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Old 5th Dec 2023, 11:45
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Originally Posted by mz98
16 at mine. Seems to be between 12-16 on each day from what I have heard. Was told around 200 candidates (total) remaining by BA when I attended.
Yeah them numbers makes sense.

was that at the FTE assessment day? Would be interesting to know how many were on FTEs days
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Old 5th Dec 2023, 18:49
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Originally Posted by RoloPolo39
Yeah them numbers makes sense.

was that at the FTE assessment day? Would be interesting to know how many were on FTEs days
I had my FTE assessment day today. Very intense! We find out on the 18th whether we've got through. Not too long! There were 16 people. The official skybourne / FTE split is 60/40 for what they're taking on!
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Do you mean FTE is taking on 60% of the 100 spaces or that out of the remaining candidates 60% are from FTE and 40% from skyborne?
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Old 5th Dec 2023, 18:57
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Originally Posted by krankenhaus145
I had my FTE assessment day today. Very intense! We find out on the 18th whether we've got through. Not too long! There were 16 people. The official skybourne / FTE split is 60/40 for what they're taking on!
Thanks for the info. Wish you the best of luck with it all, got mine coming up too so hopefully see you on the other side!
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Old 7th Dec 2023, 02:38
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Originally Posted by JN07
Do you mean FTE is taking on 60% of the 100 spaces or that out of the remaining candidates 60% are from FTE and 40% from skyborne?
Out of the approx 200 people left, 60 percent are skybourne and 40 percent are fte. That also correlates to the amount of people they're taking on (60/40). So, they were trying to tell us that FTE people weren't at any disadvantage because although theyre taking on less people, there's less applicants left than for skybourne.
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Old 8th Dec 2023, 18:55
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That's everyone done now? Well done everyone, a learning opportunity no matter what the result is!
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Old 11th Dec 2023, 18:26
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Someone mentioned above that the FTE cohort were told they will find out their outcome on Monday 18th December. Do we reckon this will be the same for Skyborne?
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We were told it would be by the 18th, I was hoping that meant late this week!
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 09:50
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Originally Posted by Alpha350
Now that there are definitely no more assessments to come, how did everyone who completed them find their assessment day? Bearing in mind that people applying in March may have a similar assessment day, let's of course not be too specific.

For me I struggled a little with some of the speedy interviews and found the hand-eye coordination harder than I was expecting. I thought the multitasking was quite fun though!
Keep in mind that if you're unsuccessful in this intake, any information you tell people is putting yourself at a disadvantage when you reapply in March...
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 12:04
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Since announcing the increase in the size of the intake they're currently recruiting, have they confirmed it is still likely to re-open in March? I'd assumed that the aforementioned decision meant that they were going to recruit everyone for both intakes in one go but I may well be wrong.

If the recruitment is re-opened in March, people who were rejected after the initial sift would be prevented from re-applying due to the six-month rule.
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 12:20
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From what I understood on the day, the six-month wait does not apply to this scheme.
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Originally Posted by Airplane987
From what I understood on the day, the six-month wait does not apply to this scheme.
I think people who had rejection emails were told they couldn’t reapply for six months from the date of application. Not sure if that same thing would apply to those who attended the final assessment or not though.
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 16:45
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Originally Posted by Airplane987
From what I understood on the day, the six-month wait does not apply to this scheme.
At my final assessment day, the recruitment team said for this one-off occasion, we'd be able to reapply in March when the scheme opened again, but from then on it would be once yearly (as the scheme would only open once a year from then). However, I'm not sure if I am getting that entirely right? I may have gotten the wrong impression. Even they seemed unsure about it.
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If I'm not lucky enough to get a place this time, then I'm hoping we can apply when the scheme re-opens, especially as we have gotten so close by getting to the final stage. It would be disheartening to have to wait 18months to try again, but we must never give up on our dreams.

This is going to be a long weekend awaiting the results on Monday, good luck to everyone waiting to find out and hopefully I'll be seeing you at the college soon :-)
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Good luck!

Good luck today, all!
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 13:53
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Email is out
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nothing for me so far, keeping hopeful!
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Originally Posted by TrackingFlights
Email is out
Did you get the news you were hoping for?
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Did you get the news you were hoping for?
Was not me (cut last stage) but a friend. They got rejected, unfortunately.
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Goodluck to you all
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