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Old 22nd Dec 2007, 08:09
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I was in Norway last month and was told CHC still needed plenty over there. I certainly would recommend going up to ABZ and speaking with the main man in person, although he can be hard to get hold of as he is extremely busy, but that's what a friend and I did and got in with less than 300 hours. Also, I wouldn't trust the applying with the website, rumour is that people dont seem to get a response from them. Best of luck.
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Old 2nd Jan 2008, 16:28
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Anybody have some news/rumours on the lowtimer leftseat market in europe? Interviews coming up..? chc, bristow or bond
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Old 2nd Jan 2008, 19:22
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Interviews have been running regularly but you need to go visit them all and push the cv over the desk. More chance than just sending the basic letter with CV and wondering why you get no reply.
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 12:23
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Could someone PM me the email address for the main recruitment man at CHC please. Thanks

HP 1982
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 17:23
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hey,

DeltaNG said:

You forget, Helimutt, that there are always unexpected vacancies as
people move on to other things
on my base in the last 4 years,as far as I can recall 1 captain and 1 co-pilot have left to do other things, freelancers have come and gone a bit but even they are fairly constant.

in the same time I can count 14 new co-pilots have started plus a couple of transfers from other bases.

so effectively all the hiring has been driven by expansion, so at least for us, I think there will be little hiring now in the short/medium term.

regards

CF
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 00:55
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North sea jobs

Lars1 + Helipilot1982, try not to worry too much about low time, if you have your I.R. in your back pocket you should be o.k. I know Bristows have been employing guys with less than 300(+IR) hrs in 2007. So can't see why that would change for 2008 but you do need to phone up H.R or send in hard copies of your c.v. don't rely on their website application forms, pretty sure it's the same with C.H.C. GET ON THAT PHONE!
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 14:34
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Hi there,
If you were starting out and were interested in working for a company such as CHC where would the best place to train?

America, South Africa, OZ??? Would there be any specific schools these guys would be looking for or have preference over?

Thanks.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 16:15
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somewhere whcih required the least hassle to convert to JAR licence I guess.
They always ask for JAR CPL/ATPL with associated IR.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 20:50
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Yep, Helimutt is spot on but of course if you were eligable to work in the U.S or S.A etc and didn't want to work in Europe well the associated C.P.L and I.R should suffice. BUT the North sea seems to be where the bucks are! Don't think C.H.C have any links with any specific training school??? Of course you have Bristow Academy in Florida if you wanted to give them a shot.
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Old 24th Jul 2010, 11:11
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Thumbs up north sea

hi wizzard 450 hour all turbine any chance of a lead into the north sea????
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Old 24th Jul 2010, 18:24
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Good Luck

pdoyle,

Maybe you should have a look at "Humberside Issues, from Bad to Worse!"

http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/422...bad-worse.html
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 02:13
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Originally Posted by pdoyle View Post
hi wizzard 450 hour all turbine any chance of a lead into the north sea????
Have you got an IR(H)? If not, you'll have to stump up another £25-35k before you will have a chance on the NS.

There are (a few) jobs available at the mo but to be honest, given the current market conditions and the over supply of candidates, you might struggle with your age.

But the best of luck anyway.
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 13:10
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Bristow Norway

Bristow Norway looking for pilots.

Ad in norwegian, but easy to understand JAR CPL(H)/IR, ATPL theory, 1000 h. Tests in august.

See Norsk Helikopter (yes, old name but same company)
/karriere/ledige stillinger/flygere.

Vi søker:

Flygere

Vi har behov for å ansette flere flygere ved vår base på Sola.

Minimumskrav:

•Gyldig JAR/FCL-sertifikat for helikopter: CPL-H
•Gylid instrumentbevis for helikopter: IR/H
•ATPL-teori
•1000 timer flytid med helikopter
Pilotuttak vil etter planen bli kjørt i august 2010

Kontaktpersoner:
Henk Heidema (Operations Manager)
tlf: +47 51646602
mob: +47 93030933

rgds OMP
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 08:40
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Job

Ok, Bristow is looking for a pilot.
What about CHC in the netherlands?
Any infos about chances to get a job there?
Right now 2000h with JAR CPL, Multi Eng,Single Eng but sadly without IFR.

What about the hole market in NS?
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 15:48
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Originally Posted by christianty11 View Post
Right now 2000h with JAR CPL, Multi Eng,Single Eng but sadly without IFR.

What about the hole market in NS?
Unfortunately, without an IR, you have little or no chance at the moment. There are too many other prospective candidates who already have an IR.
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 08:03
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Thanx for answering bravo73 !
Not really good for me. Looking forward in the future. But doing the IR Course for about 45k Euro without a chance to get a job in the branch is not the best idea i think. Perhaps i can visit some operators at the market in De Kooy or Esbjerg to drink a cup of coffee with my application under my arm?

Best Regards

Chris
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 08:24
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Give it a try....

But why should they hire a guy WITHOUT IR, when there are plenty of experienced pilots WITH IR on the market?
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 08:58
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Hi Hueyracer,

you are damned right, why? But will the chances raise in the future?
What about: I get an interview, undersign the contract and than i will start the IR Course?
And the contract starts only with a passed IR Course. That sounds great!!!

So i will check the future about options like this.....
If somebody have, give me informations.

Chris
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 08:58
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Tried visiting all the big operators a few months ago around north sea, only 1 had the decency to come to reception to say "go away, we dont talk to pilots".Wasted over a grand in travel and accomodation. I have a shiny new IR but seems now to have been a major mistake and waste of money, will never learn..
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 09:38
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Progression in this industry is all about timing and research. Do your research before you spend any money and then take your chances on the timing. You have control over one but not the other.

I read so many complaints from people who appear to have done little research or feel that bad timing is unfair somehow. Life is not fair and until you accept that you will never be happy.
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