Ryanair have just announced some exciting news - a new sponsored type-rating programme!
The last item has been packed away and finally the lid is closed on another successful Pilot Careers Live (PCL) event.
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
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):
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:
- 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English)
- 2 A’Levels (preferred but not required)
- be aged 18 or above
- Possess an EASA class 1 medical certificate
Myth Busting Blog: This blog post aims to answer some of the most common "myths" surrounding the aviation industry and the pilot career path...
FTA’s employment statistics currently show that nearly 91% (and climbing) of cadets that successfully completed a professional course in 2014 have already gained employment as pilots.