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Old 13th Apr 2007, 12:16
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what does 'commercial' mean??
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 12:51
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Have just called BA recruitment about the 'commercial' word in the advert. The lady said it 'doesn't mean anything' - bit strange! But main thing is that she said the position definately is permanent.
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 13:54
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It definately is permanant.

This recruitment drive was expected as

1) 50+ LHR EF Crew are being offered secondments to LHR WW
2) There is a initiatitive happening right now were existing LHR EF crew are being given the oppertunity to get promoted to Purser roles, thus creating the space for new recruits.

The competition is going to be fierce with a lot of internal candiates from areas such as LGW and indeed other areas (job was advertised last week for them) vying for the few spaces going at LHR. And by all accounts, due to the large number of expected applicants the pre application screening is going to be ruthless.

Unfortunately, those who applied to LGW a few months ago cannot reapply and I'm sure many people are kicking themselves now as it is well know that LHR is a goldmine in terms of salary for crew.

The big question now is should one hold out for LHR WW (temp or perm) basis or go with LHR EF which itself is an excellent job?
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 14:28
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rumour is that temps at lhr ww wont happen now. due to openskies deal with routes coming from long haul gatwick to lhr ww. have heard that they are considering recruiting temps into gatwick
more crew will be needed permantley at lhr ww, so recruitment is being done through euro. xfers from sfg to euro as well.
if u want a perm job with ba then go 4 it, dont hold out for temps incase it dont happen.
i feel sorry for the crew at sfg who have been screwed over agin, they werre told that all xfers to lhr would be taken from sfg and all new crew to lgw.
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 15:48
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Ba recruitment

Hiya just read your post about permanant BA long-haul staff. Do you know where we can find information about this? Just looked at the BA website and have found nothing.
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 16:14
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Hi aussiebird, the vacancy is for LHR shorthaul crew, not longhaul (but applying to shorthaul at LHR is a very good way to get into longhaul LHR - may take a few years though). Is on britishairwaysjobs.com.
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Old 13th Apr 2007, 23:04
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Well I'm shocked They are actually asking the public to come and join at LHR.....given the LHR folk are on much more generous I would have thought BA would have avoided signing more people on there.
For people outside BA that have worked for charter or easyJet etc......BA shorthaul LHR = very little work, many . (Ok, not every day is like that, and you'll have to get used to waiting for buses ).
Good luck to all.
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 08:02
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Hi all I m at LGW SFG .Is there any chance for me to apply for the job at LHR?
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 08:37
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no im afriad not, you can only transfer froma transfer list if you are already crew.
if you quit sfg u will have to wait 6 months b4 reapllying to ba.
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 22:09
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 10:57
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Don't know what makes me more angry the fact that I believed them or the fact that only last week!!!!!!! A manager told a whole bunch of us that they wouldn't do this (perm LHR recruitment) - I am absolutely furious.

Anyway good luck to all those who apply I Imagine it will be a fiercely faught competition as there can't be that many spaces?

I'm off to write to a manager and ask them why they have such difficulty with honesty.
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 17:56
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on the ba application form it says give employment history in reverse chronological order.........maybe i,m wrong but is that most recent first???? When i do it that way it reverses them to my first job first and most recent last????? Anyone an idea?
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 18:54
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Hi supperhostess

I spoke with bassa at LHR regarding resignation and reapply straight away, Bassa got confirmation from manpower that we dont have to wait 6 months to reapply however is not guarantee at all that we will have interviews or the job if we manage to be shortlisted for the interviews. BA will look up to detail your file, not lates for report, not sickness ..bla, bla.).

I hope that information will help you.

The best we can do is complaint to our unions & managment regarding this recruitment at SH LHR.

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Old 16th Apr 2007, 21:50
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Hi there, I have got friends who have done exatlly that as they were tired of waiting for transfer etc.
They resigned a applied again, one of them straight away and the other 2 left it for a couple of months (to give more plauseble answers to the fact they resigned) All of them were invisted for interview ....hoever non of them got the job and did,t get through the 2to1 interview.....might just be a conicidence...I doubt very much so. My advice is whatever you do be prepare not to be re-employed by BA in other word work on B plan.
Good luck anyway.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 10:14
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Has the interview selection changed because you always did the group exercise and then the interview and it was based on the whole event. It was never a case of getting through to the 1-2-1 interview.

Just curious if this has changed.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 10:22
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Lhr Recruitment

Hi all,

It is for some very disappointing news about the lhr recruitment however i had a very interesting conversation with management (someone who knows and doesn't assume) and they haven't even decided if the three routes are going up the road, however it's more than likely the Houston will but nothing has been decided.

If we were to lose these routes they said then transfer's will happen but number's depend on routes.

What you have to remember is yes we could lose the route but if we don't lose the planes then we will get other routes.

However on the note of transfers, there is a lot of ex citiflyer who have been dying to go to lhr but haven't had the chance, when they merged they where told they would have to wait for all the old lgw ex eog guys to transfer.

This has been an on going problem that has faced lgw people really wanting to trans then they open up a recruitment drive for lhr. They have always done it and it's cheaper to train one crew from scratch than to take people off line and converse them.

On a brighter note apparently it is only 50 people and it is to cover purser's and csd's getting made up so who know's.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 11:16
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Hi guys RE: 6 month thing that gets spoken about if you read the application framework it says you cannot have "applied for this position in the past 6 months" so if you quit and reapply be sure that it has been at least 6 months as you could be putting yourself up for a fall at the first hurdle - it probably means applied and failed but I should seek clarification first if I were you.

RE the whole thing I just had an e-mail back from STS - very open and honest actually - the TU's and company need to sit down and agree a transfer freamework to include LGW before the transfers can actually begin. As the recent dispute has put things behind the Unions have yet to actually table this issue yet - about time LGW got put first and this issue was addressed I feel.

Either way they had an operational need for new crew ASAP so external was the only way forward.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 11:18
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To answer some of these concerns re route transfers to LHR there is no-one in any doubt on the T5 team that we will be barely able to handle the flights we already have. 757's (13) will all go to T3 indefinetely as will a number of the 'Oneworld' partners as there is no more space at T5. That said if the routes do move that cannot be for at least a couple of years or unless we pull out of a number of longhaul routes. At present there is only one daily longhaul route that we may abandon soon.
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Old 19th Apr 2007, 10:47
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Help! Employment Offer Withdraw??? I'm So Disappointed...

Help, I received an email from BA saying they were offering me employment. However I have received another e-mail in these lines,

"At present, there are no further courses available for Cabin Crew at Gatwick Airport. We are currently recruiting for Eurofleet (Shorthaul) at Heathrow.
If you wish to be considered for the Eurofleet position please contact us to move you into the Holdpool for Eurofleet Heathrow.
If you do not want to be considered and wish to stay in the Hold Pool for Gatwick, should any future dates arise, please also contact us on the email address below. Your application is valid for 12months from your interview date.
Please note this email address is for this purpose only and not for queries or enquiries. Emails will NOT be responded to.
Kind regards
B A Recruitment"

I don't understand, what do I do, what are the goods and bads of this, does it mean I no longer have an offer? Any input will be appreciate.
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Old 19th Apr 2007, 11:41
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Thumbs up You are OK

You are fine, you still have an offer valid. It just means that until they know new course dates you will be on hold. They will let you know. Also, you can go for LHR, I think that's wonderful to those who regretted going for LGW in a first place? Call it a compensation. A little birdie told me that next courses in LGW will be in September but that's not confirmed.
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