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Old 6th May 2016, 15:20
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Theres about 6k difference for PP8 between the 24 and 34 year scales
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Old 6th May 2016, 19:35
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is LC still pilot recruitment manager?
Yes LC is still doing a stirling job along with his small and stretched recruitment team. You really couldn't have a better guy running the show.
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Old 6th May 2016, 19:37
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VJW
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I can concur with regards to LC. I went through something horrible 'at home' while I was going through day 1 last year, and while I didn't pass, he called me and spoke to me about it all, and really showed he cared. It meant a lot I have to say, and makes me more determined to get in this time.
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Old 6th May 2016, 20:20
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That's good I heard a story his days were numbered that's all. Glad he is still doing good work.
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Old 6th May 2016, 20:46
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Never spoke or met LC, but met his assistants at one of the road show last year and they were very down to earth and straight to the point when asking questions which is always nice
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Old 9th May 2016, 15:57
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If anyone knows of any swimmers being fished out of the pool in the last two weeks could you let me know - many thanks! (feeling a little left out......)
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Old 11th May 2016, 17:33
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Things see to have gone very quiet over the past 6 weeks in terms of offers. Anybody in the know able to give any information to those of us in the pool?
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Old 13th May 2016, 14:48
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Hi,


I have been invited to day 1. Could anyone kindly share which tests are currently in use on the day 1 assessment?


Thanks a lot!
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Old 14th May 2016, 16:27
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Capacity test is the only computerised, verbal reasoning is straightforward now, standard numerical.

I'm hoping my pulse is strong enough....
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Old 14th May 2016, 16:48
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Recent developments? One test has changed! One that was pretty ridiculous anyway.

Plastic787 very easy to sound high and mighty and make those that failed sound of a poorer standard, but trust me, someone who can pass a verbal test is not automatically a better aircraft operator. So to suggest that all you need 'nowadays is a pulse'....is a ridiculously arrogant statement, one I almost expect.
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Old 14th May 2016, 17:38
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It's also an absolutely untrue statement. The recruitment team publish the success rate of candidates on Yammer, and a large percentage are still being turned away at each stage.
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Old 14th May 2016, 20:42
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Didn't Plastic787 fail them the first time around?!

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Old 14th May 2016, 21:51
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Seems tongue in cheek doesn't translate well to the written word! It seems some of those accusing me of egotism have a rather fragile ego if they're taking my comments seriously. In any case apologies for the offence caused by a throwaway comment (which was pertaining more to BA's high requirement for pilots at the moment rather than any comment on the standard of individuals)..

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Old 14th May 2016, 22:51
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Well I take comments on face value, unless it's clear tongue and cheek was intended. Without knowing you and without reading every post you've ever written I was not going to assume anything. Don't have a fragile ego- don't even have an ego...just think those type of comments while pretending to be a complete joke are always laced with an undertone of true feelings from the person posting it. So don't really want to see it, and will gladly call someone out even if they use the excuse they were trying to be funny.
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Old 15th May 2016, 10:39
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Totally agree with VJW - not passing which is my case I admit, but it does not make you any less significant, there are over hundreds of pilots in BA who come from airlines like BMI for example who didn't have to do the selections but yet very high standards pilots and a integrated asset within BA, some of the pilots at BMI when it was up and running attended BA and failed the selection but now integrated within the company post BMI and again are of high standards including pilots integrated directly from LGW Cityflyer after the year 2000, so the test does not prove anything but simply an excersise that you have to do in order to satisfy BA recruitment team.

I am sure if you make a very senior TRE Captain who has been in the company over 25 years and ask him/her to sit the selection they may not pass, does that mean they are not BA material, who knows maybe even if the pilot recruitment manager sat the test the results may or may not be favourable.
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Old 15th May 2016, 18:33
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Funny you say that Club World. That has been done and the TRE or LTC whatever he was- failed!

Perhaps he didn't have a pulse?!
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Old 16th May 2016, 08:10
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Offers?

Any Airbus guys getting offers recently? A few guys have mentioned 737 -> 777 offers recently...
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Old 18th May 2016, 08:54
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I've been trying to book an interview slot but having no succcess. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 18th May 2016, 10:31
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Yup- only having no success because there isn't any slots available. I try not to get frustrated every time I get an automated email questioning why I haven't booked a slot yet, and to do so soon...
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Old 18th May 2016, 11:17
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For those that didn't make it through Day 2:
1) Anyone been called before 12 months for a re-assessment?
2) Do you have to go through the whole process again, i.e. Day 1 as well?

Is recruitment likely to continue till May '17?
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