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Old 27th Sep 2023, 21:40
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Yes, I saw a post on Facebook from Skyborne saying they are probably going to offer it out again in March, although I did also read I think, you can't re-apply within twelve months...
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 22:13
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What questions did you get asked and how many Aj? (Asking for a friend)
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 22:22
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Originally Posted by BH98
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.
The FAQ document on their page states that theyíll aim to run this programme annually but cannot guarantee it.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 22:33
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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 heard them say they had low tens of thousands of hits on the page about the scheme so expected a large number to apply. I wonder how many actually did apply and secondly, how many were realistic candidates.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 22:34
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Originally Posted by LCpl_Ghostrider
What questions did you get asked and how many Aj? (Asking for a friend)
I wonít be saying and I donít think anyone will be - if youíve got an interview invite then go ahead and do it, itís easy enough and doesnít take long. Itís tough competition for only 70 spaces so to give others an advantage wouldnít be a sensible thing to do.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 22:37
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Originally Posted by BH98
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.
Direct from the Skyborne website :

"The Speedbird Pilot Academy application window is now closed and will reopen in Spring 2024."
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 23:03
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Originally Posted by Aj2017
I wonít be saying and I donít think anyone will be - if youíve got an interview invite then go ahead and do it, itís easy enough and doesnít take long. Itís tough competition for only 70 spaces so to give others an advantage wouldnít be a sensible thing to do.
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Old 27th Sep 2023, 23:05
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Originally Posted by misticacme
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
According to the emails I recieved, it's this Sunday 1st October.
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 09:39
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Online tests

Looks like the video interview deadline is for 1st October 23:59 for all regardless if you've received the online interview or not

If you've completed the tests and not received an invite for a video interview you've most likely not made it through!
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 10:25
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Originally Posted by VariablePitchP
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.
Thank you! I got a haircut booked for today, it was niggling at the back of my mind, can always grow it back in the future if that's what I want to do!
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 10:27
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Has anyone recieved an invite to Waterside after the video interview?

Would like to understand the lead times after submission.
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Good morning all

A bit of a long shot but I was hoping to get peoples thoughts and hopefully some clarity about my application.

I received a rejection email this morning but Iím really puzzled as to why. Iím very confident I scored highly on the assessments, and in addition to that I have 2 degrees in engineering as well as 5 years experience in gas turbine design working on products that BA uses. However, to my surprise I have not been successful in the first stage.

None of the above entitles me to a job by any means, but Iím really not sure why I have been unsuccessful at such an early stage in the process, as I feel like Iíve ticked all of the boxes to at least go to interview.

The only thing was I didnít upload my GCSE documents, as I didnít have them to hand, but in place I uploaded my BEng and MSc diplomas. Do you think the system could have auto rejected given there were no GCSE evidence?

Again, I really donít want this to come across as entitled, I just feel I performed very strongly on the assessment and have a good set of experience which is all they have seen at this stage - so Iím really confused why I have been unsuccessful at the first stage.

any thoughts on the situation would be really appreciated.

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Old 28th Sep 2023, 12:06
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Originally Posted by Donut_Ring
Good morning all

A bit of a long shot but I was hoping to get peoples thoughts and hopefully some clarity about my application.

I received a rejection email this morning but Iím really puzzled as to why. Iím very confident I scored highly on the assessments, and in addition to that I have 2 degrees in engineering as well as 5 years experience in gas turbine design working on products that BA uses. However, to my surprise I have not been successful in the first stage.

None of the above entitles me to a job by any means, but Iím really not sure why I have been unsuccessful at such an early stage in the process, as I feel like Iíve ticked all of the boxes to at least go to interview.

The only thing was I didnít upload my GCSE documents, as I didnít have them to hand, but in place I uploaded my BEng and MSc diplomas. Do you think the system could have auto rejected given there were no GCSE evidence?

Again, I really donít want this to come across as entitled, I just feel I performed very strongly on the assessment and have a good set of experience which is all they have seen at this stage - so Iím really confused why I have been unsuccessful at the first stage.

any thoughts on the situation would be really appreciated.
When did you finish your three tests if you dont mind me asking
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 12:25
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Originally Posted by Donut_Ring
Good morning all

A bit of a long shot but I was hoping to get peoples thoughts and hopefully some clarity about my application.

