The West Atlantic Cadet Scheme is a long standing and highly regarded pilot sponsorship/cadet programme. Cadet pilots are employed by West Atlantic and cover many cadet duties whilst concurrently training for their ATPL ground studies, Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), Instrument Rating (IR) and finally type training.
West Atlantic is now looking to recruit a new intake of cadets and is currently inviting applications, the closing date is 1 June. A Private Pilot Licence is required in order to apply, but the rest of the Cadet’s training is fully funded up front by West Atlantic Airlines.
The West Atlantic sponsorship scheme is funded fully up front by West Atlantic Airlines. Once type rated and employed as a West Atlantic First Officer, the pilot then pays back 50% of their training costs.
Pre-entry requirements for the Cadet Scheme
- hold a current JAR FCL Private Pilots Licence
- hold a current class 1 medical
- have a full, clean, UK driving licence
- have the rights to live and work within the UK
Preferably you should:
- be 20-26 years old
- hold a night rating
- have 150 hours total time with 100 hours P1
(Note: not essential for the right candidate)
West Atlantic is the UK’s largest independent cargo carrier. ProPilot and Aeros provide the ATPL ground and flight training for the cadet pilots.
Anyone interested in taking part in the scheme should print off the Cadet Scheme application form – to download it, visit the Pro Pilot website or click here. The completed application form must be returned to West Atlantic. For more information contact:
Applications are welcome all year round. West Atlantic will keep your application on file and notify you when selection is.