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Old 18th Feb 2016, 10:52
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App to prepare day 1

Hi guys,

I am looking for software or app to prepare day 1 on MAC or ipad, any advice?

Thanks
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 11:11
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I would say try assessment day.com for verbal reasoning, however I received an email from BA recruitment this morning to tell me they've just changed the verbal reasoning test to a different style. So months of practice is out of the window and time to research the new style in time for Day 1. As for the computer based competency tests I didn't get any online.
Originally Posted by lfrk View Post
Hi guys,

I am looking for software or app to prepare day 1 on MAC or ipad, any advice?

Thanks
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 11:34
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What style is it now?
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 15:15
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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Europe
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Unhappy Verbal Reasoning Test change

Hello Guys!

Just received word from BA that the Verbal Reasoning Test for Day 1 has been "updated" . I was sent an example which now seems to cover any of the following....

1. Following Instructions
2. Numerical Estimations
3. Mechanical Comprehension
4. Fault Finding
5. Spatial Checking
6. Diagrammatic Thinking/Reasoning

The email basically said, please note that we have updated the verbal reasoning test. Therefore please use the refreshed practice leaflet attached, VTS1.

This verbal reasoning test measures the ability to follow written instructions. The topics covered are designed to be relevant to a technical environment and draw on the kind of materials often associated with equipment manuals or operating instructions.

Good luck!!!
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 17:30
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clmax,

I understand that only the 'ability to follow written instructions' (i.e. Test 1) of the VTS1 leaflet will feature.

Perhaps being able to follow instructions from that cryptic email is the first part of the assessment...! :-/

Its a million times better than the previous verbal reasoning test IMHO
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 18:03
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I attended day one last week and was asked after the two normal tests if we'd mind staying on and taking the new VR test as a trial. So most of us said yes and took the new style test aswell. To be honest it was much easier than the old test. A welcome change! The style was just as in test one as per the email.
Originally Posted by Dihaz View Post
clmax,

I understand that only the 'ability to follow written instructions' (i.e. Test 1) of the VTS1 leaflet will feature.

Perhaps being able to follow instructions from that cryptic email is the first part of the assessment...! :-/

Its a million times better than the previous verbal reasoning test IMHO
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 18:30
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Right engine
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Problem is the rest of Europe has been doing this (safely?) for many many years.
I can't see however much discretion being used though.
Lastly don't forget airlines can derogate round ease limits much like they could cap371.
If BA pilots want to work/swap so they can do back to backs so they can get nice runs of days off all they need to do is come up with a safety case. You can bet no one will mention the F word....
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 18:46
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Originally Posted by Max Angle View Post
There was not "uproar", there was the same indifference and lack of action that has allowed BA to walk all over BALPA and the CC to walk all over the short haul membership. How many CC reps were sent packing after the decision?, none as far as I know.
I know of many resignations from BALPA because of this. I estimate over a 100. Which is around 25% of the SH P1 community. But yes, all reps remain.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 22:25
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Moku,

Thanks! Can you confirm that it was just the VTS1 Test 'following written instructions'?

It seems straight forward to me...

Thanks!
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Old 20th Feb 2016, 12:09
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They must know that this day and age no one actually reads instructions and just has a play with it to understand how to use something.
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Old 20th Feb 2016, 12:16
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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BA selection Day 1

Hello,

I was invited to Day 1 selection at BA...
A question to the people who have been there already:
Are the numerical reasoning tests only about diagrams readings and calculations?
Are you allowed to use a calculator for those tests?
I personally use the assessment Day website to get some practice..
Many thx
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Old 20th Feb 2016, 13:32
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After being invited to an interview, how many dates are usually available?

I received an invitation last week but have only been able to see a couple of dates that they have available. Does anyone know how often new slots are opened up?

Cheers!

Tiote.
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Old 20th Feb 2016, 21:11
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New slots open up regularly but not at any set time, just keep an eye on the website.
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Old 21st Feb 2016, 13:29
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Has anyone done the Sim assesment recently who would be happy to share thier stories? I have one at the end of the month and would be very grateful to hear the scenarios etc that people have recently encountered.

Thanks very much in advance

CE
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Old 21st Feb 2016, 16:23
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Hy all

First of all good evening to everybody! first time here in the forum
I am about to apply to BA, last time my application was not taken in consideration in the very first stage.
Would be possible to have some advice on how to be called for day 1?
thank you in advance!

Best regards
Angelo
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Old 22nd Feb 2016, 10:32
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How long are people waiting to hear if they get through to the next stage?
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Old 22nd Feb 2016, 10:42
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So far - about a week after Day 1, 5 days after Day 2.

CE
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Old 22nd Feb 2016, 11:32
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I see BA have extended the closing dates for both LH and SH to the 13th March 2016

They do seem to be recruiting a lot, are they expanding more than previously said and the need for more pilots.

I would have thought after all those roadshows in the Gulf and UK and Ireland they would have easily filled up there requirments.
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 12:32
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I flew with a recruitment bod recently. They said the quality of applications has decreased in recent months, hence the applications needed to keep coming. People aren't quite as taken with the BA lifestyle or money anymore. He talked of guys in the interview who couldn't come up with a convincing answer of why they wanted to join BA, some just didn't seem to be bothered if they passed or not!
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 13:34
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No Sponsor - Thank you for the clarification, it explains now why they keep opening up recruitment, it must be costing them lots of money to recruit

Cullin - Sorry to hear that you did not make it this time round.

I understand that BA policy is that if you have failed any day, then you must wait 12 months before putting in an application, surely at a time of needing so many pilots they would reduce the wait to 6 months, I really cannot understand what they hope you will achieve in 12 months, I guess if they are extremely fussy on computer tests etc the application will remain open again for another go by the time 12 months have expired.
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