British Airways has announced that the application window for the highly anticipated British Airways Future Pilot Programme (FPP) 2015 will open for a limited time from 23 February until 8 March, and CTC Aviation Pilot Careers Advisers and British Airways Graduate Pilots will be going out on the road to bring their expertise to aspiring pilots on the opportunities that exist, what is involved in the training and how to become a commercial pilot with the British Airways Future Pilot Programme.
They will be visiting Exeter, Birmingham and Edinburgh during the application window and aspiring pilots and their families are invited to come along to this free event, discover more and find out how to apply.
Lindsay Craig, Manager Pilot Recruitment for British Airways, anticipates that this year’s programme will be more popular than ever. “We are incredibly proud of this successful programme and delighted with the quality of new recruits joining our pilot community. This year we will be looking for 100 new pilots to join us – the most we have ever sought through the Future Pilot Programme. Our customers will continue to benefit from having the most highly trained pilots to help ensure they have an enjoyable and safe flight every time they travel.”
Details of the free roadshow events can be found at ctcaviation.com/wings.
Emily Lester (pictured centre), who chose CTC Aviation for her British Airways Future Pilot Programme training, is now a First Officer for British Airways flying the Airbus A320 on short-haul routes. She explained, “The British Airways Future Pilot Programme has allowed me to realise my dream of becoming an airline pilot. After an intensive training programme I am now flying to destinations throughout Europe and would encourage anyone thinking of a career as a pilot to apply. It’s an ideal route into an incredibly rewarding career for both men and women. I love my job!”
This year’s application window opens at 0001 hours on Monday 23 February 2015. It is due to close at 2359 hours on Monday 8 March 2015. However, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment; should the applicant numbers be higher than expected, the window may be closed earlier than scheduled.
The first group of successful applicants will commence training during Autumn 2015.