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Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:56
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If you are successful with FTE they refund the 250 back to you. So instead of the course costing 84,000 it will cost you 83,750. Massive difference..
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:57
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Well I never knew that. There you go then.
If the prospect of a BAFPP place wasn't enough to motivate you to do well...
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 13:00
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When did you get the information regarding the refund? @funkyt111
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 13:04
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You also have to pay the additional fee, which is 7200 this year at FTE compared with 9000 last year, so that's a good thing. But there are other things to pay for as well, such as medical fees and whatnot. If you make it all the way through then you do get your 225 back, but it's pretty insignificant compared with the amounts you're paying out. Feasibly you can expect total costs to add up to 95,000 at FTE (not sure about the others but suspect they are similar). Luckily BA are prepared to guarantee up to 100,000. Accommodation and meals are included at FTE, so there's not a huge amount extra required during the course as far as living expenses go.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 13:11
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Previously other FTOs have refunded the cost if the candidate was successful, I'm sure?

Not sure if this is the case here however.

The fee works out at about 220. I have no confirmation either.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 13:11
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@jumpseat

Directly from FTE's website.

"The initial phase of the BA FPP selection process is free of charge. For those candidates making it to the 1st assessment stage, an amount of 225 will be charged to conduct the required aptitude tests and interviews at a venue in the UK, to be announced in due course. A mechanism in order to process these payments will be created on the FTEJerez website. This amount will be fully refunded to those eventually training at FTEJerez."

@G-Forc3

Thanks for the additional info.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 13:18
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@funkyt111 Thanks for the info!
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 13:25
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Quick question

Dear All,
I applied via FTE on the 25th but I haven't heard from them yet. Do you think they may have lost my application? Any ideas?
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 14:09
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I've just got off the phone with CTC. They say they haven't received my application from BA yet so that is the reason for the hold up in my case anyway.

Newbie, did you receive a confirmation e-mail from BA when you submitted your application?
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 14:16
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GeorgENT, yes I received confirmation. Perhaps they didn't process them in the exact same order they received the applications. I was just wondering because a few of you sent in applications later than me and you'be already been contacted.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 14:46
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Newbie - I'm in the same boat and I submitted my application on the 27th, however I received an acknowledgement of submission from BA.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 15:23
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I applied to FTE towards the start and haven't heard anything either newbie. If you received a confirmation email I doubt they've lost it. Either they're still working through applications, or we're in a reject pile they haven't got round to informing yet. Hopefully the first option
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 15:31
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Applied to OAA and sent my application on the 4th, still waiting whilst assessment days started today
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 16:07
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CTC are running assessments into the first week of April. I'm assuming the other FTOs will be operating a similar programme of selection days.

"You will find out either way in the next couple of weeks"

No news is good news. It's frustrating but as long as you've heard nothing you're still in the game.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 16:24
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Moving Fast...

Applied last weekend, got the summons to the assessment centre by email yesterday, so that's under 48 hours response time... Happily and pleasantly surprised...
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 17:10
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Congrats! Which FTO and what time yesterday did you get the email?

EDIT: Oh nvm, just got my invite from Jerez

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Old 12th Mar 2015, 17:49
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My Daughter's had an email inviting her to send her cv to Oxford.


Half an hour later she got the email inviting her for the aptitude tests etc, and asking her for 250....


Now, call me cynical- because I am, but ...


1. Do they just invite everyone, to get lots of 250s


2. If she is successful at this, and the later stages, how much money will she need to spend before she is done?


Ta muchly.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 18:01
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Congrats pjh2015! When did you apply? Which dates are available?
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 18:14
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My Daughter's had an email inviting her to send her cv to Oxford.


Half an hour later she got the email inviting her for the aptitude tests etc, and asking her for 250....


Now, call me cynical- because I am, but ...


1. Do they just invite everyone, to get lots of 250s


2. If she is successful at this, and the later stages, how much money will she need to spend before she is done?


Ta muchly.
1. Admittedly this process is a nice little earner for the schools, any other industry and you wouldn't have to pay for an interview but hey, its aviation, airlines would charge you for breathing the air in the departure lounge if they could. BUT and its a big but; this scheme is the best way in to the industry at the moment and its doubtful that a better opportunity will come along in the near future. Also this year BA were actively encouraging more women to apply for the FPP so your daughter possibly might have a slightly better chance.

2. All this info is on the FPP site however the long and the short of it is roughly 7k to the school up front, then a BIG loan that is guaranteed by BA and other costs like medicals, food etc.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 18:40
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Volunteerpilot,

Your perception of what is required to be successful in an application for the BA FPP is very far off the mark...
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