BA Cityflyer reopens applications for First Officer Placement Programme

BA Cityflyer will re-open applications to its First Officer Placement Programme, taking applications from 13 December 2017.

Designed specifically for modular trained pilots seeking their first employment opportunity, the First Officer Placement Programme is a work placement and funded training opportunity leading to the full time permanent role of a First Officer on the Embraer fleet.

BA Cityflyer Head of Training, Captain Dave Cox, said of Matthew Senior, the first cadet to join the programme in December 2015, saying, “The appointment of Matthew Senior to this role exceeded all expectations such that we are looking for a further exceptional individual to join the airline.”

Pilot Matthew Senior said, “The role of Navigation, Weights and Performance Officer involves ensuring correct compliance and functioning of all support systems and documentation, controlling the flight ops manuals and being the origin for Part A, B C. I am also the deputy eFB administrator and control the technical aspects of performance software.

“The role is hugely varied with plenty of opportunity to spend time on the aircraft as well as representing the company in major meetings such as the future of UK airspace and airport design. As a result I travel frequently and spend a lot of time at British Airways’ Head Office at Waterside, Heathrow, as well as travelling further afield to NATS Prestwick and Eurocontrol Brussels. I have also had the opportunity to jump seat on the flight deck in order to see procedure changes; flying to Dublin, Florence, Edinburgh and many more sectors. This role is such an opportunity to be more than a pilot and see much more of the airline than most get the chance to do in their career.”

Applicants must hold an EASA CPL/MEIR and have completed all of their training via the modular route in order to be considered for this opportunity.

The successful candidate will join the airline in a salaried role within Flight Operations for an approximate two-year period.  After the first year the successful candidate can expect to progress to the role of Navigation, Weights and Performance Officer which they can expect to perform for a further year before commencing Kura’s BESTPILOT programme and going onto Type and Line training on the Embraer 170/190 fleet, all paid for by the airline.

Kura Aviation’s Managing Director, Isobel Hall said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner once again with BA Cityflyer to offer a unique programme that reflects the strong value that Kura and BA Cityflyer place on the skills and qualities that modular trained pilots bring to the industry.”

Applications for the BA Cityflyer First Officer Placement Programme are being accepted exclusively through Kura Aviation. For further information and to apply, visit Applications open on 13 December, and will be open until 20 December.