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BA CityFlyer recruitment and assessment

Old 11th Jul 2018, 10:40
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G-IMZO

Don’t plan on an EDI base. If it’s a Capt position It’ll be dead mans shoes. Many have been promised this in the past and never given it. People have left prior to an EDI base being offered. The last group to get it did so on the understanding it would full-time summer part-time winter. I think on 75% salary with a 100% summer roster and 50% winter, don’t quote me on the exact deal. . That’s was about 3 years ago and nothing since. They were also fairly high up on seniority list! They have recruited FOs directly to EDI.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 20:34
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Originally Posted by RJ100 View Post
G-IMZO

Donít plan on an EDI base. If itís a Capt position Itíll be dead mans shoes. Many have been promised this in the past and never given it. People have left prior to an EDI base being offered. The last group to get it did so on the understanding it would full-time summer part-time winter. I think on 75% salary with a 100% summer roster and 50% winter, donít quote me on the exact deal. . Thatís was about 3 years ago and nothing since. They were also fairly high up on seniority list! They have recruited FOs directly to EDI.
RJ100, youíre clearly a bit out of date. EDI commands have become very easy to get recently, only a few years in the company. Recent commands in EDI have been at 100%, anyone on 50/100% is doing so by choice . Obviously thereís no guarantee that will continue forever so donít bank on 2 years but thatís the current state of play.
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 12:45
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Hello all.

Short questions about BA City flyers, maybe for some it won t sound important, but it is for me.
In your SOP, are you doing like I heard in BA Mainline? Meaning : Monitoring approach all the time ?
Can you do visual approach ? Switch off autothrottle ? Flight director ?

Just asking how confident is the airline about manual flight?

Thanks
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 05:33
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Bases

Can anyone confirm what the current BACF pilot bases are? Is Bristol a base, and if so how hard is it to get in to as an FO?
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 08:03
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Can anyone confirm what the current BACF pilot bases are? Is Bristol a base, and if so how hard is it to get in to as an FO?
LCY and EDI although I think you can request max tours to cut down on the commuting.

EDI I believe is via bid from seniority only so pretty much you will start at LCY
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 08:29
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LCY and EDI although I think you can request max tours to cut down on the commuting.

EDI I believe is via bid from seniority only so pretty much you will start at LCY
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FO basing could be either EDI or LCY. Capt initial basing tends to be LCY.
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Old 8th Aug 2018, 21:55
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Iíve been invited to the assessment but itís an up front payment of £250. Is this more of a money making exercise rather than a legitimate interview?
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 10:50
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It’s an insight to the company’s ethos.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 13:10
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£250 for an interview for the lowest paying jet airline job in the UK. No thanks.
Tell em to do one and apply to one of the other much better paying companies out there.
They need you just as much as you need them in this current job market.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 19:03
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250 quid for an interview, am I reading that right ? Crikey no wonder they are short of crew. Would love to hear from one of their HR luvvies on here trying to justify it. In fact, having just gulped a large glass it stinks and quite frankly....nuff said
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 13:32
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If anyone has attended the current round of assessments with Kura for the >1,000hr recruitment, could you share any info on the technical tests? Are they standard aptitude tests or are they ATPL-type technical questions?

thanks
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 11:01
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Anyone with any feedback
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 12:55
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Help needed! I have received the invitation email a few days ago to attend the assessment... I have to book the date online but every time I log in there are no dates available to book... And I keep receiving email reminders to book the interview... no phone number provided to contact them... have sent them emails but no feedback... anyone experienced same problems? or does this just mean i was too late in booking my interview and now its gone?
Any suggestions?
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 14:58
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https://www.kuraaviation.com/contact-us/

Phone numbers are at the bottom of the page.
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Old 24th Sep 2018, 07:53
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Change to process

Last week BACF changed the process. All recruitment for FO and DEC will now be handled by BA Mainline. I’m not sure how it was listed prior to this but now you’ll see BACityFlyer under pilot roles on the main BA careers pilot page. It will also be the same process as BA interviews.
All those invited for interview from Sept 21st for dates starting in October will now be via the new process.

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Old 24th Sep 2018, 16:10
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thanks for the update RJ100

Any idea on what to expect for BA assessent?
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 08:33
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BACF Recruitment process will mirror that of BA. So based on what I’ve read on the BA assessment.

Day 1. Maths, Verbal reasoning & computer based capacity test.
Day 2. Interview & Group exercise.
Day 3. Sim.

there is plenty of info on this website about the BA process so I’d probably start reading those pages.
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 08:47
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Originally Posted by RJ100 View Post
BACF Recruitment process will mirror that of BA. So based on what Iíve read on the BA assessment.

Day 1. Maths, Verbal reasoning & computer based capacity test.
Day 2. Interview & Group exercise.
Day 3. Sim.

there is plenty of info on this website about the BA process so Iíd probably start reading those pages.
Surely if you're going to go through all that you may as well be applying to mainline and get yourself on the MSL sooner rather than later. I suspect this might end up causing more issues than it solves for BACF recruitment.
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 10:33
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Originally Posted by PinkyPonkPilot View Post
Surely if you're going to go through all that you may as well be applying to mainline and get yourself on the MSL sooner rather than later. I suspect this might end up causing more issues than it solves for BACF recruitment.
yep. Thatís the thought process of a lot of us at BACF. only ones itíll appeal to is the low time 10t people who donít meet BA requirements.
Money wise DEC at yr1 BACF isnít far off FO year 1 with extra payments at mainline(long haul). Whyíd you bother?
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 20:54
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Nightfright. Not true for the assessment. FO does one day with no sim. Captain does 2 days with sim. Under 10T still go through KURA and MPL still through FTE Jerez. L3 contract finished and this has basically replaced it.
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