I received a rejection email this morning but Iím really puzzled as to why. Iím very confident I scored highly on the assessments, and in addition to that I have 2 degrees in engineering as well as 5 years experience in gas turbine design working on products that BA uses. However, to my surprise I have not been successful in the first stage.

None of the above entitles me to a job by any means, but Iím really not sure why I have been unsuccessful at such an early stage in the process, as I feel like Iíve ticked all of the boxes to at least go to interview.

The only thing was I didnít upload my GCSE documents, as I didnít have them to hand, but in place I uploaded my BEng and MSc diplomas. Do you think the system could have auto rejected given there were no GCSE evidence?

Again, I really donít want this to come across as entitled, I just feel I performed very strongly on the assessment and have a good set of experience which is all they have seen at this stage - so Iím really confused why I have been unsuccessful at the first stage.

any thoughts on the situation would be really appreciated.
It said to upload them and you didnít - so yes it probably was because of that. If I was a recruiter looking at that on an application I would think they couldnít follow instructions and reject it. This may sound harsh and I donít mean it to be that way! Equally, if they have had a person read your CV or answer to the question it could be based upon that.
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 12:26
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Originally Posted by Donut_Ring
Good morning all

A bit of a long shot but I was hoping to get peoples thoughts and hopefully some clarity about my application.

I received a rejection email this morning but Iím really puzzled as to why. Iím very confident I scored highly on the assessments, and in addition to that I have 2 degrees in engineering as well as 5 years experience in gas turbine design working on products that BA uses. However, to my surprise I have not been successful in the first stage.

None of the above entitles me to a job by any means, but Iím really not sure why I have been unsuccessful at such an early stage in the process, as I feel like Iíve ticked all of the boxes to at least go to interview.

The only thing was I didnít upload my GCSE documents, as I didnít have them to hand, but in place I uploaded my BEng and MSc diplomas. Do you think the system could have auto rejected given there were no GCSE evidence?

Again, I really donít want this to come across as entitled, I just feel I performed very strongly on the assessment and have a good set of experience which is all they have seen at this stage - so Iím really confused why I have been unsuccessful at the first stage.

any thoughts on the situation would be really appreciated.
I think it's very unlikely that any human has looked at any applications before submission of the video interview. Therefore it's very unlikely that you were rejected because of simply not uploading the right documentation. It sounds as if you might not have performed as well as you thought you might have on the online tests, so certainly something to work on next time.

That said, having experienced the online assessments this time around will only set you up for success next time, so take heart in that. You can use your experience to direct your prep in the future.
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 13:17
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I agree with Aj2017, given how competetive the programme is I don't think failing to upload your documents when they asked would have helped your case. The uploading files section did only state GCSEs, not diplomas. Maybe next year?
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 13:22
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No invite yet, but I reckon they won't send results until after the 1st so that people who aren't successful don't leak the questions/answers.
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 14:27
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Originally Posted by Aj2017
It said to upload them and you didnít - so yes it probably was because of that. If I was a recruiter looking at that on an application I would think they couldnít follow instructions and reject it. This may sound harsh and I donít mean it to be that way! Equally, if they have had a person read your CV or answer to the question it could be based upon that.
Hmmm potentially, I would feel very hard done by if that is the case. I had to apply whilst on holiday and one would like to think that if you have a masters degree this would automatically override GCSEs?
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 14:28
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Originally Posted by Aj2017
It said to upload them and you didnít - so yes it probably was because of that. If I was a recruiter looking at that on an application I would think they couldnít follow instructions and reject it. This may sound harsh and I donít mean it to be that way! Equally, if they have had a person read your CV or answer to the question it could be based upon that.
bet recruiters gonna think youre an arrogant little **** . Best you work on it mate or you're not getting through either
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Old 28th Sep 2023, 14:31
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All I can say is I didnít upload any certificates and still made it to video interview as I meet the GCSE requirements. The job description specifically said: If you have equivalent qualifications, please upload your certificates and we will gain the equivalencyís from ECCTIS. meaning only people who do not hold gcses but have equivalent qualifications should have uploaded their certificates.
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