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Old 26th Jun 2007, 10:30
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Is there any recruiter?...or Cabin crew trainer?

Hi everybody,

I apologise for posting my post here ...just thought I might get an answer from people who are more in the know....

I have been offered a c. crew position at LHR EF (had my interview at the end of May) and I am in the holding poole.

There have been many specultation as far as courses and dates are concerned. Does anybody know if there is any chance to be called for LHR EF (nothing else...not lgw or temp ww) in the near future or it'is likely to be a very long wait (eg. 2008)?

If you have some reliable information please let us know here... or by sending a PM.
I would also very much appreciate if yiou could PM BA HR phone number
(not the recr. 0870....) so I could periodically check with them.

Manymanymanymanyyyyyyy thanks!!!!
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 10:36
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hello kikko,

while I can't help you with news about lhr courses, I can tell you that the number you have been given is the same one we were using at lgw training department when we wanted to get hold of someone from human resources! so I'd suggest you took the name of someone who sounds nice and helpful and ask to speak to them every time you phone for info!
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 11:39
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I had my interview in late April and have a starting date in July. When recruitment phoned to offer me the course date I hesitated momentarily but she said that if I didnt accept it I would have to wait until Jan 2008. I obviously accepted.

Japanair..... phone them immediately and ask. Surely they know if you have been accepted or not! Have you checked on their website for an e-mail incase it didnt copy to your private account or something. I cant understand it.

abzyyy........ I dont think the family/friend reference will speed up your getting on a course unless they have a contact in recruitment.

Lulu
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 16:34
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Holding pool!

Thought it was very quiet not to have had a posting for a few days from you AMS-LHR!

Guy and girls waiting for course dates, keep holding on. Im sure something will come up soon enough.

I dont think BA know exactly whats happening with the crewing due to the people being relocated from different parts of the business.

Cranebank has the 2 new ef courses there and also the LGW crew and also WW people so there is a lot happening.

Just a matter of holding on and waiting. But i can understand how frustrating it must be!
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 17:34
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questions from a BA novice

hi, guys.
Could any of you answer my questions?
I've only got very interested in applying for BA...so, I'm quite new to this thread...and my questions may sound a bit...well dull.
appologies, first.

1. I've been reading this whole thread and is it right that BA have three devisions-LGW shorthaul, LHR Europe and LHR World wide? I only guessed with all those terms you used ...hope someone comfirm this for me.

2. from the above, I read there will be no recruitment until 2008 for now. is it true?

3. does BA ever recruite Permament LHR WW? if so, how often they do? roughly...

thanks in advance!

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Old 26th Jun 2007, 17:43
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BA

I dont mind workin for virgin... What are their requirements with regards to vision? As long as CAA class 1 is passed, is there nothing else?
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 18:42
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Peppermint.... I think that for LHR it is about every 2 years. The last time they recruited for LHR was Oct 2005, I know this becasuse I have waited patiently for the whole of that time. In between they recruited for LGW, but as you can see by reading, that all went a bit pear-shaped.

I certainly wouldnt hold your breath for another recruitment drive for a year or so. There are many WW CC who want EF and the Gatwick holding people and all the MAN staff etc......they also only 'release' ground staff intermittently to apply.

Infact it seems you have a much better chance if you are completely external.

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Old 26th Jun 2007, 19:17
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I called BA Recruitment today and spoke to a very "curt" young man, who basically said he knew nothing as to when further calls were planned. They are probably a bit fed up with us calling, but I was quite taken aback by his tone of voice. Would have expected him to have been a bit more professional and sympathetic to the situation we are all in ...

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thanks alot Lulu.
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 20:56
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fish my second day!!

hey guys and girls just wanted to share what a great day i had today in my second day of training !!
trainers are lovely and my course group is fab
went to compass center today for the first time and OMG what a amazing building but i felt like a fish in a very very LARGE pond , so daughting
xxxx
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 21:15
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I'm not cabin crew, but I did 2 days of work experience with cabin crew training and if I weren't aiming to be a pilot, I'd be cabin crew, the training at Cranebank was just so much fun!

The trainers are great there, you'll all enjoy it for sure!

And if you think the compass centre is nice, wait till you see waterside
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 23:18
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course dates

printed on our union web site

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 are made up of internal redeployments from BA ground staff in the regions

so ba wont be recruiting externaly 4 ww temps
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 01:10
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So...

So if this is the planning for new courses, when will the guys still waiting for a course date, get a course then? in 2009? Anyone knows?

Thanks and happy flying
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 02:40
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in answer to a question posted by somebody earlier:

only 4% of people who apply for the job as cabin crew with BA are eventually accepted for employment.

this was a fact stated by our former Director of In-Flight Service (who i would gladly welcome back with open arms - she is now thought highly of).

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Old 27th Jun 2007, 09:23
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Question ...Another speculation...

According to the figures posted it looks like by Aug 07 BA should call 154 c.crew for LHR EF (66+66+22).

If we consider that BA might have been recruiting an average of
25 people a day X 5 days X 20 weeks (4 months +...) and if it is true that approximately 6% of candidates are offered a job...the calculations are the following:

(25 x 5 x 20) = 2500

2500 x 6% = 150

Does this mean that in theory we all should be called by August?

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Old 27th Jun 2007, 09:38
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Question Which choice do actual BA CC reccommend : WW LHR (temporary) or EF LHR (permanent)

Hi Lovethesky many thanks for that piece of info.

HELP !!!

Would like some advice from actual BA CC.

As I am redeployed BA European ground staff, I wanted a permanent contract so at the interview I said I wanted EF LHR.

I have heard that from a WW LHR temporary contract on termination you normally get offered SF LGW permanent? I need some feedback is this true? Or can I request EF LHR permanent after a WW LHR temporary?

As I still don't have a course date and from the information received re future course dates it looks like there won't be any available EF LHR in a long time.

I know that BA keeps applications for a year only.
  1. Should I wait for a EF LHR course next year and take the risk of my application expiring.
  2. Should I accept a WW LHR temporary contract and at termination risk being either sent home or offered an alternative contract at SF LGW.

Know I'm asking too many questions but I really would like to hear some good solid advice. Thanks.
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 10:03
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Hi Goddess,

I am not "actual" cabin crew, but I have seen similar question to yours here and on cabincrew.com and this is what BA crew are saying :

1) A temporary contract is "A TEMPORARY" contract which means there is NO guarantee or obbligation from BA to offer you a permanent contract at the end of it.
2) IF a permanent contract is offered at the end of a temporary contract this will ONLY be for LGW and NOT for LHR (either EF or WW).
3)Your most crucial question:
Wait for LHR EF permanent or accept WW temporary?
This is a 10000000$ question...as I think nobody here really knows BA plans for the next 12 months....
Although I applied externally for LHR EF I find myself in the same boat as you...
If I will be offered WW Temporary instead.... I would not accept...but I think it depends on individual circumstances etc.

When and Where all the people re-deployed attended their interview?
Did they attend interview at cranebank toghether with external candidates?
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 10:08
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MAN redeployed staff

Staff from MAN who opted fro CC were interviewed at Cranebank in APR,MAY and JUNE there was no external candidates there on the days we were interviewed.....
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 10:21
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Silly question...

what percentage on average of re-deployed people were successful at the interview? ...I would imagine most of them got the job..Or it works exactely as if they were external?
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No not everyone got offered a position not sure of the percentage...
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