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  Topic Started By:  jknox    On:  Mon 2nd March, 2020 at 08:40
jknox
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#1  United Airlines @ LHR  Posted 02/03/2020 at 08:40
Anybody know if UA are ever going to open up recruitment for LHR. I’m very aware they’ve not done external recruitment since the late 90s.
I’ve seen lots of young British/American crew members at LHR recently who were recruited in the US, and spent a little time at a U.S base before transferring over, how easy is it to do this?
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eyrartick
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#2  Re: United Airlines @ LHR  Posted 26/03/2020 at 07:35
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Anyone? I know someone who asks the same thing.
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misssj288
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#3  Re: United Airlines @ LHR  Posted 10/05/2020 at 02:36
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You’re right, the United LHR base hasn’t recruited externally since the late 90’s!
A lot of the base are legacy Pan Am crew too, which means unfortunately the natural wastage recently has been quite high.

To fix this, United have been accepting transfer applications for crew from U.S bases, of course those already in possession of a British passport/British right to work are top of the list, that’s why you’ll have seen lots of younger crew based in London recently.

In regards to how to do it, how to transfer, that’s quite a difficult one. United do not accept applications from overseas citizens as crew, however there are a limited number of roles they do accept applications for. You’d have to apply for one of these, transfer internally to crew, then transfer again to London which would be a painstaking process. But this process is still ongoing, I believe an ex-Thomas Cook crew member joined not too long ago after transferring from the US, and one from WOW Air too. I think one girl currently based at LHR used to be ground crew for United at LHR but I don’t know how she got around that one.
Unfortunately, I don’t think external recruitment is ever going to open for UA LHR base :(

I wish they would!

source: mum is retired LHR base, aunt is still flying out of there!
Edited 10/05/2020 @ 02:38 Revision #1
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misssj288
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#4  Re: United Airlines @ LHR  Posted 07/06/2020 at 14:12
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Just to add to this.

United yesterday announced they are closing all international bases except LHR, but made a point of saying that there will be no more future external recruitment nor any available transfer positions.
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