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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Hi guys. I've applied for a position part time at Edinburgh as a customer service agent. Was wondering if anyone here was either at EDI even with another airline that they could give me some info or even better a BD CSA at EDI or LHR/GLA. Any information, general comments would be great.

BMED

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User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1616 times:

I ama BD CSA at MAN. The best advice that I can give you is to be yourself in the interview. BD hires the person more than the skillset. If offered a posn, you will attend a 4 week course at Stockley just outside LHR. Pass that and you are in. BTW, the food sucks at the hotel.


Cainan Cornelius
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

I joined BD as a CSA in 1999 before moving into load control & traffic. I was originally based at MME then moved down to MAN where I worked for just under 4 years.

Quoting Cainanuk (Reply 1):

When I did my induction course with BD they used to put us up in the Renaissance on Bath Road - very nice indeed. Sadly, they moved us to somewhere crappier and the hotels have just got worse since then - Travelodge, Comfort Inn (the worst), etc. When I left BD a couple of years ago they were using the Premier Travel Inn on Bath Road - a slight improvement on the previous couple of hotels. But yeah the food is always crappy and over-priced at most of these LHR hotels.

Still, there is a pub in an estate within walking distance of the Premier Travel Inn called the Pheasant. That is probably the best option for somewhere to go locally on a night.

Cainanuk - do I know you? When did you join BD at MAN? I left in May 2005. Send me an e-mail if you like.


User currently offlineStargoldlhr From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Quoting Cainanuk (Reply 1):
BTW, the food sucks at the hotel.

Would this be the left over food from the day's flights then ?  Wink



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User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Quoting Cainanuk (Reply 1):
Cainanuk - do I know you? When did you join BD at MAN? I left in May 2005.

I joined BD in Mar 2006. Used to work for GlobeGround at MAN prior to that asa dispatcher.



Cainan Cornelius
User currently offlineLite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

I've just applied to bmibaby for a CSA position at East Midlands or as they call them "team members." They seem to be looking for more from their applicant than the handling agents would, more professional and experienced with a real interest in aviation, which I'm sure is the same at bmi - so just try to exhibit that at your interview.

User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 2):
When I left BD a couple of years ago they were using the Premier Travel Inn on Bath Road

Still using thta hotel. Good ramp and runway views of LHR though especially if you get an airport facing room (which I always request!)



Cainan Cornelius
User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Quoting Cainanuk (Reply 1):
If offered a posn, you will attend a 4 week course at Stockley just outside LHR

Do they provide you with accomidation at all. I might not be able to accept an offer then cause I'm at uni at the moment and to have 4 weeks off is impossible almost.



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User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

If you are offered a position, accomodation and meals are provided for at LHR. Accomodationis at the Premier Travel Inn and meals are breakfast and lunch in the staff cafeteria at the training centre and tea is at the hotel by way of a voucher. You can use the voucher at the restaraunt (buffet style) or at the bar (pizzas, burgers etc...).


Cainan Cornelius
User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

If the post is been advertised now when do you think the training will be? I'm feeling a bit gutted now about this.


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User currently offlineLite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

bmibaby interview is coming up really soon, am a bit nervous about the maths test as it's not my strongest area, but I'm feeling relatively confident. Training for bmibaby is done locally, so it must only be mainline staff that have to go down to Stockley.

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Quoting Lite (Reply 10):
Training for bmibaby is done locally, so it must only be mainline staff that have to go down to Stockley.

Would have been handy to have the training in Scotland. Good luck with your interview, you must have been the person on pprune that I saw?



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User currently offlineLite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

I've been on PPRuNe for a while, but not registered my interview details on that site yet though I will at some point to gather some info! It'll be interesting to see how many ex-Servisair people there are at the interview, as plenty who want to keep working at the airport, but are sick of the Circus mentality, seem to gravitate towards baby.

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

How long is your training for then? Is it airport based or will you find out on wendesday?


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User currently offlineLite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

All details are being revealed at the interview, there was very little information in the advert or in the letter I got confirming my interview. I imagine the training will be at the airport, or at tiny town.

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

Quoting Lite (Reply 14):
I imagine the training will be at the airport, or at tiny town.

Thats what I thought but then someone in a reply above said for mainline its 4 weeks in London.



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User currently offlineLite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

bmi mainline's training centre is down there, but I thought that was only for all cabin crew and flight crew, but also for LHR based CSAs. I'm surprised bmi would go through the expense of training up their staff in London, when most handling agents manage to train their CSAs far more cheaply at the local airport (my experience with Servisair anyway.)

User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

The thing you have to remember is that we are not a handling agent. Yes BD is cost conscious but they also want to ensure that all BD staff are trained to the same high standard so much so that in theory they could drop me in it at LHR and I would not be lost. Give me a mayfly and away I go.


Cainan Cornelius
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