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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 14:51
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Hi all, I have just completed the maths test 2 minutes ago and I haven't got a message or anything about a checking test. Does that mean I have failed?
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 14:56
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Hi all, if you fail the maths test do you just get no response? do you automatically get the checking test?
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 15:35
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And Fail!

Would love to know what questions I got wrong. I screen shotted all the questions in the SJ test as I went along so I could review them later. Maybe 1 or 2 were between 2 possible answers, but I don't think I was massively out on any of them

Maybe once the application process has ended (Tuesday) we can all compare notes as to the different answers people chose?
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 15:50
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Everyone speaking of GCSE level mathsÖ I had a mate complete the application. He has an electrical engineering degree and even found it took him a while to get through. He did not pass!

He got 18 questions done on the test. He thinks his answers were correct.

His background? He has a PPL and IFR rating from Canada, which he completed when he finished university there.

He does think that having a computer decide whether youíre successful or not for next stages is ridiculous. He also said as someone with a PPL and IFR and has studied for some CPL training, he felt like he barely did maths in his flying - if any!

He said heíll probably go back there and continue training in the future, if becoming a pilot is so complicated in our country.
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 21:02
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Originally Posted by pilot_dude
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He does think that having a computer decide whether youíre successful or not for next stages is ridiculous...

I understand why companies (aviation or not) do this, it's easier to make a website and have that sort the wheat from the chaff. (And I'm sure some applicants are below even chaff levels!) I've had this on various job applications over the year.

But, they always feel like they are set up by people who THINK they know what a job requires, rather than by people who ACTUALLY do the job day to day and make a hundred marginal judgement calls based on what's in front of them and do just fine. If you've ever had to deal with the public in a setting like face to face retail you know that there's often no "one size fits all" response to every scenario. So to have a rigid "choose 1 from these 4 options" Where 2 are obviously nonsense and 2 would probably be fine in 99.99% of situations in the real world does probably result in a lot of potential very good candidates falling by the wayside because the test is badly set up.

Such is life
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 21:16
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Originally Posted by wtflyer
Got the email inviting me to the video interview around 5pm today. Anyone know how long you have to complete this? I'd ideally like to be formally dressed (suit & tie etc.) as if it were a real interview, but won't be back home until after this weekend.
We have until Midnight on the 1st October
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 21:30
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Originally Posted by Vanessa0405
Hi all, if you fail the maths test do you just get no response? do you automatically get the checking test?
mine took a few hours before I got the checking test email
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 21:30
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Originally Posted by RingleRider
I am just repeating what I have been told from an internal source.

I ran a fake profile and set my attributes to those less represented minorities, and just like that my application got all the way through just a shame my details wonít match the profile.

lastly unlike BAs recruitment site this forum and my name is anonymous and they wouldnít be able to tell my actual name etc.
I really hope that's not true.
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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 21:53
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Originally Posted by desertghost
I really hope that's not true.
Iíd like to know which boxes the poster ticked/didnít tick to come up with this theory!

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Old 23rd Sep 2023, 23:51
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hey guys is it true ba are resending assessments out to people?
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 08:44
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Originally Posted by Thesootybear123
mine took a few hours before I got the checking test email
Hi thank you so you are meant to receive an email either with the test or saying you have been rejected?
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 09:50
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Originally Posted by RingleRider
I am just repeating what I have been told from an internal source.

I ran a fake profile and set my attributes to those less represented minorities, and just like that my application got all the way through just a shame my details wonít match the profile.

lastly unlike BAs recruitment site this forum and my name is anonymous and they wouldnít be able to tell my actual name etc.
Oh look, another person who doesnít deserve a seat in a flight deck - ever. Youíre fortunate that itís anonymous on here, otherwise I would happily call you out if I ever found out you had a job at an airline. People like you are whatís wrong with the world, unable to own the fact you failed something so blame someone else. Iím a white male and passed the tests with no issues - maybe itís just you.

That said Iím fairly sure I failed the digital interview!
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 09:52
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Originally Posted by Aj2017
Oh look, another person who doesnít deserve a seat in a flight deck - ever. Youíre fortunate that itís anonymous on here, otherwise I would happily call you out if I ever found out you had a job at an airline. People like you are whatís wrong with the world, unable to own the fact you failed something so blame someone else. Iím a white male and passed the tests with no issues - maybe itís just you.

That said Iím fairly sure I failed the digital interview!
You never know! What makes you think you failed?
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 10:46
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Originally Posted by RingleRider
I am just repeating what I have been told from an internal source.

I ran a fake profile and set my attributes to those less represented minorities, and just like that my application got all the way through just a shame my details wonít match the profile.

lastly unlike BAs recruitment site this forum and my name is anonymous and they wouldnít be able to tell my actual name etc.
Nobody is as anonymous as they think on the internet.
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 11:04
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Originally Posted by Aj2017
Oh look, another person who doesnít deserve a seat in a flight deck - ever. Youíre fortunate that itís anonymous on here, otherwise I would happily call you out if I ever found out you had a job at an airline. People like you are whatís wrong with the world, unable to own the fact you failed something so blame someone else. Iím a white male and passed the tests with no issues - maybe itís just you.

That said Iím fairly sure I failed the digital interview!
hi mate, how did the interview go? What did they ask??
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 11:39
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Originally Posted by Aj2017
Oh look, another person who doesnít deserve a seat in a flight deck - ever. Youíre fortunate that itís anonymous on here, otherwise I would happily call you out if I ever found out you had a job at an airline. People like you are whatís wrong with the world, unable to own the fact you failed something so blame someone else. Iím a white male and passed the tests with no issues - maybe itís just you.

That said Iím fairly sure I failed the digital interview!
well said!
may I ask what you think went wrong?
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 11:50
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Originally Posted by Cpt1234
hi mate, how did the interview go? What did they ask??
I wonít be saying anything about what was asked - as it would give others an unfair advantage and thatís not right.
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 12:25
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Checking Test

How soon after a checking test do you get a pass/fail email? Or do you notÖ?
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 13:26
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Useless

So did the first assessment for speedbird clicked submit page crashes so logged back in and says was completed but havenít received another assessment or rejection email so emailed the speedbird help email provided 8 days letter nothing emailed every single day and CC in recruitment nothing.

rang BA said they couldnít help and had to wait on recruitment to get back to me.

Very angry that 99% sure wonít get in not due to my fault but due to a technical problem.
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Old 24th Sep 2023, 14:04
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Hi Aj2017, totally get why you wonít tell anyone what was asked. Folk should be preparing for a whole array of stuff on their own anywayÖ

But are you willing to share any information on the format? Was there a time limit to your answers and are you able to re-record your response if you fluff it up?
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