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Old 20th Dec 2018, 14:32
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Originally Posted by pilotpete123 View Post


Thanks for the reply. Having run into a fair number of (usually) long haul crews on my particular shuttle I gather it has been possible in the past without being too detrimental to quality of life? I suppose you’d need at least two completely clear days off between trips or tours otherwise you could be spending an awful lot of single days off in the T5 travelodge.
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FWIW on Longhaul you are usually going to get two or more complete clear days off between trips anyway, unless you opt to reduce rest or actively try for a back to back...






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Old 21st Dec 2018, 19:00
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Stage 1 Assessment

Hi All,

I attended stage 1 of the assessment on the 3rd Dec as yet I have not heard anything regarding the outcome.

Has anyone else heard anything who attended an assessment early Dec?

Cheers.
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 18:54
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Originally Posted by Somko transition View Post
Hi All,

I attended stage 1 of the assessment on the 3rd Dec as yet I have not heard anything regarding the outcome.

Has anyone else heard anything who attended an assessment early Dec?

Cheers.
Hey bud, I attended on the same day as you - we probably spoke! I haven't heard either and kinda assumed that meant I was unsuccessful - however I phoned them yesterday and they said they haven't given any results out yet from that day and to wait patiently for an email... starting to lose my mind slightly! Good luck!
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 10:42
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Originally Posted by ChrisE View Post
Hey bud, I attended on the same day as you - we probably spoke! I haven't heard either and kinda assumed that meant I was unsuccessful - however I phoned them yesterday and they said they haven't given any results out yet from that day and to wait patiently for an email... starting to lose my mind slightly! Good luck!
Such a bizarre recruitment process; I know of people who have been progressed to stage 2 that attended stage 1 later than 3rd December.

But I guess it’ll all remain quiet until the new year now
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 01:37
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Can any of you fill us in on what stage 1 was like, what was involved and how you would prepare if doing it again. PM's are welcome as well.
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 13:20
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Originally Posted by kendrick47247 View Post


Such a bizarre recruitment process; I know of people who have been progressed to stage 2 that attended stage 1 later than 3rd December.

But I guess it’ll all remain quiet until the new year now
That doesn't fill me with confidence for my chances of progressing to stage 2...
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 14:48
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Originally Posted by Somko transition View Post
That doesn't fill me with confidence for my chances of progressing to stage 2...
No no no, don’t let what I said make you think that.
I think they’re just a little bit backwards about coming forwards in their processing of stuff
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Old 24th Dec 2018, 15:44
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Give them a call or send them an email guys. They're pretty approachable. You have the right to hear something within a few weeks. They should be very happy that you're taking the effort to apply for the job. Good luck with the rest of the assessments!
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 07:30
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Originally Posted by NLP View Post
Give them a call or send them an email guys. They're pretty approachable. You have the right to hear something within a few weeks. They should be very happy that you're taking the effort to apply for the job. Good luck with the rest of the assessments!
Thanks NLP, I called on Friday (assuming they were finishing for Christmas) and they said that if I don't hear by January 3rd give them another call! However like a reply above, I've had friends who've had their results within 10 days! Just annoying but understandable now the DEP application is open again. They must be snowed under!
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 10:21
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Hi! Can someone who attended stage 3 confirm the sim is on 767 now?

Thanks
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 10:37
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Originally Posted by LeMoul View Post
Hi! Can someone who attended stage 3 confirm the sim is on 767 now?

Thanks
All 767 now, and for the foreseeable future apparently
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 11:34
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Don't put your mortgage on it being 767.Revise 747 RR and GE pitch power.
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 12:20
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Stage 3 Sim

Hi all,

Merry Xmas.

Who is booked in for sim assessment on Jan 8th at 0930? PM me if so.

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Old 26th Dec 2018, 12:37
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Originally Posted by Phantom4 View Post
Don't put your mortgage on it being 767.Revise 747 RR and GE pitch power.
Puzzled of BA here ...747 GE in the context of BA?
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 13:52
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Brief for sim has pitch power for 767,744 RR and GE just in case sim tech or decommissioned would switch to 744 in whichever configuration.GE third party work.
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 13:59
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Ah I see, thanks
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 20:09
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When flying for GSS we occasionally used BA 744 sim, which could quite quickly be reconfigured for GE engines.
GSS used leased Atlas B774F with GE power plant.
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 20:53
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No sim dates?

Hi all,

Hope everyone had a good Christmas and didn’t work too hard!

I did my interview / group ex stage mid November, received the “please book your sim assessment” email shortly after but still yet to have any dates populated on the careers website. Don't suppose anyone knows if they will be releasing dates soon or have they forgotten about me? 🙈

Many thanks!
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 00:10
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Crazypilot, this is common. Don't worry they haven't forgotten about you, just keep checking regularly for slots to be added to the system. They get snapped up pretty quickly so don't dilly dally when you see a date that you can make. I was waiting months, but that was probably an extreme case. Good luck!
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 10:44
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Good to know, thanks!

Originally Posted by Dupre View Post
Crazypilot, this is common. Don't worry they haven't forgotten about you, just keep checking regularly for slots to be added to the system. They get snapped up pretty quickly so don't dilly dally when you see a date that you can make. I was waiting months, but that was probably an extreme case. Good luck!
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