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BA Cityflyer launches First Officer Placement Programme

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BA Cityflyer has announced the launch of a new First Officer Placement Programme, offering a work placement and sponsored training opportunity exclusively to a modular trained pilot.

Partnering with Kura Aviation, the programme is a unique opportunity, designed to progress the successful applicant towards a full time, permanent role as a BA Cityflyer First Officer.

Captain Carl Phelan, BA Cityflyer General Manager Flight Operations, explained, “BA Cityflyer is committed to employing and supporting modular trained pilots, and so has created a new placement and sponsorship opportunity specifically designed for a modular trained pilot from the CPL/IR stage of their career.

“Having recently employed graduates from Kura Aviation, we know that industry best practice is at the heart of Kura’s business. Their Bestpilot training delivers an airline-readiness standardisation programme for modular trained pilots and produces high quality First Officer candidates. For this reason we have chosen Kura as our partner and are delighted to be working with them to launch this new opportunity for a modular trained pilot to join BA Cityflyer.”

Applicants must hold an EASA Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and have completed their training via the modular route.

The successful applicant will join the airline as a salaried Navigation, Weights and Performance Officer for a two year period before progressing to Kura’s Bestpilot programme and 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 be partnering with BA Cityflyer to offer this unique programme which reflects the strong value that both 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 www.kuraaviation.com. Closing date is 7 October 2015.