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Old 14th Sep 2016, 14:33
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: London
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Has there been any further movement in the holding pool?

Are days two and three still being held?
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 15:55
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
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As far as I know, no.

We were told a few weeks ago there was to be no more courses to be allocated this year. Disappointing having been in the pool nearly 6 months but the need to sort out internal bids first is of course understandable. 2017 plans should be finalised by early to mid October so hopefully we will know more then. I know through friends a few sim sessions are still to be completed, no idea about day 2.
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Old 16th Sep 2016, 18:17
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Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Timba Hold
Posts: 69
Anyone got the sim on 21 Sep afternoon slot?

PM me!
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Old 19th Sep 2016, 10:48
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: London
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Sim in Sept

Anyone got a sim week beginning 26th sept??

PM me if you do
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Old 20th Sep 2016, 12:04
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VJW
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 923
FYI- few weeks ago prior to my sim, BA emailed me with the details of my sim partner who wanted to get in touch and gave permission for them to forward his phone number and email. Might have better luck trying that, rather then using prune
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Old 23rd Sep 2016, 12:19
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rome
Posts: 43
Anybody waiting for october slots has been able to book them since yesterday?
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 17:44
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: santiago
Posts: 40
Hi all!
I am waiting to book a sim.
Any suggestions on to how to book it??
I got an email about 3 weeks ago about the new platform.
I did all the required steps but still no news.
thanks for the help
Best Regards
Angelo
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 19:50
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Here, there, everywhere
Posts: 251
Anyone know with reasonable certainty how many are in the pool? And approx SH/LH mix?*

*fully aware postings could be to any fleet
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 12:07
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Sir
Posts: 18
80 Pilots are waiting for their Sim Slots.
I am already waiting for 2.5 month now.
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Old 29th Sep 2016, 12:26
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Sir
Posts: 18
Ladies and Gents,
I just started to prepare myself for my upcoming Sim Screening.
There are quite some diverse informations out there concerning the program.
I would appreciate, if someone who just attended to the screening could contact me per pm.
Anyway I am open for any tips and advices.

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 07:33
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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: 52N 20E
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Anyone have an idea as to when the recruitment will be open again?
Can't find anything on their website. A link a couple of posts a few pages (308) back shows
Vacancy Closed.
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 07:53
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Winchester
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Word on the street is all is on hold until the full business plan is announced...sometime soon.....

Without going into exact details current thought is there will be ( very low) three figure DEP recruitment, timing of recruitment unknown.
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 08:19
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Botswana
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Wiggy is right but it's also worth pointing out again (as has been mentioned many times recently in this thread) that 2017 was always going to be a comparatively slow recruitment year (measured against 2015 & 2016 anyway). The large numbers resume from 2018 onwards.
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 09:13
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Guess it's a good time to have recently been told you're swimming then
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 12:33
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London
Age: 33
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Cant tell if the last comment is sarcasm, none the less as someone who recently started swimming i dont know if i should be worried......
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 12:55
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Join Date: Mar 2016
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As a fellow swimmer I can't say I feel too confident about the situation. The recent silence is quite deafening. Surely once the bids are sorted whenever this month, there will be a much better idea?
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 14:13
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Surely once the bids are sorted whenever this month, there will be a much better idea?
Perhaps, but as mentioned earlier I don't think you'll actually hear anything until Alex Cruz has unveiled the business plan. FWIW I think the sentiment is that extraction from the pool and further DEP recruiting will happen, but at the moment no one knows when.
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 14:47
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 31
Any idea when that might happen Wiggy? The unveiling of the business plan? Thank you very much for any info, for some mid to long term swimmers, approaching 6 months now, it's an interesting scenario. Keeping in mind the 12 month limit.
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 14:48
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VJW
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Sorry if my comment sounded sarcastic. If 2017 is a year with less recruitment than the last few years, then being told you're already swimming at the end of 2016 is a good thing isn't it? At the interview in July they told us there weren't any job's until 2017 (apart from a few A320 courses for type rated people). So I'm most definitely not worried. In fact if recruitment opens again in 2017, all the swimmers should feel confident. I doubt BA would have 500 people in the pool for only 150 positions they knew they had. What would be the point in the time and investment on their part. I know that after 3 attempts I'm just over the moon to finally be 'swimming!'

(PS. My comment was based on my own experience, having only been in the pool a month- I didn't know there are people already in the pool for 6 months or more)
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 15:19
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Any idea when that might happen Wiggy? The unveiling of the business plan?
No idea other than "soon", but I'm not the best at keeping an ear to the ground when it comes to "The City" stuff, hopefully somebody more clued up than me will be along with an answer soon..
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