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Old 25th May 2023, 01:25
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There is a dedicated EF thread on here but itís basically the exact same process as BA Mainline
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 14:40
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Help

Hi everyone, appreciate this is a public forum but will be very thankful if anyone can give me any assessment feedback. I've scrolled through but nothing specific to the assessment in waterside is posted here. I have the assessment on 20th June. Thank you in advance.
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Old 10th Jun 2023, 21:28
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Originally Posted by FL711
Hi everyone, appreciate this is a public forum but will be very thankful if anyone can give me any assessment feedback. I've scrolled through but nothing specific to the assessment in waterside is posted here. I have the assessment on 20th June. Thank you in advance.
Must be plenty here who can help you and quite right of you to reach out. Little word of advice to all; this thread, other threads, other forums and social media etc. are being monitored, so please don't influence future interview questions and assessment procedures by posting here publicly. Private messages are the way to go. Please don't ask me how I know because I wont/can't respond.
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Old 13th Jun 2023, 22:15
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That’s BS by the way. The HR dept have absolutely no time to monitor prune. The assessment procedure has and always been a joke of a process, many existing LTCs have failed the process. As long as you fit their nonsense demographic box, you’ll do a grand job getting in.
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Old 14th Jun 2023, 00:12
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Originally Posted by KruegerFlappage
Thatís BS by the way. The HR dept have absolutely no time to monitor prune. The assessment procedure has and always been a joke of a process, many existing LTCs have failed the process. As long as you fit their nonsense demographic box, youíll do a grand job getting in.
Utter nonsense. Thereís nothing unique about the BA assessment process, many other airlines use similar methods. If you want the job youíll get it . If you rock up thinking youíre owed the job, you most likely wonít.
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Old 14th Jun 2023, 10:19
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Does anyone have a sim assessment upcoming for early July and would like to pair up for some sim preparation somewhere?
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Old 14th Jun 2023, 12:22
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What would be the difference in a320 rosters at mainline vs euroflyer?

Iíve tried to find examples of rosters for either and canít seem to find it anywhere.

How many days off a month etc.

Can anyone possibly point me in the right direction?
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Old 14th Jun 2023, 16:14
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Originally Posted by Oasis
What would be the difference in a320 rosters at mainline vs euroflyer?

Iíve tried to find examples of rosters for either and canít seem to find it anywhere.

How many days off a month etc.

Can anyone possibly point me in the right direction?
Mainline is 1-5 day trips with a heavy emphasis on weekend working at the junior end of the rosters. Daytrips popular at the senior non commuter end. 4-5 day trips popular with commuters for obvious reasons. Very difficult to say what a typical roster looks like as itís seniority and preference dependent. As a new junior FO Iíd suggest itíd be mainly 2-4 day trips over most (every?) weekends. Thatíll improve as you move up the list fairly quickly with current recruitment forecasts.

Euroflyer is exclusively single day trips to more leisure focused destinations and has a seasonal bias.
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Old 14th Jun 2023, 18:43
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Thank you for that information.
Would you say that mainline is more suitable for commuters as the patterns are longer than Euroflyer?


When you apply with one of the BA companies, you're kind of stuck with them, unable to reapply to another one, need to know what I'm getting into before applying..
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Old 14th Jun 2023, 19:09
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Originally Posted by Oasis
Thank you for that information.
Would you say that mainline is more suitable for commuters as the patterns are longer than Euroflyer?


When you apply with one of the BA companies, you're kind of stuck with them, unable to reapply to another one, need to know what I'm getting into before applying..
Yes mainline is much more suitable for commuters. Depends on the distance as to whether you could make EF commuting work but I imagine itíd be pretty difficult. Experience etc dependent Iíd strongly suggest going all out to get into mainline if youíve made the decision to join. In my opinion of course.
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Old 15th Jun 2023, 13:00
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Originally Posted by Oasis
What would be the difference in a320 rosters at mainline vs euroflyer?

Iíve tried to find examples of rosters for either and canít seem to find it anywhere.

How many days off a month etc.

Can anyone possibly point me in the right direction?
At LHR junior 320 rosters can be pretty brutal, but as you have nights away with Hotac and duty pay itís probably better for commuters (especially if youíre okay with all your days off being weekdays).

LGW seems to have a shallower gradient between junior/senior rosters. Most months you can expect 10 days off with anywhere between 0 and 9 standby days, which is alright if you live locally but not if youíre looking to commuteÖ although I believe theyíre about to trial a fixed pattern similar to the EZY 5/4/5/3
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Old 19th Jun 2023, 11:39
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Hi can anyone shed light on a typical Eurofly LGW roster for a captain, and can you explain the roster codes RSD - reserve day ? And how that works ?, PRSV ?, AVA ? TDO, ODO ? TS, FT, WR, and LB.

currently flying up to 99 hours in 28 days 850-900 a year so would that be similar ?

also any info on holidays, stby duration currently 12 hours and call-out time as currently have to be at aircraft in 1hour from phone call.

appreciate if you need to Pm a reply thanks
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Old 20th Jun 2023, 11:08
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Hi,

Ive read the thread and am mainly here for info regarding the new, pre-recorded video assessment. Ive seen people posting it is 3 questions etc. Does anyone have any further information or experience regarding this stage?

Thanks
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Old 20th Jun 2023, 11:45
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Hi all,
I hope everyone is doing well.
Would someone be kind enough to advise of the new recruitment process for mainline? There is some ambiguity about the assessment process. Having completed the online recorded interviews, at the assessment stage, what tests now take place? Is it simply an aptitude test or is the maths and verbal reasoning still being used?

I would greatly appreciate any feedback.

I wish everyone the best of luck.
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Old 20th Jun 2023, 12:08
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Hi,

Are you able to help with the questions you recieved on the vidceo interview?

Thanks
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Old 20th Jun 2023, 12:11
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Originally Posted by Flyer1995
Hi,

Ive read the thread and am mainly here for info regarding the new, pre-recorded video assessment. Ive seen people posting it is 3 questions etc. Does anyone have any further information or experience regarding this stage?

Thanks
Hi! I believe you had tried to PM me ... my mailbox was full ... it now has space! Feel free to message again!
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Old 20th Jun 2023, 15:25
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Originally Posted by takeoff320
Hi all,
I hope everyone is doing well.
Would someone be kind enough to advise of the new recruitment process for mainline? There is some ambiguity about the assessment process. Having completed the online recorded interviews, at the assessment stage, what tests now take place? Is it simply an aptitude test or is the maths and verbal reasoning still being used?

I would greatly appreciate any feedback.

I wish everyone the best of luck.
Itís just the capacity test, group exercise and HR interview on day 1 followed by the simulator a few weeks later.

No more maths test and verbal reasoning.
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Old 20th Jun 2023, 15:26
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Originally Posted by Flyer1995
Hi,

Are you able to help with the questions you recieved on the vidceo interview?

Thanks
Iíve tried to PM you but your inbox is full.
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Old 20th Jun 2023, 18:30
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Iíve tried to PM you but your inbox is full.
Hi, should be free now thanks!
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Hi dear, your inbox is full again Trying to msg you.
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