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Old 27th Jun 2007, 11:50
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Hey folks!

I have just been called to say all of my references have cleared and for anyone else starting on the 2nd I will see you there. Don't worry if you have not received your contract yet either as they have not sent them out!

For those of you still in the holding pool...be strong...you'll be there soon enough!
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 11:57
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Smile Kikko --- Thanks for the Info

Hi Kikko,

I was with a group of 9 from 2 different European stations and had the interview in JUNE coinciding with a group from MAN. These interviews were only for redeployed staff. To answer your other question ...NO .. not everyone was successfull only 5 out of 9 from my group made it.

Whew!!! Must say the interview was nerve-racking
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 12:22
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One thing to bear in mind:

All the various info posted on this forum are based either on more or less official information,(eg. from unions etc), logical "predictions", or on what has been happening in the past....however nothing is in cast iron and ultimately BA decide whatever suits it best...no mutter what.

So I would say it is very important to be in the right place at the right time.....and good luck everybody!
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 15:56
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Peppermint BA have 3 mainline divisions at the moment they are :

Eurofleet LHR - Airbus, 757/767
Worldwide LHR - 747, 777, 767
Gatwick Fleet - 737, 777 and Airbus.

Gatwick Cabin Crew do both Longhaul and shorthaul flying.

Current Longhaul Routes at LGW are Barbados, Bermuda, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Kingston, Antigua . Also , do shuttles to Port of Spain (trinidad), St Lucia, Tobago and Grenada.

With Houston and Dallas planning to go to LHR in March '08 , who knows what they are going to replace them with.

And with BA planning to start Longhaul Flights to USA from Europe

Watch this Space!!!!!!!!!
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 18:20
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anyone attending the assessment on 10th july...

hi guys...

haven't been on this forum for a very long time...hope you all are well...and congrats to the people who have started their training...

i was just wondering im preparing for my assesment which i have on the 10th july...and needed some advice from some people who have already had their interviews...

on the 2 to 1 interview...ive learnt soo much about BA i wouldnt know where to start, would it be best to stick to the current topics of BA rather then mention bout the past history...eg...when the company was privatised...etc etc

also...when they ask you why ba...what should i mention?

any help shape or form would be soooo appreciated....

thanks guys! xxx
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 20:45
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Red face Ba Assessment Days Cancelled For July

How gutted am I.... had an interview booked for BA EF LHR on weds 4th July,
Just received an email this evening advising that 'due to operational reasons' we are not holding any assessments days in July. Been put on hold until further dates (if any) become available.

Anyone else in the same boat??
and does anybody have any genuine idea what's going on PLEASE.....

Thanks guys
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 21:50
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Perhaps your interview has been postponed due to redeployment of ground staff from the now-closed (or closing) regional bases to cabin crew based at LHR?

Either way, I feel very sorry for those still in the application process or without dates for a course.

Unfortunately, this is the bad side of the company...they can be VERY disorganized; you will come to notice this after a few months at work (which I hope will be the case for all of you).

Our crew numbers NEVER seem to be 'right'.....one month we are apparently short of crew, the next we have too many.

For those of you joining the airline industry for the first time, remember this: CHANGE IS ALWAYS IN THE AIR!

Good luck to all of you.
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 22:28
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Thanks, I just hope something positive happens in the near future.
Having worked for BA CitiExpress at MAN for 6 years, I really want to join mainline!

Oh well, stay positive I guess.... I should know the company by now!

Many thanks for your comments though.
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 00:33
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There are always lots of people wanting/considering moving between the fleets; equally, there are many valid reasons why people want to move fleet.

Some just want a change, others move to EF in order to get promoted/part-time (both these take much longer on WW), some don't want to come to work every day/want to commute from overseas (WW is better for this), some think the only 'proper' plane is a Jumbo...etc. etc. LOL, ok the last one was a joke...

Everyone has their reasons.

