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ACA (Europe) joins with Symbiotics to offer pilot screening

Symbiotics Ltd, human performance assessment and pilot screening company, has announced a partnership with UK representatives of Florida-based Airline Career Academy (ACA).

ACA (Europe) delivers regular seminars around the UK and Europe, aimed at introducing to potential trainee cadets both the career of an airline pilot and the professional pilot training programmes that they offer to enable the cadets to achieve their aspirations.

Sheldon England, Director of ACA (Europe) commented, “Until recently, candidates that applied to join us on our training programmes would be tested on mathematics and physics as part of our screening and selection process. Working with Symbiotics Ltd means that we now use ADAPT Online which provides us with a more thorough screening process, enabling us to assess the candidate’s personality, their ability to manage concurrent thinking and how well they perform tasks in pressurised environments.”

ACA (Europe) will be running a series of assessment days, during which candidates can undertake IATA-compliant pilot selection tests, using the ADAPT online pilot selection system. The assessment includes FAST (Future Aptitude Screening Tool) which analyses both physical and cognitive skills in an aviation context. Candidates also undertake a progressively more difficult maths paper and undergo a specific assessment of their level of cognitive ability. The inclusion of the ADAPT personality questionnaire ensures that ACA receive an instantaneous four page report from which they are able to understand the candidate’s personality and suitability as well as being able to gauge physical and cognitive performance, such as, accuracy and control.

Nikki Heath, Founder & CEO Symbiotics commented, “We have provided ACA with a comprehensive selection and screening solution which is available to them online – 24/7. Our consultants will be available alongside their representatives during the forthcoming Professional Flight Training Exhibition at the Sofitel, Heathrow on 3 November 2012.”

For more information on the exhibition, visit http://exhibitions.flyer.co.uk