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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 22nd Nov 2010, 21:42
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got my SHL example booklets through the post today. The numerical test says see how many questions you can answer in 3 minutes WITH A CALCULATOR.

I'm pretty sure that when I went through all this in 2008 you couldn't use a calculator. which would make more sense. The questions are pretty damn simple if you can use a calculator! Can anyone who's been recently shed any light on it?
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Old 22nd Nov 2010, 22:36
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No calculators permitted!
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Old 22nd Nov 2010, 22:49
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thats what I thought.

To be fair, it wouldn't be much of a test if you could use a calculator! I seem to recall from last time that none of the questions were very taxing, just serious, serious time pressure. 20-30 seconds per question or something like that.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 13:17
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is PPJN pretty acurate with salary figures?
@ 757 driver, how did you order that booklet?
I had a look at their website but I couldn't find it.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 14:31
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the booklet came in the post from BA. I didn't order it.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 20:15
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know another 75 driver who got the negative. back to the grind
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Old 25th Nov 2010, 16:59
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Simulator

Has anyone attended the simulator yet? If so any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please post or PM me.

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757 driver, i can confirm that no calculators are allowed.
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Old 28th Nov 2010, 01:17
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Does anyone have any good up-to-date links for Interview Prep courses? Would prefer the 'face to face' type rather than the 'on-line' type if possible - do enough of sitting in front of computer screens!
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Old 30th Nov 2010, 14:43
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I have heard, very recently, from within BA that the company may be looking at opening their recruiting (can't say when, but I got the impression it will be before next summer) to non-type rated military pilots. It seems that they want to recruit from mixed backgrounds, but it might only be a small group though - in the order of 20 or so. I cannot say whether they will give some/any preference to military pilots who were formerly in the hold-pool. I would hope so, but who knows .....

Commiserations to those who have not been successful in their recent applications, and best of luck to those who are 'in the pipeline', or still waiting.
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Old 30th Nov 2010, 14:52
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It is pointless trying to second guess when/how/why/what the recruitment process will be doing next year! The training department and the finance department are still trying to figure it all out! With the return of the 744's from the desert, the merger completion and new routes (Heathrow-Orly etc..) coming then what goes today might not be extant for tomorrow.

Suffice to say that friends I have spoken to are VERY upbeat about the requirements for the next year or so. Whilst internal movement is still slow everybody expects that to change with SH movement to LH thus freeing up the bottom of the SH fleets.

Keep watching the site, when the 'suitable' type rated applicants have been used up then the goal posts will be widened. Those looking at the FTO's there have been rumours of contact between the training department and the usual schools either taking place or being planned.

Good luck.
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 14:41
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Hello

I have my selection in Feb and since I live abroad I will be flying in the day before. Can anyone recommend a hotel nearby...? A hotel not too far from the selection centre and within a 10min taxi ride away...?

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Old 1st Dec 2010, 15:03
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Old 1st Dec 2010, 15:21
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Assuming the selection is done at Cranebank then as well as Jurys Inn there's a Travelodge (the one at 700 Bath Road) that's within walking distance. Failing that you've got all the hotels on the Bath Road that are nearer the airport (e.g. the Ibis).
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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 14:06
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Hi - has anyone who's been in the sim yet in the last week or so heard any news whether positive or negative? Any indication of how long they take to let you know after the sim?

Thanks
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 10:32
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Hotel wise - I'm in the Premier Inn on Bath road - perfect place to stay.
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Old 5th Dec 2010, 21:12
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Boys and girls,

I understand sim results ( yes / no ) went out via email today. Being an ex swimmer I'm over the moon to have made the grade again.

Goodluck to everyone enduring the process.

If I can give any advice is prep prep prep.

B
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 00:54
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Due to day 1 next feb,
How do you prep for the day 1?
how do you prep for sim day?
There is a lot of info but quite disorienting...
any final and simple line about it?
Thanks
D
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 18:12
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Finally!!

Got the email and the phone call with a start date very early nxt year!!

Really happy as you can understand. Thnx to all those people who put contructive posts online which have been a massive help to so many of us. THNX.

Good luck to those who are about to go through the hoops!

GA
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 18:17
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Well done GA! Hope to be colleagues soon! :-)
Could I ask you what books exactly you used for your preps?
Many thanks!
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 18:18
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Finally!!

Got the email and the phone call with a start date very early next year!!

Really happy as you can understand. Thnx to all those people who put contructive posts online which have been a massive help to so many of us.

Good luck to those who are about to go through the hoops! Please contact me if you have any questions. If I can be of any assistance I would do my best to help.
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