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Old 13th May 2015, 09:15
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I was told this week (by BA) that 3000 applied to the scheme and BA invited 85 to interviews....
Must admit 3000 sounds a bit low, even so for the sake of context you need know how many of that three thousand met the basic requirements for further consideration and OTOH how many applicants were deficient in some area (e.g short on educational requirements, right to work in the Uk) but decided to put in an application anyway. Take the "chancers", for want of a better and more sympathetic term, out of the equation and the odds improve.

The numbers sounds daunting but to be fair all/most pilot selection processes have a high rejection rate - as has always been the case.

Of course regardless of how you feel the odds are stacked you have to be in the game to win.
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Old 13th May 2015, 10:56
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wiggy; Limiting the number of attempts to not more than three w/could have been another handicap.
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Old 13th May 2015, 17:54
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How have people found their interviews so far? Due to have mine tomorrow morning
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Old 13th May 2015, 17:56
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Me too Ryan93. See you there!
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Old 13th May 2015, 18:18
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Ah great stuff, feeling confident?
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Old 13th May 2015, 18:34
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Nervous more like! Hoping a sea of calm comes over me in the morning. Looking forward to meeting you and the other candidates tomorrow. All the very best to you and everyone else this year and next. I'm the one with the long hair...
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Old 13th May 2015, 20:27
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Ryan93 and Claudiaupear; Good luck for tomorrow, enjoy and most of all remember to smile
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Old 13th May 2015, 20:37
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Thanks kirungi1. I think we are the last of the interviews tomorrow. Then it's just the nervous wait, and for me, a very long flight home.
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Old 13th May 2015, 21:35
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BA gave us the following figures in the presentation from memory.


Stage 1 -> 2998
Stage 2 - > 300
Stage 3 -> 140
Stage 4 -> 85

Can't remember the numbers exactly for stage 2 and 3 but think the figures were around that. Stage 2 might have been approx. 300 per FTO rather than total.

Yes, the '3 times and you're out' would have had a big bearing on how many were eligible. I must admit I thought more would have applied for stage 1 but hey ho.


Good luck to those still to have their interviews.
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Old 13th May 2015, 23:47
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We got told 700 ish at stage 2. I think the whole process goes to illustrate just how high the standard set by BA is. They set a target at ~100 for this year, but couldn't get anywhere near that with 3000 applicants. You really are competing purely against a standard, nobody else. Most other jobs aren't like that, there are more candidates meeting the criteria than there are jobs so you have to prove why you're the best option.
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Old 14th May 2015, 00:08
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I'm pretty sure 700 made it to stage 2, but the fact that 3000 applicants weren't enough to meet their desired quota does say a lot about their high standards.
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Old 14th May 2015, 22:39
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How has everyone found their final interviews for those who have had them?
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Old 15th May 2015, 07:19
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You sit in a little room and people ask you questions
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Old 15th May 2015, 08:53
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I was quite disappointed with my performance to be honest - struggled to answer one or two tricky questions. Judging from the standard BA has set so far with the numbers (85 interviews for 100 places) I'm sure that may well be enough to derail me at this final hurdle!

Alas, our failures are of course our greatest lessons and I shall come back stronger if it doesn't happen this year.

Best of luck to all those also awaiting their fate. I met some crackin' folks at both of my Waterside days, fully deserving of a place on the FPP.
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Old 15th May 2015, 09:06
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Dont beat yourself up, you've done your best just wait for the verdict.
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Old 15th May 2015, 09:55
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...struggled to answer one or two tricky questions...
Tommerhawk; This in itself speaks volumes. It could have been worse. Well done & best of luck
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Old 15th May 2015, 10:20
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Thank-you Capewell & kirungi1. For now it's back to work and another long and torturous wait!
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Old 15th May 2015, 10:22
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Pretty similar to Tommerhawk for me I guess. It was by no means a disaster but there were a couple of questions, 1 in particular, which I feel I could/should have answered better. With the standards so high, my gut feeling is that I probably missed out, but you never know.
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Old 15th May 2015, 10:34
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Is today the last day of interviewing? At the end of the day they are not going to make it easy for anyone so you may have done better than you think...

I'm finding the waiting worse than the interview!
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Old 15th May 2015, 10:57
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ManUtd1999; Its got to be the benefit of hindsight and of course human nature that you have to feel that way. Fingers crossed for you and others. Good luck
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