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October 18, 2017

Cadet Pilots British Airways UK

British Airways is currently looking for candidates for their cadetship scheme.

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.

Entry Criteria for the MPL Route:
  • To apply for the MPL airline pilot career program, 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 program, 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.

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As a sign of your professionalism, apply only when you comply with all the requirements and if you have or can obtain a work permit that allows you to be employed in this country.

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