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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 13th Jul 2011, 19:16
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Things should start to move shortly for the hold poolers. More instructors being trained and internal movements mean that as and when the courses come up, hold poolers are not necessarily the most 'efficient' use of the course.... Next 2-4 months should see start dates
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 01:21
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@Right Engine

Who did you hear this from? Integrated schools aren't exactly doing badly for students to my knowledge and surely BA would just go to them for prospective cadets?
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 07:13
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@skyways. Mention of possible a cadet programme, if required, was released in BA's new 5 year business plan. It is by no means a certainty, I certaintly would not hold out for it. BA were close to doing this in 2008 but cancelled plans for obvious reasons. Integrated schools may be full of students, but may not be full of the type the students BA are looking for. By removing the initial financial constraints BA would be hoping to attract even more high quality applicants.

In other news, BA forecasts a need for c.200 new pilots next year ready for 2013 when the A380 and 787s arrive.

Edit: I am sure there are plenty of high quality guys and gals in these schools, but many many good applicants are put off by being unable to secure finance. In recent years getting a place at one these schools has been more about ability to pay than ability to fly, one could argue.

Last edited by kingofkabul; 14th Jul 2011 at 21:25. Reason: Poor spelling and ambiguity over the point I was trying to make. Thanks Flaperon75 for info.
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 21:00
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"BA would be hoping to attract a much higher quality of applicant (e.g. good academics, degree etc)"
..... ouch!!
Many of those going through training recently have degrees and a high level of education. If the people weren't making the grade I'm sure BA wouldn't be employing them.
By the way, it's spelt 'integrated'
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Old 15th Jul 2011, 08:35
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Desk pilot, keep watching rumour is that the next wave of applications will open end of autumn/start winter for all ( non type rated). Of course BA hav been taking rated pilots to reduce the time in Cranebank ( BA training ctr) for all but a type rating does not give a ticket to BA. so hang in there and your time should come.

Aircraft like the DHC8-400 are a great learning platform to move into a modern glass cockpit jet
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Old 15th Jul 2011, 09:12
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As many rumours as there are posts on this thread.
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Old 15th Jul 2011, 09:26
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Just a quick one,

Is the long haul hours requirement 2000 total or on JAR25 aircraft?

Thanks
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 00:41
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Non type rated

Just had a look at the BA recruitment web site and they are now accepting non type rated applications for long and short haul, Closes on the 12th of August? It says for 2012 hold pool positions.... Interesting, I see this as good news for us guys and girls already swimming! Things may be moving...?
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 06:05
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DOH

Damn. Hold Pool 08 now ineligible for Managed Path Scheme as had to leave mob to enter hold pool. Now ineligible due to current type being too light!!!!!
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 07:20
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Here you go Ladies and Gentlemen - you've been asking for non-(BA) type rated vacancies and this is your chance,

Direct Entry Pilot Scheme


Ref UKLHR1328
Region UK - Heathrow
Location London - Heathrow
Category Technical & Operations





Job Description


Closing Date: 12 August 2011

The Direct Entry Pilot Scheme is for experienced high calibre pilots who want to develop their careers with one of the most progressive international airlines in the business.



You will need:

For shorthaul vacancies you will have a current type rating, and a minimum of 100 sectors or 500 hrs experience, on a multi pilot aircraft with MTOW more than 10 tonnes or more than 19 approved passengers. You will also hold a UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL(A) (Full or 'Frozen').

For longhaul vacancies you will have a minimum total of 2000 hrs flying experience, and will hold a full UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL(A). Your total hours will include a minimum of 1000 hrs on jet transport category aircraft with a MTOW of greater than 25 tonnes, or multi-crew turboprop transport aircraft - or military equivalent - with a MTOW of greater than 50 tonnes.

In all cases your relevant experience will be current, or recent enough, so that you can conduct a Zero Flight Time (ZFT) conversion course at British Airways (for this requirement you will need to have operated the qualifying type within the 12 months preceding the start date of your ZFT course with us).
Please be advised that you need to have these sectors or hours at the point of making your application.




The Individual



You will need a first class flying record and a good level of physical fitness
You will demonstrate evidence of leadership, intellect, resilience, reliability, adaptability, high personal standards, motivation and flexibility, together with well developed customer service skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
You will be physically fit and in possession of a JAA/UK CAA Medical Licence (Class 1) and able to satisfy British Airways medical requirements. Please note that British Airways medical criteria for employment is of a higher standard than the CAA requirement
Height between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.91m (6'3") with weight in proportion to height (height is accurately determined during the assessment process). Qualified pilots who are taller than 1.91m may submit an application but will be required to undergo a functionality check to confirm their ability to meet the requirements of the seating positions in the British Airways fleet of aircraft
You will have fluency in spoken and written English, and will hold ICAO Level 6 Language Proficiency in English.



Application Process


All applicants are required to answer the following questions, each within 250 words. Please prepare your answers in advance.
What are the behaviours that demonstrate your motivation and commitment to your current employer and your customers?
Give a recent example of when you have made an important decision. Consider the sources of information you used to make your decision, how you prioritised your actions and how you influenced others to implement your decision
Give an example of when you have been involved in a major change in the work environment. How did you adapt to this and what did you learn?
Explain the competitive threat facing British Airways at present. Describe how you, in the role of Flight Crew, can contribute to the overall success of the busines



Additional Website Text


Please note:
Recruitment for these positions will be into the British Airways Hold Pool, from which we make offers to suitably qualified candidates as and when confirmed vacancies arise. Vacancies for pilots successful through this campaign may arise any time in 2012.
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 08:21
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Sorry guys, just out of curiosity:

what it means that you need a "full UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL(A)"?

so if I do have a JAA license it's not good enough?

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Old 16th Jul 2011, 09:22
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Remax,

One of the questions asked in the questionaire before you get to the actual application (yes, I know, these things seem to get longer and longer, Im sure its to put people off filling them in) asks if you would be able to convert the license to a UK issued one if you dont have one, so I think as long as you have a JAA license, youd be fine.
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 09:22
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just started the application process and I am pretty sure they ask you to confirm that:

1. you have a UK JAA licence

2. or that you are able to convert to a UK JAA licence.

you can get to this question before the registration section.
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 09:23
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Thank you for the answer,

nevertheless I wrote an email in order to clarify this point.

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Old 16th Jul 2011, 16:21
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props over 50 tonnes? Typo or do they exist?
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Old 16th Jul 2011, 16:31
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props over 50 tonnes? Typo or do they exist?
C130 Hercules and various Antonov types perhaps.
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Old 17th Jul 2011, 08:10
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One question for you guys - do you need to complete the online application in one go, or is it like the others out there where you can logout and back in again over a few days, then submit it once it's all done?

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Old 17th Jul 2011, 09:44
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You can log in and out and tweak all you like!
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Old 17th Jul 2011, 09:47
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Thanks for the reply bucket_and_spade, that what I was hoping to hear cos I want to take a bit of time to get it right!
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Old 17th Jul 2011, 12:48
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Be advised!!

Please note:
Recruitment for these positions will be into the British Airways Hold Pool, from which we make offers to suitably qualified candidates as and when confirmed vacancies arise. Vacancies for pilots successful through this campaign may arise any time in 2012.

Could be swimming for a while!

I guess if you really want it then it won't matter to you. But you will have to go through all the effort just to be able to say that your still standing in a que waiting to be selected!
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