Here we are. One week before Christmas and I haven’t even had a chance to think about the big day yet.. I have so much going on!
Let’s bring you up to this point….
I started the whole application to British Airways back at the end of October/beginning of November just to see if it was something I would be able to do. British Airways runs in my family. My aunt flew with BA for over 10 years, and still works with their head office as part of a training team. She absolutely loved her years of flying and has always tried to talk to me into doing it.. it was just never the right time. (Needless to say she is now ecstatic at the fact that I will be joining the BA community!)
I applied online, did a virtual “If you were in this situation, what would you do?” multiple choice questionnaire, & I got invited to the assessment on the same night!
A week later, I found myself crashing on my friend Charlotte’s couch (she already flies with BA as part of Mixed Fleet with LHR) & attending the assessment day at Waterside in Heathrow.
When you’re told at the assessment day that barely anyone gets through on their first time, in a room full of 35 hopefuls, you start to get anxious as you want to be one of the ones that does! Luckily, I was one of those people (yay me!). I still don’t know to this day how many of us 6 that were shortlisted actually made the cut and got the job! I suppose I may see familiar faces when I start training.
The training day was rigorous – a group exercise & a one-on-one role play.. if you were shortlisted after those, then you went through to a 2 on 1 interview with BA recruitment professionals. Then the wait comes.. 2 days.. 3 days.. and on the 4th day I got my email to say my assessment day had been successful 🙂
Bringing you to where I am now, I am in my 8th week of the referencing process. I have had to submit 5 years of employment and education history and cover any gaps in employment with someone who can vouch for me. I am just waiting for the referencing process to finish and then I will progress on with the next steps in the BA recruitment process.
I’ve missed out some of the minor details about the recruitment/assessment process so as not to bore you, but feel free to as me anything in the comments below.. especially if you’re thinking about applying to become cabin crew yourself, I’ll tell you as much as I can! The assessment day was actually a lot of fun – I got to meet a bunch of new people and get a real feel for what working for British Airways would actually be like, it was very exciting!
I do feel like I’m in a bit of a limbo right now, there’s nothing I can do to fast forward the process.. I just have to be patient!
I’ll keep you posted,