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Titan Airways has launched a Cadet First Officer Programme for low-hours cadet pilots. It is a bonded cadet recruitment programme, where the cost of the Type Rating and Base Training will be funded by Titan Airways.

Successful andidates will secure a conditional job offer from the airline at a much earlier stage in their training. The programme is open to pilots who hold a CPL ME/IR, including those who have not yet completed an MCC+JOC.

Candidates who pass the rigorous multi-stage selection process will then spend a month with training provider VA, undergoing their enhanced AirlineReady MCC+JOC training, with the security of having a conditional job offer from Titan Airways before starting.


Titan will oversee cadets’ progress throughout this stage of training. Providing they pass the final simulator-based evaluation, the cadets will be offered a First Officer position with the airline, and will be assigned to fly either the A320, B737 or B757.

Director of Flight Operations at Titan Airways, Capt. Joe Dennett, said, “As Titan moves into its 30th successful year of operations at Stansted Airport, we are delighted to partner with the team at VA to offer an opportunity for the very best low-hours pilots to join the fun, professional and dynamic team at Titan Airways.”

Chief commercial officer of VA, Ben Boness: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Titan as their refreshingly forward-thinking approach has made it possible to create a cadet programme which genuinely challenges the status quo. It not only benefits the individual, but also enables the airline to recruit cadets of the right calibre by selecting at an earlier stage and overseeing their remaining training.”

The Cadet First Officer Programme launched on 15 August. More info here