Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cadet Pilot - British Airways Pilot Recruitment ( Future Pilot Programme )

Choosing to become a pilot is a life-changing decision as well as a huge financial commitment. Here at British Airways we believe in investing in the future, and that is why we have developed a unique programme to offer anyone with the right skills, passion and potential the chance to realise their dream of becoming an airline pilot.

Our flagship Future Pilot Programme is a sponsored pilot training scheme that is designed to select and train aspiring pilots, who currently have little or no flying experience, irrespective of financial circumstances. We’re seeking only the most able candidates with the determination to rise to the challenges of our comprehensive programme.

Once you have successfully completed your training, you can look forward to continuing your journey with one of the world’s leading airlines and taking to the skies as a first officer with one of our London-based short haul fleets.

If you can see yourself expertly navigating one of our aircraft across the globe, delivering world-leading levels of safety, security, and customer service, then the Future Pilot Programme may be for you.

Please see below the role requirements and details of how to apply for the British Airways Future Pilot Programme 2015. The application window will open on Monday 23rd February and close on Sunday 8th March at 23:59.

Role Requirements

You will need:

·To be between the ages of 18 – 55 on 1st September 2015

· A valid passport (with minimum of 12 months before expiry date) allowing unrestricted worldwide travel
·The unrestricted right to live and work in the UK

The Individual

·You will be excited by the prospect of frequent travel, but will also be recognisant of the fact that British Airways operates flights globally, day and night, every day of the year
·You will be highly motivated towards a career as a pilot with British Airways
·You will be ready, willing and able to undergo an intensive, full-time series of training courses in order to train as a commercial pilot, all the while applying your own high personal standards and intellect to achieve results
·You will have sound hand-eye co-ordination skills, and skills in mechanical, mathematical and verbal reasoning
·You will be able to manage varying workload, solve complex problems, and make sound decisions under pressure
·You will exhibit the qualities of a strong team player, as well as the leadership qualities required of a future British Airways Captain

It goes without saying that you’ll be a natural communicator, with fluency in spoken and written English, and that you’ll relish the opportunity to deliver the very highest possible levels of safety and service for our customers.

Application Process

In order to apply for a place on the Future Pilot Programme you will need to apply using the online process. You will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility and suitability for the role, submit a CV, followed by an application question (cover letter).

1. As part of your application, we would like for you to submit a CV. Please ensure that your CV details (at least) the following (maximum 2 pages):
·Work experience to date
·Academic Achievements to date
·Any other relevant interests/qualifications/awards/flying experience/courses/ air show attendances etc. which you would like to highlight to us.

2. British Airways believes in investing in the future and that is why the Future Pilot Programme (FPP) has been developed to offer anyone with the right skills, passion and potential, the chance to realise their dream of becoming an airline pilot. As part of your application, please submit a cover letter in which you detail (maximum 600 words):

a) Why you want to be a pilot

b) What you have done so far to make this dream a reality (Note: If you have applied for FPP previously, we are interested to also know what you have done to realise this goal since your last application).

c) Why you want to join British Airways

You will need to have reached a decision on your choice of Flight Training Organisation and considered your finance options before starting your application.

The application window will open on Monday 23rd February and close on Sunday 8th March 2015 at 23:59. We reserve the right to close the application window before the published date.

Dates of when the assessments will be held are detailed on ‘The Programme’ page. If you are successful, and invited to an assessment center, we hope you will be available to attend.

·To have achieved 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language, Mathematics and a Science (single or double award), excluding General Studies. If you have an equivalent academic qualification, then you will be asked to provide a Letter of Comparability from UK NARIC before attending your first selection.

·And either 3 A-Levels at Grades BBC or above, excluding General Studies and Critical thinking or an Honours Degree at 2:2 (or higher) or a pass (or above) in a higher degree such as MSc, MA, MPhil, DPhil, PhD, MBA

·To be able to obtain and hold a EASA Class 1 medical and meet British Airways medical criteria (assessed via BAHS Medical Assessment at Waterside)

·Height between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.91m (6'3") with weight in proportion to height (height is accurately determined during the assessment process). Candidates who are taller than 1.91m may submit an application but may be required to undergo a functionality check to confirm their ability to meet the requirements of the seating positions in the British Airways fleet of aircraft.

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