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Old 5th Jun 2016, 09:50
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Cripes, with this level of 'present ability' and ' potential' , there would be no need for training. You bods would fit straight into BA aircraft and operate across the pond to JFK. Is this how BA keeps training costs to a minimum ? Mate of mine, albeit with 30 years in the business and ex sponsored cadet was asked at interview for a new post if he drank and knew any jokes. He did both, enjoyed a celebratory glass of juice when told that his joke was of a very high standard and had passed the selection. Good luck fellas. If you are unsuccessful (don't like the word 'fail') you could go straight to NASA cadet selection and whizz quite easily through the programme. Good luck to all.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 23:14
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E170 are you referring to this part of their email?

'Your assessment will consist of:

- Interview with a BA pilot and HR associate
- Group Exercise
- Presentation with Q and A session, over a light lunch'

If you are I don't take that as a presentation you must conduct. You have me worried now Can someone who's done day 2 recently clarify, before I get clarification from the horses mouth.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 23:20
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Did day 2 yesterday. BA staff give the presentation on salary, lifestyle, career progression etc. You ask the questions.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 02:47
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Hello guys,

But is it true that at the moment they are accepting and doing the assessment just for captain with the type or with experience on jets?
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 07:34
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BA Cityflyer maybe (who might look like BA, but certainly are not), it's probably laughable anyone thinks BA mainline will hire Direct Entry Captains...
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 08:43
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Really? Why you think so?
Because I see a lot of brokers, also big and famous companies, that are contacting captains for direct entry...
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 08:53
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Il Marchese.....they are definitely not.
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 10:26
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Mysteries of life...they are searching...but actually they are not searching!
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 21:05
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Really? Why you think so?
Because I see a lot of brokers, also big and famous companies, that are contacting captains for direct entry...
I'd avoid anyone claiming they can facilitate any such thing.

Is there any chance you can post or PM me a link/screen snap shot or similar to one of these brokers and/or their adverts because I suspect some people in the office at work might be interested in hearing if people are unofficially using the BA brand or name to generate business?

Just to be clear the standard method of recruiting to BA mainline has always started with individuals applying directly to the company once a recruitment window opens. AFAIK BA have never used "brokers" for mainline recruitment and I have heard no rumours on the company grapevine that they are about to do so.

In the highly unlikely event that BA have suddenly decided to use brokers anyone joining BA Mainline will most definitely join as a First Officer, at the bottom of the seniority list, regardless of the position and/or seniority they held at their previous company, regardless of what any broker says.

And just in case there has been confusion - as has been said BA Cityflyer is not the same as BA Mainline.

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Old 10th Jun 2016, 11:47
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Il Marchese,

As Wiggy and others have stated, BA mainline do not accept Direct Entry Commands. The only way in is as an FO at the bottom of the seniority list. Anyone claiming otherwise is a wrong, and quite possibly trying to con you.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 11:04
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Hello community,

has anyone some tips how/what to prepare for the 747 Simulator Assessment?
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 12:04
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There are lots of tips if you read back through the thread...
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 12:38
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The first time I tried to get into BA, my daily ride was a 737 and I paid a fortune for practice in a full flight 747 sim. Didn't get in.

The second time, my daily ride was a 320 and I paid reasonable money for practice in a fixed base 737 sim. Didn't get in.

The third time, 6 months after the second time, I paid no money to anyone and just showed up. Got in.

Just saying
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 15:51
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I practiced the hell out of the 747 on FSX, got in first time. There's a million different stories from a million different people (not literally). You can't use anything as a guide. Do what you think is necessary and do your best.
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 10:26
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Can anyone confirm the Numerical and verbal reasoning tests have changed. I have a million practice types for the old style tests. Anyone have knowledge of where examples can be sort for accurate practice for the new style.

much appreciated
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 16:05
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Sounds like the verbal has changed (maybe now easier).
Think the numerical is the same (but I went through in October).

Numerical-

*If it's 30secs per question and it's taking longer...move on
*you can eliminate some answers with rough maths
*just practice basic, FAST number crunching.

Good luck
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Old 23rd Jun 2016, 03:20
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What impact would a Brexit have on employment of non-UK residents?
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Old 23rd Jun 2016, 06:53
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What impact would a Brexit have on employment of non-UK residents?
Non-UK residents who are UK nationals: I can't see there being any reason for any change...fortunately most countries allow their own nationals to work within their own borders.

Non-UK nationals, regardless of their country of residency: Nobody knows.

IMVHO and as far as BA is concerned my guess is that if it's "leave", eventually and after negotiations there will be "grandfather rights" for those non-UK nationals already in BA to allow them to remain employed. For new recruits I'd hazard another a guess: based on the demand for employees and the numbers of suitable applicants within the UK and elsewhere BA will try very hard to ensure the UK government issues work permits/visas for those from the EU (and perhaps elsewhere) who want to join BA.

Knowing the way BA work I certainly cannot see them meekly accepting they can only recruit from the UK labour pool..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandfather_clause

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Old 23rd Jun 2016, 07:02
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Well let's hope so. There could be severe work coverage issues otherwise...
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Old 23rd Jun 2016, 07:08
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Exactly. It's bad enough as it is..................
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