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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 24th Jun 2007, 15:36
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Speedbird, sorry about that. You are absolutely right.

Winding neck in now.
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 15:37
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Speedbird 1

Try contacting Penny Austin at [email protected]

She doesn't normally give out her phone number and she is quite busy at the moment flying, but she will reply to you even if it takes a few days. I went to her a couple of months ago, extremely useful and thorough day...well worth the money.

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Old 25th Jun 2007, 09:08
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Hi Set 18

My sincere apologises for being rude, i understand it was a genuine mistake.


Hi Speedrock,

Im gutted, penny sent me an email yday saying she is having a session today and i only just got the mail! it may be the last one she does before my assesment. Is there any information you are willing to send me at all to help me? i would be most obliged if you could send me any feedback.

thanks

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Old 26th Jun 2007, 19:01
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Went through PIT training up in Manch - similar thing and v useful. Could give him a call...
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 07:18
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How accurate are the SHL Verbal Reasoning examples that are sent through in the post?

Can't say I'm looking forward to the process.
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 11:23
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3November - if you have the hours then apply now - you don't know when they will change/up them. When I applied then had a min hours OR min sectors requirement. Being regional I only made the number of sectors - by the time a few of my mates got round to applying they had dropped the sectors requirement and so they no longer made the eligibility.

Also as I am sure has been mentioned before - seniority is king in BA. The date you start will affect your fleet / time to command and even your roster till the day you retire!

The assessment day has nothing to do with flying hours anyway - worry about the sim when you get through that.

Also - if you are set on BA they seem to have a year between applications; so if you do flunk the interview it is going to be quicker before you reapply.

Just spend some time on the 'essay' questions on the application - and I mean possibly weeks not hours - that is what gets you a face-to-face. They have guys with 500 hours on Tubo props some with 2000 on the airbus and they are used to integrated students going striaght on to the 'bus with 200 hours. If you have got to the stage where you have flown a 319 at all then you are fine!
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Old 29th Jun 2007, 17:24
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Many thanks Ropey!

To be honest, I did flunk it as an integrated student with only 2 hrs Seneca at the time. Sure, i didn't get any official feedback of BA. But lack of proper prep., interview- or generaly life-experience was surely the main reason, why it went wrong at the time. So now, about 2 years later, with another ace airbus job to fall back onto, and maybe after getting a little wiser too, it seems like a good time to try again.

However, having not properly prepared the last time has bugged me for the last 2 years. I just don't want to rush in and waste another shot on another case of "premature ejaculation"!

Remember! I've got "Postairbussyndrome"! I can't fly to save my life at the moment! Need to get the scan back and don't even mention my mental maths...!

Lots to do! Many thanks again!

Regards, "3N"
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Old 30th Jun 2007, 18:13
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3november, just take it 1 step at a time. Don't start stressing about your scan just yet. First concentrate on your application. When you get an invitation for day one pick a date that gives you some time to prepare. Don't go for the next day sim option when they ask. Should you be succesfull on day one you will need to pick a date for the sim which again will give you the time to prepare properly.

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Old 4th Jul 2007, 17:07
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Cheers Dutch!

Sounds like a plan! Will do.

Again, good luck to everyone going for it. "3N"
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Old 17th Jul 2007, 09:38
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Update?

Hi to all
Does anyone have any further update to what has been posted already on this thread. I am particularly interested in the following (I have read the whole thread)
1. Confirmation on 744 fixed base trainer being used
2. Any updated figures on how many DEP's BA are looking to take on for the reainder of this year
3. How long is the average wait in the pool if successful
4. What fleet(s) are guys being assigned to at the moment. If this is dependant on experience then where is an experienced chap likely to be sent?
Thanks in advance
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Old 18th Jul 2007, 10:35
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Global

In numerical order:
1. The 744 full up sim is used for selection.
2. Dont know - the figures seem to change week to week.
3. I was in the hold pool two weeks but had a big gap between day 1 and day 2 assessments and I dont know which day the hold is based upon.
4. Expect to be offered LHR A320 (especially if already type rated) or Gatwick B737 as a DEP. If you are already wide body experienced, I guess they may offer B777 - cant say for sure as I didnt have that experience.

5. Good Luck!!
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Old 18th Jul 2007, 18:26
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fox, plz check ur pm's.....
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Old 18th Jul 2007, 19:24
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anyone ever applied again after failing first time round before the year was up and got asked in a second time with no problems...?
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 16:31
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Update on DEP Selection

Hi,

Just back from a day at the Rivers and am happy to report that all is still pretty much as advertised in LOCALISER's excellent resume.

Small differences are:

Time to be notified of results now 5 - 7 working days.

Sim is being booked for Sept / Oct at present.

Recruitment currently for 737 / Airbus.

T & Cs are about to be improved by 5% after pay deal.

Everyone was very professional and really nice (including the interviewers).

And, yes, you still get a pep talk from Kenny on the gate!

Whatever the outcome you can be sure of being treated fairly and like a grown up.

Good luck!

KT
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 09:47
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Thanks Fox and thanks KT for the further update
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 09:23
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Have any of you guys noticed the banner for this company

www.****************** on pprune recently.

I know from close to first hand experience that their military prep is excellent - so if the BA program is done the same way it could be worth looking at.

Rossi
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 21:51
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Hello guys,

I am cadet at CTC, ca,n you tell me how many I can earn per months whether I go to BA ?
Personaly I will prefer BA than easyjet or even thomsonfly

Thank you
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Old 21st Jul 2007, 23:41
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"500 hrs on B737 or A320 or 1000 hrs on other turboprop/jet"

What about the B75/76 fleet. Any DEP recruitment going on now or in the future?

Cheers.
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 08:56
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Re DEP 757/767

At the moment there are enough internal transfers to the 767/757 fleet to not require DEP entrants. There are the occasional training course drop outs and very few DEP slots have been made available at short notice over the past training year.

Be aware though that as the 'Junior Boy' on a now senior fleet you will be Blindlined for the foreseeable future, if not to the end of the fleet.

747 FO transfers are down at the moment so if thats your bag there is the 'slim' possibility of a fleet move within your type freeze over the next few years. 777 has shot to sky high seniority with the fleet expansion and the fact that it is taking over some of the more lucrative 747 routes and therefore has an expanding route structure.

Airbus into LGW is going to be interesting with LHR crews operating in LGW to cover the crew conversions from 737 to Airbus, hence the big recruiting drive.

Future is looking intersting with working practices being discussed now, T5 and a possible LH/SH fleet expansion and single class trans atlantic flights.

Have fun
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Old 23rd Jul 2007, 23:45
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777 has shot to sky high seniority with the fleet expansion and the fact that it is taking over some of the more lucrative 747 routes and therefore has an expanding route structure.
Do you know something we don't? The only route the 777 is taking over at the moment is Islamabad and they are welcome to it! I look forward to seeing the 777s expanding route structure, even more ways to go to JFK and EWR.
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