Global Commercial Pilot Shortage. Is It Real?

Global Pilot Shortage UK

We've all heard it recently, in fact, industry 'experts' have been predicting it for years, but has the time actually arrived where by we are actually experiencing a pilot shortage? I think back to 2008, at the time I was working in a small flying school 'up North'. I was just starting the long journey to becoming a commercial pilot...

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TUI Open Low-Hour Pilot Recruitment

TUI Pilot Recruitment Jobs UK

TUI Airways (formerly Thomson UK) have opened up an exciting recruitment campaign aimed at pilots with low-hours looking for their first job. The campaign also includes a route for pilots that have previous commercial but "non-airline" experience and have 500 hours or more as well as a Military and ex-Military pilot entry route. The recruitment campaign which launched yesterday is...

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Virtual Aviation To Host Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Open Day

jet2 pilot apprentice

Virtual Aviation have teamed up with Jet2.com to host a Pilot Apprentice Scheme open day at their Cambridge headquarters. The Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Scheme, as previously advertised on our website, gives the successful candidate upto a year long opportunity to work behind the scenes in a fast-paced expanding airline before being type-rated (with no upfront cost!) on either their Boeing 737-300/800...

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Thomas Cook Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2018

Thomas Cook Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2018

Applications yesterday opened for FTEJerez's 'Thomas Cook Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2018' and we have the full lowdown for you below. Thomas Cook in partnership with the Spain based flight training provider FTEJerez yesterday announced further details about their new mentored airline pilot scheme that will take successful candidates from zero hours to the right-hand seat of Thomas Cook's Airbus...

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Thomas Cook announce new Cadet Programme & Scholarship for Female Pilots

Thomas Cook Female Pilot Scholarship

Thomas Cook Airlines along with training school FTEJerez have today announced they will be launching a new Airline Cadet Programme alongside a Scholarship inspired by French aviator Raymonde de Laroche, in a joint venture to attract more female pilots to the profession. Having not trained ab-initio pilots through sponsored schemes for many years now, Thomas Cook is launching the FTEJerez...

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Ryanair introduce Sponsored Cadet Programme

Ryanair Sponsored Cadet Pilot

CAE on behalf of Ryanair today announced the launch of the Ryanair Sponsored Cadet Programme, to take CPL/IR MCC holders to the right-hand seat of a Boeing 737-800/Max 200. The announcement means that new Ryanair First Officers will no longer be required to pay the €29,500 type-rating cost up-front and will instead be asked to pay €5,000 with the remainder...

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Qantas Group Announces Pilot Academy

Qantas Academy 2018

Qantas Group has this week announced that it will be opening a pilot academy, capable of training up to 500 pilots per year to help meet the growing need for qualified pilots. The academy which will be owned and run by Qantas Group is expected to open it's doors in 2019 when the first students will be able to enjoy...

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Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Scheme 2018

Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Scheme

Have you got a Commercial Pilot Licence and an Instrument Rating? Are you looking for that first break to get in to the Airline Industry, the Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Scheme may just be for you. The airline has been offering this apprenticeship course for a while, which takes those who have maybe completed their training modular, from the CPL/IR with...

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British Airways announces Cadet Pilot Programme

BA Pilot jobs

British Airways today announced the opening of their 2017/18 cadet pilot programme which gives you the opportunity to get your flight training started to become a future British Airways pilot. On successful completion of your training course you will become a First Officer on one of BA's short-haul A320 fleets based out of London Heathrow. Further details for this course...

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Aer Lingus launch biggest ever pilot recruitment drive

aer lingus pilot

Aer Lingus have today launched their biggest ever pilot recruitment drive with up to 100 direct entry pilot positions available at their Dublin base. This is what their recruitment website has to say: Essential criteria for application A valid EASA issued ATPL (or frozen ATPL) A current ME/IR MCC qualification EASA Class 1 Medical certificate Provide 2 verifiable references English...

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