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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 15th Sep 2011, 13:45
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sour grapes!!
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 15:01
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To be fair the recruitment team is very small and they do their best. They are always friendly and helpful if you give them a ring.

disorganised chaos?
I wouldn't go that far! It is just a small department dealing with a huge number of applications.
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 15:11
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Plus they've had a load of false applications so having to sift through them takes time. When I've phoned them they've been really helpful unlike my present lot!
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 15:19
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When I started at BA about 4-5 months ago I was surprised, VERY surprised to find that it is a very lean company, (well, certainly in flight ops anyway) with a very thin management layer, and small but efficient admin group. I always had the impression from outside that it was a huge top heavy, public-sector-esque company. Nothing could be further from the truth.
They are recruiting DEP's, ex-mil and now the revamped cadet scheme and in order to do this and sift through the thousands of applications (yes, thousands) they (literally) have a handful of people to do this.
I know everyone is champing at the bit, I certainly was - but be patient, your turn will come.
Some people will never be happy (black and brown ), but honestly where would you rather BA spent the money and had the staff? In a recruitment department so that people can get a reply a few days sooner? Or in running the airline?!
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 17:29
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/\/\/\ Well said.

Does anybody know if BA send out an information pack/interview letter through the post aswell? If so, how early?

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Old 15th Sep 2011, 21:29
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Thanks Built for Speed!

Thats great. I know you mentioned the interview as previous feedback, so that means the questions were as Greenarmy said?

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Old 16th Sep 2011, 08:51
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Sinbin, no one asked about your grapes.

What are false applications then? Surely their computerised application process sifts out people based on hour, type and right to work criteria.
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Old 16th Sep 2011, 09:51
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When I went through the recruitment I asked that question. I was told by
the HR manager all applications were hand processed and all essays were
read by individuals. There is no automation other than the 'submit' button,
hence why it takes time to filter and send out replies.
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Old 16th Sep 2011, 12:38
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Difference is though BlackandBrown, your inputs are of no use to this thread, and just shows why you didn't get into BA, useful comments from people did help me get into BA where I've been working now for 4 months, no longer at your dreadful lot!!!
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Old 16th Sep 2011, 13:42
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The "Global Personality Inventory" carries much weight!
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Old 16th Sep 2011, 19:49
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'difference is though...... ' - alright then vicky pollard.

Your dreadful lot
That's right, keep burning the bridges behind you, you won't need them where you are going will you? You hope. What's dreadful about 'my lot' you fantasist? The conditions are good, the planes are great, crews are generally very nice, training that is second to none, security, progression and business tactics that I have solid faith in.

Easy is well rid of the dilettantes with their delusions of grandeur.
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 10:12
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Big thanks to all those who have posted over the years with all the useful gen, there is no doubt that it has made the whole process a lot easier.

For those about to do the sim I would say my experience was very good. The trainer was very friendly and gave us both a very fair run. There are no tricks, just a couple of mini lofts which gives you the opportunity to show off your non technical skills. During quiet periods (if you get any, quite a bit of time pressure!) keep reviewing, that will ensure you don't forget anything. Don't let them distract you with pointless calls from the cabin etc.

Take your time, be methodical about cockpit setup. One gotcha is to leave the map selector in App mode......this is no good when you need to follow the VOR for departure! Get your hands on an Aerad plate (or Navtech) and practice briefing from them.

Finally, no point scoring, help your mate as much as you possibly can (while letting them run their own sector).

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Old 17th Sep 2011, 10:36
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Gatbusdriver
Do They use both Aerad and navtech in the sims or you had only Aerad app plates?
I am asking because I am not familiar with them and, as you suggested, I want to get it to practice a little bit.
Any other more specific advice you feel to share regarding the sim will be appreciated.
Thanks
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 10:58
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Aerad is Navtech.
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 10:59
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I think they may be one and the same, but not sure as I have not used Aerad for some time. BA use Navtech.

They are definitely looking at the No-Tech side of things. Know your profiles, you will be asked questions, and not only that the pitch power settings work. Show interest in the trainer and have your own questions prepared. The flying side of things is only a small part. Be timely but don't be rushed. BA use TDODAR as a decision making tool, I would use it to.

Radar was in and out. For mayday/pan we received radar vectors. For standard A to B expect holding and procedural approach. Approach may be non precision or ILS.
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 11:12
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Black and brown. If you are so goddam happy at the orange lot, then stop poluting a thread about BA and going on about their recruitment process - or at least add something constructive that is actually correct.
I got into BA primarily beacuse of what was on this thread. Lets try and keep it on target shall we.
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 11:31
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I thought spelling and grammar were requirements for the Ba application? 757 driver, I just find illogic frustrating, and without thought or logic people seem to home into Ba like an instinct. People need to look ahead, take opinions, aggregate and then choose. As I have said before if you think that this Ba in this future is a dead cert you are destined to go off a cliff. There has been very little of any help or interest on this thread in the last 100 posts, I am not detracting from value being added. Besides I think you enjoy disagreeing with me. I enjoy your balanced responses - they make me question my own stance.
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 11:58
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What has a 'stance' got to do with a BA Selection information thread?
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 12:44
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A stance tells you whether you should select yourself for the selection ripley. Like bees to honey.
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 13:02
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Gatbusdriver, blackbrown thanks

Gatbusdriver What do you mean with the acro TDODAR? Maybe I am already using it with a different name.
Thank you for all your advices, you are being really helpful!
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