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BA CityFlyer recruitment and assessment

Old 26th Sep 2018, 02:16
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Originally Posted by RJ100 View Post
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.
Alot of experienced skippers have,in the past, applied to BA and no doubt been through the BA recruitment process. Why would they wish to submit themselves to the BA process again, just to fly for CitiFlyer?

Why would an FO not simply apply for BA? The aptitude requirements are very specific, 10% pass. Hence the shortage of BA suitable crew. The rest of the world seem to operate quite happily without this esoteric recruitment process.

I tried to go BA way 20 years ago. The results wouldn’t be any different this time around!
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 07:42
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Originally Posted by highfive View Post


Alot of experienced skippers have,in the past, applied to BA and no doubt been through the BA recruitment process. Why would they wish to submit themselves to the BA process again, just to fly for CitiFlyer?

Why would an FO not simply apply for BA? The aptitude requirements are very specific, 10% pass. Hence the shortage of BA suitable crew. The rest of the world seem to operate quite happily without this esoteric recruitment process.

I tried to go BA way 20 years ago. The results wouldn’t be any different this time around!

Personally I can't see why BACF can't be folded into Mainline OR at the very least add BACF P1/P2 to the list of PRIAM options in the same way OpenSkies was. An opportunity to fly from a regional base, on modern aircraft hopping around Europe would be very appealing to some people. It would certainly help with the recruitment issues and cut costs. If it's one recruitment process why can't it be one airline.

Controversial and a thread drift I know, apologies.

Cheers

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Old 26th Sep 2018, 13:15
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Ironically, if all your experience is <10 tonnes, you can apply for main line, and go directly long haul 787. As above, why would you put yourself through the ba selection or kura to end up at chippyfryer, several quid lighter?
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 22:01
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Thanks RJ100

Are there interview dates being given out now>?

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Old 30th Sep 2018, 23:11
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Assesment

did the assessment last week, they like manual flying. High on approach at LCY and side slipped it perfectly in.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 20:33
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smith,

thanks. manual flying and high on approach at LCY and you side slipped it in? - funny that you wrote the same for your Flybe post.....

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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 18:46
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Doubtfull

Originally Posted by smith View Post
did the assessment last week, they like manual flying. High on approach at LCY and side slipped it perfectly in.
side slip a transport category passenger jet because you’re high?
i hope not.
Id have gone around. This is a test....
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 21:57
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Airlines care more about decisions than landing skill. If you don’t achieve approach gate criteria.

Go around.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 08:30
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Was anyone on the assessment last week? Any advice on the tech paper or group exercises?
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 22:36
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Anyone update on the selection held ?
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 03:45
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Originally Posted by RTN11 View Post
Was anyone on the assessment last week? Any advice on the tech paper or group exercises?
Perhaps not enough candidates to form a group
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 19:43
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Why do you say that fly4more?

Were you there?
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 12:23
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Anybody been to assessment recently since BA took it over, able to provide any feedback?
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 06:51
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Update on recruitment process and roster/lifestyle

Could anyone provide an update on the current recruitment process (is it still handled by mainline), and more importantly give some details on the lifestyle/roster at LCY?
thanks
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 09:20
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Originally Posted by DirectVELAG View Post
Could anyone provide an update on the current recruitment process (is it still handled by mainline), and more importantly give some details on the lifestyle/roster at LCY?
thanks
Did you get any answers to your questions, this forum looks dead?!
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Old 17th Sep 2019, 17:50
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Originally Posted by Sliderson View Post


Did you get any answers to your questions, this forum looks dead?!
No, I didn't!
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Old 17th Sep 2019, 17:55
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A friend of mine had an interview last year, he had to go to Southampton. It wasn’t done by mainline it was outsourced to another company.
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Old 17th Sep 2019, 21:38
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Originally Posted by hard_landing View Post
A friend of mine had an interview last year, he had to go to Southampton. It wasn’t done by mainline it was outsourced to another company.
Thanks for that, I will update the page if I get that far!
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