BA Apprenticeships….Back to Forum
I’ve not seen this elsewhere on the Forum but I initially thought that this was a practical joke when I chanced upon it last week:
It looks as if it’s going none too well:
Am I alone in being more than mildly incredulous at BA’s chutzpah at milking the taxpayer when it continues to be strongly cash generative (err, profit-making) and then delivering what, according to those participating, is a disjointed and disorganised training experience?
Your thoughts.27 Jan 2020
This is sad, appalling even but in no way surprising or unique. All businesses will seek out the cheapest sources of labour and BA are no exception and a number of other service businesses, including supermarkets (remember the Morrisons scandal a few years ago), have been found out in a very similar way.
It is tough on the young people who are being short-sold and who may still see an career as air crew and glamorous and exciting……27 Jan 2020
British Airways are by no means the only airline to resort to this cheap trick. Many airlines also similarly use P2F (pay to fly) schemes for flightdeck crew, leaving them heavily indebted to the airline.
Sad, appalling and immoral as it may seem to us, it is a standard business practice.
The victims are young people who are being short-sold and who may still see an career as air crew and glamorous and exciting27 Jan 2020