We help organisations to deliver PAT systems within their company that measure the 8 pilot competencies in a robust and effective way. We work to implement IATA, ICAO and EASA best practice assessment and selection processes into airlines and ATOs.
Read more about exactly how Symbiotics comply with IATA third edition guidance material and best practice for Pilot Aptitude testing.
In order to gain an understanding of a cadet's potential success in the training pipeline we test their knowledge and aptitude coupled with a personality assessment to ensure they are the right fit for the role.
We have a range of online tests depending on what our clients need to assess, including: aviation knowledge, maths, physics, hand-eye co-ordination, dexterity, multi-tasking, English language, mental abilities, social-interpersonal abilities, situational awareness, memory, communication, team work, leadership, emotional intelligence, mental health risk. Find out more about our tests
Our client is a UK based Training Academy, placing their graduates into airlines to undergo type-rating.
A large organisation with a global footprint, this specific academy was in need of varying levels of support for different assessment programmes. With a multi-stage assessment process, they needed a qualified team with an aviation background and knowledge who could both monitor candidates in team environments plus conduct professional interviews. They were looking for an expert partner with the flexibility to work around their changing needs, providing solutions and assessors as required.
Working closely with our client, we have formed a partnership where our aviation Psychologists are able to provide any aspects of the solution that they need on each specific intake or assessment programme. Whether we are asked to lead and observe the team exercises, conduct interviews, talk through briefs or provide paperwork and final results matrices, we work around our client to present the appropriate solution for each individual circumstance.
Providing a completely flexible solution means that our client is certain that whatever they need we are primed and able to support them. Saving our client the costs of having to employ their own permanent staff for periodic assessments; the flexibility of using Symbiotics also saves them internal recruitment and training time. Our Psychologists are fully objective providing clear output, with the additional benefit that they lead and provide these solutions globally so their skills and knowledge remain active and accurate.
Symbiotics have been working with a Middle Eastern Aviation Academy.
This Aviation Academy receives a massive number of applicants for each intake, not all of whom are suitable or likely to be able to complete Pilot training. They were looking for a comprehensive and objective solution to ensure that the people they select to join their training programme are those most likely to pass and go on to successful careers in aviation, benefitting both themselves and potential unsuitable applicants for whom it is a significant financial investment.
Working together with this academy, we have built a complete end-to-end assessment solution to guide their full selection process. The first step is the provision of a set of online tests through our ADAPT assessment platform, with licence codes sent to each applicant. Identifying traits such as natural aptitude for the role, going forwards these results will be used to sift candidates who are unlikely to be successful at training so that only suitable applicants progress to the next stage. We then provide teams of our aviation Psychologists who fly out to the clients’ site and manage on-site assessments for the academy, where the softer skills are assessed and the candidates are observed in a team environment as well as undergoing an individual interview. A final report is provided incorporating feedback from all stages and identifying the best candidates for training.
This complete end to end solution gives our client a comprehensive set of exams allowing them to understand the full potential of each applicant for their training academy. Identifying the candidates who are most likely to be successful in the training programme, it gives them confidence in their decisions and means that their time and cost can be focussed on the best applicants.
Our client is a European Business Jet operator
Our client has the need to select both Pilots and Attendants for their incredibly specific and challenging environment where they themselves have demanding customers with very high expectations. They have been looking for a solution to identify candidates who are motivated to remain in the demanding business jet world but need something flexible and accessible.
We have been providing our client with a package of online tests, available to be taken at a time and place convenient to the candidate. The responses to these tests, including insight into traits such as what motivates the applicant, are followed up via a Skype interview with one of our Psychologists. This is key to finding the right person for their environment, as the motivations, pressures and demands of the Business Jet world are vastly different to the commercial aviation marketplace and our Psychologists identify those candidates likely to be best suited.
This completely remote solution allows flexibility for the client and their applicants, whilst providing a completely unbiased output. We provide our client with the insight to give them confidence that they are selecting the right team member: someone who is likely to stay in the position because their motivations and drive are matched. This means they can then provide consistency to their own clients, supporting customer satisfaction right down the line.