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Old 12th Sep 2007, 12:36
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Not sure, HD. My mate applied Monday and got an interview yesterday for October. All interview choices dates were all in the one week. The closing date is this Friday, the 14th, so it's a pretty small window of opportunity. Best get on to it straightaway if you're keen. That said, they have, in the past, extended the closing date, so who knows?
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 12:39
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VS-LHRCSA - to answer your question about the LHR temps of last year who went to LGW - about 150 of them came down to LGW - a lot of them have left since then. I reckon about 80 (rough guess) are still at LGW. The transfers from LGW to LHR are done on seniority, so no.... none of them have transfered yet to LHR as their seniority is currently too low!
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 13:25
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Thanks BAdutchie, pretty much what I thought. Do you know roughly what main crew DOJ are at the top of the list? You can PM me if you like. Do Pursers have to downgrade to acheive a transfer anymore or can they transfer in rank - even though it would probably take 10-15 years.
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 18:23
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where can I apply?

Hi, I am looking for a job as a cabin crew with British Airways, so I suppose I am in the good thread to ask my question

Where can I apply, submit my application, to take cabin crew selections or recruitment? On britishairwaysjobs.com, the vacancy search for cabin crew always shows that there is nothing available at this time, but it seems that everyone of you managed to apply recently a way or another!

Please, can you advise me the right place to look at?

Thank you!
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 19:01
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I have to say lhr holding pool looks very unlikely...I know I readon here about someone thinking that they were being sent messages over the phone to stay hopeful but it is unlikely. I would do the temp or lgw because if there are alot of people waiting for LHR and how many courses available I bet some people miss out completely.
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 19:07
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so what is the most popular option? WW at Heathrow, or EF at Heathrow? Seems to me like EF is...why!? x
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 19:21
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Wink BA Recruitment

Hi Alphafloor
BA only advertisers externally on the britishairwaysjobs.com website. They dont really recruit that often for cabin crew (Which is a good sign showing that they dont have a high turn over so is a great company to work for) you can set an alert so each time cabin crew jobs come up an email would be sent to you.

Good luck.
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 19:25
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Hey guys!
I have just been accepted to LGW and i know it's a mixture of long and shorthaul, i was just wondering if there was anyone who currently works for LGW that could tel me more about the rosta. Ideally i'd lik to do mainly longhaul, i know u don't always get what u bid for, but would it be realistic to get a maniy longhaul flights?

Thank you x
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Old 12th Sep 2007, 21:58
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Alphafly75, the temporary WW vacancy is listed on www.britishairways.com it is the first vacancy listed and will close on the 14th, as mentioned earlier. Good luck.
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Thank you

Thanks to all of you guys for your fast replies, I do appreciate!
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 00:59
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LHR holding pool

How can some people know that its unlikely going to happen for LHR holding pool?
A couple of months some were saying BA is not going to recruit externally for LHR WW temp!
As far as I am concerned, the more people change to LHR WW temp or LGW , its good news for BA and also for those sticking to EF.
Recruitment has told a few people already that there is no reason for concern re the expiry date of our job offer. There is another 8 months left!
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 06:22
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I know Londonphilpou, but people have also been warned that there might not be any dates. It is a gamble and take it if you can risk it, but DO NOT go around saying there will courses because that is false... LHR Eurofleet may well hold a course but depending on where people are on the list and how many waiting, people WILL MISS out. Priority will be given to Deployed staff.

Have a nice day. xx
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 06:42
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Also, there are very good posts by Matt101 and BAduchie regarding the holding pool etc. Just because someone said they got the feeling they were being told to hold on is quite frankly wishful thinking, it's like when you convince yourself of something because you want it so much you'll believe anything, try and detect signs/signals. i have heard that there may not be any courses for LHR until April 2008! Not any signals or signs, but real voices from LHR. Like I said, they probably will hold a LHR course but I bet there are just too many people and in the end some will be offered LGW again.
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 10:28
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Hi skywatch 77,

Nothing that anybody can say on this forum is true or false is just speculations and by now we all know that....so while you may say to somebody not to raise hopes up somebody may say to you not to discourage people by persuing what they really want....
Like London said the more people decide to go either to LGW or LHR TEMP the better it is for us....

By the way...are you staying in the hold poole or take steps to LGW or TEMP WW?

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Old 13th Sep 2007, 10:54
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Hi Skywatch 77

I agree with Kikko, we are entitled to keep our hopes up and cheer each other up if we want to eventhough we know all about the rumours etc...

However I do not agree with your trying to put us down At least that's the way it came across to me. Nothing we say here is official and that includes your info as well unless you can prove otherwise we may choose to believe you or not...... bla bla bla ...

TO ALL LHR EF HOLD POOL... HANG IN THERE... Nothing in this life is "IMPOSSIBLE"...

Regards DAWN
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 11:16
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Hang in there..

Listen guys, I think we have had that debate before. No one is giving anyone false hopes etc. As far as we are concerned, BA has not told us anything re whether there won't be any EF courses. Some have been told when inquired that it won't happen until the end of the financial year. As you all know anything is possible with BA. And everyone is entitled to their opinion and decision. We are in a EF holding pool and we remain so until further notice from BA.
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 11:18
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guys just think about it rationally! pls dont let others influence you but on the other hand try to see for yourself and not rely completely on false hopes! The fact that BA currently recruits temps on WW is not necessarily good for the people in the holding pool for EF as the lists will not move as much as predicted specially from EF to WW and as oct is very close and opps and choice lists opens, any vacanies for LHR EF will be covered by the surplus crew from LGW (thats why the company recruit masses of new crew at LGW even though flights will be going up to LHR from next year)and as the most senior director said yesterday in the company internal forum is that the company can now see that indifference between the two bases and even though they will never attempt to change the terms and conditions due to the nature of the business , they will introduce a much fairer way of transferring between the two bases. (you can interpret this the way you like) i know Gatwick and a temp contract is not what lots applied or wanted to get but in the end of the day it can be better than nothing....
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 11:51
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What are false hopes opposed to speculations about possible future BA plans unknown to anybody?......We are all talking with the same knowlegde (regarding this subject at least) or shoud I say ignorance....so no one can really advice anyone....one way or the other.
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 16:33
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I'm sorry, i'm not trying to put anyone down. Good luck to everyone. I have decided because I don't mind either way but I know some people are in turmoil over this and best thing is to do what is the most rational thing to do not what you think is the most hopeful. (if that makes sense). Good luck everybody in the holdpool, going LGW or Temporary worldwide contract.
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Old 13th Sep 2007, 16:58
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Hello all!

I have just applied yesterday for the LHR WW TEMP position advertised, we will see how it goes!

Thanks for all the advice and the material on this board it is very helpful. I want to do the job even more now!!!!
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