West Atlantic Cadet Scheme selection announced

JamieCharlotte-ATP1West Atlantic, the UK’s largest independent cargo carrier, has announced it will be recruiting a new intake of cadet pilots for their pilot sponsorship programme based at Coventry Airport. The deadline for application forms to be received by West Atlantic is 7th February and the selection process will take place in March.

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.

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.

ATPL ground and flight training for the West Atlantic cadet pilots is provided by ProPilot and Aeros at Coventry Airport.

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, UK driving licence
  • have the rights to live and work within the UK

Preferably you should:

  • hold a night rating
  • have 150 hours total time with 100 hours P1

(Note: not essential for the right candidate)

Application Process

Applicants should print off the Cadet Scheme Application Form from www.propilot.eu/your-career/west-atlantic-cadet-scheme and return it by 7th February to the address on the form. Previous applicants who have forms held on file may reapply with updated information.

Applications close on 7th February 2013 for selection in March 2013.

For more information please e-mail Amy Rowe at amyrowe@atlanticairlines.co.uk 

Please note: 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 www.westatlantic.eu for recruitment information