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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 28th Oct 2007, 18:55
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Folks,

Loads of you constantly ask for information about the sim ride. You aren't reading the posts on this thread are you? Go back and read them ALL - the info is there. Do your homework and, with any luck, you'll get a job offer.

The biggest single element of the sim ride is CRM, CRM, CRM.
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Old 28th Oct 2007, 22:33
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There's lots of info about the sim test, but more details about the interview would be good. Ideally any new questions that haven't been seen since Loc's original post......
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Old 29th Oct 2007, 04:38
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Me old soaker....apologies in advance if this sounds negative or condescending; it's not meant to be.

I doubt very much that there is a question bank, per se. More likely they look at your application - mine was referenced - your personality profile - from the one you take online - your background, and probably anything else that occurs to them at the time. Loc's advice remains bang up to date; he's also obviously far more switched on than me as all I can remember is that there were 2 glasses of water, two people (well 3 including me!) and it seemed to go very quickly but lasted the thick end of anhour.

There were no traps (seemingly). Be yourself, have lots of examples to hand - but don't prepare a script. I had half a dozen or so memorable experiences (steady!) that I had dragged up and made sure I could recall fully and use to good effect. Beyond that, there was the obvious CRM question; and bone up on the company.

Good luck - I remain convinced they are there to hire, not to turn you away.
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Old 29th Oct 2007, 13:27
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Have to agree with brit bus driver:

I remain convinced they are there to hire, not to turn you away.
Having recently spoken to a senior person intimately connected with the BA pilot recruiting setup, it was confirmed that you're at the interview and assessment day because you appear to meet their needs - you 'fit the mould'. It is up to you to prepare, do the homework, and they will see if you still resemble that 'mould' at the end of the process.
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Old 31st Oct 2007, 20:47
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hey guys, great thread on the ins and outs....
Got an interview date on 17th dec...anyone else going that day?
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Old 1st Nov 2007, 10:08
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How long is the wait between Day 1 and the sim assessment? "The Flying Dutchman's" thread indicates about 3 months. Anyone else had to wait that long?
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Old 1st Nov 2007, 11:52
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With regards to waiting, a few of my fellow students (SSP's) were told on their assessment day that some of the sim rides COULD be in January, (interviews about 2-3weeks ago)
Best of Luck
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Old 1st Nov 2007, 18:05
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The Flying Dutchman, check your PMs when you get a moment.

Cheers

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Old 1st Nov 2007, 18:40
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Cool hello

i am a new her but i will ask a question british airways have any open days in tunisia or any recruitement thinks.
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Old 1st Nov 2007, 19:33
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Whats with the big writting.
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Old 1st Nov 2007, 21:45
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He is shouting all the way from North Africa.
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Old 1st Nov 2007, 22:00
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And the answers are No and No.
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Old 3rd Nov 2007, 21:16
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"a new her"

You'll fit right into BA!

Good Luck!!

ps big font... you can't fault it!

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Old 3rd Nov 2007, 23:56
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Assessment - Sim time

Meanwhile, back on thread....

Assessment Sep 11, sim on Dec 11, so 3 months would seem to be right on the money!
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 07:20
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How long in the holding pool?

If youíre lucky enough to get through the selection process, how long are people generally spending in the holding pool before being called forward to start training?

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Old 4th Nov 2007, 07:35
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Second application

I recently went to Cranebank and managed to arse up the interview quite spectacularly. I am intending on having another go as soon as I can. Does anyone know how much a poor performance in the interview counts against you in future applications?

I know the moral of the story is get it right first time, but...
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 08:35
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Talking Midoy 10

Oi our sight is not that bad you know.
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 11:43
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Do BA actually still recruit DEP? what is the minimum requirment?
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 16:38
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Yes.

1000 hrs jet/turboprop

OR

500 hrs 737/320

Recruitment opens and closes every few months or so.
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 00:19
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Does anyone know how much a poor performance in the interview counts against you in future applications?
Recruiters know that anyone can have a bad day, I wouldn't worry too much. Future applications and assessments are on their merit alone, if you meet the requirements at the interview you will get through, no bias against not performing well the first time around.

I don't know what the current situation is regarding feedback, are you still able to contact HR?
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