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Old 19th Mar 2015, 16:38
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Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Barcelona
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With regards to the preliminary questions, do you think they were timed? I think I answered "correctly" or, let's say, supposedly right both in my personal opinion and according to how I think a good airline pilot should reason/react.

On some questions I had to think longer and on the 2014 award question I admit I had to look on internet (I'm curious, how many of you knew that straight away?), if a question like that was timed, it could easily be a powerful discriminatory one even if of debatable value.

Again good luck to you all and commiserations to to my fellow rejected applicants. Thanks a lot and keep on updating us all!
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 19:40
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Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Darlington, UK
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FTE Responses

Has anybody had any further news from FTE?
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 21:45
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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Actually with regards to the above, I've just received an invite to FTE interviews, no slots available however, I will have to call them tomorrow
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 21:51
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Same for me. I'd completely given up hope tbh, but it just goes to show that no news is indeed good news! No slots available for me either, looks like FTE might be getting a few calls tomorrow.
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 22:08
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Congratulations are in order! I wonder how many options they will have..
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 22:18
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Yep, one hurdle down, 3 (much harder ones) to go! I doubt will get much if any choice re dates this late
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 22:36
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ManUtd1999 and Ryan93; congratulations and good luck
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 23:05
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Join Date: Nov 2014
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FTE

Turns out it wasn't my mac! I've also just received an invite
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 00:59
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dublin
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Congrats guys!

I received an invite but haven't paid yet. Is there another prep pack FTE send you after you pay or just the attachment in the email?
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 09:39
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In previous years it's just been the one in the original email. MarkSRFC - Did you have any interview slots available or are you in the same boat?
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 09:53
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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Assessment Day CAE Oxford on Tuesday 24th

Hey guys,

My name's David, I'm French and I live in Paris. I'm working as an intern for Air France Industrie KLM Engineering and Maintenance in ORLY (it's my senior year engineering internship at a school named Mines Nancy in the east of France, near Strasbourg and the German border ...). I have also been selected to attend the first stage of FPP, and since I don't know anybody at CAE Oxford's campus in Langford (and also because I'm pretty sure many other are in the same situation) I think it could be fun to meet the ones among you guys attending the selection on Tuesday as well!
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 10:06
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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I also received an invite from FTE last night! Very surprised but very chuffed! Slots are available now!
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 13:19
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Yeah, booked my interview slot, just haven't paid the assessment fee yet. What with flights and hotels to sort, it'll be an expensive enough trip!
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 13:24
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Join Date: Mar 2015
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It is indeed, cost me about 400

Let's make it worthwhile
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 13:36
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Well done to those who received invites!! For those that have already been to assessment, how did you find your interview?
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 15:53
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: UK
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Congratulations to all who have received invites this year! Is there anyone else who got through last year (or in previous years) that didn't make the cut this year?
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 16:45
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Originally Posted by polar25 View Post
Congratulations to all who have received invites this year! Is there anyone else who got through last year (or in previous years) that didn't make the cut this year?
Polar25,
I got through to Waterside in my first year of applying (last year) and fell at the first hurdle this year. Are you the same?
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 20:18
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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Cmab7: I got through to the FTO stage last year and like you didn't make the cut this year. Not meaning this to be taken the wrong way, but I can't seem to get my head around why? I can only assume that my cover letter wasn't as strong this year? Any idea as to why you didn't make it?
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 20:23
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@Polar and Cmab7,

The usual reason is because your cover letter contained mistakes or your answers to the initial questionnaire didn't represent a BA typical employee. Also, the essay questions are the same from the previous year, did you re-use the same answers? Did you apply to a different school this time?
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 21:54
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Funkyt, Polar,

Overall, I thought my application was stronger this time around, in both the cover letter and the 'personality questions', which further fuels my surprisment and confusion about the decision.

However, after a few more days have past and I've had plenty of time to look over it again, it may become clearer.
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