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Old 24th Mar 2023, 17:22
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Originally Posted by Telekon
Except for the small fact that you can't as it seems to have been newly added to the process and hasn't been mentioned anywhere in this thread.

Anyone know anymore?

yup, they’ve removed the online assessment sent prior to your interview and replaced it with this recorded interview now.

No idea about it though, so whoever wants to go first, please feel free!
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 19:37
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Originally Posted by ToCatLady
yup, they’ve removed the online assessment sent prior to your interview and replaced it with this recorded interview now.

No idea about it though, so whoever wants to go first, please feel free!
Disclaimer: I have not done the recorded interview for BA.

... but I have done one for another IAG company (Shamrock). Its a very strange experience talking to your screen camera image of yourself for 3 minutes (or whatever) on why you want to work there, what you can bring to the company, etc. With that one you got a "freebie" practice question then straight into it. 2-3 minutes (I forget, but it goes quickly!) To answer a question eg "how can you as a pilot make a difference for our passengers?")

In the absence of further info, all I can recommend is maybe think of the type of questions they might ask, then video yourself answering them within 2-3 minutes using the screen camera Afterwards, maybe critique yourself using the video? Even having done it, I'm not sure what I could have done to prepare.

I'm sure it goes without saying, but make sure you're dressed as if for an actual face to face interview.

Bon Chance!
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 21:12
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Online Interview Feedback

You basically get 3 questions to answer, my questions were:
• Why do you want to join the BA short haul fleet?
• What are the current challenges BA are facing?
• What are the advantages of BA introducing the A320neo into the fleet?

Your video recorded answers are limited to 3 minutes and you get 2 attempts per question.

Once the question is revealed, you have unlimited time to formulate your answer before you start recording your response.
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Old 4th Apr 2023, 22:34
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Info for assessment day

Hello everyone,

I’m preparing for my assessment day,
I get some information about the kind of test (calculation, verbal, visual, multitask, etc), so in trying to prepare doing some test for the assessment, but there is a lot of website that offer packages, test and more. Anyone in particular that someone recommend me?

and any extra info for the assessment will be appreciate, for example, I understand the simulator test is in a B767 and not a A320

thank you for the time ..!

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Old 17th Apr 2023, 16:30
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Any recent feedback from the 747 sim assessment? Happy to receive DM if that’s a better option.

Do you find out the result pretty quickly?
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Old 18th Apr 2023, 20:25
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Originally Posted by RPat01
You basically get 3 questions to answer, my questions were:
• Why do you want to join the BA short haul fleet?
• What are the current challenges BA are facing?
• What are the advantages of BA introducing the A320neo into the fleet?

Your video recorded answers are limited to 3 minutes and you get 2 attempts per question.

Once the question is revealed, you have unlimited time to formulate your answer before you start recording your response.
That's great, thanks RPat01.
Has anyone else had any different questions?
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Old 19th Apr 2023, 23:37
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Originally Posted by flyingtrain
That's great, thanks RPat01.
Has anyone else had any different questions?
After my own interview, my colleagues and I who applied all had the same 3 questions (5 of us spread 3 weeks apart). Most recent did his a couple of days ago - likely it won’t change as there’s another interview for Day 1 assessment at Waterside.
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Old 20th Apr 2023, 22:47
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Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone could provide some feedback regarding the CityFlyer online interview. I understand that they have only recently started recruitment so there isn't much information available online, but any insights would be greatly appreciated.

I assume that the questions might be similar to those asked in the EuroFlyer interviews, but I would love to hear from anyone (or knows of someone) who has recently gone through the process.

Thank you!
 
Old 21st Apr 2023, 16:50
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Hello,
Side question about British Airways :
Is it allowed for British Airways ground staff to occupy a cockpit jumpseat while staff travelling ?
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Old 21st Apr 2023, 16:58
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No, it is not.
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Old 21st Apr 2023, 17:01
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Not allowed.
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Old 22nd Apr 2023, 14:58
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Originally Posted by CVividasku
Hello,
Side question about British Airways :
Is it allowed for British Airways ground staff to occupy a cockpit jumpseat while staff travelling ?
only if travelling on company business when no seat available in the cabin. Not allowed on leisure travel.
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 22:29
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I took a BA flight on a cabin jumpseat (the crew was thanked many times), and apparently even the captain's family cannot occupy a cockpit jumpseat, but pilots on leisure travel can.
Can cabin crew do so as well ?
Being from another airline I'm not allowed either, so if as many people as possible were allowed, they would free up a potentiel cabin jumpseat for me.
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 00:23
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Originally Posted by CVividasku
I took a BA flight on a cabin jumpseat (the crew was thanked many times), and apparently even the captain's family cannot occupy a cockpit jumpseat, but pilots on leisure travel can.
Can cabin crew do so as well ?
Being from another airline I'm not allowed either, so if as many people as possible were allowed, they would free up a potentiel cabin jumpseat for me.
Why does bring the captain’s family make any difference? Red herring.

UK law is pretty clear - You hold an airside pass as operating crew, have been vetted, and have access to jumpseats. Or you don’t.

Stricter than the continent, absolutely, but them’s the rules.
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 09:55
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From what I understand. The interview for BA Cityflyer is now very similar to that of BA.
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Old 28th Apr 2023, 09:34
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Any idea on how long you can expect to be in the Hold Pool for? Are courses happening regular as I believe there’s a huge training capacity issue now.
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Old 28th Apr 2023, 09:51
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Originally Posted by ToCatLady
Any idea on how long you can expect to be in the Hold Pool for? Are courses happening regular as I believe there’s a huge training capacity issue now.
Difficult to say. I have friends who passed sim assessments in Jan/Feb this year and were told not to expect to be coursed until second half of this year due to “training capacity” -
only to be called for TRs in 3 months or less.

From what I understand, folk are being sent off to L3 to do the TR, and then further sims at BA flight training prior to being released for line training.

Hopefully someone might give you a better idea, but keep an open mind. If you’re already TR’d on the ‘bus then I haven’t the foggiest.

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Old 28th Apr 2023, 20:35
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but pilots on leisure travel can
Pilots on leisure travel CAN'T

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Old 28th Apr 2023, 20:48
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Originally Posted by Max Angle
Pilots on leisure travel CAN'T
100% correct Max Angle!
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Old 28th Apr 2023, 21:28
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Am I the only one slightly confused as to why FD access policy is on a DEP thread?

I mean it’s better than seniority again
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