Tuesday, April 14, 2015

British Airways Pilot Recruitment - Direct Entry ( A320/A350/747/757/767/777/787 )

Closing Date:  10 May 2015
The Direct Entry Pilot Scheme is for experienced high calibre pilots who want to develop their careers with one of the most progressive international airlines in the business.

The Individual

Requirements for all pilots:
  • A current JAR-FCL or  EASA Flight Crew Licence with Class 1 medical (please note: you will need a UK issued EASA licence when you join British Airways) 
  • ICAO Level 6 proficiency in English language
  • 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
To be considered for our current vacancies you will need:
  • To hold a current type rating and a minimum of 500 hours, or the required sectors, on an aircraft that satisfies CAP 804 FCL.730.A - Zero Flight Time Training course requirement. We would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates operating the A320/A350/747/757/767/777/787
  • Candidates applying from BA CityFlyer should apply through the internal eJobscan system (Please note: If you are currently a British Airways CityFlyer employee, please advise your line manager of your application, to ensure eligibility for this role)
  • You will be passionate about a career as a pilot with British Airways. The majority of postings will be as an A320 First Officer based at London Heathrow. There may also be opportunities to join our A320 fleet at London Gatwick or our longhaul fleets subject to your experience. While there are opportunities to move fleets with British Airways, initial fleet postings normally last a minimum of five years

As a Person, you will

  • Have a first class flying record and a good level of physical fitness, and will be able to satisfy British Airways' medical requirements
  • Be between1.57m (5'2") and 1.91m (6'3") in height with weight in proportion to height (height is accurately determined during the assessment process). Qualified pilots who are taller than 1.91m may submit an application but will 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
  • Be passionate about a career as a pilot with British Airways, and interested in accepting a first posting as an A320 First Officer at either London Heathrow or London Gatwick. While there are opportunities to move fleets with British Airways, initial fleet postings normally last a minimum of five years
  • Already be comfortable with taking control of your own learning and professional development, and both willing and able to self-study, read widely, and continue to develop as a safety conscious professional pilot for the duration of your flying career You will be comfortable flying a busy schedule, with BA flights operating 365 days a year
  • Be comfortable working with colleagues and customers from all cultures and nationalities, and able to identify, and work, with cultural differences
  • A genuine enthusiasm for our customers, and finding ways to exceed their expectations when they fly with us
  • Be able to put our customers' needs at the heart of your decision making, and will be comfortable dealing with our customers face to face both when things are going to plan, but also when they're not

Application Process

All applicants are required to submit their CV and answer the following question. Please prepare your answer in advance: 
  1. In 600 words or less, please answer the following:
    • Describe your reasons behind applying to become a pilot with British Airways?
    • What can you bring to our organisation and customers to assist British Airways in meeting the operational and business challenges of the commercial aviation market?
  2. What do you believe constitutes effective leadership on the flight deck? In the past, how have you demonstrated these skills and qualities? (Max 300 Words)
  3. Describe a situation in which you exceeded your customers' expectations. (Max 300 Words)
To apply, please click here
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