Interviews, jobs & sponsorshipDo ya feel lucky, Punk? Well do ya? If so, here's the place to swap the hot gen on who's sponsoring or employing, their selection criteria, and where those oh so elusive first jobs can be spotted in the wild. Watch out for the tumbleweeds...
We will be opening the website for applications on Monday 19th November 2012. We will close the website for applications on Thursday 13th December 2012, unless we receive an overwhelming number of applications in which case we reserve the right to close the application window early. If we have to do this, however, we will make it clear on this page that we are closing the application window early and will email everyone who has started an application to give them 48 hours’ notice of the window closing
Can somebody who has applied in the past, successful or not, give us some tips on what the assessments are like? I know there will be an aptitude test, and I don't think you can get any sort of training on that, which is a shame. But what a bout 2 lots of interviews? What do they ask? What is it that they look for in your interview? Thanks
Greetings, re. B.A. - F.P.P. I read a Class 1 Medical is required for application. I would value any information on this matter; is there a minimum age for a Class 1 Medical Certificate. My reason for asking; Currently 17 years of age, and am the proud holder of my PPL, achieved 1 day after my 17th Birthday. Still at the beginning of the runway of my career, therefore, valuing any advice.
You need to be able to satisfy the requirements of a Class 1 medical to apply but not necessarily hold one. Prior to you signing any offer in the final stages you will undoubtedly need the paper certificate however.
You hold a Class 2 so contact your AME, they will have your details from your initial exam and they should be able to advise you on whether you will have problems obtaining a Class 1.
Just do the Class 1. If you do progress to professional aviation you'll need it, if there's something wrong and you can't get it you'll save yourself and the recruiters loads of work and in answer to one of the first interview questions "what have you done to further your interest in a career in aviation?" you'll have a pretty good starting answer.
Hey guys. I will be applying for the BA FPP. I have one concern/query. In 2006, I was treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and completed treatment in 2009. I have only recently been eligible for a CAA Class 1 as I've had to wait 3 years post treatment. BA do there own health check. Should I be concerned about this?
I was hoping that such a life changing dramatic and emotional experience might work in my favor. I know BA look for people with life experience and for me there is no bigger experience than this. However, they may look at it as a potential problem in the future (although I am completely healthy now and fitter than most).
I can't see where in the assessment process it would cause a problem (given you have a class 1) but there is the post-assessment BA medical. Without being a BA Doctor I think it's hard to say what view they'd take of your medical history. IMHO, I would say go for it but if you get accepted, save popping the Champagne until you've cleared the BAHS medical. And be prepared for some hefty exceptions on your loss of medical insurance!
Not at all, people who have a CPL IR and no job were naive for parting with 100K without understanding the market.
Air Brake, totally agree not everyone has 100K. Those that funded themselves could not always borrow 100K for a full time course or may have had personal circumstances. The market does change, some people do understand and often reduce their risk as much as possible or sometimes the market changes during training for the worst.
I personally fly with many people that are not from a middle class background and have come from all walks of life, who did not have a 100K or similar, but had determination. Often those self fund the training to reduce risk and pay for the training as much as as possible without getting large loans or debts, whilst working full time.
BA are advertising this when they have many people with experience from other operators they interviewed last year in a hold pool they are now ditching who went through selection.
Its possible someone could do this scheme, get to the end or mid training and still get ditched like those in the hold pool at the moment or worse, be left with debts to pay back in some form or another.
I think those with poor academic results are kidding themselves if they think aptitude or attitude is more important.
Good results at school or uni implies intelligence, maturity and a willingness to work hard. Why wouldn't BA look to recruit that sort of person (regardless of background)? The company may have dispensed with applicants with good academic backgrounds who also had experience on jets, so who knows why they now feel untried cadets is the way forward...
I suspect the majority of the successful candidates will have strong school and/or University results. And most will be middle class because most Nigels have that kind of a background. There will be exceptional candidates without great academical results who will get through.