British Airways is currently looking for Direct Entry Pilots - First Officer on their long haul fleet. The Direct Entry Pilot Scheme is for experienced high calibre pilots who want to develop their careers with one of the most progressive international airlines in the business.
- Current type rating with a minimum of 1500 hours (not including simulator time) on a ZFTT qualifying aircraft. Flying experience on your current aircraft type within the past 12 months.
- Current UK Part-FCL licence (ATPL(A) or meet the hours requirements to obtain an ATPL(A)) or hold an EASA licence and meet the “Third Country CPL and ATPL licence conversion requirements” set out by the UK CAA (link to CAA website on job advert).
- A UK issued CAA Class 1 medical certificate with at least 6 months validity remaining from date of joining (If a valid UK Part-Med Class 1 is not currently held it must be obtained before date of joining).
- Height will be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.91m (6'3") (height is accurately determined during the assessment process). Qualified pilots who are taller than 1.91m may submit an application but may 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
- A good level of physical fitness, and ability to satisfy the British Airways medical requirements
- ICAO Level 6 proficiency in English language
- A valid passport (with minimum of 12 months before expiry date) allowing unrestricted worldwide travel
- Preference will be given to candidates who hold a current type rating on type.
- Candidates who were not successful at initial screening, video interview, capacity testing or assessment centre stage can reapply for the pilot recruitment campaign after 6 months from their most recent assessment date. Candidates who were not successful at the SIM stage must wait 12 months before reapplying for the pilot recruitment campaign.
- You may only apply to one airline within the British Airways family (British Airways, Euroflyer, or Cityflyer) at a time. If you are unsuccessful in one campaign, you will be unable to reapply to any of the three airlines within the British Airways family until the specified re-apply period has elapsed.
- Long-haul suitability will be assessed during simulator assessment. Please note, they have a limited number of long-haul positions available and therefore A320 remains their primary recruiting fleet.
- Successful candidates will enter a hold pool. Candidates in the hold pool will receive a maximum of 2 job offers. If a candidate turns down their second job offer they would exit the hold pool and be required to reapply after 12 months and complete the entire selection process again.
- If you are a current BA CityFlyer Pilot you must apply via Jobsearch