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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 17th Aug 2011, 11:51
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My understanding is that you can reapply after 12 months. If you attended an interview or simulator then that 12 months runs from your interview date.

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Old 17th Aug 2011, 13:29
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I finished my application on the 9th Aug, not heard back yet. Anyone had the email since then?

My background 4800hrs 777/756/737

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Old 17th Aug 2011, 15:10
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gatbusdriver: Do you have any idea how long it will be before initial interview slots become available?
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 16:35
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Does anyone who has been through selection know if you have to have your UK JAA class 1 medical valid at time of interview? My UK JAA class 1 is not current, even though I have a valid class 1 from a non JAA country.
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 16:58
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Exclamation New thread: Waiting to hear back from BA / sim dates

Can we help keep the signal to noise ratio in this thread high and keep extraneous stuff here in a new thread for people who are waiting to hear back from BA after applying or going for their assessment day (interview, group assessment etc) and want to chat to other people about that.

That way people will be able to find out the lowdown on the BA DEP assessment without having to trawl through loads of posts about how long (or short) people have waited until they heard back from BA.

New thread: Waiting to hear back from BA / sim dates

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Old 17th Aug 2011, 17:08
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How about not? Why not just leave it in the other section?
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 18:22
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I think that attempts to keep this thread on track have been attempted before - with no success.

Maybe the title should be changed but all the peripheral information is useful, too.
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 18:44
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Has anybody who has submitted their application since the 2nd august had a reply either way?
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 19:54
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I applied on July 20th and haven't heard anything back yet - I keep getting excited when a new email comes in, then disappointed! lol
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 20:00
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Can someone help explain this ?!?!?!?!?

I appiled for BA DEP last October.

I was offered an interview date.

BA changed the date one week before and I couldn't attend

I had to withdraw.

So I applied again August 2011.

This time unsucessful ?!?!?!? No Interview. WTF ?

I have 2800 Hours
ATPL
A320
And work in a legacy British Airline !?!?!? Male aged 31

Why was I not successful this time with more hours in my log book?

Is it because I am six months older ?
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 20:45
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Originally Posted by boredaccountant
I appiled for BA DEP last October.

I was offered an interview date.

BA changed the date one week before and I couldn't attend

I had to withdraw.

So I applied again August 2011.

This time unsucessful ?!?!?!? No Interview. WTF ?

I have 2800 Hours
ATPL
A320
And work in a legacy British Airline !?!?!? Male aged 31

Why was I not successful this time with more hours in my log book?

Is it because I am six months older ?
Did you use the same essay answers in your last application?
I'm not in the know as to how their selection process works but perhaps your answers were reviewed by a different person this time round and found not satisfactory?
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 22:05
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Quick question chaps but this is speaking as someone who barely (ie by a month or so) fell short of the requirements, with the closing date having passed is there any indication as to if and when BA will open up the DEP scheme again? Surely they are not filling the hold pool right now with the entire complement of 800 ish pilots found in this one recruitment drive? Because that sure would suck!
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 00:52
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Originally Posted by pilot3103
How about not? Why not just leave it in the other section?
Because then people who want to find out THE lowdown regarding the BA assessment day and sim have to wait through pages of posts like the following:

Anyone who went for an assessment day last week heard anything yet? (good or bad).
The waiting is killing me!!
Haven't heard a thing either.

Not heard yet. Slowly going crazy

Oops, anyone heard anything today yet?
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 06:39
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No thanks! We don't need a thread devoted to it either, any more than we need one devoted to the "I have sent you a PM" posters.
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 09:08
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boredaccountant.... are you implying that should BA offer an alternative date for assessment and you can't attend you have to withdraw for this round?
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 12:42
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Question Assessment day1 - results

Are there any people who attended last weeks day 1 assessments who haven't heard back yet? Either positive or negative?
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 12:49
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And with some personal feedback on how they found the tests? with regard to the reference materials discussed on this forum. I have obtained a lot of them and am working through them...I am hoping those that were successful could shed some light on whether the prep material is sufficient?
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 13:09
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Flyer:

Numerical tests - Very basic maths (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The difficulty element is the time pressure - 25 questions, 12 minutes. If you had 30 minutes, I am sure most people would get close to 100%. The trick is to read the question and if either the answer, or the method to get the answer, is not immediately obvious then leave it and move on. The questions do NOT get harder as you go through.

Verbal reasoning - 52 questions (13 passages with 4 questions each) in 25 minutes. Again, it's all about time pressure. Some passages towards the end are easier than some towards the beginning. This is the hardest example of VR I have seen. The passages are short but the language used is quite hard. Pass mark unlikely to be high as most people admit to its trickiness. The art is to read the statements (i.e. the questions) carefully, small words (e.g. "may have" instead of "will have") can make a big difference.

Hope this helps.
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 14:06
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Thanks very much for that, yes the maths I've got covered, its the verbal stuff that gets me, not really a broad sheet reader! Want to give it everything I have, if it doesn't work out, will have more knowledge for the next time! Did you manage to finish Goaround? Im just waiting for an assessment date to become available so getting the prep in now!
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 14:17
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Hi

Yes I did finish but missed out a couple of questions along the way.

It's not too bad, just practice to get into that way of ambiguous thinking!
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