by FlyBritishAirways on Aug 9, 2011
This video is to provide anyone interested in becoming a British Airways pilot with some information on our pilot recruitment plans, with personal insights from some of our pilots.
We plan to take on more than 800 new pilots by 2016, using three combined recruitment programmes:
- A new programme to help people to train to become airline pilots for the first time, called the 'Future Pilot Programme'.
- Recruitment of qualified pilots from other airlines
- A joint initiative with the UK Armed Forces to provide military pilots with a planned career path into commercial aviation.
Our Future Pilot Programme will help about 400 applicants to gain a place at an approved flight training school, with successful candidates landing a job as a British Airways pilot, with the remaining 400 from experienced commercial and military pilots.
Previously people have been prevented or deterred from starting a career as an airline pilot, due to the initial private training costs of around £100,000, which they have had to find themselves. This programme helps students to secure funding to train as a pilot which they can pay back later in their career.
The details and requirements for anyone interested in applying for the BA Future Pilot Programme should be taken from the dedicated microsite on ba.com/careers.