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Old 4th Jul 2007, 22:50
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Has anyobody who's been offered a training date, been contacted by e mail rather than by phone?
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 23:18
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Still waiting..

I had my interview on the 17 of May and the next day I was told I was successful but have not heard anything so far.
Flyingpanther, what do you mean by "I'm lucky enough to be on course but I've had to fight for it" ??
I have a lot of things recently but I do not feel like pestering them by calling so often. I have my mobile phone on all the time and I am sure they would also try the other numbers that have been given in the application form.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 23:27
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Hi AMS!

Well, as I said before, in my opinion BA is the best Airline and the only one I would like to work for,(this is like if I were talking about my wife), but, if I have to wait till next year to get my starting date, I think maybe would be nice to work for another airline that doesn't make you wait such a long time. At the end of the day a job is just a job, do you know what I mean?

But here is when all my doubts assault me. Do you think that's a good idea?, Shall I accept a different offer and then resign when BA calls me?,
or shall I accept a different offer and dismiss the BA one?, or shall I keep my current job, forget this new offer and then resign when I get the BA call?, Is BA really such a good company?

Ohhh, life is so complicated!!!. I'm sorry for this, guys

Cheers!

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Old 4th Jul 2007, 23:34
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to Londonphilou

Hello Londonphilou

When did you do your interview, in the morning or in the afternoon? I did it on May the 17th too and still waiting for a course date as well. We might have done the interview on the shame day and shift.

I was one of the spanish guys flying for Bmed at the moment.

Hope we get a course date soon!

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 00:35
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Hi DMED
Yes I had mine in the afternoon and in my group exercise there were 2 Spanish guys from Bmed. Which one are you? The very tall one or the other one? I am the dark guy...
I am hoping to hear from Ba soon..cant wait to start but at the same time I am sure they know what they are doing..
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 01:05
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Working for BA

Hi guys, I am moving from Sydney Australia next year to live in London. Can anyone tell me if my UK Ancestry Visa will allow me to work for BA. The website says you need an EU Passport.
Thanks
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 09:34
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dear pepito
i can understand your dilema but if ba is what you want hang in there! its so fustrating waiting for that phone call as you feel the world has stop on its axes and wont start up till that phone call finally arrives.
ba is great once you get through the admin part but i think thats what comes with such a large company
choosing wether to wait it all depends in the job your in now if you cant stand it i would leave to another airline and go to BA when they finally call you never know you actually might like the airline your with and turn down BA!!! your options are quite open just do what you feel is right. keep on coming on to the forums there great therpy in a wired sort of way when what you feel like is in limbo land (dont worry many people are there as well and on this forum).
i dont know if you flown before but if not maybe going to another airline and it goes as far as you start flying with that company before ba call ( as ive known people who go through all the training course and then leave that airline and do another training course with airline that they was waiting for)
Also doing it that way you get to feel the world of aviation and trust me its another world compared to working a 9 to 5

sorry about this looooong post but i hope it kinda helps your dilema a bit
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 10:29
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Dear emboogie and AMS

Oh, thank you very much for your help guys, what you said is more or less the same thing i was thinking, Quit my current job, join the new company and then accept the BA offer whenever it comes. I think it's the best option in my situation.

Well guys, lets keep in touch, you're great!!
cheers!
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Help!!!

Apologies if I continue to beg the question but I was successful in my BA i/view which I had mid-May and was merely wondering what time frame am I looking at as far as being allocated a course date was concerned. Could it be around the autumn time? Any help would be much appreciated. Many thanks to you all who've posted replies to the previous threads
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 10:35
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We are on the same course AMS-LHR
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 10:43
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tecas

hello to tell you truth i have no idea what format ba recruitment works?? tryed to figure it out but then they go and do something that does not sound logical! people have been called and given a course date within a few days to a week and other souls have been waiting/given a course date the following year!!!! its just a matter of surgically attaching the phone to your ear so you dont miss that phone call as to what ive heard if you do they go down/across or iny mini miny mo with the page of names and numbers! after you.
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Talking emboogie

hi guys!

emboogie, you know of any good plastic surgeon???!!!!!

TEACAS, a few pages ago there were some interesting posts with all the figures of recruitment and dates BA is gonna be starting training courses.

Hope it helps, just have a look at previous posts.

Cheers!

P.D. Just go to page 31 and have a look.

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 13:42
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Thank-you emboogie and pepito for taking the time to answer my previous Q. I think it'd be a shame if I and other poor individuals in that pool miss the boat pending the names in there are only valid for 12 months from your i/view date.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 14:08
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Hi guys!

I have some news fresh from the oven!!
I just got an email (1 min. ago) offering me the chance to move my application back to LGW as apparently they have some courses available. I accepted the offer, lets see how long it will take this time.

Cheers!
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:08
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EF interviews cancellations

I have also received the same email not long ago....

will not accept lgw, but wondering if they will still keep people on file for EF.... email doesn't mention anything and you are kindly requested not to phone them.....

any idea anyone? thanks..
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:20
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Wink Eurofleet or Gatwick?

Hi everyone waiting for training... I had my assessment day the end of may and have since been waiting for training. I hear they have over recruited and all sorts and it all sounds a bit vague. Today I was told that there is no training for the coming months which is more vague ness BUT " If I was interested in joining Gatwick to register interest". Has anyone else out there been offered this? I have not responded as I am happy to patient and wait to join Eurofleet. Any advise or tips out there? In the meatime I am appying to Flybe so i can get some experience in the air. Bring on these training dates can't wait to get working for BA and totally sympathies with everyone else out there, at least we not alone in the long wait...
 
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Angry today's email

I have also been offered Gatwick course today but I dont know what to do.
I waited for 2 years to apply for LHR and now that I got through, they want to give me Gatwick! Its ok there I hear but I am not sure about taking it.
Will have to make a decision soon.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:50
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I also got email. Im not interested in Lgw. Anyone else who is just gona wait in the hold pool? I hope they get in contact with us at some point tho dont want to be just waiting and waiting and then get nothing at the end of it.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:52
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I think thats a risk we have to take if you really want LHR!
They might turn back to us and tell us that we were offered Gatwick and we refused it and willing to wait for LHR but did advise that it could be a long wait.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 16:46
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LGW or LHR

Guys and Girls

Just to let you know, even if you do get offered a course for LHR, BA can still and have done on numerous times changed it to LGW and vice versa.

There is the little sentance in the contract saying your fleet will be advised on your course and your location is London. and due to operational requirements you may be at any base the company needs you.

So try not shoot yourself in the foot, remember it was the first time for few years BA have recruited for LHR EF so if your application is only valid for a year then you may never get offered LHR EF and will miss the opportunity of working for BA if you didnt accept the LGW job as the application only stays live for a year

Think carefully

Good luck in your choices
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