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Old 6th Jul 2007, 02:02
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Hi Scottish Trolley Lad

Have just read your post and it has def made me think. Am keen to start working for BA and don't want to miss my slot. Do you know if its working for BA or GB Airways and what is the diffence I have just read the news that BA are looking to operate one group of staff for long and short haul from gatwick. I am not sure wheather to hold out for EF or take the bull by the horns...
 
Old 6th Jul 2007, 02:06
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Hiya Ams

I live down in Bouremouth and was really looking forward to working at Heathrow as its an easy commute and gatwick is that bit further. The wages at heathrow seemed quite good am considering taking the training for gatwick but being new to the air have no idea about hours or money any info would be much appreciated? Thanx
 
Old 6th Jul 2007, 09:28
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Think long and hard about your decision. I worked as a temp on LHR SH last year. At the end of the 6mths I was offered a full time position but at LGW. I turned this down left and reapplied this year and am lucky enough to be starting a course on Monday. My main reasons for not going to LGW was the poor pay, hard working conditions and the commute.

However most of my training course (one a good friend) did take up the option and are permanent at LGW doing a mixture of shorthaul and longhaul work, There is a bid sysyem for work but it is done on seniority (unlike LHR) so to start with you would possibly end up with the least popular trips. My friend loves the base and says the crews are fantastic and he likes the mixed flying but is just waiting to come back to LHR because he's finding it difficult to live on the money. Lots of people are leaving and they are now desperately short of crew at LGW.

So good luck with your decision it's a tough one.I wish you all the best

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Old 6th Jul 2007, 09:31
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Only 3 days to go now and still no contract. All this talk of LGW is bringing out my paranoid side again

See you Monday

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Old 6th Jul 2007, 16:59
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I dont have a contract either. I have been waiting for the phone to ring all day saying it was all a big mistake! Too late now, I have left my job! This thread is not exactly inspiring confidence is it!

See you Monday bright and early!

AMS - Thanks - will keep you informed. you will be the most fully informed external candidate they have ever had!

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Old 6th Jul 2007, 18:16
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Contracts

Hi folks!

For those of you starting your courses soon don't worry about the contracts - you won't get them until the 1st or 2nd day! If you have had a erbal contract this is just as good as anything and you have a start letter to show you'll be just fine.

When you had your call they will have advised you of your fleet. I have just finished week 1 and it has been great fun but be ready for a lot of hard work!
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 18:48
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training schedule

hi. i'm starting my course on 16th july, does anyone know if it's monday to friday, nine - five? cheers. x
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 19:14
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AMS - dont worry

All will become clear!
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 19:16
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blimey AMS, still posting like a good un! I am guessing you have friends at BA who have told you this as you have yet to join the ranks?
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 19:48
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glad to hear it. you must know a lot about ba already. any other questions you have will definately be covered during your course. as has been said on here before, the ba training is second to none, very comprehensive. so don't worry, you will know everthing you need to know when you come online
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 20:25
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no no! just wanted to reassure you that everthing you need to know will be covered in your course. you are very enthusiastic and that is wonderful, nice to see! just wanted to put your mind at rest.
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 20:29
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Cool Hey AMS

NO WAY!!!, Having you here is really cool, honestly, I'm learning a lot since you're here!!
Cheers!
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 20:44
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AMS fear not, very few fail the course unless utterly dreadful. the trainers are wonderful and will give you help at every step. you are really keen so that will go in your favour trust me, in spite of me giving you a bit of a rib! it is a bit like learning a new language when you come to flying but trust me, you will do it so keep the nose in the book and know your stuff, you wont go wrong. best of luck
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 20:51
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Oh yeah!, and keep on asking questions, PLEASE!!!!!
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 21:01
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indeed! no question is a stupid question, I think we can all agree with that. but like nursing, there will be equal amounts of support and ribbing when you join the skies! but generally you will be supported AMS
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 21:55
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oh ok.well enjoy your course, ask lots of questions, it's the time to do it. you will do really well I am sure. treat everyone with respect, dont call anyone a "chicken" and you will soon be out flying and doing your stuff. if your enthusiasm on PPRuNe is anything to go by you will make a great crew member
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This was on another forum. Letter sent out today


Please accept our apologies for not being in touch with you sooner.

At this current time I am afraid that due to changes to our business
requirements, there are no further Eurofleet courses planned for the coming
months.
However, we are currently recruiting for Gatwick and have courses available.

If you are interested in joining Gatwick and would like to be considered, please
could you register your interest via email to [email protected].

If you are not interested and would like to be stay in the hold pool for
Eurofleet, your application is valid for 12months from the date of your
assessment.

In the meantime, we will keep you informed of any further changes that may occur
in the future.

Please can I ask that you refrain from calling our recruitment line.

Many Thanks

B A Recruitment
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 22:29
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My main reasons for not going to LGW was the poor pay, hard working conditions and the commute.
"hard working conditions" - You obviously haven't worked for charter!
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I have actually and that's why I don't wanna do it again
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It sure is, charter is a hard slog, especially if its short haul only. I did it and would not want to go back. I've now made it into BA and can't get a course ..

BTW, have you guys seen that they are now recruiting externally for LGW?

What is going on in the world of BA??

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