7 July 2018 - 7 July 2018 | 10.00 - 16.00

The FIRST STEP towards a career in aviation.


Concorde Conference Centre
Manchester Airport
Runway Visitor centre
Wilmslow Old Rd
WA15 8XQ

The pilot training journey

Training to be a pilot is a unique learning experience, which is character-building, complex, and challenging. The training demands high levels of self-discipline and determination, across a variety of physiological and practical skill-sets. But success will reward those who meet the required high standards, with a well-respected, exciting and fulfilling career.

Ask any professional pilot and they will tell you… despite the early morning starts in the depths of winter, delayed flight schedules and irregular work patterns, they would not change their career for any other.

By visiting this website you could have already made the first step to becoming a pilot. Take the next step and book your tickets now. Make it part of your checklist!

Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in a career in aviation and aerospace, from aero engineering and flight deck positions to maintenance, airport operations, management, air traffic control or flight ops.
  • Candidates with an ambition to be an airline or military pilot.
  • Anyone interested in commercial helicopter flying operations.
  • Those considering making an exciting career change.
  • School/college career advisors, as this event offers an excellent opportunity to gather reference material and speak with the experts about options within the sector.
  • You don’t need to be an aviation expert to attend as this event will equip you with comprehensive knowledge about every career opportunity and training process, to ensure that you get the best possible independent, professional advice.

Seminar programme

There will be a series of informative presentations by industry experts throughout the day. We will be added extra presentations to the seminar programme. Times still to be confirmed, please check back soon.

11:00 - 11:25

How you can prepare for your assessments and what are the requirements

12:00 - 12:25


The RAF Careers department will be presenting on what you can expect from a career as a military pilot, giving information on the lifestyle, its global operations, the nature of the flying and the requirements for application

1300 - 1325

NATS – Air Traffic Control We are joined by NATS, who will present on a career in Air Traffic Control, explaining more about this challenging and rewarding aviation career.

14:00 - 14:25

Pilot Training Panel: Integrated or Modular?

You’re in the early stages of finding out more about a professional pilot career and you’re deciding which route might be the best one for you. Pilot Careers Live hosts a training panel which will welcome experts on the two routes to answer pre-selected questions which will inform on the differences and benefits of the Integrated and Modular routes to the right-hand seat.

15:00 - 15:25, shares advice for new pilots looking to break into the airline industry.

Please note:  Seating capacity in the seminar areas is limited. We politely request in advance that any accompanying family or friends to the seminars are kept to one extra person. Your co-operation is appreciated. Thank you.

Book Tickets

By visiting this website you could have already made the first step to becoming a pilot. Take the next step and book your tickets now. Make it part of your checklist!



If your business is interested in exhibiting at Europe’s leading ab initio ATPL exhibitions, or you are a visitor requiring further details contact:

Pilot Careers Live team

Exhibitions Manager

Darran Ward

+44 (0) 1225 632184
Email Darran
Exhibitions Manager

Paul Yates

+44 (0) 1225 632184
Email Paul
Event coordinator

Victoria Smith

+44 (0) 1225 632184
Email Victoria