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).


EXPERIENCED FIC INstructor required 

We need the right person to join our team of exceptional flight and ground school instructors.

The role: 

This unique opportunity is available for an experienced instructor on a contractual basis for a period of 10 weeks (every 12 weeks).

Each class will be comprised of 4 students who will be split into pairs for flight instruction.

The successful applicant will join a talented team of instructors and examiners who are experienced in adapting communication and teaching to suit individual cadets. You should be a self- starter, confident in using your own initiative.

Qualifications/requirements: 

  • Professional experience delivering the training
  • Flight Instructor Rating with the ability to teach other flight instructors FCL.905.FI (J)
  • UK CAA/EASA Licence with instructor qualification
  • Valid Class One Aeromedical
  • Minimum ICAO English Language Proficiency Level 6

Applicants must also be eligible to work in the UK.

Hours: There is the opportunity to be employed on a contract basis for this role. Hours will be based on a 5-day shift pattern to include some weekends. 

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. 

Qualified Flight Instructor

The role:

Flight training for students on the Integrated Flight Deck Programme phases 1-3, Night Rating and Private Pilot Licence. 

Main 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 Flying 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 
  • Fight Instructor Rating 
  • Class 1 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: 5-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.