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Old 26th Nov 2017, 21:56
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Hi Downwind, who are you referring to when you describe no-one would want to do a hardcore credit check on successful applicants? At the moment, this would most likely be the bank that is remortgaging your house, surely they will be completing a full credit check on the applicant (whether this is the applicant or parent/s)?
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Old 26th Nov 2017, 23:07
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I think an interesting question for any airline wanting to do an FPP-style programme has to be "who's going to provide the loan?" now that BBVA have exited the pilot market and seemingly no-one else wants to enter it with a bespoke product. People can remortgage their own/parents homes with their own mortgage provider however an airline would need a company to provide 50-100 loans all on identical terms, basically a bespoke product.

I do wonder if in future it will be up-front from the airline (i.e. Aer Lingus from recent times) or no funding from the airline at all. Of course, an airline as guarantor may tempt financial firms back into the market.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 02:27
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Originally Posted by qbigglesq View Post
Hi Ocanuck! I submitted on the 20th Nov and have completed my SJT and maths test. Still haven't heard anything back as of yet. Also, as far as I'm aware there is no third online assessment. The next stage for us is a technical assessment day at Dibden Manor.
Thanks for the info! I guess I must have gotten mixed up with previous posts or information about a third online assessment. Best of luck to you!

Does anyone happen to have a link or resource that outlines the assessments? Would they be the same as the ones for the FPP?
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 09:57
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Chris the Robot

I think this is a very interesting point. I seem to recall reading somewhere on the internal forums that one of the issues was with ironing out the financial details in terms of sponsorship, among other things. Banks do make the majority of their money with mortgages, and this is basically a small mortgage (BBVA or any other bank could be set to make 30,000+ per cadet in interest). If backed by a powerful company like BA then the only thing I can see completely stopping it from happening is there not being the willpower within the airline to make it happen. Since I don't think this is the case based on what I've read recently, it stands to reason that it's only a matter of time.

Another interesting side-note is that I also believe the other FTOs (such as FTE Jerez) are going to be (or perhaps already are) part of the discussion. The current new scheme appears to be a quick method of acquiring new (and still very capable) candidates. The new new scheme (if it materialises) appears like it's going to target the same diversity as the FPP and perhaps offer other schools as training options. Time will tell, of course...
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 17:52
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Hi all,

I'm trying to crunch some numbers regarding the funding for this course. Can anyone shed some light on the payment schedule? I understand that it is 115,000 in total, but how is this spread out? If anyone knows the payment schedule for the easyJet scheme that would be useful too as I doubt it would be too dissimilar from this one!

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 4th Dec 2017, 11:28
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The easyJet payment schedule is on the L3 website.

Training Security Bond – 69,000 (paid in 13 instalments)
MPL Training Fee 1 – 20,800
MPL Training Fee 2 – 19,200

I don't know the details of this but I'm going to guess that it is going to be 5300 per month for 13 months and then the 2 MPL fees for the remaining 5 months or so.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 12:58
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Completed online assessments over a week ago and still heard nothing. I know it can take several days but thought it might be a tad sooner.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 05:47
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Hi Folks,
I just finished my online assessment on the BA site, except I thought there was going to be a questionnaire and a math test.....but mine only had the questionnaire on it....no math test?

Did everyone else do 2 online assessment test on BA site?
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 12:16
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After finishing the SJT there was a 10 or so minute wait until they published the maths test.
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Old 14th Dec 2017, 11:30
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Hi everyone,

I've heard on the grapevine that there is no group exercise element in the final stage assessment at Waterside. Can anyone who has completed this stage shed any light on this? As far as I understand, it consists of 'only' a two on one interview and a capacity test. Much appreciated.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 10:51
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This is incorrect qbigglesq. The Waterside assessment has a test, interview & group exercise.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 17:12
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Math Test - Realisticly how many questions completed

Hi Folks,

Wish to ask other candidates which took the BA math test.....

How many questions does BA expect to be done in the 15 mins realistically?

I'm just trying to figure out if 12-15 questions is what is expected out of the 25 questions in 15 mins.

Would truly appreciate other candidates thoughts please.
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Old 20th Dec 2017, 20:36
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I rushed through it and got to q.18 or 19 I think. I imagine that I made quite a few mistakes though.

I failed the assessment anyway but I think that was on the pilapt. I imagine of I'd have only failed the BA maths test & verbal reasoning that l3 would have offered me whitetail?
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 12:21
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Really sorry to hear that Chris, but apply apply apply again, persistence is key!

Has anyone attended / got dates for Stage 3 yet? They said in the presentation at Stage 2 that Stage 3 dates would be from Dec 17 onwards I believe.

Best of luck to those in the hold pool!
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Old 21st Dec 2017, 14:37
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Yeah this was the first thing I've applied for so I'm not too cut up about it.

At the assessment I went to (1st week of Dec) they told us that BA had just held or were about to hold the first stage 3 assessments
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 17:03
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I'm still waiting for feedback from the 2 online tested which I took mid December. I know there was around of assessments done in December with L3 on behalf of BA, but have not heard of anyone one else selected for the any further L3 selection assessment processing.
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Old 9th Jan 2018, 10:59
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Hi everyone,

Can people give examples of what kind of questions are on the numerical reasoning test and what kind of maths: is it 2 digit multiplication/devision, percentages, ratios? Also which test batteries are best to use? Skytest, PAT, LPJ?

Many thanks.
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 20:08
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Has anyone attended day 2 yet? How was it?
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 19:46
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Hi guys, People who attended stage 2, Which tests were most challenging? Could you share your thoughts/tips. Best wishes to all!
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 21:07
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Hi Smoggy88,

Congrats on getting through to the last stage, I have mine coming up!
When did you have your BA interview? Did they make any suggestion of when you might hear back?

Good luck!
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