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  Topic Started By:  bellamafia    On:  Tue 19th February, 2013 at 11:09
bellamafia
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#1  5 year references  Posted 19/02/2013 at 11:09
Hi
For those who passed the application stage, when it came to your last 5 years of references, did BA ask you to re-submit your previous employers or did they simply take from your online application? Reason I am asking is because I am an older applicant with therefore a fair few more jobs and cannot remember the exact dates I started or left. So wondering how meticulous BA would be if I put a date down to then see that it was slightly incorrect.

Thanks for the help.
Edited 19/02/2013 @ 11:10 Revision #1
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prism
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#2  Re: 5 year references  Posted 19/02/2013 at 11:12
In reply to post #1...

Originally posted by bellamafia

Hi
For those who passed the application stage, when it came to your last 5 years of references, did BA ask you to re-submit your previous employers or did they simply take from your online application? Reason I am asking is because I am an older applicant with therefore a fair few more jobs and cannot remember the exact dates I started or left. So wondering how meticulous BA would be if I put a date down to then see that it was slightly incorrect.

Thanks for the help.

It has to be accurate as if successful it will be used to also gain a criminal record check on you as without this an airport pass can not be issued. Your tax office will be able to help you with dates.
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bellamafia
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#3  Re: 5 year references  Posted 19/02/2013 at 17:50
In reply to post #2...
Thanks. And regarding education, do BA require certificates of high school o levels (GCSE)? I definitely cannot find these but my degree certificate I have.
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user54793
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#4  Re: 5 year references  Posted 25/03/2013 at 14:40
Hi,

BA have asked me to fill in my 5 year references details online, and i have a few questions...

1) I was at university for 3 years, so is that sufficient to cover that 3 years, or should I also write the jobs I had in the xmas/easter/summer holidays?

2) There was 1 summer holiday that I was not working - should I count this as a period of over 14 days that I need a personal reference for, or is it okay because it is inclusive of the time I was at university?

3) I'm really struggling to remember the exact days I started and ended jobs, especially when I went back to a job just for uni holidays, then stopped whilst I returned to uni etc, how important is it to get the exact dates? I had an airside pass for gatwick before, i used to work in a shop there, and they never asked for the exact dates, so just wondered?

Thank you so much,
sophie x
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prism
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#5  Re: 5 year references  Posted 25/03/2013 at 14:56
In reply to post #4...

Originally posted by sophs0503

Hi,

BA have asked me to fill in my 5 year references details online, and i have a few questions...

1) I was at university for 3 years, so is that sufficient to cover that 3 years, or should I also write the jobs I had in the xmas/easter/summer holidays?

2) There was 1 summer holiday that I was not working - should I count this as a period of over 14 days that I need a personal reference for, or is it okay because it is inclusive of the time I was at university?

3) I'm really struggling to remember the exact days I started and ended jobs, especially when I went back to a job just for uni holidays, then stopped whilst I returned to uni etc, how important is it to get the exact dates? I had an airside pass for gatwick before, i used to work in a shop there, and they never asked for the exact dates, so just wondered?

Thank you so much,
sophie x

The 5 year reference is a requirement in order to gain an airside pass. Without a pass and a criminal record clearance you can not fly.

During your 3 years at Uni your college will be able to provide that reference for the 3 years and before that your Sixth Form School will be able to provide a reference. For good measure I would add a referee who has known you for the last 5 years eg a neighbour.
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MissKc
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#6  Re: 5 year references  Posted 26/03/2013 at 17:25
Hi there,

Regarding the references, do BA actually contact the employers? Most of my working experience was in foreign countries so most of my employers don't speak English.

Also, one of the jobs that I had was in the UK and I have lost contact with my ex-manager. Can I give a reference of my work colleague who used to work with me?


Thanks in advance :)
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sweetzombie
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#7  Re: 5 year references  Posted 06/04/2013 at 14:30
Can I ask does BA cross reference the exact dates with HMRC?
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prism
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#8  Re: 5 year references  Posted 06/04/2013 at 15:15
In reply to post #7...

Originally posted by sweetzombie

Can I ask does BA cross reference the exact dates with HMRC?

It is for your criminal record check in addition to the company. If you don't pass your criminl record check then you can not be issued with an airline ID so then you couldn'f fly.
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sweetzombie
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#9  Re: 5 year references  Posted 06/04/2013 at 15:55
In reply to post #8...

Originally posted by prism



It is for your criminal record check in addition to the company. If you don't pass your criminl record check then you can not be issued with an airline ID so then you couldn'f fly.

Okay so just to be clear they cross reference everything with the HMRC including any benefits claimed for the past 5 years?
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prism
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#10  Re: 5 year references  Posted 06/04/2013 at 16:01
In reply to post #9...
No it has nothing to do with HMRC. You give your dates and this is checked by Disclosure Scotland who complete your criminal record check against what is held on any data bases such as the police data base.

HMRC can provide you with your employment dates but nothing to do with the checks themselves.
Edited 06/04/2013 @ 16:06 Revision #2
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