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BA City Flyer’s Modular Pathway accepting applications for four First Officers

British Airways Cityflyer Embraer 190 aircraft taking off at London City, UK, 20 February 2012 (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)
British Airways Cityflyer Embraer 190 aircraft taking off at London City (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

The BA Cityflyer First Officer Modular Pathway is taking applications from modular candidates for four First Officer positions. Applications must be received by 25 March.

The pathway, run in partnership with Kura Aviation CIC, is designed to take modular pilots directly from training into the right hand seat of an E-jet. As a ‘community interest’ initiative this is a part-funded, rolling programme which reflects the value that BA Cityflyer and KURA™ place on the skills and qualities that modular pilots bring to the industry. Successful applicants will receive a First Officer job offer which is subject to satisfactory completion of BESTPILOTTM. The programme, which is part-funded in accordance with Kura’s status as a Community Interest Company, will include professional development training, the Airline Jet Foundation Course with MCC and on aircraft UPRT. JOC training and an Embraer 170/190 type rating will be paid for by the airline and is fully bonded.

The two successful applicants from the previous selection, Adam O’Neill and Stuart Gooch, are scheduled to join the airline on 1 April.

Captain Dave Cox, Fleet Manager (Technical) BA Cityflyer, explained, “We are looking for exceptional people to join our flight crew and all successful applicants will undertake Kura’s BESTPILOT™ programme which we already know standardises and consistently delivers high quality, airline ready commercial pilots.”

Kura’s Managing Director, Isobel Hall, states, ‘We are delighted to partner with BA Cityflyer to create more employment opportunities for modular trained pilots.  Importantly for the industry, this continuing joint initiative provides further assurance to aspiring pilots that airline opportunities are available to those that choose modular training, and at significantly less cost.’

Find entry requirements and apply at kuraaviation.com/modularpathway/.