Speaking at CTC’s Open Day on 9 March at the FTO’s training centre in Nursling, Southampton, Head of Corporate Communications, Karen Bath, announced that CTC will soon be offering two new MPL routes in association with airline partners Qatar and easyJet.
The Qatar MPL programme will be open to international applicants, whereas the easyJet course will be open to all those who have the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU.
Cadets will graduate from the programme in 64 weeks and pilots on the Qatar MPL scheme will immediately begin flying with Qatar Airlines.
Pilots on the easyJet MPL will become employed by CTC upon completing their training and will begin working for easyJet under a pilot contract.
There is no sponsorship for these programmes.
Lee Woodward, Head of Business Development at CTC explained, “At the moment, it is planned that both MPL programmes will train 36 cadets per year, with selection most likely beginning in May.” Further information about these programmes and the selection process will be available in the coming weeks.
CTC already offers MPL training in association with Monarch Airlines. The first Monarch Wings MPL cadets will start flying with Monarch during 2013.
The UK Open Day saw high levels of attendance with more than 1,400 potential cadets registered to attend the event. Director of Flybe Flight Operations, Cpt Ian Baston, spoke at length about a pilot career, while there was also a presentation from Spanish bank BBVA, which is currently offering pilot training loans and advice on financing pilot training.