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Old 12th Mar 2018, 07:18
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Polepilot, completely understand, I'm just taking it at face value, and what is to be gained by releasing that information - behind a forum you will never know peoples' true motives for asking details on employees of a particular company, and their routine which they have to complete on a daily basis.

That's all, it's just an observation - I guess I'm just a bit more cynical than most!

Slight deviation off topic for which I apologise - very envious of those getting calls - congratulations!

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Old 12th Mar 2018, 13:25
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A very valid question as he's probably suffered the misery of car park x in a previous airline
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 13:34
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The ex BMI guys (not all but most) and now some of the more senior SH bods have a car park you walk to the terminal from at LHR. It makes a huge difference not to have to wait for a bus. Itís probably not much quicker if you time the bus right but the walk is a welcome break unless the rain is in your face.
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 13:56
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Anybody know the width of the bays at the BA car park? Iím thinking of joining and this might be the deciding factor!

Letís keep it on topic....
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 14:26
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Any more recruitment planned? Anyone in the know?
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 15:56
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Rumour has it there has been a massive miscalculation of pilot manpower levels (possibly one of the issues in part that caused the departure of the DFO) and hence it wouldnít surprise me to see a new campaign open up, depends whether network will have just had to adjust their plans though.
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 16:58
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Originally Posted by average-punter View Post
A very valid question as he's probably suffered the misery of car park x in a previous airline
Indeed I have!
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 17:12
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Originally Posted by RexBanner View Post
Rumour has it there has been a massive miscalculation of pilot manpower levels (possibly one of the issues in part that caused the departure of the DFO) and hence it wouldnít surprise me to see a new campaign open up, depends whether network will have just had to adjust their plans though.
Wonder how many of those left in the paddling pool will still accept if offered. Surely that will make an impact on that too?
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 08:12
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Hi guys.

An assessment for DEC coming up at Waterside. Is parking there an issue? Many thanks.
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 15:05
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Which fleet have you a 'DEC' interview for?
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 17:04
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Originally Posted by RHINO View Post
Which fleet have you a 'DEC' interview for?
Sorry RHINO. It was meant to be DEP. Airbus320 based at LGW.

Parking at Waterside?
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 21:19
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There is no parking at Waterside unless you work there and even so that is extremely limited. Unfortunately there is basically no parking near Waterside apart from a carpark on a road nearby(tarmac way) but it becomes completely congested in the morning, its not actually anything to do with BA but first comes first served(nature reserve parking?). I wouldn't rely on parking here.

The best bet is to basically park at short term airport parking and get a bus, or get a lift..

Others might have better ideas but its not ideal, Waterside is very close to the airport itself, so as you can imagine, parking is very limited and at a premium!
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 22:26
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Anyone been through the Day 1 Assessment recently, looking for some information about it all? Apparently the style of testing has changed from what BA did a while ago?
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 07:02
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Thanks Rusty.
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 09:22
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There IS parking at Swampside.

Either turn right at the roundabout and through the barrier with the code security give you to the visitors carpark, or turn left and parking up by the Community (or whatever they call it) portacabin.

Do they really not give you any information about parking when they invite for an interview?
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 09:49
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Originally Posted by cycles gladiator View Post
Parking at Waterside?
When I went through there was some pretty explicit information available on the recruitment portal about not parking at Waterside, but at T5 and taking the staff bus... maybe have a read through that again.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 08:20
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Originally Posted by FoxChaRomeo View Post
When I went through there was some pretty explicit information available on the recruitment portal about not parking at Waterside, but at T5 and taking the staff bus... maybe have a read through that again.
Train then bus is the general info.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 11:49
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Re: travelling for interview, etc..yes, there is parking at Waterside but given even existing staff temporarily visiting Waterside (e.g. for a medical) find parking there somewhat problematic due to lack of space Iíd second the advice given to use public transport and/or one the frequent shuttle buses....especially if you are up against the clock...

If you really really have to drive into LHR then consider using one of the perimeter car parks and then either their own shuttle buses, or one of the TfL buses (hopefully within the free zone) to travel onwards..FWIW the weekday BA1 shuttle bus that goes via T5 and Waterside actually picks up/drops off up at Hatton Cross at one end of itís route, and Harlington Corner at the other....just donít forget your letter...
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 11:59
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Seems like that is the thing to do. Thanks. May get a lift if I’m lucky.
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Old 17th Mar 2018, 10:47
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Has anyone recently undertaken day one assessment. If so can I ask if is the same tests as before or have they changed it slightly since 2015?

Any feedback much appreciated.
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