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Old 24th Jan 2023, 19:46
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Originally Posted by yardmaster
I have no LH experience but did get called for an interview recently. I thought it went quite well... they disagreed and I didn't get offered the job.

They are being selective by the looks of things but I'm unsure exactly what type of person they are looking for (other than not me!)
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Old 24th Jan 2023, 19:56
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Are they opening a base in Rome?
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 01:14
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Originally Posted by The Foss
‘Airline Pilot’ is already on the government list of skilled worker visas.

The requirement is the job has to be at least the ‘going rate’, which for airline pilot is set at £60,800…
Whether Norse are on the approved employer list I am not sure, but I would expect not as they are a relatively new company.
Negatives to the employer would be the visa fee (circa £1500) and the associated bureaucracy.

There are of course other ways airlines can base pilots outside of the UK, and still have them operate flights originating from within, without needing a visa.
They would never sponsor a pilot:
1- They signed an agreement with BALPA which will restrict them to employ non-resident pilots or let non-resident pilots operate from LGW base.
2- CAA license conversion for the non-resident pilots takes more than 6 months after getting the residency. No airline will pay the basic fee during the conversion process.
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 07:20
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Originally Posted by flyingdaddy
They would never sponsor a pilot:
1- They signed an agreement with BALPA which will restrict them to employ non-resident pilots or let non-resident pilots operate from LGW base.
2- CAA license conversion for the non-resident pilots takes more than 6 months after getting the residency. No airline will pay the basic fee during the conversion process.

you can fly on a validation for 12 months which is what I’d imagine the CAA would do with the airlines whilst they wait for the person to convert.

The current situation with licences will change drastically once the airlines and the CAA see a shortage here in the U.K. suddenly it’ll be extremely easy to sponsor and to convert from EASA
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 13:32
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Originally Posted by ToCatLady
you can fly on a validation for 12 months which is what I’d imagine the CAA would do with the airlines whilst they wait for the person to convert.

The current situation with licences will change drastically once the airlines and the CAA see a shortage here in the U.K. suddenly it’ll be extremely easy to sponsor and to convert from EASA
You keep stating there is a massive shortage, what is your evidence for this?
Even Norse have obviously been flooded with applications and are being quite selective on who they call for interview.

I've applied to 3 companies so far in the UK, haven't been called forward to a single one.
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 20:52
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Hi YardMaster,

Are you able to share you experience of how the interview process was?

Thank you
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Old 30th Jan 2023, 10:18
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Originally Posted by New_Pilot
Hi YardMaster,

Are you able to share you experience of how the interview process was?

Thank you
The interview itself was fairly relaxed and all the recruitment team are very nice and laid back. Make sure you have a couple of good generic examples of ‘where you have dealt with conflict / when you have worked well in a team etc etc’

I think where I fell down is not explaining well enough why I want to fly with Norse and why I align with their ‘values’. However overall assessment is more straightforward than BA for example
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Old 13th Feb 2023, 11:18
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Just a heads up for anyone who attends the assessment days. It is NOT a 3 year bond of £12,000 as they announce on the day. It’s actually 24k bond AND a pay deduction of £4,000 per year for the first three years. FO basic pay is 71 not 75
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Old 13th Feb 2023, 12:15
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Haven’t they gone bust yet?
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 10:44
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How long have people been waiting for assessment outcome? Was told it would be a couple of weeks but over a month now.

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Old 14th Feb 2023, 12:22
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10 days from assessment day, provided you have completed the zoom call with Nikki the shrink!
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 13:27
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Thanks ToCatLady, was that personal experience or what you heard? Did interview with Nikki but still waiting.
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 18:51
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That’s when they emailed me
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Old 20th Feb 2023, 13:03
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Hi All,

Has anyone got any updates from the Feb assessments?

Thanks
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Old 20th Feb 2023, 16:30
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I had my assessment in Feb and haven’t heard back either. 😓
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Old 20th Feb 2023, 19:02
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I had feedback from Norse today that the hold up is because they are still waiting for the report from Orbit Performance.

I completed this aspect over four weeks ago so looks like there is quite a delay there.

Might be worth sending an email through to chase it up.
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 14:50
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Originally Posted by NMG
I had my assessment in Feb and haven’t heard back either. 😓
Could you please tell when did you apply and for what position with how much experience?

I appliad as non TR FO with 2000h on A320 2022 May but no answer yet.

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Old 21st Feb 2023, 16:26
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Originally Posted by ihatemorningflights
Could you please tell when did you apply and for what position with how much experience?

I appliad as non TR FO with 2000h on A320 2022 May but no answer yet.
Identical position and experience as you except I applied in early Feb 2023.
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 21:00
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Originally Posted by Gulf Julliet Papa
So I believe the majority of the above should be a completely separate discussion away from Norse and their T&Cs. Just to clarify not everyone wants to live within 60 minutes of LGW or LHR but live in the UK, and have the right to, pay UK taxes and commute. A commuting-friendly contract would be welcomed in any airline, believe me.

My point is that two posters on here have stated that Norse are bypassing rules, importing staff, not involving the unions and not employing UK staff. Both posters have no source to share, nor proof of what they have put into the public forum. One has already admitted they have "no idea". Both posters did not post in the same style about IAG, TUI nor Easyjet. IAG and Easyjet combined had more pilots outsourced in Gatwick this summer than I'd imagine the whole Norse operation has... yet no criticism....

If I were interested in Norses T&Cs, I would rather know if those that are posting on that thread are guessing or clutching at straws, or educated on what they are posting about.

Maybe you can kindly answer the following questions, as this is a Norse T&C thread and not a hunch thread...
- Do Norse employ staff in the UK?
- Do Norse employ pilots and crew, in the UK?
- If so, are these staff outsourced or employed directly?
- Do Norse pilots have union recognition?
1. Yes, Norse employ staff in the UK.
2. Yes, Norse employ pilots and cc with the right to live and work in the UK.
3. All Norse staff are employed directly by the airline.
4. Norse has BALPA recognition at the companies request.
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Old 18th Apr 2023, 21:28
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Anyone kind enough to share a roster? are the LGW based crew also flying out of OSL and BER?
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