The Direct Entry Pilot Scheme (Managed Path/UK Service Pilot) is for experienced, high calibre Qualified Service Pilots of the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Army Air Corps who want to develop their careers with one of the most progressive international airlines in the business.
This is a dedicated recruitment scheme for UK service pilots who are currently serving or who have left their service within the last 6 months. Eligibility criteria for the BA Managed Path is contained in GAI 1028 and we ask that you please read this Instruction. If you are not eligible for the Managed Path initiative, but are in receipt of an exit date from your service, you may also apply through this scheme.
Closing Date: 10 May 2015
- A minimum of 1500 hours flying experience on any service aircraft. To meet business requirements we will initially prioritise pilots who are experienced and current on heavy, multi-engined aircraft. Pilots with other aircraft experience will be considered in due course
- ICAO Level 6 proficiency in English language
- A valid passport (with minimum of 12 months before expiry date) allowing unrestricted worldwide travel
- Unrestricted right to live and work in the UK
- BA will stream successful applicants on to aircraft types within the company according to the opportunities available, and applicants' previous flying experience
- Please note that recruitment from this scheme is principally planned onto the A320 Fleet but should any longhaul positions arise then the following additional experience requirement will apply: ATPL(A) with 2000 hours including 1000 hours on Jet transport category aircraft with MTOM greater than 25 tonnes or multi-crew turboprop transport aircraft/military equivalent with MTOM greater than 50 tonnes. In addition to this licence and hours requirement you must also have flown the qualifying aircraft in the relevant, aforementioned weight category, in the 12 months preceding the start of your conversion course at British Airways.
- You as a Person:
- You will be passionate about a career as a pilot with British Airways, and interested in accepting a first posting as an A320 First Officer at either London Heathrow or London Gatwick. While vacancies on other fleets could arise, the A320 is the principle recruiting fleet. There are opportunities to move fleets with British Airways, with initial fleet postings normally lasting a minimum of five years
- You will need to obtain an EASA Flight Crew Licence before you commence your employment with British Airways.You do not need to have any civilian flying qualifications at the point you make your application. Please refer to the CAA guide CAP804 for further guidance on any flight crew licencing issues
- You will need a first class flying record and a good level of physical fitness, and you will be able to satisfy the British Airways medical requirements
- Your height will be between1.57m (5'2") and 1.91m (6'3") with weight in proportion to height (height is accurately determined during the assessment process). Qualified pilots who are taller than 1.91m may submit an application but will be required to undergo a functionality check to confirm their ability to meet the requirements of the seating positions in the British Airways fleet of aircraft
- You will already be comfortable with taking control of your own learning and professional development, and you are willing and able to self-study, read widely, and continue to develop as a safety conscious professional pilot for the duration of your flying career
- You will be comfortable flying a busy schedule, with BA flights operating 365 days a year
- You will be comfortable working with colleagues and customers from all cultures and nationalities, and able to identify, and work, with cultural differences
- Finally, you will have a genuine enthusiasm for our customers, and finding ways to exceed their expectations when they fly with us