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Old 16th Sep 2007, 20:46
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Re: assessment and interview

Hey all,

Does anyone have the assessment and interview booked for Oct 5th from 8.30am onwards?

Also I'm going to be travelling from Yorkshire, does anyone know how long these assessments and interview days last, as I need to book my train journey back and don't know what time to book it for.

Thanks
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Old 16th Sep 2007, 21:42
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Cabin Crew - gatwick

Hello, have just joined PPR and wondered if anyone can please tell me if BA are recruiting at Gatwick? and if so, is it a different company now under the BA umbrella? I have been out of the airline industry for some time...and would love to return. Any ideas what the chances are for a mature female? (even though I don't look it I'm told...)
I would appreciate any advice/tips...
Many thanks.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 18:05
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Those ladies would be 55+ as that was the retirement age until just recently. Nice to see them back flying. Were they CSDs previously? It would be an adjustment for them to fly as main crew but it's better than sitting at home. I can remember doing CSD retirement trips thinking 55 is too young, what will I do when I'M 55? Luckily, they're taking applications from those up to 62 now, so I've still got a few years left in me.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 19:11
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Thumbs up

I think that's brilliant. A friend of mine (who left BA some years ago) now has an interview for the present temp posts at LHR. She is in her early fifties too and did think that she might be the only 'more mature' lady around. Great to hear from AMS that his course has three on board; after all, the world is made up of young AND old(er), not forgetting that, hopefully, we will all be there one day!! This will give her extra confidence going into the assessment. Many thanks.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 19:48
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Shoes!

Hi all - i got a question for the girlies. I'm trying to find shoes that fit the discription for flying but so far finding it really hard. I've constantly been popping into shoe shops (o what hard work) but have only found 2 possiblities. There are some plain, sqaure toes in NEXT but they are just over 2.5" I have also seen some in Clarkes which are the correct hight, but the have a lined patten on the front.
Do you think either of these would be ok? Where do you get yours from?

Thanks x
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 21:37
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AMS

Thanx very much for the reply! I envy you for already starting on a course, i really hope everything is going wel for you! what time does the training start everyday? Have a good day tomorrow!
x
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 10:06
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Hi Chocco form the previous page! omigosh! I too have an assesment booked for October 5th! 8.30 am. If you get this message- I hope you do, We should meet, travel in part way together and maybe have a coffee/Tea, help those pre- jitter nerves. It's always good to meet people. Well from what I read the assesment lasts till 12.30pm. So I would say, If your train leaves from Heathrow, book it for 1.30, that gives you an hour to get back as remember have to catch staff bus back. I am travelling to heathrow from the same tube line, where I live but at the other end of the line..lolGimme a shout or PM me. I have been to an airline interview a few times, virgin tho, so a bit different, but lets not even go into that right now, spk soon!
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 12:46
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Do you think multi-lingual language skills will be considered as an assett in one's application?

If anyone is also being interviewed on the 2:nd of October at 12:30, let me know and perhaps we could meet in advance and encourage eachother!
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 16:46
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I would think that languages are an extra assett, definitely!

As far as I am concerned, I am booked on 3-10 at 12.30
If anyone has the same slot, give me a shout!
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 17:15
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Languages

The Letter, its for your own benefit if you have an extra or more languages but you don't get any extra point to someone who does not. With BA it does not matter where you have worked before or if you speak 10 languages, its how you sell yourself on the day and if they like what they see.
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 17:19
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Hi Airhostessdream,

I'll be travelling up the day before and I'm going to be staying over at the Jury's Inn hotel, as it'll be impossible to travel down on the day and be there for 8.30.

If you want to meet up the day before then that's fine with me.

P.s I don't have a clue how to PM!!!
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 17:35
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pm

Click on the person's profile name and you will get some options and choose the one you need.
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Old 19th Sep 2007, 15:49
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Just an update for those who applied for the Temp contract at BA.

There are 280 positions for the WW Temp 11 month contract and of that 220 positions are being filled internally so in effect they are only recruiting for 60 positions externally.

Good luck to all those who are or have applied.

(Ps. This bit a news comes straight from the head of Inflight services at BA)
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Old 19th Sep 2007, 16:06
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disclosure form.

If you are applying for a disclosure form, make sure you put your FULL name on application.

Just had a call from BA, I have to re-apply for my disclosure form again.

Another 20 .. don't be silly like me
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Old 19th Sep 2007, 17:39
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Superboy, that would probably explain why they are only holding external interviews over one week. 400 or so interviews for 60 jobs, sounds about right. Thanks for the update.
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Old 19th Sep 2007, 22:25
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BA Interview

Chocco, did you manage to try out PM ( private messaging). Did u read on the page they are only taking on 60 ppl. We have to really shine and be very good. Yeh sure wud love to meet, Im thinkin tho, night before I might want to get some extra revision in, but prehpas we can meet for an hr or so for coffee/ tea, could go into central, half way for both of us. Oh and On the friday maybe we could get the staff bus in together, or are u directly next to the recuritment place, I have heard we need to get the staff bus from Hatten cross station. Anyway Pm your mobile num. Spk soon. U started any preparation yet hun?. J X
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 08:11
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Another warning - post in English not in Text Speak
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 10:54
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Does anyknow know what one could expect at the interview? Have they changed their recruitment structure or is like before (team assessment and 2 to 1)?
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 11:37
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references

can anyone tell me how many references we have to send... your work reference is the 1st... then how many personal references? or are personal ones not required... it doesnt say..bit confused....
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 12:30
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the letter

BA interview is like before...group exercise, 2 to 1, and company presentation where you can ask questions etc.
This is not in any particular order. Good luck!
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