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West Atlantic Cadet Scheme open for applications

Current Cadet Pilot Nicky Yuill
Current Cadet Pilot Nicky Yuill

The West Atlantic Cadet Scheme is now accepting applications for its long standing and highly regarded pilot sponsorship/cadet programme. Applications remain open until Tuesday 6 August 2013. Cadet pilots are employed by West Atlantic and all live together in shared accommodation. They cover many cadet duties whilst concurrently training for their ATPL ground studies, Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), Instrument Rating (IR) and finally type training.

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.

It’s recommended that people considering an application read what life is like as a Cadet Pilot on the West Atlantic Cadet Pilot Sponsorship Scheme – you can read what one of the current Cadet Pilots Nicky Yuill has to say here.

Pre-entry requirements for the Cadet Scheme

You must:

  • hold a current EASA Private Pilots Licence
  • hold a current Class 1 medical
  • have a full, clean, EU driving licence with the rights to drive a motor vehicle in the UK
  • have the rights to live and work within the UK

Preferably you should:

  • hold a night rating
  • have 50 hours total time

Application Process

Please Note: Applications will only be accepted via the West Atlantic Website, telephone enquiries will NOT be accepted

The Cadet Scheme is aimed at PPL holders who, if selected, are employed by West Atlantic and sponsored through their CPL/IR/MCC and type rating training. If you already hold a commercial licence, you are not eligible for this scheme. If you wish to apply as a direct entry pilot, please check the West Atlantic website for recruitment information. West Atlantic is currently open for applications, please email cadetschemeuk@westatlantic.eu for a current application form. Closing Date for Applications is Tuesday 6th August 2013 – no applications will be accepted after this date