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Old 8th Dec 2012, 21:12
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One thing you might not consider before you apply to your FTO is, how long does the course actually take? I'd suggest that you will be out of the other end that little bit quicker with FTE and at the end of the day we all want to be sat in the right hand seat asap. Going to the open days is certainly a good idea but if you can, speak to people who are actually there at the moment if you know any. Alternatively, drag a volunteering student to one side and gather as much information as you can from them!
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 03:29
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Just recieved my knock-back.

Pretty gutted, at least last year I got to the 2nd assessment day!
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 05:58
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Ah but there were only two FTE courses on this years - One in April and one in November, so pretty big gamble to take for being in RHS the quickest. At least CTC and Oxford had one every couple of months. The difference is pretty negligible anyway. And FTE has the highest top up fees of course.
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 07:41
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...but FTE is fully catered not that I'm with FTE.
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 09:37
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@FunkyMunky

sorry to hear that

What was you FTO/background?

Don't give up!
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 10:45
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Hi,

Does anyone know if OAA let you know your compass / physics scores on the day of the test ?

Thanks,
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 17:26
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@baldopilot

OAA, 2nd attempt at same FTO.

Worried now that something from the interview last year has stuck on my file this time round - I knew I fluffed the interview last year, so worked hard to get promoted into a role with more leadership potential in my current career, and thought that being able to say "look, I really havn't sat on my arse" might have boosted my application a little bit.

Of course my current career isn't remotely aviation related, so that might be worth sod all!
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 18:36
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@FunkyMunky

as I was saying before don't give up!
Apparently OAA is the only fto that's sending out invitations/rejections atm. Still nothing from FTE
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 08:06
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OAA take the longest to do the selection process. They were the last ones to finish last year. FTE were the earliest to start last year. OAA will just be trying to get done earlier as they were cutting it a little fine with cranebank deadlines.
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 09:22
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@FunkyMonkey

Just a thought - you didnt copy & Paste your essay answers from last year did you? They might have cross-compared and filtered out the cheeky/lazy applicants?

The Q's are so similar that it would be tempting, especially so given the finely-tuned piece of art my essays were last year!!!
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 12:14
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ExMil- what a load of tosh!! OAA did not cut it fine last year at all. They had a far more strenuous selection process compared to other schools which might explain why they got 46 places compared to FTE's 14.
OAA, like last year, have cracked on with screening the applications and send out yes/no emails as they go along.
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 12:22
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What you'll actually find er82 is the reason last year that OAA had most of the final cadets is the final numbers were split in the same ratio as the applications to each school. OAA had the most applicants, simple as that. Had nothing whatsoever to do with how "strenuous" the selection process was. They had the most applicants and it took them longer to screen them all as they had a "longer" selection process. They were the last school to finish screening their final applicants and still had assessments after the first cranebank assessments.

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Old 10th Dec 2012, 12:44
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OAA Day 1 Assessment done.

It really is a skill assessment rather than a exam. I spent about 8 hours studying, but what I learnt in the first 5 minutes would have been enough for the Maths and the Physics tests. That is not to say they were easy, its just wasn't something you could study for.

The majority of what they are assessing is based on your natural ability ( Ie memory, ability to use joysticks etc) rather than anything you can study for.

Other points were:
Absolutely no feedback will be given. They don't even tell you your compass score.
2nd day assessments will start from the 14th Jan.

Good luck guys, my Christmas starts here!
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 17:32
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@Roger-Wilco - Just a thought - you didnt copy & Paste your essay answers from last year did you?


Oh goodness no! Not naive/stupid enough to think I could get away with that.
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 00:21
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ExMil- what a load of tosh!! OAA did not cut it fine last year at all. They had a far more strenuous selection process compared to other schools which might explain why they got 46 places compared to FTE's 14.
Surely if they had a far more strenuous selection process, then they would have had the least amount of people on their courses, as the rest wouldn't have made the required standard?

Anyway, the point is moot - BA had the final say as to who got in, irrespective of which FTO they had selected, hence the difference in FTO numbers.
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 12:10
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Has anyone heard back from CTC?

Scrolling through this...many people have so much flying experience where i have only been able to fund my flying through two or three scholarship awards...with barely any hours under my belt...and with GCSE's and A-levels and bit of work history...its kind of worrying
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 13:46
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Employment History

Hi everyone,

This may sound like a silly question to some of you, but I would like constructive advice from those who are willing.

I am in the process of completing my BA FPP application as I type, and I am currently focusing on the "Employment History" section. Now, the section description reads "Please give full details of significant employment by clicking on the 'Add Employment History' link below. Indicate whether it was full-time, part-time, vacation work or an industrial placement and provide details of specific responsibilities, experience and knowledge gained". Voluntary work is described nowhere in this description as really it isn't a form of employment. However, I currently tutor maths for free and attend a local primary school once a week to play numeracy games with some of the children.

Would it be worth including this work in this section do you think, or do you reckon it will just come across as though I am unable to read and understand what details they are asking for?

Thanks guys and good luck to you all.
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 17:03
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CTC Applicants - Check your emails!

Congratulations to those invited to attend for phase II!
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 17:33
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Keeley,

I suggest putting it under Part-time work.
Just because you aren't being paid for it does not mean it isn't work.

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Old 11th Dec 2012, 18:03
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Put it under part time work. It shows you have wider experience and at interview it will certainly reflect well on you. Respect for doing it BA want can do people who will go beyond what is expected of them
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