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Old 29th Apr 2007, 22:51
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Overtime is usually available, but there is limited availability; you need at least 3 days off; you can request overtime for your 1st and last days off; it is a first come first served system (within your rank). Pay is quite good - you will be paid normal allowances + per hour overtime payment (approx 17-20 per hour). So you can see that it can be quite lucrative to get a long day's work on overtime i.e. Moscow or Athens.

Regarding part-time lists, I hear that part-time is much easier to acheive whilst on shorthaul at LHR (have no idea about LGW)....seniority on Worldwide is so high that should you decide to transfer to Jumbos you can kiss goodbye to getting part-time.....
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 08:02
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From Paddington you have two options really......go via tube which takes forever or use the heathrow express.

Crew can get this for 130 pound a month (used to be 110)

You would then get the 111 or the 105 from the Central Bus Station at heathrow to the Compass Centre or one of the BA staff shuttles there.

The only problem is that the Heathrow Express is not a 24/7 and the first 5.10 morning departure does not get you in on time for the first report.

You could also use the Night Bus service, but its not fun or clean when you have to share it with tramps and late night clubbers wreaking of alcohol and kebabs! lol
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 08:49
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Message for Japanair & Teacoffee

Hi
Just to let you know that I heard this am that my application was unsuccessful. I've got an assessment for CSA at LHR in May though so I'm not as disappointed as I might be. Just fingers crossed for that.
Hope you two hear some good news soon.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 09:09
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Hi There

Sorry to hear that but good luck with the other job.
I am feeling that after this time I will be unsuccessful too but will let you know.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 09:44
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LHR Assessment

Hi new to this forum

Just wondering has anyone been to an assessment day for LHR last week? My friend went and is waiting on news as to whether she got the job or not. If anyone heard anything it would be nice to know so I can tell her to stop the panic because she hasn't heard yet. I'm sure there are lots of you in the same position.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 11:59
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Question!!

Hello does anyone out there know if the training course for ba cabin crew is a monday to friday thing or is it like the job any time any day!!!!!!
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 11:59
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hi there,

could you tell us a bit about the assessment? what was the group exercise and 2to1. I am sure your friend shared that with you....

and if anybodyelse has been pleeeeese let us know..

and by the way good luck to everybody...the ones they're waiting for a ..YES YOU GOT IT!!... and the ones who will be going soon.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 15:34
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Training....

Hi Emboogie
I believe BA CC training is Mon-Fri, 9-5 but it can finish a little earlier sometimes.
Hope that helps.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 17:56
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AMS-LHR with your experience (or anyone with customer contact experience) you have just as much chance of getting the job as someone flying for 20 years. BA does value previous airline experience but above all they are more intent on getting the 'right' people as everyone has to do a training course anyway.

The group interview is just all about how you interact with others. They are looking for all the usual things but be concious of your body language also. Eye contact, face people when you talk to them, acknowledge everyone in the group. And of course the obvious: follow the instructions the selectors give you, don't speak over anyone etc.

The 2-on-1 interview is highly scenario based with questions similar to (or some the same as) the ones in the online application form although if the question is one the same as the application form they will ask for a different example from you than the one you provided online.

Obviously they are looking for someone customer orientated. Also be sure to mention teamwork. They ask a lot about 'negative' experiences also. for example 'tell us about a time when you messed something up for a customer' or 'tell us about a time you didnt get along with a work colleague'. Don't be afraid to tell them about mistakes you have made (obviously don't tell them any BIG ones). These questions are centred around a resolution. You messed up, but how you resolved it in the end and turned it around to satisfy the customer.

Good luck!
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 20:57
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recently accepted for gatwick

i was recently accepted for gatwick. i was gutted when i didnt get the temp contract for heathrow last year so was very happy to be accepted for gatwick, i couldnt really beleive the low wages because i know people who work for ba who seem to manage, but having studied this site and the helpful remarks on it it seems that gatwick isnt really viable for someone living and renting in london, i was going for the job for the travel to be honest, but i think if you have a decent job and want to travel you might actually see more more of the world keeping a living wage and ryanairing it for weekends abroad. i have to say that the online support and inforamtion i received from cabin crew i have never even met was amazingly generous and informative, but i think gatwick is not for me, im a bit disheartened that people who applied at the same time as me but booked later interview dates have been offerd jobs at heathrow because the training course at gatwick are now full, so if id booked a later interview id be on a higher wage and closer to home cos id have been placed at heathrow after all..ah well..im glad i was offered the job anyway, proves that BA dont discriminate on age at least, though seem inflexible on where they place you even when there are vacacncies at both airports..for any applicants going for interviews at heathrow for european short haul my tips are be smiley and freindly, the interviewers are very nice, have lots of examples about providing a good customer service, working out of hours, and also resolving conflict in the workplace with colleagues, also about how you take criticism during supervision, also the group exercise is deceptively easy, but i failed on this once, the knack is listening to other people rather than talking over them i think, remembering peoples names and using it when you speak to them, contribrute but dont be pushy and talk over peolpe, but dont sit there shy...good luck to everyone who secures an interview at heathrow, and thanks again to all teh crew who share tips on this forum. peter
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Old 1st May 2007, 10:09
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IstClass - I went for interview last week and I have not heard either. Tell her I am panicking too. No idea when to expect news. I check my mails all the time. Maybe I should stop doing that.
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Old 1st May 2007, 11:57
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further than limbo

Hi everyone, specially emboogie and poorleno,

Guys, have you had your phonecalls yet?
I'm still waiting for mine, and it seems is gonna take forever!!

These days I'm off, and time goes by so slowly

I hope we'll get them soon, otherwise I'm gonna cut my veins in desperation (spanish saying).

Best of luck to everyone
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Old 1st May 2007, 12:09
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to Capricorn1 and AMS

Thankyou for replys, great help
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Old 1st May 2007, 12:19
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Reply to all further than Limbo (chicane19)

Hello Im still in Limbo as well, No phone call as yet! but I did email them which they replied saying should get a phone call within the next two weeks will Let you know when i hear anything!!!!!

P.S to peter, i do consider my self VERY LUCKY that i got the choice of either LGW or EFLHR when I applied for LGW i guess as the saying goes in the right place at the right time !!!!

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Old 1st May 2007, 12:32
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LOL you will discover that everything in BA is about being in the right place at the right time.
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Old 1st May 2007, 12:38
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Thats funny i like that !!!!
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Old 2nd May 2007, 01:10
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look, sometimes BA can take a while to get back to you - don't get paranoid about this.

IT'S NORMAL.

good luck to all of you.

and if you get offered LHR over LGW - TAKE IT.

LGW is supposed to be a fantastic base to work out of - the crew are supposed to be a scream, but you will get ALOT more money at LHR and be INFINITELY more secure in your job at LHR. the agreements are ALOT more restrictive and PROTECTIVE at LHR.

again, good luck boys and girls!
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Old 2nd May 2007, 18:33
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CSA Uniform??

Hi
Apologies if this is not the correct forum but does anyone know what the BA CSA uniform consists of? Or where I could post this?
Best of luck to everyone waiting to hear back from applications, assessments.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 20:02
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Hello scottishtrollylad hoping to be on the 18th of june course thats if its not full as im still waiting on a phone call
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Old 4th May 2007, 08:55
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Msg for Japanair & Teacoffee

Hi there
Have you heard back yet? As I previously posted I didn't get shortlisted this time but still wondering if any of you guys did. I do hope so.
Best wishes
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