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Old 14th Nov 2014, 09:55
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 716
In case i get called.

Anyone know where the best place is for help with the verbal/numerical assessments.
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 02:44
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: under the approach
Posts: 5
Invite to assessments

Hi, has anyone else been online and booked a date yet from the ones being offered initially?

Also if anyone has been to assessment day one recently wouldn't mind sharing their experience?? I've read 234's feedback which is helpful.

Is mental arithmetic still part of the numerical reasoning or just the standard SHL format (data from graphs and tables based). SHL ones allow a calculator is this still the case with BA or I'll need some serious prep work before I book a date...

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Old 17th Nov 2014, 11:49
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: over there
Posts: 56
Would anyone be kind enough to explain the staff travel perks for new entrants?

Also, how much on average can you expect to receive in Elapsed hourly rate per month and at what rate is this taxed (and FPA)?
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 13:41
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Uk
Age: 38
Posts: 403
FPA depends on your fleet 320 fleet is 590 give or take a few quid. Taxed at your nominal tax rate. Duty pay is 3.19 per hour from check in until you clear on return to LHR. This is taxed at 20%. Depending on your work line you would be between about 600 and 1000 a month if trip heavy.

Staff travel: bit hazy here I am afraid but pilots get a management bookable ticket each year for themselves and nominated travel partners. FO's club world and skippers in first. It is still subject to availability and various rules. It all is done on seniority so if your waiting to get home you can get bumped off by senior cabin crew etc. Personally I think it's a pain in the ass and don't risk using it right now. You also get standby tickets unlimited and a number of hotline tickets.

If you join us on SH the last thing you will be interested in is spending more time in an aeroplane. Anyhow I digress.....all is moderately above average and great at the top
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 19:03
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For those who have been through day one how long did you have to wait to hear the result of the aptitude tests?
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Old 18th Nov 2014, 10:12
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Planet Moo Moo
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Captains and SFO's get 'F' priority if not travelling with dependents under 12 years. 1 in the first 4 years (after 6 months) and 2 after that.

Onload priority on 'bookable' concessions is quite high, standard ID90's are even onload priority with all other departments with date of joining deciding who gets on first. Bookable does not mean you are guaranteed a seat/flight, you can always be bumped for commercial passengers.

Personally I use ST quite a bit and have found the staff and my colleagues on the aircraft to be most helpful.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 00:20
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: York
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Captains and SFO's get 'F' priority if not travelling with dependents under 12 years.

I thought SFOs were 'Club' priority?
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 08:07
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Amity Island
Age: 40
Posts: 63
Once you trigger the second bunch of 'management tickets' after 4 or 5 years one set are F class but with a reduced onload priority.

Ie you'll be in first if you get on but you stand less chance of getting on.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 11:03
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Europe
Posts: 8
Assessment dates.


I am wondering if anyone knows if and when more assessment dates are planned after the 04th December?

I have been invited for assessment, however my current roster will make it very difficult for me to attend on the dates given.

Thanking you in advance.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 16:32
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: London
Posts: 3
Previous hold pooler

Just wondering if any guys previously in the hold pool who've applied have been contacted yet at all?
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 21:10
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Europe
Posts: 11
As an aside question. Is there a medical examination prior to employment? I see you have to be able to satisfy the BA medical requirements.

Last edited by Hiltonharry; 20th Nov 2014 at 21:42.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 21:57
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Never Never Land
Posts: 11
Cover letter

Hi guys, just wondering if anyone else has been asked to send in a cover letter. I cannot see where you would submit it via the recruitment and the email has not come from the normal email address.

I hope this isn't a mistake I have made!

Good luck to all
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 09:08
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: IRS NAV ONLY
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The guide said that you should upload CV and cover letter in a single file - Word, PDF, etc.

How long does it usually take to receive any answer from HR?
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 09:33
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Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Moon
Posts: 13
Heard back within a week. Sadly, there appear to only be a limited number of test slots available and all on working days for me!
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 10:45
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Join Date: May 2001
Location: England
Posts: 1,751
Third time I'm asking ....

Anyone know how many DEPs BA have hired since August 2014? Even better if someone can share stats on how many have been invited to Stage 1 since the same period. Curious to know.
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Old 22nd Nov 2014, 09:51
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: EGSS
Posts: 53
Could anyone confirm whether British Airways require ALL logbooks to be shown or only more recent ones?

Many thanks!
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Old 22nd Nov 2014, 10:59
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Winchester
Posts: 5,517

Anyone know how many DEPs BA have hired since August 2014?
I suspect only the BA manager directly involved knows that, he may or not pop here with an answer.

If simply want some indication of order of magnitude the last credible mention of numbers came up another place a few days back: There it was said that currently they are looking for 20'ish DEPs on the 787 and 60+'ish for the 744, and that the January courses were already "contracted", which I assume is recruitment speak for folks who have been informed and have signed on the line i.e. "hired". No mention of Shorthaul numbers but that wasn't the context of the "conversation" I was looking at, someone else might have those numbers.

Probably not exactly what you want but I hope that's of some help.
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Old 22nd Nov 2014, 21:06
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 784
We were all asked to submit a cover letter with our CV as one PDF document. The fact it looks like you didn't but BA have contacted you asking for one, is a good sign, that while you didn't do it, they haven't rejected you...
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Old 22nd Nov 2014, 23:26
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Join Date: May 2001
Location: England
Posts: 1,751
Thanks wiggy
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Old 23rd Nov 2014, 13:43
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Dubai
Posts: 2
Has anyone who attended Day 2 last week heard anything yet? I know it's the weekend but possibly Friday?
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