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Old 8th Feb 2016, 14:29
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Hi All,

I am applying to BA, but haven't lived in the UK for 17 years! Hoping someone can shed a little light on what the norm is for a CV these days?

My current CV is a succinct 1 page, but I seem to recall having a 3 pager right out of high school in the UK.

Thanks for all your help!

Dupre.

Chief Brody - Thanks for posting those essay answers, gives me an aiming point for what to achieve in them!
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 15:42
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So with what now appears like an inevitable 'self generated by the financial markets', global economic downturn, who thinks BA will actually continue to recruit hundreds of pilots this year? The share price is certainly being hammered!
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 17:12
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The non rated guys in the pool without the LH requirements won't like you for pointing that one out, GS-Alpha! Right now though it remains to be seen, unless it filters through to the real economy then really it's all on paper. Current Oil prices, depending on hedging, give the airline a lot of leeway to entice passengers and don't forget that Oil is making the cost of living much cheaper for the consumer right now. All in all, I think it's going to take a lot more economic pain to scupper plans just yet.
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 18:18
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In my experience, a BA/IAG share price fall of this magnitude has always resulted in a serious economic downturn a couple of months later.
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 18:57
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What's the old disclaimer? Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results ;-) who knows though, it's certainly possible.
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 19:25
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Yes of course. Nothing is certain.
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 20:18
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Things were a lot different last time wrt the price of oil. I don't see the current volatility on the markets affecting recruitment just yet. I am certain Asia will enter a recession but BAs exposure to the region is minimal. There are rumblings that the business has softened a bit, but nothing in the realms of what was experienced in 2008/9.

However, if you're keen to get into BA don't turn down a course in the hope a 'better' fleet will come along. A signed contract in your hand is what you need!

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Old 9th Feb 2016, 10:16
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"A singed contract in your hand is what you need".

That would be the result of having a burning desire to join BA I presume?
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Old 9th Feb 2016, 11:59
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Initial assessment - D1

Hi. Can anyone who has recently done the day one give their experience of how long it took to hear back from BA on their assesment outcome?
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Old 9th Feb 2016, 12:57
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Originally Posted by flyer101 View Post
Hi. Can anyone who has recently done the day one give their experience of how long it took to hear back from BA on their assesment outcome?
2 days after (October). I think it varies though, and you can't read too much into it.
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Old 10th Feb 2016, 05:19
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Could someone share good books and/or website for the numerical test on day one?


thanks
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Old 11th Feb 2016, 13:07
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Does anyone know what the logbook requirements for stage one are? I kept a paper logbook until November last year and have now moved to a digital one (MCC). I was planning to bring in the paper one and just print out the MCC one. Does anyone know if that is acceptable? It would be silly to get it professionally bound when there is only going to be 10 pages in it.

Thanks
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Old 11th Feb 2016, 15:38
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BA Rosters by fleet?

Hi, would anyone be so kind as to post (PM also welcome!) typical roster patterns for their fleet? I know it can be highly variable (and changing witn EASA FTL), but I am just trying to get a feel for how many nights downroute, how many turnaround flights, and how many trips to the airport can be expected, and how this varies across each of the fleets.

Thanks!
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Old 11th Feb 2016, 17:19
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No one looked at mine...
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Old 11th Feb 2016, 18:36
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Ferret, I assume you were replying to my logbook thing. Thanks for that, anyone else?
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Old 11th Feb 2016, 19:42
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I think they photocopied the last page of mine, but don't remember if it was day 1 or 2.
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Old 12th Feb 2016, 05:35
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Dupre:

Hi, would anyone be so kind as to post (PM also welcome!) typical roster patterns for their fleet? I know it can be highly variable (and changing witn EASA FTL)
I'm in a rush this AM but if you get no other replies I'll try PM something Longhaul'ish later today....however TBH at the moment even us insiders have no idea how scheduling is going to work and roster shapes in the not too distant future. It all depends on the misleading entitled pay ballot, the result of which will amongst other things will determine which rostering system we will end up using (and also of course whether a large chunk of pay goes back to being a variable...just thought I'd mention that..again ).

Regardless of whether we end up on the aforementioned JSS or "son of Bidline" I suspect for Long Haul you'll be looking at EASA compliant minimum required turnaround at base, which, depending on who you believe, may or may not include "back to backs" at base.....
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Old 12th Feb 2016, 06:47
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Also worth mentioning that EASA FTLs have massively reduced the likelihood of swapping trips now. So achieved rosters are much more like published rosters which is a huge change.
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Old 12th Feb 2016, 06:58
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I am guessing we will still be subject to EASA once Britain pulls out of the EU?
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Old 12th Feb 2016, 14:23
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Also worth mentioning that EASA FTLs have massively reduced the likelihood of swapping trips now. So achieved rosters are much more like published rosters which is a huge change.
Short haul probably not affected as much as long haul though.
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