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  Topic Started By:  MYT01    On:  Sat 28th September, 2013 at 22:01
Azzuri
Groupie
Posts: 78
#52  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 09/01/2014 at 11:06
Hi,

I've got a question for those of you who have applied for the CSM role.

I am interested to get back into the airlines after a long 16 year break. Last flew in 1998 as Senior Crew and since then I have been working in an IT management role, managing teams of up to 30 staff. Just feel its time to get away from the 9 till 5 daily grind and do something different with my life!

Before I begin the application process, do you think my flying experience is not recent enough to apply for the role? It would be useful to know if they place more weight on the previous flying or the people management experience.

Any feedback, advice, will be gratefully received. Please feel free to PM me.

Thanks.

Azzuri.
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Little minx
Senior Member
Posts: 1,700
#53  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 09/01/2014 at 12:21
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They place more weight on your people management skills.
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boardingpass
Newbie
Posts: 7
#54  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 09/01/2014 at 12:48
In reply to post #50...
Hi all, I'm starting 6th March also. Can't wait, really looking forward to it. I'll be looking for a place to live too so if anyone's in a similar situation or got a room on offer feel free to get in touch. Happy to consider something short term also just for training and then sort something out for the long term afterward.
See ya soon,
Simon
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suara
Senior Member
Posts: 46
#55  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 10/01/2014 at 05:46
In reply to post #47...
How come they have opened up recruitment again for this role?
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Sakura
Newbie
Posts: 40
#56  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 10/01/2014 at 20:38
In reply to post #55...
They are struggling to get the numbers they require, application deadline has been extended again.
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Little minx
Senior Member
Posts: 1,700
#57  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 11/01/2014 at 13:42
In reply to post #55...
I think there is a fairly high turnover of CSMs, some leaving but also some moving to other areas of BA.
Many of the FTCSMs are not ready for promotion to CSM.
Many crew with the required qualities and experience on other fleets are not interested in taking effectively lower pay or less favourable working agreements, that they would have to sign up for to get CSM.

As Mixed Fleet is a constantly expanding fleet, as BA is increasing routes and other fleets have people retiring all the time, the need for external CSMs as well as new main crew entrants will from time to time need to happen.
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BackToTheSky!
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Posts: 17
#58  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 11/01/2014 at 17:17
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Any ideas as to why the high turnover Little minx?
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A54Y
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United Kingdom
#59  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 11/01/2014 at 21:18
In reply to post #58...
There are two in the response above!
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BackToTheSky!
Newbie
Posts: 17
#60  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 11/01/2014 at 21:32
In reply to post #59...
I meant as in why are they leaving the company?
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Sakura
Newbie
Posts: 40
#61  Re: CSM's LHR  Posted 11/01/2014 at 21:49
In reply to post #60...
The introduction of the A380 has tipped a few people over the edge, for others its just a case of the job has changed quite a bit since they started. The preferred exit for most people is via secondments, same money less hassle.
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