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Old 19th Sep 2023, 11:55
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Originally Posted by Planner01
Whitetail and Newly Qualified Pathway are basically direct entry but with the A320 type rating bonded and deducted over X years. The academy has a lower salary because you'll be repaying the bond which I guess will be a 25k deduction over 4 years. The salary for all these pathways will likely be direct entry FO salary minus a given bond repayment. Academy entry will have higher bond repayments and therefore more of a deduction form the base FO salary. I spent years running similar programmes in recruitment at an airline so fully understand how it works.
Plus, everything I've said above is what they said on the Teams calls. They have explicitly said that the bond isn't being repaid from your salary, and explained what the cadet salary is, what allowances to expect, and how the salary will increase.
I'm not here to argue with you or insult your experience in recruitment, just simply repeating what has been said by the recruitment team. If you hold an opinion contrary to this, that's entirely your right.
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 11:56
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Originally Posted by desertghost
So this is not fully funded as advertised, you're paying for the training you've received through a lowered salary?
No - recruitment team have explicitly said that it IS funded, and you're not repaying the costs through reduced salary.
The thing about these forums (and the internet in general) is that people will state their opinions as facts, and muddy the water.
You'll find out more details once the application opens anyway, so don't stress.
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 12:18
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Applications are open!
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 12:24
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And it's LIIIIIVVVEEE!! *Martin Tyler voice Good luck to everyone applying, hopefully a few people reading this will have their ambitions of becoming a commercial pilot realised
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 12:41
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Is anyone else experiencing problems with the website? It seems to be really slow loading and submitting the questions.
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 12:41
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Originally Posted by CaptN
And it's LIIIIIVVVEEE!! *Martin Tyler voice Good luck to everyone applying, hopefully a few people reading this will have their ambitions of becoming a commercial pilot realised
Thats the dream!
Goodluck to all
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 12:42
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Anyone else finding the site is crashing?
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 13:52
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Gotta be 18 by March 2024 which is very misleading as the FAQs on the Skyborne says that there will be 3 additional course starts throughout 2024 and I would be 18 by then. Also says that you can be 17 to apply on the BA website. Real bummer but there is hopefully next year.
Also told by a source they are expecting 50k applications and they're just gonna reject everyone who is still in full time education.
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 15:52
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Is the page not loading for anyone else?
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 15:54
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Originally Posted by future_pilot_di
Is the page not loading for anyone else?
It's being really slow for me, I have to wait at least five minutes between stages for the page to load.
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 16:01
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Originally Posted by future_pilot_di
Is the page not loading for anyone else?
I'm currently travelling out in the US so have not been able to access the page. Hoping theyíve not closed it by the time Iím back on Saturday!
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 16:08
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Originally Posted by future_pilot_di
Is the page not loading for anyone else?
I've been trying since 12:30, think everyone's on it
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 17:06
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Just spent 5 hours applying and got a rejection e-mail. Good luck to those applying!
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 18:17
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Originally Posted by future_pilot_di
Is the page not loading for anyone else?
was the rejection email after the online tests?
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 18:37
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Originally Posted by I_like_flying
Just spent 5 hours applying and got a rejection e-mail. Good luck to those applying!
Thatís tough, did you get a chance to do the tests?
Theres always March 2024 by the way.
chin up
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 18:56
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That was the quickest rejection ever! haha! Almost immediately after submitting. Saw the email after submitting and initially assumed it was just confirmation the tests were completed but no - rejection. Not sure what happened I thought the tests went okay and my background is suitable. Usually do okay on these kinds of applications. Aw well not to be this time.
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 19:34
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Website slow

Just had the experience of 3-4hours there about to get through the application. Most of the delay was it moving from one page to the next. Not sure if itís my internet connection but advice is make sure yours is strong (mine usually is but itís had a wobble today) I found the maths test count down was still going down when it was struggling to load the next question.
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 20:02
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The online tests are cascading tests, meaning you can only progress to the next one if you've passed the previous one. I know someone who received a rejection email within minutes of not passing the maths test.
Take your time and practice, don't rush to complete the application! You don't win any prizes for finishing first.
Good luck everyone!
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 20:30
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Just did the maths test and was cut immediately after. Try again next time I guess :/

Best of luck to all who apply!
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Old 19th Sep 2023, 20:57
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Hello guys, on the situated judgment test (the first test after you submit your application), out of the 20 or so questions 3 of those questions were factual questions, meaning thereís a definite right or wrong answer. What I think they do for those questions is put a time limit so people donít search the answers on the internet and if you exceed there time limit, that would mean you failed that test. Even though they say that the SJ test is time limited I donít believe it!
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