Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Wannabes Forums > Interviews, jobs & sponsorship
Reload this Page >

British Airways Future Pilot Programme.

Interviews, jobs & sponsorship The forum where interviews, job offers and selection criteria can be discussed and exchanged.

British Airways Future Pilot Programme.

Old 11th Mar 2015, 12:27
  #2521 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 214
I thought that at first but they've sent out e-mails this week.
GeorgEGNT is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 12:59
  #2522 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 214
Invites could still easily be going out into the back end of next week I think. Someone on this forum received their invite yesterday (or Monday perhaps?) who had applied on the first day of the window.

Either progress is slow or BA are spitting successful applications out in a non-chronological order back to the FTOs for their consideration. It is reasonable to assume either case.

Either way I'm still waiting and doing my best to be as patient as possible.
GeorgEGNT is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 13:10
  #2523 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Earth
Posts: 662
I think it's fair to say there isn't much of a correlation between application sent and invitation received. I feel as hard as it is, just sit tight and try not to play the guessing game .
Officer Kite is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 13:20
  #2524 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Manchester
Age: 32
Posts: 222
I think it's fair to say there isn't much of a correlation between application sent and invitation received. I feel as hard as it is, just sit tight and try not to play the guessing game .
I couldn't agree more. Each school operates differently. Just try and sit tight and keep your fingers crossed.
funkyt111 is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 13:37
  #2525 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 139
It isn't over until its over gals and guys.

Does anyone know any numbers for the next stage? Say a fair guess of 1000 over the three schools, that gives a 1/10 chance?..... I've got worse odds from William Hill
BaronVonBarnstormer is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 20:19
  #2526 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 214
This is an incredible opportunity yes. But it still is just one of many routes into this business.

Last edited by GeorgEGNT; 11th Mar 2015 at 20:47.
GeorgEGNT is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 20:26
  #2527 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dublin
Posts: 27
Submitted my application on Monday evening and just received an invite for assessment with FTE.
MarkSRFC is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 21:03
  #2528 (permalink)  
V1_
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Congratulations Mark! Just out of curiosity, what was the range of dates available to book? I haven't heard back yet from FTE and just wanted a timeframe.
V1_ is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 22:27
  #2529 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Darlington, UK
Posts: 50
MarkSRFC - Congratulations are in order! What was your selection of dates like? Still waiting for a response from FTE; hopefully they'll inform those still waiting either way, whether we've been invited or not.
Ryan93 is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 23:23
  #2530 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Manchester
Posts: 7
@volunteerpilot & all

I have just had my assessment and I have to let you all know that the info which appears on the BA site, I believe, is correct. There will be two further stages after the FTOs, both taking place at Waterside. One of them at the end of April and one at the beginning of May.

I am not sure, however, why this will happen and what exactly can they possibly ask of you in two interview days.
Warp is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 23:30
  #2531 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Age: 25
Posts: 218
Warp,

As far as i've understood the first is a general round of assessment, more like a typical assessment centre... the second is an interview with the airline pilot recruitment / pilots themselves..

Secondly, has anyone had a response from CTC yet?
gbotley is offline  
Old 11th Mar 2015, 23:31
  #2532 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Earth
Posts: 28
For those who applied to the programme through CTC, it might be worth checking your junk mailbox. I found my CTC response in there!
BravoAlphaWhiskey is offline  
Old 12th Mar 2015, 10:45
  #2533 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Republic of Ireland
Posts: 96
Has anybody booed their day for FTE, I can't seem to find where you pay the fee?
JumpSeat_M is offline  
Old 12th Mar 2015, 11:25
  #2534 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 139
Has anybody booed their day for FTE, I can't seem to find where you pay the fee?
On your invite email there is a link. That sends you to an entirely reputable looking secure pay site . When you pay print out the confirmation when it gives you the option. They don't send an email to you, which is annoying as FTE want proof of payment at the assessment center. I didn't, and there is no option to log back in and see your payment. Think i will have to take my bank statement with me

BVB
BaronVonBarnstormer is offline  
Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:06
  #2535 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 214
The fee is to cover the administrative costs of running these selection events (and I believe some of the costs of processing successful applicants too). If you attend the selection event you've received the service you've paid for whether successful or not. Everyone chips in.
GeorgEGNT is offline  
Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:14
  #2536 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Republic of Ireland
Posts: 96
Wow, its working out at 312, and FTE still want me to pay the full amount even though I completed this very selection less than 6 months ago for another airline...
JumpSeat_M is offline  
Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:42
  #2537 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 214
For a shot at arguably the best scheme out there it's worth the expense for most.
GeorgEGNT is offline  
Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:43
  #2538 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Under the table
Posts: 183
The selection fee is a drop in the ocean compared with what's to come.

If you're baulking now, maybe best off calling it a day!

It's all worth it in the end though, trust me.
Stocious is offline  
Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:47
  #2539 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Republic of Ireland
Posts: 96
I'm not disputing that its not worth the cost. However, realistically speaking, I'm questioning it I can afford it at this very moment.

Having said that. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take...
JumpSeat_M is offline  
Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:51
  #2540 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 214
There's two ways of looking at this. We're either completely stupid or we're willing to spend money in order to achieve our dreams. (I of course subscribe to the latter belief).

I've spent money on travel and accommodation to head "daan saath" to be tested for a scheme that tested 600 UK candidates along with thousands more worldwide for around 6 available expat places. Etihad sponsorship back in 2009 I think.

None in the UK were successful.

Don't buy a ticket and all that.
GeorgEGNT is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.