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Old 7th Jan 2015, 16:02
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Join Date: Jul 2014
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Anyone have their sim ride 17th Jan?

Does anyone have their sim ride 17th Jan? If so drop me a private message.

Thanks.
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Old 7th Jan 2015, 17:52
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Join Date: Nov 2005
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Thanks for the example Peacekeeper
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 01:58
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DEPs for -400 still required a little bird said today.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 11:30
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: EU
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Does the little bird know how many are needed this year? What about the other fleets?
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 12:45
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Join Date: Jul 2002
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Lots required. Heard other airlines have been contacted for possible help.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 13:28
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If true, then more fool them for turning down so many seriously good people/pilots with their bonkers assessment.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 15:01
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Thanks for that life commentary. Saved BA a about nano second anyway. I'm sure you're a well rounded lovely bloke/lady who would pull his/her weight during a hefty delay with angry (pyscho?) passengers.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 16:07
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Thank the gods! Doing 45 block hours this month, could do with the time away. Catch you on another thread. This is to do with BA recruitment which you've made quite clear...wouldn't suit you. No need to waist any more of your nano seconds contributing to it.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 16:38
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Join Date: May 2001
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Oh come on OBK! let us display our bitterness just a little. I spent 3 weeks preparing for the assessment and used every damn spare hour of the day. I spent over 200 on books, practice tests and software. Despite this I failed stage 1. Statistically speaking, I've passed most of the assessments I've attended. It's just that the jobs end up being in god forsaken parts of the world that I end up running away from. Happy where I am now (first time at home in 4 years of flying commercially), though BA would've been better!
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 17:39
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: York
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Sick
More fool them for pulling the rug from under GSS, and all its pilots
I thought BA simply moved their business to another provider?

Are you saying your previous company couldn't drum up any business other than BA's?

No wonder BA moved their business!
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 17:40
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: UK
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I got a call up for stage 1. Yay.
I may have missed it, but can candidates park their car at the Waterside Center?
The confirmation letter only mentions the bus.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 19:09
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"The confirmation letter only mentions the bus"

Do you think there might just be a subtle clue enclosed within that message?
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 20:07
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No JW411, I don't.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 20:14
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK
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Hey Buzz

Best to get the bus, i turned up in the car thinking i am at BA HQ of course i can park! Managed to talk my way in eventually but no there is no parking although surprisingly there were loads of spaces when i went to the car park!!
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 22:57
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Wingedwilliam

I was told: 80 DEP for 747 and a total across all fleets of 311 in 2015.
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 08:31
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To be fair, the parking (or lack of) and transport options are well covered in the pre-assessment info sent out...
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 08:53
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Over-prepping for stage 1 may be counter-productive, for the aptitude tests at least. I'm pretty sure part of the aptitude testing looks at improvement/learning curve - if you've overprepared on similar (or identical) tests you might be very good at them but show no trend in improvement. Maths/verbal is obviously different and preparation helps a lot.

On the subject of the BA assessment as a whole - there is enough info out there, all relatively easy to access, about the format and even quite a bit of the detail. Combine this with a reasonable dose of the character traits BA want and a bit of luck (like with any assessment process) and you should do well. Yes, there's a bit of game playing (I see this more as proper preparation) but where isn't there? I didn't get in a few years ago - it was lack of proper prep (for the sim stage mostly) and a bit of bad luck. This time I prepped properly and got in. If writing a couple of essay answers to questions and doing a bit of research in preparation is too much effort, why should BA give you a job? I don't think BA is for everyone but after putting in a lot of thought I came to the conclusion that BA would be a good move for me...so prepared accordingly. There's no guarantees of course but you can very much weight the chances of success in your favour with the right homework.

I wasn't bitter last time when it didn't work out because (a) I could have prepared better and (b) it's BA's train set - they can recruit who they like and are obviously happy with the end results of selection or it would be changed.

In all honesty this thread could have no more contributions and be closed now - applicants would still have everything they needed to properly prepare and do well. It's all already here (and in other threads). It just involves sitting down with a beer or cuppa and putting the time in to read it rather than repeat the same questions - the assessment hasn't essentially changed in years.

Good luck!

Last edited by bucket_and_spade; 9th Jan 2015 at 09:01. Reason: Typos.
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 11:33
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Anyone who went for assessment early this week pass? Not got any dates open to book for interview.
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 11:48
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: LONDON
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Yes in the same boat: there were two adjacent days but were not compatable with my roster so was waiting to see if more would be released, as my next roster had not been released. Those dates quickly disappeared! Contemplating contacting them but might just sit patiently and see if more become available online soon.
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 11:56
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I just called them they just said none are open yet, but just to keep logging in. I wonder if they are just waiting for enough to pass latest assessments and move onto next stage.
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