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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 22nd Sep 2011, 19:55
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Sorry just to clarify by "late releases" you mean people who cancelled is it? Are these usually a first come first basis or are they offered on when you passed day 1.
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Old 22nd Sep 2011, 21:11
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A question that hasn't been asked yet- from what I have seen.

I was pretty much first through the door back in November last year for interviews and was unsuccessful on day 1. Next time they open the door I'm thinking of giving it another crack (partly for my own sanity ) - is there any info on whether they prefer to interview people who've not been before over those that failed exactly 12 months prior? Knowing BA I'm pretty confident the answer is no, but thought I'd ask anyway.
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Old 23rd Sep 2011, 07:52
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VJW no problem whatsover, just go again when you can!!

Good Luck
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Old 23rd Sep 2011, 10:48
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I heard some 73 rated guys have been fished out the pool this week.

Anyone heard anything else?
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Old 23rd Sep 2011, 17:14
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Are BA still calling people for the initial interview and assessment? I applied a week after it opened and haven't heard a sausage from them.
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Old 24th Sep 2011, 07:42
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Was told by the recruitment team that 70 guys left in hold pool with courses full up until 17th January.

Hopefully not too long to go!
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Old 24th Sep 2011, 13:00
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I'm less than 40 in the pool and heard nothing!
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Old 24th Sep 2011, 13:36
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Kempus,

How do you know where you are in the pool?
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Old 24th Sep 2011, 15:09
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Hi Kempus,

Looking at your previous posts on the 23rd of June you've been in the pool since then (not stalking but just to see how far you're behind me) and you reckon your number 40 ish. I've been in around 6 weeks before you since early May, looking at where you are in the pool then I should be in the top 20 ish as I know people that got the nod in mid-late April and have course dates already. I was hoping for a Jan start date but still not heard anything, I can only assume I'll hear something in the next 2-4 weeks or so...

Fingers crossed it won't be too long but things do seem to be moving...

Good Luck everyone!!!
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Old 24th Sep 2011, 16:27
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May be helpful to distinguish the word "pool" from the word "queue"?
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Old 24th Sep 2011, 19:14
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I called the recruitment team. Had other options open to me which would mean leaving the holdpool straight away so called to get an idea of dates and look at my options. No dates where given but just told how many people where waiting ahead of me and that courses were planned for the new year.
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Old 25th Sep 2011, 11:47
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Gentleman
I applied few weeks ago and my application was rejected. I actually did not spend so much time on the application and I believe I made a couple of mistakes with flight times and the questons may be as well they where not so well answered... Should have looked at this thread before!
I have a few questions for you even if I know that by browsing the thread I would find the answer somewhere here...just a little lazy on this kind of stuff.
Would it be possible for me to sumbit an application again at this stage?
Are you aware of any age limitation ?
From this forum I see most of you guys are form the UK.. do you think this plays a factor ... or not?
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Old 25th Sep 2011, 12:03
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I see most of you guys are form the UK.. do you think this plays a factor ... or not?


If your passport/right to work and language skills meet the advertised criteria then the answer to that question is 'no'.
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Old 25th Sep 2011, 13:43
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Filed my app week after it opened and found out 6 weeks later "thanks but no thanks"
I'm ex mil with command commercial experience but only just 2000 hours. I had help with the app from 2 BA mates and still didn't get an invite to interview. Feel pretty crappy but at least I can reapply at the end of Jan!
Could it be that pure numbers of apps recieved before mine contributed to my rejection?
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Old 26th Sep 2011, 09:19
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If your passport/right to work and language skills meet the advertised criteria then the answer to that question is 'no'.
hahahahahaha that's what i call typical british humour...

be honest!Who would you hire more a british guy who lives there or someone coming from outside uk who might give you problems because of commuting etc...

we are from outside "sar" but no"stubid"...we have books,telephone and tv in our places too... unfortunately we have Mr B but maybe most of the people will stop voting him(i have never done it)

with no offense
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Old 26th Sep 2011, 11:05
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Ba has taken me on, and I come from one of the PIGS countries. They are a very profesional company, so if you don't get the job ask yourself whether the problem is you rather than blaming it on cultural aspects.

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Old 26th Sep 2011, 17:21
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if don't get the job ask yourself whether the problem is you rather than blaming it on cultural aspects.

i am not a native english speaker but i think my concept was clealry understandable...
i have said that it's obvious for an airline in Uk to hire mainly people from Uk,nor ratial neither cultural issues involved my dear.

if don't get the job
my application has been rejected at the first stage so there's really nothing to blame myself about and i feel more relaxed now because i thought that english level was a quite strict requirement for BA...i mean my english level is not perfect and it could have been an issue for BA but holy smoke yours sucks as mine

I come from one of the PIGS countries
i am sorry about you mate but i will never consider my country as a pig country no matter if there's a pig managing it

last but not least read what i wrote at the bottom of my previous message...i will help you
with no offense
if you didn't get it take a dictionary it still helps me
cheers
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Old 26th Sep 2011, 17:32
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my application has been rejected at the first stage so there's really nothing to blame myself about
I tought you had to answer four questions on the initial application, what you wrote would have had an influence in their decission.


i am sorry about you mate but i will never consider my country as a pig country no matter if there's a pig managing it
PIGS is: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain.

I do not consider my country a pig. All I was saying is that I come from a country where from the outside we are not seen as a very profesional place, regardless of this, I still got the job just like many other Europeans.

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Old 26th Sep 2011, 17:48
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eagle 21:

I am very pleased for you that you have been accepted by BA.

If you would like to accept some advice and accepting that English is not your first language, stop using the expression "Proffesional".

If you look above you will readily see that the first "P" in pprune is spelled "Professional".

Anyway, I wish you a long and happy career.
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Old 26th Sep 2011, 17:57
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Thanks, JW
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