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QantasThe Qantas Future Pilot Programme is working with five universities across Australia to offer selected students an intensive twelve-week Airline Transition Course at the completion of their degree.

The universities are:

  • UNSW
  • Griffith University
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • RMIT University.

Based on current university intakes, the program will be open to a potential pool of 300 students each year. Once employed, graduates will complete their training with Qantas and qualify as First Officers.

The program follows the airline’s recent launch of its Nancy-Bird Walton Initiative, which will see the Qantas Group commit to a 20 per cent intake of women in its 2018 pilot recruitment programs, with the vision for that number to double over the next decade.  By targeting STEM at schools, universities and flying schools the airline will support more girls and women on a path to a career as a pilot within the Qantas Group.

The Qantas Future Pilot Program will launch in January 2018, open to all future and current aviation students at all stages of their degree. Applications are now open and students can visit qantas.com/careers (opens in new window) or their University’s faculty website for more information.