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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 21:54
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Hi AMS

Regarding working positions and the scenario you described on the A320, yes you will be No. 4 working in Club with the Purser/CSD. Don't worry too much though, you'll soon move up the seniority list and before you know it you'll often have a choice of position.

When you receive your uniform, you can wear it whenever and where ever you like - including the commute into work and back. However, you will be expected to comply with BA Uniform Standards from day 1, the details of which are too many (and too dull!) to go into here! You'll get the BA uniform wearers manual and your trainers will go through the do's and don'ts.

BA take these standards very seriously and as a newbie in Cranebank you will accrue dreaded points if you breach these standards. Even when you start flying, CSD's and pursers may pull you up on something if they feel it's not to standard.
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 22:00
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By the way, on your supernumery flight, make sure you get to sit in the flightdeck for take off and landing - you'll love it!
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 08:03
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Interview 31st May ..

Hi there.

Is there anyone out there who attended an interview for LHR on the 31st May and got accepted? Have you had a course date through as yet?

I got accepted the day after the interview, and to date have not been contacted ...

Cheers

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Old 24th Jun 2007, 10:16
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hi scottfly....

i guess we're all sitting in the same boat.....had my interview mid may and got also accepted. give them a ring last week to find out more...and was told courses are full and we're all in the hold pool and that will take at least 6 months.
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 21:04
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AMS-LHR

Your enthusiasm is so lovely to see. I flew last year on EF on a temp contract and the flight crew are always inviting you to sit on the flightdeck for take off and landing. The downside of the jump seat is that it has a seat belt which has a strap that is placed between the legs and into a harness. This is fine if you're wearing trousers but in a skirt you're sitting trying to cover up your knickers!!

As others have said you will often get left to work in club but you soon get the hang of things and the crews are fantastic. I'm starting my course on the 9th July so perhaps we'll get to meet. Hope you're getting on with your insight work OK.
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 23:05
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Ams/Lhr Its a shame you wont be wearing a skirt its so much more fun (for them and us) especially when yummy captain does the strap up for you...and no I'm no youngster. Just your average mid 40 type of girl (quite good legs tho) but is still something to brighten your day

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Old 25th Jun 2007, 07:12
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Just a quick reply re the jumpseat and the harness. I flew on the jump seat behind the Captain on the Concorde on several occasions! When they cleared it for take off, he swung round and unceremoniously shoved his hand up my skirt.....to do up the harness, I may add!

Then we were off down the runway at a ridiculous speed.......... exciting or what
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 07:36
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Thanks hun...

Thanks for that hun must have just missed a space on the august training its good to see there is other people out there in the same boat :-) good luck with your training. Jo
 
Old 25th Jun 2007, 07:54
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If this helps the people waiting for courses in the holding pool....I am being redeployed from ground staff in MAN and being told all courses are full and to expect start date around 20th sept and in total there is 73 of us...by the sounds if it all the staff from scotland are currently training or waiting for courses in august and then it will be us from MAN......I know its not good news and I know how you feel I have been waiting for 2 months for a start date and I work for them....
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 08:39
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Uhmmm..so for the people who got the interview mid /end of may it (like myself) it looks like ythe wait is really 6 months from now.......lets' hope we won't be offered something else instead...(eg LGW).
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 15:01
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Angel Redeployed ground staff

Hi Everyone I'm new in the forum !!

I am also redeployed ground staff from a BA European station and only received my BA CC Assessment results on the 12th of June and am still waiting for a course date. Hopefully I won't have to wait longer than Sep 20th either.

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE .....
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 15:37
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hey there godess of dawn,

When did you have your interview???? I had mine 1 MONTH AGO and am still waiting for an answer from assesment! I rang to change my details and they said there is still no result. Other people on the same day as me have received answers already(NO,s) but me nothing........starting to get a little annoyed now as have been offered another cabin crew job abroad and cant give them a decision on taking it until I find out from BA!
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 20:09
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NO external WW places this summer

Dear All

Latest "manpower" figures from the company:

NEW ENTRANT TRAINING PLAN:

June 07 - 66 permanent to EF
44 to SF LGW

July 07 - 66 permanent to EF
22 to SF LGW

Aug 07 - 22 permanent to EF
44 temporary to WW

Sept 07 - 88 temporary to WW

Oct 07 - 88 temporary to WW

Nov 07 - 44 temporary to WW

Jan 08 - 22 temporary to WW

ALL temporary crew will be posted onto A division for 11 months and are made up of internal redeployments from BA ground staff in the regions.
Sorry to dissapoint those waiting.
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 20:26
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Hello speedmarque (or anyone else in the know)

Does this mean that if you have been accepted for LHR EF, and have yet to be given a course, you will probably have to wait until 2008 to start? A 7 month wait, is that normal at BA

Also, do you think they may offer us a LGW or TEMP WW contract? I don't really want either, as LGW is miles away from where I live and what attracted me to apply for LHR EF was that it wasn't a temp contract.

Any info or advice greatly appreciated.

Cheers
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 20:29
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BA

Does it help if you have family members as a reference who have worked for BA for 25 years/more?
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 22:05
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BA hold pool shorthaul/Lhr/perm

well what shall i say.....thank god i listened to my gut and started with virgin.......
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 22:21
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Unhappy Redeployed BA ground staff - EUROPE

Well if what Speedmarque says is true, what about those redoployed who chose EF LHR (permanent) instead of WW LHR (temporary 11months)?

We were told that there were enough openings for everyone redoployed on EF at LHR? Does anyone know if there will be a course in SEP or after for the EF LHR lot?
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 22:27
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June 07 - 66 permanent to EF
44 to SF LGW

July 07 - 66 permanent to EF
22 to SF LGW

Aug 07 - 22 permanent to EF
44 temporary to WW
you might get on one of these courses

just read back my post utter crap sorry

no Iam not losing the plot you might get on
Aug 07 - 22 permanent to EF
44 temporary to WW
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Old 25th Jun 2007, 22:42
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Japanair hi there , I'ts really strange that you have not yet received a reply re your interview normally they don't take that long. I had my interview on the 7th of June and received my result on the 12th of June.
Don't sit and wait, if you have been offered an opportunity with another airline don't hesitate and accept it. Afterall if BA calls you up eventually, you could make a decision to either stay on at that airline or change to BA. Thats what I would do but you might think differently .....
All the best of luck anyway.


Hi Jarvis.... Many thanks for the info re CC courses...
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 08:20
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I phoned up BA RECR. yesterday, asking about course dates for LHR EF for people who attended interview in may (external applicants).
They said it could be late september and october. I do not know if the info given over the phone are accurate / reliable...or they may just say anything...

I have read the previuos posts regarding courses and dates, and again wonder if they have been retrieved from an official source...or not.
I presume they are, in that case it really seems a very long and uncertain...wait for people who applied for LHR EF and would not accept anything else.
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