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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 3rd Aug 2011, 22:43
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Chill dude. There's nothing wrong with asking the question.

I hope what you say is correct, and I'm sure it is. I was simply wondering if any previous non pool holders with a current type that is not a Airbus/Boeing rating has been called.

Simple question-
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 23:12
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VJW, simple answer. Yes.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 01:28
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Anybody got an interview end of Aug/early Sep and want to change, PM me.

Bon chance et al!

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Old 4th Aug 2011, 07:20
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Sorry VJW

I didn't mean it to come accross as it did.

Just posting the facts.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 10:55
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Originally Posted by katanapilot
If you have a UK issued CPL/ATPL you should have received new licence pages from the CAA confirming you have level 6 proficiency as 'grandfather rights'.
I called the CAA and they said if you haven't been assessed then you get grandfather rights level 4. Does this mean BA aren't interested even though I am a native English speaker with a UK issued JAA ATPL?

Confused.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 11:18
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Guys if it helps, I put "N/A, British Citizen since birth". No idea if that is the response they were looking for but it seemed to work for me, twice.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 11:19
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Look in your licence, and it will say on the remarks at the bottom of page 3 = Language Proficiency: English

Doesn't mention Level 6. If your licence is issued in the UK, then I believe you are granted level 6 anyway. At one of my sims at my last airline, I filled out a form which was signed by the TRE as confirming me being Level 6, but I never heard from the CAA about it.

BA never specifically asked me about it, but then I guess they can figure out if your English is any good from the application form and from the interview. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 14:41
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As far as I know, you don't have Level 6 until it actually says Level 6 on your licence. Neither my UK JAA nor my IAA had it by default even though I'm a UK citizen and have only ever spoken English (kind of, innit) and on my last LPC I got the TRE to tick the correct box. The IAA then issued a new page for my licence that confirms my new-found ability to speak the Queen's English. Oh, my mother would be so proud.


PS: I shouldn't worry about it if you're a native speaker.

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Old 4th Aug 2011, 15:47
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Having called the CAA about this a while ago, they told me that Level 6 was shown on their computer but they wouldn't bother reissuing pages or showing it on licences.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 17:12
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anyone heard anything recently? I applied on Sun, and I know I am impatient, but not heard anything yet!
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 17:14
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I wrote them an email to ask them to confirm in writing the level of english language proficiency I have. After 2 weeks it arrived and I now keep a CAA headed letter signed by them in my licence confirming I have level 6. Simplesss
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 17:36
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Mungo, et al

Sorry for the confusion - I have just checked my licence and it just says Language Proficiency: English. As pointed out above, it doesn't state the level of proficiency.

Typically the CAA make a meal out of it, but the official rules are here:http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/1688/ICAO%...ght%20Crew.pdf.

Essentially, when the rules came in in 2008, all UK licence holders were granted level 4, with an automatic increase to level 6 on the next LPC/licence renewal.

BA will only take a look at your licence when you attend selection, as long as you have the remark in section XII they will be happy, certainly not going to go phoning up the CAA to check. Better things to do, and not enough manpower to do it anyway....!

Don't worry about it, concentrate on those essay questions for the time being...
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 22:10
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I applied two weeks ago and no news yet. I rang them yesterday and they said my application was still under review and to hang fire, no news is good news
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 16:47
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Same here, 16 days, nothing yet..
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 19:35
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20 days and counting.
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 20:03
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10 working days for me, in real terms 2 weeks. I haven't received the PFO yet, so there's still hope
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Old 6th Aug 2011, 19:17
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Anyone on the inside know 'ish' when new course for 320/400 are coming, is training capacity still a problem? Been swimming for 14 weeks now... My rubber ring is going flat
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 09:42
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tp320777 hang in there, i was swimming for a good 17 weeks before i got the magic phone call!

Not in any attempt to put a downer on things but does anyone see BA's recruitment continuing if we do head into another "economic downturn"?

I'm starting to bite my nails just thinking about it, ive already handed in my notice to my current company but still have 2 months before my course. What are the chances of BA cancelling my course if things go up?
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 10:53
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I agree, it is a bit of a 'no-man's land' after you have handed your notice in but awaiting start date, yeah it is slightly unsettling in that all you need is another 9/11 style event....

However, historically BA are pretty good at honouring your offer, particularly if you have signed your contract already. Remember that it has cost them hundreds of pounds to select you as the 'right stuff' so they will be keen to get you into the business ASAP and get line training finished!

WRT recession/double dip, fingers crossed it won't be as bad as 2008/9!
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Old 9th Aug 2011, 02:52
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Good article below discussing what's happening.


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