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Old 16th Jul 2019, 10:26
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Here
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I know the recruitment cycle finished on 30th June, but any idea if recruitment will reopen later this year?
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 13:55
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Join Date: May 2019
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Has anyone recently been for stage 3 assessment and went for a practice Sim before hand? If so, could you let me know the details of where you went? Preferably in the south east! Thanks

Also any tips on the actual Sim would be much appreciated
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 08:47
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Join Date: Jan 2012
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Full? Yet we have bronze command due to a shortage of flight crew. I understand if they upgrade to a silver command call that a tray of sandwiches is delivered so watch this space.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 11:07
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Join Date: Jul 2006
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Originally Posted by bex88 View Post
Full? Yet we have bronze command due to a shortage of flight crew. I understand if they upgrade to a silver command call that a tray of sandwiches is delivered so watch this space.
Is that Bronze command to desperately find an excuse to blame it on since they can't blame it on our bidding anymore under JSS
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 21:31
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Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Calgary
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Good Evening All

I've got a Day 1 Assesment coming up, in a couple of weeks. (2nd try). I’ve been reviewing with “Job Test Prep”, and was wondering if anyone who had been through Day 1 recently would be willing to share their experience or have any advice on other sources for revision material.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 14:49
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Join Date: May 2019
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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If you pass stage 3 sim assessment and get placed in the pool, do you get told if you on the “long haul eligible” list or is it just a generic “your I the hold pool” email?
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 17:34
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Join Date: May 2019
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Originally Posted by flying11red View Post


I believe if you don’t get the long haul tick the email says short haul pool. Otherwise, it’s congratulations you’ve passed and it could be any aircraft in the fleet.
Thanks for that. I figured that must be the case!
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 20:18
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Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: AMS
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Ladies & Gents, good evening,

Just got the invitation to come over to LHR next month for the 1st stage. Any tips on a good prep? Thanks in advance!

Stephan

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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 22:08
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: London
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Tips: broadening your question to include Ladies?
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 22:27
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Originally Posted by BleedingOn View Post
Tips: broadening your question to include Ladies?


better..?
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 08:39
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: London
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Anyone in the pool know when the last job offers went out? Heard there were some recent 350 offers sent out
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 21:09
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Join Date: Jan 2018
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Hi when did BA Direct Entry Modular pilot close, when does it open again? Thanks.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 21:15
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Join Date: Jul 2019
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Originally Posted by CaptainPugwash12 View Post
Hi when did BA Direct Entry Modular pilot close, when does it open again? Thanks.
DEP modular closed at the end of May. Sorry, don't know when it might re-open. I'm still waiting to be given an interview date from that one
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 10:22
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Originally Posted by Marty-Party View Post
Apologies if this has already been posted. Anyone not turning up for their duty today has had their pay deducted for the entire trip (e.g. 5 - 6 day) not just the days of the strike. It has also been deducted at the credited hours for that trip even though the flight has been cancelled. Office workers would be penalised by one day of pay for each day they didn't work. BA pilots have been penalised by the whole cost of the trip at their full rate. Some have calculated that at this rate of deduction, they will have a negative pay check after missing two rostered trips on strike days.

Additionally, all have lost staff travel for 3 years, lost any company wide bonus for this year, lost any pilot only bonus for 2017-19 as negotiated two years ago, no access to overtime rate to pick up trips (this is probably fair enough), plus no chance to bid for a fleet change on long haul - for ever ! This punishment has been in the planning for several weeks as the emails were sent out within hours of a failed report. If anyone thinks this is not a predetermined program by BA to break BALPA and the pilots then they are being naďve.

So if anyone thinks it will be better to cave in now and accept the consequences, the above shows the aims of BA. Break the pilots and tear up any industrial agreements. I feel sorry for the guys with long careers ahead if this is allowed to happen.
Anyone considering applying to this company under the current Leadership team, have a good hard look at this post, talk to a few people on the inside and have a good hard think about whether this is the kind of company you want to work for. The intimidatory tactics used on pilots including potentially illegal salary deductions and the complete lack of a duty of care towards its employees (there are stories floating around of non striking pilots who are sole carers for their children being stuck downroute, who have now been told to make their own way home). The behaviour of the company at this point is disgusting and where are the CAA in all this when pilots are being coerced with threats of massive pay deductions way in excess of one day’s worth of strike action? The impact on the mental health of its workforce cannot be understated and is a flight safety risk when they come back to work.

I wouldn’t wish this company on my worst enemy right now.
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 17:35
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Join Date: Feb 2019
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Has anyone been called yet for a start date in the new year?
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 06:33
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Originally Posted by Percula View Post
Has anyone been called yet for a start date in the new year?
Just a very carefully considered word to the wise...I take it everybody is keeping a very close eye on developments at BA at the moment?
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 08:51
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post
Just a very carefully considered word to the wise...I take it everybody is keeping a very close eye on developments at BA at the moment?
Are you suggesting that the business may be at risk because of what has been happening?
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 09:13
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Originally Posted by boeing89 View Post
Are you suggesting that the business may be at risk because of what has been happening?
I don’t think he’s suggesting that at all. I took it to mean that in light of current events prospective joiners should be fully aware of what sort of “organisation” they are trying to get into.
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 09:19
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Originally Posted by Doug E Style View Post


I don’t think he’s suggesting that at all. I took it to mean that in light of current events prospective joiners should be fully aware of what sort of “organisation” they are trying to get into.
Thanks. Yes absolutely. I certainly hope a solution can be found soon...not good for anyone.
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 09:39
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Originally Posted by Doug E Style View Post
I don’t think he’s suggesting that at all. I took it to mean that in light of current events prospective joiners should be fully aware of what sort of “organisation” they are trying to get into.



Thanks Doug, that's it in nutshell.

Just to be clear - I'm not suggesting for one moment the "business may be at risk".

I am suggesting if that BALPA lose their influence as a result of the current difficulties then potential new joiners would be wise to reassess where BA pilots' T&Cs ( e.g. rostering, days off down route, hotel standards) might be headed.

Last edited by wiggy; 13th Sep 2019 at 11:07.
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