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Old 20th Jun 2017, 19:27
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777 Course

Sorry to be the party pooper but I've just read on the BA Yammer Pilot Recruitment & FPP page that NS has confirmed that the 777 course rumour is NOT true.

Stay positive tho as I'm sure it won't be too long before things move again.
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 21:35
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Thanks BASHLH that's nice to know I'm sure for all us hold pool lot.
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 22:02
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Thanks for the clarification. A bit disheartening, but better to be in the pool - especially in this heat!
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 09:14
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I heard exactly the same from someone at the front of the queue. No thanks to whoever sparked this, it only makes a difficult situation worse.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 15:22
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I on the contrary am grateful to those that hear rumours and take the time to fill us in on here, no one knows what they hear is 100% accurate!
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 16:29
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No but Rex's tone would have you believe he was the one in BA making those decisions.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 16:32
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Sorry if I got this one wrong guys but it is a rumour network after all. I was having breakfast with a friend the other day who gave me that info, then another Flybe person came along and "confirmed" the rumour. I don't know how they've got their wires crossed so badly but it is strange that both have heard the same thing. Anyway best of luck to you guys in the pool, hope you hear something positive soon.
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 16:34
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Fair enough, as polepilot said it's not called PPTruNe.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 22:29
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Apparently recruitment is going to pick up again (a lot) next year, but not sure which fleets.
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 10:54
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Nice to hear but where did that news come from?
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 17:16
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Apologies if already mentioned but BA issued aspirational part time contracts last week starting early 2018 which came as a happy surprise to some.
Hope That cheers some of you up
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 17:52
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That's wonderful news thanks for posting! Can we assume this gives some hope for us in the pool or is it more to alleviate too many crew?
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Old 4th Jul 2017, 22:11
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Spoke to someone today in Flight Technical Training (Ground-School) who said that 2018 was going to be "manic on all fleets" and that they were recruiting extra instructors. Don't know how many of these courses will be internal BA fleet changes but I reckon a fair few will be external recruitment.
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 09:59
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I'm told there are up to 60 FPP cadets who have been delayed into next year, and that they will likely have priority over any DEP entrants as the company have a 'duty of fairness' to them. In reality, the training department might have something to say about that of course.

I was also told that there would be a total intake of around 150 crew in 2018, inc FPP, suggesting ~90 from the hold pool, but potentially later on in the year if the FPP guys/gals are starting first. Suggestion was that hold pool expiry dates might be extended again.

All rumours of course - I was told this by a friend in the company who spoke to someone in pilot resourcing, but it seems, per SOP, there isn't really a definitive plan at the moment!
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 11:36
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The annual bid has just opened and the results won't be out until November at best. Once they are out and the number of part time contracts are taken into consideration I imagine there will be a better picture for 2018 towards the end of this year.

That said they won't keep extending the holdpool deadline for no reason, if they didn't want people they would let them fall out, I hope so for all of you swimming any way. Good luck.
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 11:45
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Thanks for the information everyone, all small pieces to the puzzle of a larger picture. For those of us that will 'drown' within the next 4 months (like myself) its hoping for an extension of at least another 6 months. I have heard the 150 number as well but mainly on the mini bus. 'Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.'
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 12:00
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I would Saab, but the water is round my ears now. Think I will stay where I am.
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 13:20
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Originally Posted by sudden twang View Post
BA issued aspirational part time contracts last week starting early 2018 which came as a happy surprise to some.
Hope That cheers some of you up
Added to which the waitlist for RTR (Right to Request) is standing at over a year and counting. There are large numbers of us (even us relative youngsters) who realise part time is the only way forward in this game nowadays.

(Edited to add that the trainer I flew with a couple of nights ago also used the adjective manic to describe 2018. 150 would seem to be low balling it if these guys are to be believed. However nothing is certain until it happens.)

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Old 13th Jul 2017, 16:26
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For you guys still waiting, the guys in recruitment have said on yammer (not to be taken as gospel) that the current hold pool will be used to fill next years' direct entry requirements. I know information is always hard to come by whilst you're waiting, so hope this helps.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 17:30
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All the hold pool? There are quite a lot of us for what people are saying aren't that many slots.

Thanks for the info Wonderbus. You're right, information is hard to come by, I appreciate we are a long way down the list when it comes to hard info, but it doesn't make it any easier. Sometimes it feels like the story of the 3 blind men and the elephant!
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