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Old 20th Jan 2018, 10:18
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Congrats to all who have got through!

As far as I'm aware they're still assessing stage 3 at Waterside. I've heard the first training courses start in March. Are you both through on the MPL Programme or ATPL?
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Old 20th Jan 2018, 10:44
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I have applied for the ATPL route due to my A Levels not being quite as good as they should have been!

Having said that, I do think there are benefits to both routes so I am happy with the ATPL route. It would be interesting to see how different the contracts are between MPL & ATPL in terms of employment after training.

Good luck
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 03:20
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Does anyone know if you are able to change assessment date once already booked on one?

I'm abroad at the moment and it will be a struggle to get back for the only available date however don't want to risk them filling the course.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 03:56
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I have seen on previous threads for other programmes L3 have been able to change a date for an individual. You would need to call them or send them an email - you could check with them if they have many assessment dates planned so you can pick a date safely.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 00:12
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Does anyone know when more stage 3 dates will be available to book onto? Also who has heard back after doing their stage 3 and how long was the wait?
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 13:58
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Currently on Day 8 since attending Stage 3 - sadly no response.
Hoping it will be in the next few days!
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 03:45
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More dates have been addded for stage 3. Where do you find the job role and description for the role of first officer with BA?
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 14:49
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For those of you who have attended Stage 2 at L3 - just out of interest, how many assessors:candidates were there in the room for the group exercise? We had 2:7...
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 18:24
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Hi,

I was told at the end January by BA that it would be around 10 weeks before we would hear about course dates as L3 are currently in the process of organising the logistics etc. I have since had an email from BA suggesting arranging my Class 1 as soon as possible, so I’ve booked in at the end of February.
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Old 23rd Feb 2018, 19:43
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Just to put this scheme into context, IAG made a profit of 2.2 billion euro's last year.

Funding 50 cadet pilots through training would cost ~0.2% of that profit upfront and in the long term would cost nothing at all once reduced salary is taken into account.

And yet BA/IAG still appear to believe it's acceptable to charge their cadets 115,000.
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Old 23rd Feb 2018, 19:58
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But what if they could spend the 0.2% on CEO's bonus?
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 09:56
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Interestingly, BA are not appearing at Pilot Careers Live LHR in April, so I doubt they have anything to announce regarding funding in the short-term. Indeed the only airline exhibitors there are Easyjet and Flybe.

After recent events there is a glut of qualified Airbus folks available so it isn't any surprise really.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 11:34
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And yet BA/IAG still appear to believe it's acceptable to charge their cadets 115,000.
Virtually every other airline think its acceptable as well!
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 21:29
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Not heard anything more since the email. I did pose a couple of question i had to the email address but haven't had a response back to those yet. Imagine the direct entry recruitment is taking up a lot of the Recruitment Team's time at present I'm afraid.
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 10:13
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I got an email saying we would find out 10 weeks prior to the course start date, however since then I havenít heard anything back from BA. Iím hoping we hear back pretty soon, has anyone got any information that could share regarding the time frame and what the situation is at BA
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 15:38
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Anyone heard any news recently about course start dates? With the easyJet scheme closed for applications at L3 hopefully this will free up some more slots.

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Old 19th Apr 2018, 08:09
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Should be some movement. Rumour is that BA is at least 100 crews short for planned Summer schedules.
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 10:23
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Originally Posted by cessnapete View Post
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Should be some movement. Rumour is that BA is at least 100 crews short for planned Summer schedules.
Im not sure that will help with our start dates as they'll be focussed on recruiting to solve the immediate problem rather than prioritising cadets who are 18-24months away from being of any use. I could be wrong though.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 18:56
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Originally Posted by ThreeHundredER View Post
That does make sense as they recently opened 320 DEP recruitment. With IAG taking over Monarch slots i'm sure BA's Manpower & Planning is all a bit hectic at the moment.

Out of pure interest, would anyone know how long the wait was for the FPP cadets between initial application and the first course start date?

Further Direct Entry recruitment opened today. Not sure what that will mean for the start of this cadet programme.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 21:31
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Originally Posted by Groundloop View Post
Virtually every other airline think its acceptable as well!
There are signs that things are changing though. Air France and Aer Lingus are both now offering fully-funded training schemes. Hopefully more of the industry will begin to follow suit.
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