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We are a leading CAA/EASA approved, commercial flight and airline pilot training company.

Established in 2006, FTA offers competitive, fast track career pilot training courses and operates one of the most modern and reliable fleets of training aircraft in the world. FTA’s fully qualified and expert instructors are multi-cultural, with a diverse range of aviation experience. With a high instructor to student ratio, FTA delegates receive high quality, market-leading training in accordance with aviation authority requirements.

We are currently one of the only UK flight training academies to offer an integrated fight deck programme with 100% of the training entirely based in the UK. 

Our primary base, Brighton City Airport was first founded in 1910 and is the oldest continuous licensed airport in the UK.  The airport's primary purpose was to provide a base for general aviation and training. It was the site of the first commercial flight in Britain and today, over a century later, students from across the globe come here to train as commercial pilots.

Our trainee pilots learn to fly in Piper PA28, Diamond DA40 Star and DA42 Twin Stars Aircraft. Our state-of-the-art Diamond aircraft are not only sleek and modern in appearance but also function, featuring the same systems found in modern airliners, including EFIS, ADC, FADEC and GNSS instruments.

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“I like teaching the ATPL subjects but also using what I specialised in at school. It is nice to meet new students and help big groups of people get to grip with the content"

ATPL (A) Ground Instructor

We have a vacancy for an ATPL (A) Ground Instructor. All candidates should be flexible and enjoy working as part of a team to inspire the next generation of pilots.

The Ground School aspect of pilot training is very intensive. We deliver our ATPL Theory over nine months so that students can fully benefit from the instructor-led classes, e-learning materials and CBT content.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable about the ATPL subjects and an excellent communicator.

Main responsibilities: 

Our Ground Instructors are required to plan lessons, create and administer progress tests as well as teach a range of subjects in the ATPL syllabus. The subjects are clustered into modules and delivered over 36 weeks (in total) as follows:

Module one

  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Air Law, IFR communications
  • VFR communications.

Module Two

  • Principles of Flight
  • Instrumentation
  • Performance
  • Flight Planning.

Module Three

  • Operational Procedures
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Mass & Balance.

Requirements: Candidates should be in current flying/teaching practice. Flight or ground instructional experience desirable.

Closing date for applications: 5 December 2019

Apply online 

Or email your CV and cover letter to careers@fta-global.com

You can also read our interview with Matt, a Ground School Instructor at FTA. Learn what he loves most about theoretical knowledge instruction: Life as a Ground School instructor

My instructor recognised skills and abilities in me that I hadn’t even recognised. I’d always enjoyed helping others on the course when I was studying, sharing advice and the tools I had already learnt. So, while a career as a flight instructor wasn’t a childhood dream, it was something that came naturally to me.

Advanced Flight Instructor - Multi Engine / Instrument Rating Instructor (CRI/IRI)

Our advanced flight instructors teach a variety of flight courses including;

To work as an advanced instructor at FTA you will be required to have a multi-engine instructor and instrument rating instructional privileges (CRI/IRI). For those who hold the requirements to become CRIs / IRIs, we may be able to help fund the cost of the upgrade, please get in touch for more information.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete student reports promptly after every training sortie
  • Ensure completion of pre and post flight briefings
  • Uphold flight safety in all aspects of training
  • Conduct each lesson in accordance with the approved syllabus
  • Ensure FTA’s standards are maintained throughout training
  • Retain a valid class one medical
  • Comply with rules and procedures as designated in the Operations Manual
  • Attend administration, standardisation and periodic/annual training as per the CFI
  • Conduct any other reasonable duties which may, from time to time, given by the Head of Training (HoT) or CFI.

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Minimum EASA CPL/IR
  • Unrestricted FI Rating - Including Multi-Engine and Instrument Rating Instructor privileges.
  • Class One Medical
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic
  • Flexibility to adapt learning/teaching styles and to differentiate between trainees
  • Experienced in delivering VFR and IFR training on SEP and MEP aircraft
  • Knowledge of EASA regulations
  • Flight instructional experience at an ab-initio level.

All candidates should be flexible and have the willingness to go the extra mile. They should have a passion for aviation and want to make a difference in their role.

FTA is able to offer a stable roster, career development, pension and other benefits. Licence revalidations, renewals and medicals are also included.

Hours: five-day shift pattern which includes some weekends.

Location: Brighton City Airport, which is conveniently accessible by road and rail.

Apply online.

From a personal perspective, the work-life balance is a big plus. I have a young child and at the end of the day I go home to my fiancé and daughter. That time with my family and friends is very important to me. When it comes to the teaching, I enjoy seeing a student’s progress during training, from day ONE through to completing the final exams.

Instrument Rating Flight Instructor (IRI)

Our intermediate flight instructors teach a variety of flight courses including;

To work as an intermediate instructor at FTA you will be required to have instrument instructional privileges (IRI). For those who hold the requirements to become IRIs, we may be able to help fund the cost of the upgrade, please get in touch for more information.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete student reports promptly after every training sortie
  • Ensure completion of pre and post flight briefings
  • Uphold flight safety in all aspects of training
  • Conduct each lesson in accordance with the approved syllabus
  • Ensure FTA’s standards are maintained throughout training
  • Retain a valid Class one medical
  • Comply with rules and procedures as designated in the Operations Manual
  • Attend administration, standardisation and periodic/annual training as per the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Conduct any other reasonable duties which may, from time to time, given by the Head of Training or CFI.

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Minimum EASA Commercial Pilot’s Licence
  • Unrestricted FI Rating - Including Instrument Rating Instructor privileges.
  • Class one medical
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic
  • Flexibility to adapt learning/teaching styles and to differentiate between trainees
  • Knowledge of EASA regulations
  • Flight instructional experience at an ab-initio level.

All candidates should be flexible and have the willingness to go the extra mile. They should have a passion for aviation and want to make a difference in their role.

FTA is able to offer a stable roster, career development, pension and other benefits. Licence revalidations, renewals and medicals are also included.

Hours: Five-day shift pattern which includes some weekends.

Location: Brighton City Airport, Wingfield House, Cecil Pashley Way, BN43 5FF

Flight Instructor

Our flight instructors teach a variety of flight courses including;

Responsibilities:

  • Complete student reports promptly after every training sortie
  • Ensure completion of pre and post flight briefings
  • Uphold flight safety in all aspects of training
  • Conduct each lesson in accordance with the approved syllabus
  • Ensure FTA’s standards are maintained throughout training
  • Retain a valid Class one medical
  • Comply with rules and procedures as designated in the Operations Manual
  • Attend administration, standardisation and periodic/annual training as per the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Conduct any other reasonable duties which may, from time to time, given by the Head of Training or CFI.

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Minimum EASA Commercial Pilot’s Licence
  • Flight Instructor Rating
  • Class one medical
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic
  • Flexibility to adapt learning/teaching styles and to differentiate between trainees
  • Knowledge of EASA regulations
  • Flight instructional experience at an ab-initio level.

All candidates should be flexible and have the willingness to go the extra mile. They should have a passion for aviation and want to make a difference in their role.

FTA is able to offer a stable roster, career development, pension and other benefits. Licence revalidations, renewals and medicals are also included.

Hours: Five-day shift pattern which includes some weekends.

Location: Brighton City Airport, Wingfield House, Cecil Pashley Way, BN43 5FF

Read our articles about flight instruction including interviews with our team (past and present) here.

How to Apply

If you match the above criteria for any of the above vacancies, and feel that you will be an asset to the team at FTA, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to p.jones@fta-global.com, or apply online.

We believe that it’s the people that make the company and we invest in supporting and developing our staff, offering career progression through sponsored training. Suitable candidates who have the requirements to deliver any of the above training, but not the privileges are invited to get in touch

Want to know more about what life as an FTA Instructor can offer you? Watch our video featuring life as an instructor at FTA