30th Mar 2012, 12:22
So Im still at university and have already applied for the BA FPP, unsuccessfully! I've heard a lot of rumours about the FPP possibly closing due to tax issues! does anyone else know some stuff about what's really going on?
The truth is that at the moment no one knows what the plans are with the FPP. However, if it were to close, it would not be because of 'tax reasons', whatever that might be.
There is no real threat to the FPP, aside from complete economic meltdown. BA saw a need for a number of pilots, and decided that half of those should come from the FPP. Those pilots are still needed as it stands, albeit maybe not quite as soon as BA had planned. The most likely hold is a blockage of training resource with the integration of BMI, but this should clear soon enough.
DEP recruitment has stopped temporarily, but that doesn't affect FPP.
Stop worrying, you're still at uni and should have plenty to keep yourself occupied. Use the wait as a gift, you have time to make yourself more selectable next time round, the more time, the more opportunities you can make for yourself.
30th Mar 2012, 23:29
i'll keep an eye on the page! hopefully they will re-open for more applications at the end of the year again!
31st Mar 2012, 11:08
Perhaps the OP was reffering to the announcement that BA were scaling back their recruitment plans, blaming the proposed APD rise rather than other 'tax' reasons?