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Old 26th Sep 2023, 20:57
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Originally Posted by Nath.Walker10
Hi, applied yesterday and completed the three initial exams. Just wondering when I will be notified on any further interview or assessments. Is it usually instant or does it take a few days. I completed my Maths exams and only received the checking exam an hour after completion. Any advice, help or update would be massively appreciated lol! been sat on the edge of my seat all day!
Some people waited a day or two, some people waited for longer. Just be patient, they will send an email in due course.
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Old 26th Sep 2023, 20:58
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Thank you mate, much appreciated!
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 09:18
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Congrats to all who have made it through so far! I submitted my video interview on Saturday - definitely feel like I fluffed it at some points but these things happen!

Hoping that they will be reviewing them this week and we'll see some next round invites go out!
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 10:01
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Originally Posted by peter.a.96
Congrats to all who have made it through so far! I submitted my video interview on Saturday - definitely feel like I fluffed it at some points but these things happen!

Hoping that they will be reviewing them this week and we'll see some next round invites go out!
Glad it isnít just me! Submitted mine Saturday as well and got my words a bit mixed up at times. Hopefully they take CV into account as well! I suspect this is the first stage they actually have a person look at your application.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 10:40
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Video Interview Deadline?

Hi guys, I received the invite for the Video Interview. But the email has no details such as deadline etc. Does anyone know when this has to do be done by? Iím afraid to click the link and start the process. Thanks
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 14:08
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Congratulations to those who are still in the application process. I made it through the 3 tests last week, but then a few days later received the dreaded Ďthanks but no thanksí email.

Out of interest, for those of you who have successfully made it through to the interview, do you already work in the aviation industry or in a different field?

Many thanks and best of luck for the rest of the assessments!
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 14:23
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What are the rules (if any) around male hair length and facial hair? Wondering if I need to shave the mane before I do my video responses.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 15:00
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Hi guys, any news yet! Still anxiously waiting!
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 15:22
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Still havent recieved any update, does anyone know if the video interview deadline is gonna be 1st october for everyone even for the people that recieved their email later?
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 15:34
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Is there a deadline for the video interview? I work full time and received an invitation to complete it yesterday but I canít find the time
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 15:49
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Had my email for video interview today. Curious as to whether everyone who passed the assessments got the video interview request.

Also, slightly off topic, but I wonder how many people in total applied for the scheme...
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 15:55
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Originally Posted by JustOneMoreQuestion.
Had my email for video interview today. Curious as to whether everyone who passed the assessments got the video interview request.

Also, slightly off topic, but I wonder how many people in total applied for the scheme...
I assumed that they would have a number in mind that they would want/have capacity to assess at virtual interview and then had a sliding scale for the assessment pass to hit that number. The alternative would potentially be an unmanageable number of videos to assess in quite a tight assessment timeframe.

I agree itís unlikely the CV/250 words have been assessed yet.

I need to compete my video interview some time this week.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 19:03
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Originally Posted by Mafeton
What are the rules (if any) around male hair length and facial hair? Wondering if I need to shave the mane before I do my video responses.
I would just dress and be presented as if you were ready to go to work for them really
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 19:08
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Originally Posted by Mafeton
What are the rules (if any) around male hair length and facial hair? Wondering if I need to shave the mane before I do my video responses.
One of those things where youíve got to step back and have perspective.

Itís probably absolutely fine to have, days of being discriminated against for haircuts are more or less over in the industry.

But given it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to totally change the trajectory of your working life, would you want even the slightest nagging doubt that youíd not got the job because you hadnít just had a haircut and a shave?

Same for suits etc. Thereís a 40 year career with one of the best employers in the uk (let alone airlines) on offer, and people seem to be deciding whether they can be bothered to a jacket on or not.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 19:17
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Not sure how much this would be looked at, at this stage, but I believe the oxygen masks on the flight deck are less effective with beards.
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Originally Posted by Clearmyside
Not sure how much this would be looked at, at this stage, but I believe the oxygen masks on the flight deck are less effective with beards.
Cant see it being looked at at all to be honest, as long as what you have is clean and tidy thatís what would count. Plenty of pilots have short beards these days. BA pride themselves on the professional image and if someone doesnít do that in an interview then it probably wonít go in their favour.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 19:27
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Originally Posted by Mafeton
What are the rules (if any) around male hair length and facial hair? Wondering if I need to shave the mane before I do my video responses.
You do realise that the BA guidance on appearance was included as a pdf document within the application?

Attention to this kind of thing matters - itís why BA will have invested a tidy sum in the well produced document telling you what is acceptable.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 19:27
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Originally Posted by Clearmyside
Not sure how much this would be looked at, at this stage, but I believe the oxygen masks on the flight deck are less effective with beards.
That depends on the length - research has proven it isnít normally an issue, current BA policy does allow well groomed and short beards and you do see them often enough across all ranks and fleets.

The mantra for airline interviews was always: dark suit, white shirt, red tie and either clean shaven or a well groomed/clipped beard and a conservative hair cut. With minor alterations for your own gender identify/religious requirements of course, I fail to see how this isnít just as applicable today.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 20:31
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Still waiting on outcome

Just adding my experience - completed 3x exams but still waiting on rejection email/video interview...
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 20:36
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Next opportunity

I was sadly unsuccessful, although it showed me where my weaknesses are and I plan on doing something about it.

I would just like some confirmation from someone, anyone, that theyíre going to offer this opportunity again?!

Is it yearly? I read somewhere about six months but canít find it now. Any advice is appreciated.
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