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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 3rd Aug 2006, 09:51
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Can anyone explain why BA are going to stop the recruitment for longer this autumn? Is it about the pensions, retirement age, or maybe they just hired as much as they need?
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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 21:49
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WRT a 737 rating and going to Gatwick, I don't think it is a forgone conclusion. Out of 13 FO's that I know, all with <long haul hours in the logbook, all with 73 ratings, 11 onto the minibus, 1 (lucky [email protected]@rd) onto the 75/6 and 1 back onto the classics at Gatwick.

Good luck to all. Cheers

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Old 8th Aug 2006, 15:54
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Greetings all I am new to this forum

I have a ba assessment coming up and although I have read the whole thread, I was wondering if any one has been for the assessment recently who can comment on any changes since Loc initial posting.

Any info would be mostly appreciated

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Old 8th Aug 2006, 16:21
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Sia ATR

Originally Posted by Stuck_in_an_ATR
Can anyone explain why BA are going to stop the recruitment for longer this autumn? Is it about the pensions, retirement age, or maybe they just hired as much as they need?
Well i've just had an emailed response back from BA rejecting my application, with "too many applicants" to give you feedback blah, so maybe they have recruited all they need for the moment.
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Old 8th Aug 2006, 16:56
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They most definitely haven't recuited all the pilots they need yet. They do have issues regarding training capacity but the Airbus fleet, for one, is most certainly short of pilots and co-s.
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Old 10th Aug 2006, 14:15
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Anyone out there recently attended the BA DEP assessment day at the Rivers?? Any changes to the info given in the earlier threads any tips??

Thanks

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Old 15th Aug 2006, 09:11
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hold pool

Any news about the courses offered to people in the hold pool ?
No 777 for this year ? Maybe early next year ? Any 747 courses ??
Does BA still need DEP's for their long haul fleet ?
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 15:36
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Judging from the current pilots bid for OCT-MAR, it MAY be that there are some 744 slots, the lowest guy with a successful bid is very close to the last unfrozen (out of 1st 5 yrs) pilot. The 777 has gone senior on the basis of 1 route transfer (this time next year we'll be millionaires bruv!) and the current unfrozen 777 guys keeping powder dry until MAR. Not sure about 75/76 again it goes pretty junior in terms of freezes so again a possibility. We have got to the stage now where well over 50% of 777/75 airbus and 73 guys are frozen so some out of seniority slots may be available.
(i'm 744 unfrozen P2 way too junior for command, will bid 777 should there be a large movement of routes)

The main route changes for the winter appear to be SIN/SYD to 777, extra DEL and BOM to 744. GRU to 4 crew and increase to 10pw all 744. NBO back to 744, YYC new on 777. There APPEARS at this stage to be much less 2 man E coast on the 74 for the winter as a result of above changes despite the loss of SIN SYD. But we'll wait for OCT bid pack i guess
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Old 16th Aug 2006, 06:54
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No changes to the assessment brief- passed the assessmnet but both uf us didnt pass the sim- the sim was straightforward- expect mental arithmetic questions during the SID or other busy periods- our CRM must have been lousy...
good if you would like a detailed sim brief to give you a feel of what to expect send me a PM and make a note of that on the thread as I do not always check the PM
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Old 17th Aug 2006, 06:20
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Hi, can anyone send me some schedules of the 75/76, 74 and the triple ?
Which fleet is the best for a commuting lifestyle ?
Many thanks in advance !!
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Old 17th Aug 2006, 16:50
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Is there anyone who has been unsuccessful at the sim assessment. If so, feel free to PM me so we can share experiences and feedback.
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Old 17th Aug 2006, 22:20
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Any idea which type of sim they're using for the assesment...if i get that far
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Old 18th Aug 2006, 22:47
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Bojangles

Not possible to reproduce schedules for various aircraft, we have no set roster pattern. The 75/76 does a mix of short, med and longish haul; the 777 will give you about 5 flights a month (unless you have leave, sim etc) and the 744 about 4 flights a month. By creative bidding you can easily commute from most any place in the world. Most of the longer distance commuters are on the 744, due to fewer flights per month on average.

And yes we do about 800-900 a year, on the 777 at least.
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Old 19th Aug 2006, 00:35
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susi check private messages. thanks

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Old 19th Aug 2006, 08:14
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Privates Messages..

Hey guys and gals,


would you care to share your PRIVATE Messages with the rest of the community so everybody can (could) benefit from its contents?

Thank you very much,


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Old 20th Aug 2006, 03:15
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Thumbs up Latest Recruitment News

Apart from the courses already planned to the end of '06, BA has filled this years requirement for DEP's. The company is now waiting to get a feel for how many pilots wish to extend their retirement age after the the new age legislation reg's are implemented in October. Also, the training programme for sim and line training is bursting at the seams so a period of consolidation is required to clear the backlog.

Most vacancies on the 777 fleet are being filled from the transfer of experienced A320 pilots, therefore next years recruitment will almost exclusively be for the A320.

The reduced salaries that some people mention refer to SSP's. These are low hour pilots who do not meet the 500 jet / 1000 hr turboprop experience levels and are paid approx 65% salary for a period of time (not sure how long).

The outlook for recruitment is healthy but time to command and a poor pension mean that some pilots have left recently.

I'm not a trainer nor do I work in recruitment. The above is what I have gleaned from talking to various pilots involved in these areas. Hope it helps.
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Old 20th Aug 2006, 15:19
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So- what about type-rated 744 pilots; any facts about the prospective demand of them ?
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Old 20th Aug 2006, 15:23
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Have heard most of the 757/767 courses have filled up for the rest of the year and no 777 courses left so looks like 737 and a320 for DEP's.
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Old 21st Aug 2006, 20:15
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Grrr

Personally - I would wait until the Company (FSS) pension issue has been balloted over - because there might be trouble ahead. IMHO
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Old 22nd Aug 2006, 06:35
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I'm 100% certain they'll never strike to re-instate the FSS for new joiners - there would be nothing in it for them!
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