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British Airways DEP Selection - THE lowdown Part 1

Old 9th Jan 2011, 23:49
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Hi guys, bit of a different question here.

How did you manage to get invited for an interview? Did you apply via the website or just by sending your c.v. in or by any other means still?

Would really appreciate the info!
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 11:53
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The only way to apply is online through the BA website.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 13:32
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Is it still open or has it now closed, tried looking on the BA website but i can't find it. Though some would argue, not being able to find the application form in the first place would be a case of falling at the first hurdle!

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Old 10th Jan 2011, 15:54
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It is currently closed. It closed within about 2 weeks of it opening last October. They received nearly 2000 applications within that period.
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Old 11th Jan 2011, 15:58
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Hi!

I am trying to get hold of someone for the PIT interview training. No reply at [email protected] or with their advertised phone number. Pilot Interview Techniques Training . Anyone knows if they still run courses to prep for BA? Any other institutions providing the same type of prep courses?

Thanks

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Old 12th Jan 2011, 10:09
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Question

Hello all,

Could anyone who has recently been through the BA DEP selection day help
me with the following.

I am trying to find out which logic is used in the Micropat Capacity Test?
Ie do the crossbars respond in the normal sense or in reverse sense or a
combination of both (ie one bar works in the normal sense, the other in
reverse sense)?

For those of you who have used the software by Cockpitweb, which test
is like the real thing; moving cross 1, 2 or 3?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 12th Jan 2011, 10:12
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They are the opposite to a flight director i.e they are not demand. It goes right, you pull it left etc.
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 10:19
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Great, thanks for that.

Just to be sure, when the bar moves up a forward input on the joystick is
required and when the bar moves down a backward input is required??

Cheers mate
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 15:07
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Yes that's correct. Despite having followed a FD for many hours it is quite natural to do so I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 17:09
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Does anyone have any info on approximate take-home pay for a Yr1 Direct Entry FO at BA?

PPJN says £48,500 + £9/hr flight pay + £2.87/hr duty pay. I make that about £2,900 per month basic take home + around £800 flight & duty pay which I assume is taxable so more like £500 = £3,400 per month net (without pension)?

Am I way off? Any current BA guys able to shed any light?
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Old 13th Jan 2011, 09:50
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My year 1 average take home was 3200ish

That's after pension, loss of licence, flying staff recreation club etc.

Also be aware that I was on the Airbus at Gatwick where we were a bit workshy - although not by our own choosing. Between my medical 2009 and 2010 I flew about 350 hours!

I would say that 3400 would be a realistic figure for an FO at LHR in Y1.

Out of interest, Y2 for me was about the same as Y1. But Y3 is so far about 3800 (I've moved to LHR now). There's been plenty of overtime of late. Hourly overtime rate for a Y1 FO is about 40 quid plus allowances (£9 per hour) and FDP (£2.87 from check-in to 'release') - sounds good but beware DEPs Mr Osborne likes his 50%.

IMHO - re the wage its good as long as you don't have a penchant for big watches, fast cars and even faster women. But hey where's the fun in that.....

Again, because I know so called journalists trawl this site. Some numbers for perspective! Please take these with a pinch of salt.

Lets say I worked 250 days last year and did 4 sector days thats 1000 flights.

Now lets say that each flight had 100 people on it, thats 100,000 passengers that I was partially responsible for - I say partially because ultimate responsibility lies legally with my four striped colleague.

My take home pay was (last year) say 3200ish X 12 months = ~ £38000

£38000 / 100,000 lives = I looked after each life for the cost of about 40 pence each.

Guys and gals, get your logbooks out and do some number crunching over a cup of coffee - its quite an eye opener.

Hear endeth the lesson....

CB

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Old 13th Jan 2011, 18:24
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"re the wage its good as long as you don't have a penchant for big watches, fast cars and even faster women. But hey where's the fun in that....."


Care to elaborate on that.I am sure you can afford to buy yourself a fast car and pay the mortgage on that income.


Also do BA pay bonuses at the end of the financial year.

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Old 13th Jan 2011, 19:18
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For those of you that passed the assessment day - did they call you or email you?
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Old 13th Jan 2011, 19:52
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I got an email the morning after the selection day, one person i know who was on the selection the day before me got a phone call the next morning.
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Old 13th Jan 2011, 23:26
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I've been called for an interview with CityFlyer which I'll go to, but their take home is around £2400 a month give or take, if BA main guys struggle to live on £3200, how on earth do the CityFlyer guys manage?
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Good luck with it VJW.
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Good luck with the interview VJW.

if you're not able to live on those take home wages something is seriously wrong with the way you live or how you manage your income
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Old 14th Jan 2011, 01:10
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Dude £2400 a month, renting somewhere in london, wife in USA at college which I fund, add to that my shiney B737 MOL rating payments= a loss each month
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January 2011 Outgoings

NB: Some items on the list are split with the my other half (eg tv licence, council tax etc etc)

525 Flying Loan (only 4 more years to pay - 6 paid so far)
505 Mortgage + Home Insurance (mortgage = 800, I pay 5 Mrs Brody pays 3)
240 Petrol
150 Food / household bits n bobs (other half pays a further 150 = 300 for total bill for the month,)
124 25000 mile car service
100 Golf club membership
60 Council tax
50 Gas, water, electric
33 House Phone + Internet
33 Balpa
30 Gym membership
22 Car Insurance
20 Monthly golf lesson
19 6 monthly car tax (113)
18 Hair Cut
18 Mobile phone
10 International Animal Rescue
6 TV Licence
5 5 x iTunes
5 RAC membership
5 Pet insurance

What follows is not attempting to rub anyone up the wrong way - just me being honest about my life.

I should bring home about 3800, above adds up to about 2000. Wow 1800 surplus you say - true, I did say it was a good wage for a Y3 FO - but as I also said, it would soon go if you threw in 500 a month for a decent car repayment or a credit card bill for a 4 grand Omega watch etc etc.

I prefer to do different things with my money...

Ive got three holidays planned for 2011 - New York, New Zealand and a golf trip with pals to Spain, plus a mini cruise to Brugge on the Oriana. Saving to buy a bigger house (we currently live in a very pleasant shoe box) as Mrs Brody is starting to get broody - AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH. We eat out about 3 times a month. Go to the cinema about twice. There's always bloody vet bills for our brown and white **** machine and so on it goes...

I'll say again - I did say it was a good wage, just a word to the wise: be careful. A fool and his money are easily parted.

Also, lets not forget that the top 2 items on that list will increase as the BOE base rate does. Also, if/when some babinos arrive my other half will probably take the better part of a year off - therefore no splitting of bills for the that period.

CB

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Old 14th Jan 2011, 09:37
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Where do you go for your haircut, you can knock off 8 quid there easily. Also where is the beer money ha?
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