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Old 31st Aug 2018, 18:32
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Thereís another reason for that (commuting) my time at home is more valuable than they could ever pay
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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 18:28
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Originally Posted by RexBanner View Post


Take Home:
July £4880
August £4960

PP3 mind. No overtime. Wild horses couldnít drag me in on days off.
Thanks!! @Rex Banner
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 13:23
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Anyone else also in the holdpool that know roughly how long it's taking to get a call?

Thanks!
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 14:14
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Apparently A320 peeps are getting very quick dips in the pool. Others a bit longer (but not that long).

I heard theyíve changed the system so you get one email with an offer, 24 hours to accept and then kicked out of the pool if you reject.
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 14:17
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Yeah, I got that email too! I don't think they want people hanging back for LH offers if they have been given a SH start date...

Hopefully not long!
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 17:54
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How long are people waiting on average for their sim assessment? Been waiting approx 3 weeks now for a sim slot.... is that pretty much the case for everyone at the moment?

thanks in advance
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 18:07
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Originally Posted by Meg9 View Post
Anyone else also in the holdpool that know roughly how long it's taking to get a call?

Thanks!
a very short number of weeks, if that
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 19:05
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Heard recently that BA SH is really struggling due to Pilot shortage. Is that true? I’m not sure what exactly was meant by struggling? Are they cancelling any flights?
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 21:10
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Originally Posted by 737 Jockey View Post
Heard recently that BA SH is really struggling due to Pilot shortage. Is that true? Iím not sure what exactly was meant by struggling? Are they cancelling any flights?
Nothing is being cancelled, but we've been working our nuts off. It has been a very busy year and there are a lot of new guys/girls starting on the 320 at the moment.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 10:47
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"Nothing is being cancelled, but we've been working our nuts off. It has been a very busy year and there are a lot of new guys/girls starting on the 320 at the moment. "
And it will be worse next year ..... and the year after ... and the year after that.....
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 12:36
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Might not be news to you Barcli but it’s happening in every industry in every company so get over it. Got a mate who’s got a good job in the Home Office, he was telling me their official mantra is “do more with less”. We’re actually reasonably insulated in the aviation industry comparison with the demands of the real world..

(listen to me being the positive voice of reason for once )
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 12:37
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I was in for my 6 monthly reset at the weekend and the 767 sim was absolutely flat out with recruitment. Apparently it's been that way for the last 6 months or so.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 12:42
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Originally Posted by RexBanner View Post
Might not be news to you Barcli but it’s happening in every industry in every company so get over it. Got a mate who’s got a good job in the Home Office, he was telling me their official mantra is “do more with less”. We’re actually reasonably insulated in the aviation industry comparison with the demands of the real world..

(listen to me being the positive voice of reason for once )
We are slightly insulated at BA that's for sure. But the penny smart pound stupid culture is still rife throughout the business.

And "Do More With Less".....I've just thrown up a bit. The people that usually come up with such slogans are often living the high life with gold plated final salary pensions to look forward to.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 09:43
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Sim slots available. Anybody booked to go in October please get in touch!

Edit : can't pm you back as your inbox is full!

Last edited by Thegreenmachine; 20th Sep 2018 at 07:40.
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 11:52
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Has anyone gone into Stage 1 exams with a passport that was valid for less than 12 months? If so, did they accept it?
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 13:39
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Originally Posted by Silent Treatment View Post
Has anyone gone into Stage 1 exams with a passport that was valid for less than 12 months? If so, did they accept it?
Yes, I did. They never mentioned it as I think itís just for ID. I also took my Drivers Licence just in case. My other passport was with the Visa people so I took a copy of that one along too but didnít need it. Good luck!
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 00:46
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I did my sim on the 13th of September, got the email that I was in the holdpool on the 17th, and got the call today the 21st, for a January start date on the 320 at LHR. Im not 320 rated at the moment btw. So things can move very quickly!
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 11:15
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Hi Folks,

Can someone share some feedback or recommend the best online prep company for the assessment day at BA headquarters with MGIB, TTB and computer-based capacity test?

Thanks in advance

9"
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 11:44
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I used skytest, its very similar but there are some differences.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 13:05
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Originally Posted by Mansnothot View Post
I did my sim on the 13th of September, got the email that I was in the holdpool on the 17th, and got the call today the 21st, for a January start date on the 320 at LHR. Im not 320 rated at the moment btw. So things can move very quickly!
What is your experience?
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