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Old 29th Jun 2007, 18:22
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contracts

hi guys and girls just had my first week of training and utterly shattered
Are whole course was in the same situation that no one recieved there contracts but we asked the trainers and they got them for us on the first day i dont know about ba changing your postion but if you had a verbal of what you have applied for ,then i would think that is enough untill you get your contract? (i can understand the worry though )trainers are very good at sorting things out when you finally get there which make a nice difference from the mess admin are !!!!!
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 21:44
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Ba Assessment Days Cancelled For July

I'm gutted too! Had my interview scheduled on 4th July and it was cancelled until further notice.... my application will be held on file for one year.... As someone else suggested they must have overrecruited...
I had actually sent them an email asking to postpone my interview due to unexpected circumstances and a few hours later got that email... I must say I though they had sent me that email because I was not able to attend the assessment on a day I had chosen...
Well, let's wait and see........
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 00:05
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AMS - Take you shoes with you to the fitting, I did. It helps with posture! Pick me up a size 8 skirt for me while you're there, they only gave me trousers!!!
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 12:16
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Thumbs up ams

hello your right the trainers are fantastic !! its hard stuff and alot to learn but the trainers are good at what they do and FUNNY which makes it less stressful.

sorry to hear all those people that have had there interviews cancelled hopefully a year wait is the worst senrio and more are around the corner which good luck when it does!

ps did anyone find uniforms a bit rude???
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 13:14
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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.

IMHO that is exactly what BA does
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 16:15
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Thanks for that Lulu feel a lot better knowing the contracts are being sent out late - I got totally paranoid there for a minute (well the whole day actually).

I would feel happier having a contract though but BA havn't contacted my personal referee yet and recruitment told me not to worry about it - so I shan't.

See you bright and early on the 9th.

H
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 17:33
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For info of all we close down virtually for August hence the reason some interviews have been postponed. Be assured there are still several hundred CC required and may be more. Here at CBK (Cranebank) the admin people can not run a ........ at the proverbial, thus the reason for contracts being doled out in the first week. Be assured it is all very normal and best of luck to all.
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 19:06
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HZ123, this is very good news and give hope to all waiting for a training date or an interview.
Thank you and keep us upadated pleeese!!
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 21:06
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HZ, that's great news for all the wannabes; without asking you to reveal anything, can we assume from your statement that you are in a position to be pretty certain BA will resume recruitment for cc?

One of my friends has applied and, like many, was gutted when the interview was cancelled via email.
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Old 1st Jul 2007, 13:16
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Resourcing Information Passport

Ok - this is possibly a bit late to be asking this as I start tomorrow but I have just realised that I have not been sent the above.

Anyone any ideas?
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Old 1st Jul 2007, 13:21
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No apparently I should have a Resourcing Information passport but I have not recieved one. Supposed to be a little blue card with your picture in it???

Any ideas so I can sleep tonight?
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Old 1st Jul 2007, 14:28
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Thumbs up crossroad kids

dont worry about the blue passport thing i did not get it till my first day of training with my contract
hope that puts your mind to rest and can sleep like a baby
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Old 1st Jul 2007, 14:44
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You are a star! I was having a bit of a stress about that but thanks for the info!
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 09:11
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It's sort of an ID substitute until that get's issued and you should have it to show security when you arrive at Cranebank so thet they'll let you in. It comes with your contract which,as we now know, is issued during your course. Hmmmmm
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 09:33
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I had also been wondering what is is.

Now we know

Not got mine yet though!
L x
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 19:49
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Cranebank training is at the back of The Rivers so it is all the buildings you would have passed to walk to the Rivers. The security guys on the gate will tell you where to go I am sure. I expect someone here will fill you in with further details. You can park in the multi storey opposite.

Dont panic! All will become clear...........

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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 22:27
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Thumbs up glad your not panicking!!

hello just to let you know your first day go to security booth opposite the car park with photo id (hint it gets busy in the morning so give your self time to get in) all will be revealed as to what to fill in. once through the iron gate lovely BA peeeps in uniform wait out side and point you in the right direction so i hope that helps some what!!!!
training is fantastic my brain is mush so much information!! had my first exam today pleased to know i passed but got another three tommrow

so fingers and anything else i can cross for tommrow lol
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Still Waiting

I had my interview at the beginning of April and was successful but am still waiting for a start date. Looking at other responses regarding this it seems as though only temp slots will be coming up. What will happen if we dont get anything for a year , will we have to reapply and go through this procedure all over again.?

How is the selection procedure done , by interview or by who they can get hold of when they pick up the phone with the verbal offer.

Seems strange that people who were interviewed after me have got start dates - no hard feelings as I am sure eventually we will all get something but just the waiting ......... thank goodness I havent resigned from my current job

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Old 4th Jul 2007, 16:24
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i've been told that basically they go through a list of successful candidates and call them one by one, if they can't get hold of you they call the next person, they don't leave messages or send emails that's why some people on the same assessment day may not have the same starting date and some of you who went for their interview ages ago are still waiting while others are already on a course!
I find it disgusting and unfair. It seems that the admin part is a really shamble but apparently the quality of the training makes you forget all the palaver you have to go through before you've even started.I'm lucky enough to be on course but I've had to fight for it.
Good luck to everybody
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 22:49
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Unhappy plan B

Hi guys!

I'm waiting for my starting date as well and to be honest with you, I've made a huge sacrifice only to be here, waiting for the phonecall.
For me BA is the best airline, but what if...
Do you think it's a suitable suggestion to have a plan B or it's not worthy the effort?

Cheers!
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