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Old 11th Dec 2007, 16:50
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Difficult to say. I suppose anything is possible. But I think they might extend the offer for another few months if they are 'suspending' recruitment and training for a few months. Who knows!
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Old 11th Dec 2007, 18:31
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i suppose

Hello all

I suppose the opening of Terminal 5 has nothing to do with recruiting new crew. They still are very short of crew and i dont think they will have enough with the few courses they are doing in february for next summer. Where did you hear the recruitment will be stopped between march and june Londonphilou? Is it from a relayful source or is just gossip?
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Old 11th Dec 2007, 19:00
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Dan, it is from a reliable source as far as I know. They did not say they will stop completely but there WON'T BE MUCH recruiting and training. I suppose they need most staff during that period for a smooth transition. We shall know in the new year I suppose. I don't think there's anything to worry.
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Well, if they have told you there wont be MANY courses running but there will be SOME... Londonphilou we are the next in the list, so one of the few courses running at the time can be ours... I still think they will need to do at least one or two courses between that time...

Fingers crossed !
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Customer Service exam!!

Hi ,
Any pointers on what to expect in the exam and is it hard ?
Info appreciated as my head is so full of AVMED/SEP, so a little
nervous about this test.
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 18:18
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Dont worry about the final exam you will be fine. There wont be anything on there they havent taught you at some point. An example would be what levels of membership do BA have, and stuff like who is the CEO or IFS manager.

Best of luck to you and everyone who are taking the exams this week
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 19:03
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Thanks for your kind reply...
Just going over my notes, Service recovery etc

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Old 12th Dec 2007, 20:34
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What is the test at the first day of the course like?
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 20:59
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You will be tested on the books you get sent out on the first or second day, but the big test will be done on the last day in the morning.
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 21:37
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And what is the test like? The test which they test you on the books you got from them.
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Lhref - What Going On

FELLOW SWIMMERS

OK I understand they are short of crew at gatwick but after spending 8 months in the holdpool with no news from BA, i now read on cabincrew.com that people who attended interviews for gatwick THIS MONTH have already been offered training courses for feb 2008.

I see that there are courses for gatwick as late a the 25th feb, so when do BA intend on calling the rest of us for LHREF

Maybe april, may, but then our offer expires, a year wil have passed since our interviewsĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ

THE POOL GETS DEEPER AND THE WATERS REALLY COLD---

should we be angry

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Old 13th Dec 2007, 00:26
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no offence...but why are you angry? Those people are offered LGW courses! and I believe you are one of the few who are holding out for LHR EF....If I remember well, a few months ago BA had asked some of your fellow pool guys if you want to switch to LGW as they didnt know when LHR will be available and the majority had turned it down. Can I just say that today officially the trade unions and BA announced the new agreement which will allow Gatwick Fleet to transfer both to LHR EF and LHR WW. This could mean a decrease in the amount of recruitment for LHR EF...then again it may not...it all depends on the finer details of the agreement...I am sorry you are left in this position but I dont think BA has done anything bad to you....its your choice to wait...good luck to everyone...
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BA tend to let new entrants know about their courses about 2 to 2 1/2 months before.. I believe you ve got till may until your offer expires...if i were you i d wait until next year till about feb then i d get worried and maybe consider other options as its unlikely they would call you in april fora course two weeks later...with t5 coming soon,things are getting very busy for the company and i am sure they will have completed recruitment well before april....
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EF

Spoon82, please be a bit more patient. Don't panic! Its not the first time that people have been left in the holding pool for so long. Its just that our turn has not come up yet and with the shortage of crew at LGW they are doing whats best for the company right now. We chose to stay in the pool and the only thing we can do is to wait. The good thing is quite a good amount of people have been offered their courses already and we are the ones left now.
In the new year we will get our dates I hope. Did I mention March?
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LHR WW temp

Hi people,Has anyone heard anything further about courses for us ?? XX
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Talking Lhr Ef

Hey Guys,

Just to let you know I have just received my call from BA Recruitment! I have been in the LHR EF hold pool since May, and my assessment date was 17th May 2007.

I will be starting training on 3rd March 2007. Obviously I'm very pleased, and now looking forward to working hard during my training.

Thanks to those of you who have provided advice and information up to now, and good luck to you all.

Kind Regards,
G-GMGH.
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G GMGH Congratulations!!! what a wonderful news.... I guess was unexpected....

So now things are moving again ....I hope that it will be really only a mutter of time for all of us ef pooler to get a call....just hope we all may just make it before we "expire"....
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Brilliant news-hopefully we'll all be out of the pool soon!
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Lhr WW - Anna

Hi Anna,

I haven't heard anything, have you spoken to recruitmeny since last time?

xx
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BA Hold Pool

hey guys

just received THE call cant believe it so unexpected was thinking we all get the call in the new year. start date 3rd march. c u all then
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