a hard three days for me but I honestly enjoyed it a lot and I got the positive call 2 weeks after the sim! ;-) So if I can do it, anyone can do it! Just prepare for it.

Make sure you're well rested, especially for day 1, it's very heavy and exhausting.

That's my 5 cents worth of info. I wish you all the best and good luck and hopefully see you on the line!
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 10:42
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Great feedback, very usefull thank you very much for that.
Regarding the German text translation, how was your level at German? Was the text hard to translate ? Because if I remember German language is not really a requirement...
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 16:13
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience !
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 22:01
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Hi ezy6543

Thank you for the feedback and an overview of your experience at Interpersonal DHL.

Would you mind specifying your current flying experience? What is your level in German Language?

Thank you once again for providing an overview of your assessment experience.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 06:51
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Hi guys,

My level at German is nonexistent, so I didn't have to do the translation. It's only for native German speakers.
DHL is apparently a very international company with various nationalities, so English is the language used. But although German isn't the easiest language I will do everything I can to learn it.

From what I heard from the guys who had to do the translation test it's easy. If I remember correctly it was just 7 lines to translate.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 09:10
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When I purchased it, it was called differently, but the one to go for is the DLR 1 Screening (BU/GU).
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 21:37
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Hi all,

Iíve applied on the website in late September, and so far I heard nothing back...
Any of you guys got called for the interview recently?

Best regards
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 16:34
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Hi ezy6543,

thank you for your review.

Do you still remember what you had to do in the A300 FFS?

Best Regards
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 08:07
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Hello JayPilot,

Honestly, it was easy and I had a blast. It's basically a normal take-off, FD's and auto-throttle off, raw data SID, once you're clean you get vectors for a visual approach, you land. Repositioned 20 miles out on an intercept heading for a Raw data Ils approach and landing.
It's an absolute amazing airplane to fly, just don't forget to trim! It needs a lot of trim!
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 08:19
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Thanks alot for the reply, and maybe we see each other in the future.
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Old 9th Feb 2018, 17:43
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Hi all,

I passed the assessment days in HAM end of november and got called for a job 4 days after.

Nothing to add to what ezy6543 said, SKYTEST helps a lot, I've studied a lot with this software and I felt comfortable with the test that day in Interpersonal.
I don't speak german AT ALL! I was ex french air force, only single engine low experienced.

I just finished my intro week in DHL Leipzig and I've to say I'm REALLY happy to be in this cargo company. Very professionnal, nice and friendly atmosphere!

Good luck
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 16:35
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hi csuaero!
Could you please tell us more about the interview, group exercise and the Sim? I presume that as you are low experienced you probably had to do the FNPT2?
Thank you
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