A good piece of advise is to put your name on every 'list' going...WW, EF, part-time etc. It's better to be in a position to turn down offers than to wish you'd put yourself on a transfer or part-time list.
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 10:35
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Hi Smell the Coffee

Many thanks for your advice.

As a redeployed European BA ground staff I will be commuting as I have a family. I know commuting is tough on EF LHR but I have no choice at the moment as I want a permanent contract.
However I will put my name down on WW LHR and part-time llists as you said in the hope that one-day commuting will be made easier.
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 11:08
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Angel Still waiting...

Hiya everyone else out there waiting for a training date. I called BA Recruitment line today and was told they have over recruited so applications and successful applicants were in a holding pool for up to 12 months. I was hoping to get on the sept training date my interview was at the end of May so fingers crossed. Anyone else out there on the Tuesday 29 May interview in the afternoon?
 
Old 28th Jun 2007, 13:02
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To all redployed ppl

According to the Lovethesky post, ALL WW TEMPORARY position will be offered ONLY to redeployed staff.

It also seems that redeployed staff have been given the choice between WW TEMPORARY and LHR EF PERMANENT......True???

So, if the majority of redeployed staff choose LHR EF PERM. it is very likely that external LHR EF in the holding poole will be offered WW TEMP.
It seems that they over recruited so that they are now cancelling interviews and so far (from what can gather from this forum) SEPT /OCT....training are ONLY for WW TEMP..........

Has anybody got a clue..? Have I missed something?
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Well, if those people that were sucessful for LHR EF then get sent to WW TEMP I will not join. If this happens, this whole application and interview process would have been a complete waste of time and energy.

Not happy!

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Old 28th Jun 2007, 19:52
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FYI quite a few of the BA European deployed staff who asked for EF LHR don't have a course date either.

I know for sure that if I'm offered WW LHR temp I won't take it unless they can guarantee an automatic transfer to EF LHR at the end of the contract.

Well well... let's just see what happens...
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 22:21
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No BA don't do redundency they have a posh name called severence.....
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 11:12
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Has anyone been offered a training date in september or october yet? Im still waiting for call as had interview on 23rd may. thanks x
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 12:57
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Severence and redundancy are two completely different things Jarvis. Your post suggests BA uses a different name to "hide" redundancy and that is misleading.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 14:14
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Training Course

I am starting my LHR EF course on the 9th July and am a bit concerned that I havn't received my contract yet. Spoke to Recruitment today and was told not to worry I would receive it during my training course. Now call me suspicious but having worked for BA before (twice) it worries me that they could change their mind about whether to put me on WW temp or send me to LGW both of which have different contract types. Last year ( as a Temp) they were so effecient and my contract signed 2 weeks before my start date so it's worrying.

As Smell the Coffee points out and I agree with them 100% you never know when BA will change it's mind. On a positive note, to all of you waiting for a course date, even if you've been told there's nothing till next year it could change tomorrow.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 16:29
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Hi The Cribbys, what you are saying is very interesting indeed.

I know BA can change its mind and can offer you a temp contract and / or other fleet other than what you might have applied (and been interviewed for) in the first place.

However I would have thought that when you are offered a training date you would also be told what airport and fleet you'll be allocated to, even more if they are unable to send you the contract before the training start.
Personally I would never start a training and let alone leaving my job if I don't know exactely what I am in for, and I would expect that any reputable company would not expect me to do otherwise.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 16:33
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9 July Course

The Cribbys

I am on that course and I also have not had my contract. I am just having faith that it will happen! I intend to turn up by 8.30 as instructed to start my training for EF LHR.

I understand from another cc forum that the contracts are being sent out very late, one person got theirs the Friday before the Monday start.

I am certainly not counting my chickens but at this stage one hopes that all is well. I have not heard if my references are ok either, and since I only have 2 and one is BA themselves, I can only guess which one is holding it all up!

Anyway, hopefully see you Monday week.

L x
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