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Old 25th Oct 2022, 16:15
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The salary is disappointing considering the cost of living around LGW.

Any information about the pension on offer? Also, what kind of rosters could we expect? (Days off per month, typical patterns, stability, sectors per day, typical duty length, any nightstops etc).

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Old 25th Oct 2022, 18:50
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Originally Posted by flyer4life View Post
The salary is disappointing considering the cost of living around LGW.

Any information about the pension on offer? Also, what kind of rosters could we expect? (Days off per month, typical patterns, stability, sectors per day, typical duty length, any nightstops etc).

Cheers.
I believe pension is same as mainline - 6% employee + 15% employer.
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Old 25th Oct 2022, 21:57
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Not sure about pension plans I'm afraid. Spent too much time in too many different places that I personally don't count on that.

Regarding rosters: they looked good. Mainly two sectors days with 1hr turnaround on average. Long flights: lots of Spain, Portugal, Italy and no nightstops. In reality, they are not really a low cost as they claim. Its all BA for now but they plan to have their own AOC etc.

They seemed fairly interested in getting pilots as they need to expand quite a bit but not desperate I would say.

All in all, I think if you are British, maybe from London, it would make a lot of sense as this would be a non-commuting contract (no 5-4 like easyJet) and you'll have the chance to join the main BA seniority list. Meaning you can then apply for long haul and whatnot (including getting mainline contract for what I understood). Its a good bet I would say.
Now, if you are a foreigner, well it all depend on personal circumstances. But cost of living is very high and well, there are now so many opportunities if you want to fly away from home but still in Europe (for that money).

I will not proceed any further in the selection process as it doesn't make sense for me personally, but again, I can see good potential if you are from that side of the world :-)
on a side note: of course this is not good for BA pilots as they see all this as another potential threat. But man, Europe is so f**** that hey, at least we are not flipping burgers just yet.
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Old 25th Oct 2022, 22:30
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Now, if you are a foreigner, well it all depend on personal circumstances. But cost of living is very high and well, there are now so many opportunities if you want to fly away from home but still in Europe (for that money).
I thought freedom of movement had ended. How would BA recruit EU citizens?
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 07:02
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By getting a Skilled Worker visa.To be eligible for the Skilled Worker route:
  • you must have a job offer from an employer who is able to sponsor your visa application
  • the job offer must be at the appropriate skill and salary level
  • you must be able to speak English to the required standard

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Old 26th Oct 2022, 07:53
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Is that what they are doing. Brexit just keeps on giving.
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 08:15
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Originally Posted by zumzum View Post
By getting a Skilled Worker visa.To be eligible for the Skilled Worker route:
  • you must have a job offer from an employer who is able to sponsor your visa application
  • the job offer must be at the appropriate skill and salary level
  • you must be able to speak English to the required standard
Which they’re not doing…
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Old 26th Oct 2022, 15:23
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Originally Posted by zumzum View Post
Not sure about pension plans I'm afraid. Spent too much time in too many different places that I personally don't count on that.

Regarding rosters: they looked good. Mainly two sectors days with 1hr turnaround on average. Long flights: lots of Spain, Portugal, Italy and no nightstops. In reality, they are not really a low cost as they claim. Its all BA for now but they plan to have their own AOC etc.

They seemed fairly interested in getting pilots as they need to expand quite a bit but not desperate I would say.

All in all, I think if you are British, maybe from London, it would make a lot of sense as this would be a non-commuting contract (no 5-4 like easyJet) and you'll have the chance to join the main BA seniority list. Meaning you can then apply for long haul and whatnot (including getting mainline contract for what I understood). Its a good bet I would say.
Now, if you are a foreigner, well it all depend on personal circumstances. But cost of living is very high and well, there are now so many opportunities if you want to fly away from home but still in Europe (for that money).

I will not proceed any further in the selection process as it doesn't make sense for me personally, but again, I can see good potential if you are from that side of the world :-)
on a side note: of course this is not good for BA pilots as they see all this as another potential threat. But man, Europe is so f**** that hey, at least we are not flipping burgers just yet.
Less pay at BA Lgw than LHR euro. Frozen at Lgw for 5 years. No nightstops.
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