Ryanair Future Flyer Programme

Ryanair recently launched it’s Future Flyer Academy (formerly known as Ryanair Mentored Programme), a part-sponsored programme aimed at supporting  individuals with little to no prior aviation experience.

There are three training paths to the Ryanair Future Flyer Academy and Ryanair has partnered with Airline Flight Academy, Atlantic Flight Training Academy, Astonfly, Aviomar, Bartolini Air and FTEJerez. The airline claims the programme will see over 400 aspiring pilots join the airline as Second Officers over the next 4 years. The training paths are:

  • Integrated Ab-initio – This is a full time 0 to hero course that takes between 18-24 month to complete! It is suitable for candidates with little to no flying experience.
  • Gateway 1 – This is the modular route designed for candidates who wish to spread out their training due to being unable to complete a full time training course. Suitable for trainees who hold a PPL, 100 Hours pilot in command (PIC) and ATPL theory exams completed.
  • Gateway 2 – Industry leading APS MCC suitable for CPL holders with ME/IR and ATPL theory completed.

Gradutes from the ab-initio or Gateway 1 programmes will receive a conditional job offer upon enrolment and are eligible for a bonded Boeing 737 type rating, with no up-front cost at the end of the initial training.

Neal McMahon, Ryanair’s Chief Operations Officer, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasising the Academy’s role in fostering lucrative careers in aviation. “We are delighted to launch the Future Flyer Academy in partnership with Atlantic Flight Training Academy here in Ireland. By combining Ryanair’s industry-leading expertise with AFTA’s world-class training programmes, our Future Flyer Academy will create unparalleled opportunities for 100’s of aspiring pilots who are looking to kickstart a well-paid career in aviation as a commercial pilot.”

It’s important to note that while Ryanair’s Future Flyer Academy presents promising opportunities for aspiring pilots, prospective candidates should carefully evaluate the program’s terms and conditions, considering factors such as training costs and contractual obligations. As with any career pursuit, thorough research and informed decision-making are paramount.

Find out more at: https://careers.ryanair.com/cadets/become-a-pilot/