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British Airways Future Pilot Programme.

Old 16th Nov 2012, 11:36
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...........or tell them all to Foxtrot Oscar and go and spend your £100,000 on a HGV class one. Stop making the problem worse
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Old 16th Nov 2012, 13:34
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In theory it does depend on what school you select. The best candidates are picked at each location so, in theory, candidate 25 (who did not make the cut) at CTC may have made it at OAA IF the group was less competitive. Trust me, I have this on good authority. It also ensures that candidates who are successful do no get sent somewhere where they do not want to go.

I would just pick where you really want to go (probably makes articulating it easier in an interview also).
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Old 16th Nov 2012, 14:00
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What about a potential box inside the application form to be ticked:

"Willing to change my chosen FTO upon FPP programme acceptance"

This would let BA recruitment team the possibility to adjust each FTO intake and also enable candidates to focus on the quality of their application and not the odds of success with each FTO...Anyway I trust BA words in only keeping the best...even if 60/72 made the same FTO choice ! ? ?

Good luck to you all
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Old 16th Nov 2012, 14:36
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@ lockspring

Interesting email, as at the Flyer show BA said they welcome applications from those who applied last time...
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Old 16th Nov 2012, 15:28
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Lockspring, ignore that email, it's just a standard response that someone from HR has sent out about general recruitment...If your son had simply gone on the FPP website he would have seen that applicants from last year are welcome to re-apply.
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Old 17th Nov 2012, 13:07
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Hi all,
I, like others, will be applying for BA on Monday but I am worried in case my life experiences are a little lacking. I have done some extra-curricular activities such as being the class representative for a year and recently started volunteer work but if I'm honest, I haven't really got much else to say apart from that. I fear that the degree that I am doing (Aeronautical Engineering) is taking up too much of my time to do other activities in my life as I would really like to gain some essential transferable skills that would not only apply to BA, but to other careers just in case becoming a pilot doesn't work out.

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Old 18th Nov 2012, 10:11
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Dear Phil

Dear Phil,

I'm very excited to hear about the new routes to Mogadishu, Kabul and Sudan.

Best regards and utmost respect,
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 16:01
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Does anybody know what time BA (not date)will launch the application process? I have lectures tomorrow and I want to get started as soon as possible.
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 16:03
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Evening all,

Am throwing my hat into the ring. I've been dreaming of being a pilot since I was a foetus so I'm after one of those places!

For those of you old enough to remember, do you think they'll take my skyfliers founding membership certificate as proof of committment?
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 16:07
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Damn, I don't quite have the academic qualifications unfortunately. Though could probably fund the whole thing myself now.
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 16:32
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They shouldnt place too much on academic prowess I think... The guys & gals interviewing us will be pilots themselves and they'll be asking themselves if they'd want to spend hours in a cockpit talking to your boring ass.

I'd imagine they'd want to see committment to something/anything and an ability to think under pressure. Might also help if you like the smell of kerosene...
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 17:01
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Must be nice!
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 17:51
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cc86, me too mate! Best of luck to you. Im kind of itching to start the application. Its like Christmas Eve, haha.
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 20:01
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It feels like Christmas eve yess hehe

I started the theory of the ATPL with Oxford (distance learning) a few months ago, but haven“t sat any exams or sent any tests yet, will I be allowed to apply??

Do you know anyone in a similar situation from the previous year?

Best regards
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 21:29
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They shouldnt place too much on academic prowess I think... The guys & gals interviewing us will be pilots themselves and they'll be asking themselves if they'd want to spend hours in a cockpit talking to your boring ass.

I'd imagine they'd want to see committment to something/anything and an ability to think under pressure. Might also help if you like the smell of kerosene...
It's their course and they can do what they like. Unfortunately i am shy on the A-level department.

Serves me right for having so much fun when i was younger i guess.
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 23:05
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Entry Requirements

I wonder if anyone has some advice on the BA requirements...I did tweet them on the Q&A but didn't get a reply. I am slightly under for the A Level (higher SQA) entry but i'm currently in my last year of university, hoping to achieve a 2:1. Do you think I'll be discounted on first look as I currently don't meet the minimum entry requirements but will in June?
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Old 18th Nov 2012, 23:52
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Mike91
Sorry mate but BA are very strict on their requirements and are unlikely to change now.
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 07:59
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@Mike91

It's always worth applying, but BA did say at the Flyer show that grades must be in hand and not predicted (in response to a quesiton about A-Levels) so I would imagine it will be the same for a degree.
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 08:06
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Does anybody know what time the application process will start? I have got a couple of lectures and a lab to go to and I want to ensure I get my application in as soon as possible(after carefully thinking about the questions, of course).

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Old 19th Nov 2012, 08:29
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@EZY_FR

I wouldnt worry about it, you have until 13th December!

As far as I understand it there are some essay questions to answer, so it's not just a case of filling in your details and submitting.
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