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Old 8th Jun 2008, 15:04
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British Airways - Wannabes & Recruitment IV

Hi anyone that can give me some advice!! I have an assessment day to attend for BA Cabin crew I am sooooo nervous i have absolutley no idea what to expect!!! I have heard that you may have to sit some tests?
I am absolutley no good on paper apart from my nerves getting the better of me i just seem to shut down! I am far from stupid though ...how important are these tests to the overall decision they make? does anyone know? and what else do they expect from you that day...can anyone give me some detail? Im almost that nervous i think i want someone to talk me out of it lol please help me someone any info would be greatly received!!!
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Try and relax, everyone has some feeling of apprehension, particularly when its something that you desperately want to achieve. I know this is easier said than done, but, try to find out what the tests are about and try some practise exercises. They wont give you the answers, but it just gets you into the idea of doing it. When you do any test or exam, just focus on doing your best, rather than worrying about how your doing, if that makes sense. Never allow thoughts of doing poorly enter your head, just go for it.

Hopefully someone will come along with more specific detail about BA.
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I was at a BA assessment day on Thurs for Eurofleet and at no point did we do any tests. As far as I know, this is the same layout of the assessment day whether you are applying for Eurofleet, WW or LGW

Layout of the day -
Checked in at reception - gave all documents to one of the recruiters who took note and photo copied. Then sat in the recption area just chatting to other people there for the interview (some for Cabin Crew and Customer Services Agent)

Then all those there for CC interview got height checked and then had to strap into a crew seat and adopt brace position (which they show you)

Then went into a room with all others that were there for CC and had an introduction and welcome from the recruiters who explained layout of the day.

Then seperated into groups for the group exercise - on my day there were 3 groups with 5 in each. Had to sit round a table and chat about yourself then they gave you the group task - you are a travel insurance company - you have appox 15 complaints from people who have been on holiday and are looking compensation. As a group, decide who deserves the compensation in order of priority.

Then it was the 221 interview which was very relaxed, more like a chat than a grilling!

Then went in to a room for a presentation on BA, the company and all the stuff you need to know about being crew - benefits, pay, leave, bidding etc etc!
And that was it! No other tests nothing! Be aware that you may not necessarily do it in this order, some had presentation on BA then 221.

Everyone very very friendly, very professional and it does seem like a great airline to work for. Started at 1230 and was finished by 4pm. All very quick unlike other airlines that have you there all day long!

Hope this helps!

Just hope I get it now!
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There are no tests!! Here is how the day runs:

There are 3 exercises that you have to do, everyone will be split into groups and do these in a different order. When you arrive they take your height and ask you to strap into a crew jumpseat.

Then there is a group discussion, a BA presentation given by them, and finally a 2 to 1 interview. You do all 3 tasks, and in takes around 3.5 hours in total. Thats it!!

It is the best stuctured interview I have ever been to in that there is no 'knock out' phase, where only some are taken onto the 2 to 1 interview. They look at the whole picture. The hardest bit is the 2 to 1 interview, they will ask you lots of questions on your experiences. As long as you do your homework you will be fine.

Good Luck!
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Thankyou

Thankyou so much for your help and tips!! I actually feel so much better
now and more determined!! Not as scared! Im so glad i asked! Thankyou!!xx
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Hiya!! The above 2 posts are right! I applied for Eurofleet not long ago and it was the same!! I was really nervous but I still got the job!!

All I would say is be yourself, be friendly, smile at everyone, chat to the people in your group etc. Like someone said, they do look at the whole picture and the whole process is very professional the way they do it! Prepare some work based scenarios you have been through for the interview ie. when you have given excellent service, worked in a team etc as they do ask lots of questions about all this. But dont be scared because as long as you prepare some scenarios you will be fine! Do take part in the group discussion but don't dominate or take over, listen to others and respect their opinions! Oh, and there are NO tests!!

But don't be nervous for the day, they are friendly, it is professional and they do look at the whole picture of the day, you will be fine!

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No tests

I had an excellent experience at the interview ! It is indeed very well structured.
Just try to be yourself ! Be confident , try to fit in the group and be smiley! I tried to enjoy the whole experience and that's why I got it ! I think

Do not be scared about the 221 interview. The recruiters I had were very nice and if U don't understand something just ask again or take some time to think about before U answer.

It seems like a really great company to work for !

Best of luck !
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Thanks to everyone for helping me with my assessment day for BA!
It really helped!..... does anyone know how long i have to wait to find
out if i was successful? ... and if i wasnt will they let me know that too??
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For the interview think thru a number of scenarios
How I deal with difficult people
What is the best thing I have ever done
What have I got that makes me the best prospect
Try to structure a story about your CV and make sure it reflects it do not start to metion lots of stuff that is not on there
Look on as many airline websites as you can gain knowledge of the products and be sure to know all about BA's

Although it is summer, dress should be a suit trouser or skirt they are keen to see how you look in a uniform. No bare legs how ever good they are or low tops or shorts or short skirts. This is just for you guys.

If you did not understand the question ask for clarification, try not to go off on one just talking for the sake of covering your nerves. Get friends and family to sit down with you and take you thru an interview a couple of times.

At the group exercise watch the times maybe nominate yourself as the timekeeper or come in when there is only 5 minutes left, maybe take the notes and try to include people who say nothing because they look for you all to be team players not people who do not want to let anyone else say anything.

See you when you start as a new entrant.
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After A BA Assessment Day?

Hi How long do I have to wait to know if I was Successful after my assessment day with BA does anyone know? its been 3 days now and havent heard a thing .... will they let me know if i was unsuccessful aswell? will it come in an email or a letter in the post? its torture waiting but i am supposing that i was unsuccessful because someone told me on my assessment day that they let you know the day after if you got the job so i just thought id try and find out if that was true.

thanx xx
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A good friend of mine had her interview on a Friday and she got "yes you've got the job but you are on hold e-mail" the following Monday.

Make of that what you will. Until you hear either way I wouldnt read all that much into it!

Good Luck!
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hiya, i was phoned and emailed the day after my assessment day, to be told that i had it, but was offered a course date straight away, so wouldnt read anything into it, as i know people who had to wait alot longer! keep your fingers crossed, sure you will hear soon!
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heads up!

Heya guys just to let the world of PPRuNe know, BA have started recruiting again for SFLGW, it can't all be that bad then??
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If they are recruiting for LGW, it must be a bad sign! They are desperate for crew down there! People not turning up for courses is one issue!
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Well there's hope for me yet coz that's where i'll probably end up when they've used me on WW for 11 months
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If your lucky at the moment!
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Old 24th Jun 2008, 16:46
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LGW

What a/c are you trained on at LGW?

b777/b737???
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Am not suprised people are not turning up for courses at LGW from what i've heard about it... It is an awful time RIGHT now for everyone. I wouldn't be suprised if temps were given LGW but after flying WW LHW it will be like going to Ryanair.
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Do you guys see any Non-UK natives during the interview?
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