VA Airline Training (VA) is celebrating 24 months since starting EASA MCC Airline Pilot Standards (APS MCC) training by awarding 24 £500 bursaries to 24 new APS MCC trainees.
VA announced the £500 ‘Birthday 24’ bursaries at Pilot Careers Live in Dublin on 7 March 2020.
The first 24 cadets to book either their VA APS MCC or Ryanair Mentored APS MCC course will be able to secure their training for the reduced fee of £6,400 including VAT. These bursaries complement the ‘Competency Assurance’ provided by VA which enables graduate competency to be achieved at no further cost to the trainee.
To offer further support, VA also offers trainees the opportunity to avail themselves of four regular fee incentives with a potential further £600 saving:
- Birds of a Feather: VA’s industry incentive entitling those already in possession of a valid industry crew ID (or have parents who hold industry ID) to a £150 fee incentive.
- Book as a Pair: £150 fee incentive per trainee if they book the same APS MCC course at the same time
- Point a Pilot: A VA Graduate Loyalty incentive. VA Graduates may ‘Point’ a friend to complete their APS MCC with VA and both parties benefit. The ‘Pointed’ pilot earns a £150 credit towards their APS MCC or future training. The ‘Pointing’ VA Graduate pilot also earns a £150 credit towards an Airline Simulator Assessment Preparation session or Flight Simulator Experience with VA.
- Early Bird (Single Advance Payment): Cadets who pay in full at least 60 days in advance of their course start date receive a £150 fee incentive.
VA’s Managing Director, Anthony Petteford, said, “At VA we are determined to ensure both our airline and cadet customers receive the highest standard of competency-based training utilising industry-leading technology and highly experienced instructors.
“We are proud of our achievements and want to share some of our success with our cadet customers.”
VA will be hosting its next careers event on Saturday 4 April 2020 at its Cambridge training facilities.