Bristow Helicopters opens fully-sponsored CPL(H)/IR cadet programme

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This could be you! Bristow Helicopters has opened a fully sponsored CPL(H)/IR training programme for four cadet pilots with Helicentre Aviation. Photo: Bristow Helicopters


Bristow Helicopters has launched a fully-sponsored cadet pilot training programme with Helicentre Aviation Academy, based at Leicester Airport.

The training will take four cadets all the way to a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Helicopter) with an Instrument Rating (CPL(H)/IR) before starting work with Bristow, flying offshore helicopters as first officer at one of the company’s UK bases.

The application window opened on Monday 12 August and closes on Saturday 31 August 2019.

Captain Guy Holmes, Bristow’s Flight Operations Manager (Offshore UK) said, “We have created a ‘ready for industry’ partner programme with Helicentre for those applicants who meet the high standards both companies expect, and we are delighted to be in a position to offer these future helicopter pilots a great start to their careers.”

Helicentre Aviation Chairman, Chris Line added, “Being chosen to provide training for one of the world’s leading helicopter operators once again allows us to contribute to the growing demand for professional helicopter pilots, and we are exceptionally proud to have this opportunity.”

News of the Bristow Cadet Programme comes less than a week after the Academy announced a Bristow CPL(H) scholarship for its modular students, providing investment into commercial training from Helicentre and mentorship from Bristow.

Successful applicants of the joint Helicentre-Bristow selection process are expected to be announced by the middle of September.

Find out more at an informal open day being held by Helicentre Aviation Academy on Sunday 18 August between 10:00 and 16:00, which also coincides with World Helicopter Day.

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Meet Helicentre Aviation and Bristow Helicopters at Pilot Careers Live London on Friday/Saturday 1/2 November 2019. Book tickets here