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The British Airways Cadet Programme is open and gives you the opportunity to start your training to become a Pilot in the future with British Airways.

Once you have successfully completed your training, you can look forward to continuing your journey with one of the world’s leading airlines and taking to the skies as a first officer on one of our London-based short haul fleets.

If you can see yourself expertly navigating one of our aircraft across the globe, delivering world-leading levels of safety, security, and customer service, then this Cadet Programme may be for you.

We are offering two routes Multi Pilots Licence (MPL) and a full Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), both of which will be fully self-funded, the entry criteria to both routes are detailed below.

THE PROGRAMME

The programme involves L3 Commercial Training Solutions (CTS) and British Airways working together to find and select the most able aspiring pilots who will, if successful, be offered a place on a MPL or ATPL training programme, along with a conditional offer of a contract of employment as a British Airways first officer.

What follows will be a challenging course that will take you from little or no experience, to the first officer’s seat on our short haul aircraft; currently the Airbus A320. Training on this programme will involve many hundreds of hours of ground school study, flying training, jet orientation on a modern flight simulator and finally a type rating at the British Airways approved supplier.

ABOUT YOU

As one of our pilots you’ll see the world, and this means that wherever you go you’ll be an ambassador for British Airways. While we wear our uniforms with pride, it is how we act that really sets us apart. Talk to any of our pilots and their enthusiasm is evident – we’re looking for people who share this passion.

You’ll not only need to be talented but also incredibly motivated and committed to excel during this demanding training programme. You must be able to keep a cool head under pressure and solve complex problems using verbal and mathematical reasoning.

Entry Criteria for the MPL Route

To apply for the MPL airline pilot career programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • After successful selection, be able to commence training in 2018

  • Be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age to start training

  • GCSE Maths, English and Science excluding General studies and Critical Thinking, grade C and above plus 112 UCAS points (2017 point system https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator) or equivalent (academic and vocational qualifications accepted)**

  • Candidates must be fluent in English (and if applicable have achieved ICAO Level 6 on completion of training to be offered employment with British Airways) ***

  • Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK*

  • Hold a valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel

  • Before commencing training you must have completed to the satisfactory standard, referencing and pre-employment checks and be compliant with the provision of satisfactory UK and international Criminal Record Checks

  • Height must be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.90m (6'3"). Height is accurately determined during the assessment process. Candidates who are taller than 1.90m may submit an application but may be required to undergo a functionality check

  • To be able to obtain and hold an EASA Class 1 medical with no restrictions and meet British Airways medical criteria

  • Entry Criteria for the ATPL Route

    To apply for the ATPL airline pilot career programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • After successful selection, be able to commence training in 2018

  • Be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age to start training

  • GCSE Maths, English & Science grade C and above **

  • Candidates must be fluent in English (and if applicable have achieved ICAO Level 6 on completion of training to be offered employment with British Airways) ***

  • Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK*

  • Hold a valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel

  • Before commencing training you must have completed to the satisfactory standard, referencing and pre-employment checks and be compliant with the provision of satisfactory UK and international Criminal Record Checks

  • Height must be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.90m (6'3"). Height is accurately determined during the assessment process. Candidates who are taller than 1.90m may submit an application but may be required to undergo a functionality check

  • To be able to obtain and hold an EASA Class 1 medical with no restrictions and meet British Airways medical criteria

  • *Please be aware that a work/study visa does not satisfy this requirement

    **see naric.org.uk for international academic comparisons

    *** For non-native English speakers, you will be required to present a certificate prior to training commencement demonstrating you have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). This must be the Academic test, not General Training.

    POTENTIAL COSTS

    This is a fully self-funded programme, for further details about the costs involved please visit -

    L3 Airline Academy

    SELECTION

    The initial application process will consist of a situational judgement test and a numerical test. If you pass these elements to the required standard you will then be invited to submit a full application for review.

    If your application is successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend a two day selection event at L3 Airline Academy Resourcing and Selection Centre which will include aptitude testing, numerical and verbal reasoning, group exercise and a competency based interview. There is a selection fee payable at time of booking for the L3 Stage 1 assessment event which is £295.00 (Inc. VAT) and is payable via PayPal . The selection fee is a contribution towards L3 CTS' overall cost of running the selection. There is no further charge for selection but you are responsible for any travel and accommodation costs incurred.

    Upon successful completion and shortlisting through the L3 CTS selection process, you will be invited to a final stage assessment conducted by the British Airways Selection Team at British Airways Head Office, Waterside near London Heathrow.

    L3 Airline Academy



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