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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 15th Aug 2011, 21:33
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Errr, do you think you may have clicked on the 'Managed Path' scheme for military pilots by mistake? The other DEP entry application terminated yesterday I believe, either way, I think you may have inadvertently clicked on a recruitment scheme that is aimed specifically at ex-military, and is ongoing due to the small numbers of people involved.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 21:36
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Is there an aviation darwin award?

We have our first winner.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 21:58
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BAs new recruitment drive was only announced recently, if it has been discontinued so soon after announcing a 'holding pool' for up to 800 pilots, then I think it was hardly worth the effort. More likely, the same application system has been used for both, we will see.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 22:13
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Applications for BA DEP closed last Friday!
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 22:37
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Bob.

You are mistaken I'm afraid. BA opened up it's recruitment for guys with 1000+ hours about a month ago.

The closing date was 12th August.

The application form for ex-military guys is still open.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 23:10
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Hotel Mode, well said with the Darwin award- lol!!

On-mark Bob, sorry to say but you can fly a plane but obviously not read what they BA want in the managed path job requirements, only takes a few minutes!!
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 23:16
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maybe its time to put WWII and the bravery of THE FEW behind us and accept the fact that the RAF is now not the only place you can train to be a pilot!!
Bob you mean you haven't got any hours on Spitfires? No chance of getting into BA old bean!
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 23:18
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Well done Bob. The latest civvy recruitment opening has been going for the last 5 weeks or so. So much for 'anri-civvy discrimination', eh! Seems you missed the boat. It looks like you started the military-specific application process and got kicked out when you stated that you had no military experience. Surprise, surprise. A great many people would take offence at some of your spiteful comments directed toward military pilots. WW2 may be over but many still have Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, N Ireland, Falklands, Former Yugoslavia etc etc in their logbooks - a level of piloting expertise that I suspect you won't be able to rival.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 02:53
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Go on Bob.....

be a man, suck it up and apologies for being a complete tool...!!!
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 12:01
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Look in the mirror before criticising others

Enough anti bob sentiment. Read his post again it contains some valid points about our industry. Note he just tried the DE path at 2000h on 15 august. The managed path at that hour was the ONLY option on the website when bob applied.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 13:51
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Moving on......

Anyone who went for an assessment day last week heard anything yet? (good or bad).

The waiting is killing me!!
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 14:30
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Haven't heard a thing either.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 14:37
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3000 hours, 2500 hours B737 - age 28, Male. Spent a couple of weeks on application form and didn't even get an interview!

Good luck to all applying.
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 15:18
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Not heard yet. Slowly going crazy
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Old 16th Aug 2011, 17:00
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33 days and counting. Have many people had a response this week?
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 11:03
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Last Week's Assessment Day (1)

Hi Guys

Got the "good news" e-mail today.
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 11:27
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I got the "we regret to inform you" email earlier. Good luck to the ones going forward and best of luck for those waiting.

See you back on this forum in 12 months.

Jamin.
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 12:13
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Sorry to hear that, Jamin.
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 12:22
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My commiserations as well Jamin. I also got the good news today, but no sim slots available as yet.

Regards
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 12:45
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At least 2 months for sim slots.

Don't forget you can reapply after 6 months if it is PFO for application, 12 months after.

Although judging by v2's post below I may well be wrong.

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