Aer Lingus launches their biggest ever pilot recruitment drive.
- Over 100 pilot positions available in one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines
- Over the next 3 years airline plans to recruit up to 200 pilots
Within minutes of meeting with her, it’s easy to see why she is training with the flight school today. Julie went solo within 10 hours and has already proven her ability as a strong pilot with great promise.
There are so many factors to take into considering flight training, such as location, pricing and fleet of aircraft. However, accommodation is another commodity that is just as important when it comes to finding the right school for you. According to Maslow's famed hierarchy of needs, accommodation comes under part of one's 'Physiological needs', which are the basic needs that form the base of the pyramid. It is from here that other things such as self esteem, belongingness and safety are built upon and therefore plays an integral role in providing well being for students.
A big question that is always on a lot of people's minds when thinking about commencing their Pilot training is 'What is the likelihood of getting a job at the end of the process?' With things like financing to take into consideration, taking the big step to follow your dream can be quite a daunting prospect without concrete guarantees. Fear not however; there are plenty of opportunities awaiting you!
With the likes of Boeing and Airbus predicting a huge increase in demand for Pilots, the opportunities for low hour Pilots are only going to become more expansive. With our recent alliance with companies such as Virtual Aviation and Kura Aviation, we are constantly looking at mitigating the risks associated with training and also bridging the gap between training and gaining that all important position as a 'First Officer'.
We have compiled a small sample of the current opportunities that are available for Low Hour Pilots and it is worth mentioning that there are a lot more positions available, not just within the Airline industry (Information accurate at time of publishing):
Another student currently taking advantage of the fantastic facilities at our Satellite Campus in Teruel is Yousaf Nasar. Along with Aman, Yousaf has also recently completed his first Progress Test and is well on his way to completing the third phase of his training, before coming back to Brighton City Airport to complete his ATPL Theory exams. We spent some time with Yousaf to talk about his training so far:
Fresh from completing his first Progress Test at our Satellite Campus in Teruel, Spain, we spoke to our student Aman Khanal about his journey so far and what is next in store for his training:
It’s been 18 months since we first released our statistical analysis on the throughput of cadets. Here we revisit the latest statistics released by the CAA and question how the numbers stack up.
I joined the air cadets at aged 13. You get to fly about once a year and that was my first experience of flying.
Look to pilot training for an exciting alternative to university…
If you’ve not got the A’Level results you expected then please do not be despondent. Maybe there is an alternative to university you've just not considered yet?
The path to university is likely to be one you’ve considered since completing your GCSEs, and it can be an exciting adventure. The downside is, of course, the cost and the competitive graduate job market.
Pilot training could be the alternative you perhaps never considered. You don’t need to be an expert in aeronautics, an air cadet or have a degree in Mathematics. The pathway to becoming a commercial pilot has never been more straightforward. So before you head into the stress and panic that characterises ‘clearing’ perhaps take a step back and consider a completely different option.
The entry requirements for pilot training at FTA are as follows: