About FTA Global

We are a leading 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.

All the roles advertised are based at Brighton City Airport (formerly known as Shoreham Airport).


ADVANCED Flight Instructor

Part-time (2 days a week). 

The role: 

Our Advanced Flight Instructors teach a variety of flight courses, such as the Integrated Flight Deck Programme phases 1-4, Night Rating and Private Pilot Licence. 

Qualifications/requirements: 
  • Minimum EASA CPL/IR 
  • Unrestricted 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 
  • 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: Part-time, 2-day shift pattern which includes some weekends. 

Want to know more about what life as an FTA Instructor can offer you? Find out here

Staff safeguarding

FTA Global offers flight training for professional pilots. As part of our regulatory approval to remain operational, Covid-secure measures are in place, and observed at all times. A full brief on all measures in place will be shared with candidates at the interview stage.

How to apply for a job vacancy

Please either send a cover letter and CV to Phil Jones: p.jones@fta-global.com

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate(s) and based on experience.