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Old 10th Sep 2007, 21:07
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Start Date Oct 15!

Hello Everyone!

My name's Kayti and I've just been given a start date for Gatwick Cabin Crew- 15 Oct! I can't wait to start and meet everyone! I was just wondering if anyone else is starting the course (LGW49) on the same day?

It's great to see everyone is so friendly and helpful on here- looking forwad to getting to know u better! I hope everyone that I met on my interview got through!

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Old 11th Sep 2007, 06:26
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Welcome to the world of flying !!

Hi Kayti ,
Congratulations on getting British Airways, Like yourself I start this year 12th November

It's funny I have been flying for 9 years and I don't think I have every been more happy to work for an Airline as amazing as British Airways.

And you have started your career with the best Airline
out there and I have worked for a few "Trust me"

once again congrats !!

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Old 11th Sep 2007, 09:30
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Hi

I have contacted BA asking about the possibility of being offered a secondmenet to LHR WW as I am in the EF holding poole.
He said that secondment wasn't an option (.... that was just my wishful thinking...) however if I wanted I could choose to go on a Temporary contract to LHR WW taking all the risk of not being offered anything at the end of it.
I expressed my concern about my application expiring without having being offered a course since I would not acccept LGW if given the option, and asked about possilbe timescale.
He said that There was NO WAY he could say that NO courses will be offered till APR 2008 and that in his opinion I should not worry about my application expiring. I stressed that I would not have been interested in LGW and still he said not to worry.
Overall I felt (this is just my impression) that his words were saying ...."HANG ON!"
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 10:03
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Hang on..

Kikko, that does sound like Hang On there! Lets hope so.
I wonder how many people from the LHR EF pool will take the WW temporary contract?
At the end of the day, the decision is yours. Good luck to everyone.
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 10:08
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Hi Kikko and Londonphilou and all others in LHR EF Hold Pool

Kikko, I should mention that the BA re-deployed staff were originally offered the temp. contract at LHR WW (11months) or the LHR EF permanent, however those of us that chose to wait for LHR EF were never offered LGW as an alternative whereas the external applicants in LHR EF were.

What i'm trying to point out is that logically the BA re-deployed staff would have a certain "priority" for a position anywhere. My conclusion is that if we were not offered the LGW option, my guess is that there will be future LHREF courses available.

So i'ts up to each individual to decide which is their most suitable option.

I choose to wait for LHR EF because I will be commuting, so LGW is not an option and I need a permanent contract.

The news you got from recruitment for me is good.

Hang in there.

Ciao DAWN
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 10:17
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Hi Dawn

Hi Dawn.
It does make sense what you are saying. Thanks.
I think it will be tempting for some people as they get to do WW straight away but as its a temporary contract, its also a gamble.
I cannot affford to take that gamble yet as there is still 8 months to go before our offer expires. Plus I am not in a rush to do WW. If there was one month left I would have taken it.
My guess is our turn will come after the training of the WW has taken place.
Lets hope so. Hang on!
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 10:38
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Do you know if there were any courses for LHR EF in August?
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 10:46
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August

Yes they started the last group in August and I think its about to finish too. Ams-LHR is in that group if you want more details.
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 15:17
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ATTN Bull Poster

It has come to my attention that there is someone going around PM'ing people on this and getting their hopes up by claiming that because she "knew" someone in senior management she was not only accepted into BA but was started (full permanent) into LHR WW. I assure you that this person is talking through their backside!!!

If she is bragging to you on here about this...please advice me of her user name and I shall get to the bottom of it.
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 17:29
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Impatient

Is there anybody else here who was interviewed on Friday 7th September, but not heard anything yet? It seems BA normally get back to you the very next working day, so I am wondering what has gone wrong. The wait is agonizing!
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 17:49
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but in fairness AMS you were lucky to hear and get a course very quickly. I am sure if you had not done so, you might have posted something similar yourself! It's not impatience, just keeness to know if you've got the job you want. Not unreasonable surely?
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 18:28
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i wouldn't worry about it at all.

sometimes it can take as long as 2-3 weeks for them to get back to you. just depends on their workload.
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 20:06
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I know what you are saying AMS, they do tell you on the day that it will take a certain amount of time before you hear nay or yay. And if everyone was treated the same way then I would totally agree with you. But the fact is, what ba says and what it actually does are sometmes two different things. Before forums like this existed no one would be the wiser but we now have daily access to other candidates progress through the interview system. Naturally this can cause concern when you hear of others getting replies sooner than you have. When you really want a job I think it's just natural to want to know the outcome. I would not call that impatient.
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 21:13
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EF Pool and WW 11 month

Plus of course, as 2 very kind people on CC.com have also pointed out, and Kikko has discovered, there is a major difference between applying to WW for the 11 month contract and being offered a place on an EF course and then being seconded to WW. So all in all, I agree that it makes sense to hold out!
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Old 11th Sep 2007, 21:32
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Hi flower duet!

Yes i was thrilled to get in cos i have headr BA is THE BEST (or some have said it's joint best with virgin?) Good 2 no u still enjoying the job after 9 years what do u prefer long or short haul?

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Hi,

I'm really looking forward to doing Short haul,
as I'm only used to doing Long Haul. But also glad I'll still be able to do the odd Long Haul trips for Sun and sand and Maybe a bit of shopping which is very good in orlando at the Mall

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Old 12th Sep 2007, 08:02
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I'd be interested to hear what happened to the last group of WW temps that were sent to LGW after being made permanent. Are they still at LGW? Have they managed to transfer back to LHR, or do they still have to wait two years before being able to put their name on the transfer list? My guess is they are probably waiting for the new temps to come to LGW (after their stint at LHR) to push them up to LHR but would interested to know for sure.
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does anybody know how many people they are looking at recruiting for the temp contract? How many was it last year?
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It is a low figure as many of the positions have been filled by out of work staff from the UK regions. Contact Rivers by E mail now.
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 12:25
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so then us people who have always wanted to work for BA and see this as an ideal opp on the career path even if it is a temp contract dont really stand much chance do we?
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